Category Archives: USD/CAD

CAD/USD and CAD/GBP continues to decline

Its been a slow week for the Canadian dollar vs the US dollar as US stock markets tumbles throughout Monday and early Tuesday morning. Economists are trying to put their finger on why the stock market crashed and many are suggesting the recent jobs data in the US coupled with the incoming new Chair of […]

Will GBPCAD rise above 1.80 or sink below 1.70?

GBPCAD rates have improved to some of the best levels since the Referendum as the pound is looking more confident going into the Brexit negotiations. Overall expectations for the pound are much improved as investors eye a softer Brexit which should retain access to the Single Market or the Customs Union. Whilst the Canadian dollar […]

Canadian Dollar Strength on Expectation of Rate Increase

The Canadian dollar is strengthening at present after a recent wave of Canadian economic data has impressed the markets. The Canadian economy appears to be performing very well and there is a strong chance that there may be an interest rate increase at the next meeting. The markets are beginning to price in the prospect […]

Canadian Dollar continue to rise with increased business confidence (Joshua Privett)

The Canadian Dollar has strengthened heavily recently, reach 1 year highs against a floundering US Dollar and over a 4 month high against the Pound. The trend also seems set to continue, so Canadian Dollar buyers may be wise to look at getting their skates on. The view is that the Canadian economy is gathering […]

Volatile day on GBPCAD exchange rates!

Yesterday saw some big swings on the GBPCAD exchange rate reminding us how important it is to be prepared on the currency markets of any unexpected twists and turns. Just as the pound was having a very bad day and GBPCAD to 1.6780 the Bank of England Governor Mark Carney dropped some hints that he […]

Buying Canadian Dollar rates still softening ahead of Governor Poloz’s speech (Joshua Privett)

Due to the sheer volume of information and events hitting the wire at the end of this week in the UK – the Queen’s speech vote, Parliamentary debates on the new manifesto – buying Canadian Dollar rates have been largely absent much influence from Canada itself. This should all change today with a speech from […]

How Has Tory/DUP Deal Affected GBP/CAD Exchange Rates? (Matthew Vassallo)

Yesterday we had confirmation that Theresa May’s lead Tory party had finally come to an agreement with the controversial Northern Irish DUP party, to form a working UK government. Whilst details about the arrangement were vague, it was confirmed that Northern Ireland will receive an additional 1 billion in funding, news which has caused unrest […]

What can we expect next for GBPCAD rates?

The pound looks like it could fall further with the outlook ahead for the UK very shaky indeed. Currently we have a minority Conservative government and the Queen’s speech which was a much watered down version of the Conservative Manifesto has failed to set the pound alight. The price of Oil is a major factor […]

Bank of Canada keeps Interest Rate on hold but could they rise soon?

The Bank of Canada has kept interest rates on hold today as we get closer to understanding further what they plan for monetary policy in the future. The BoC has brought forward their plans to hike interest rates in the future, prompting some small rises in the value of the Canadian dollar against most currencies. […]

How will the invocation of Article 50 effect GBP/CAD? (Daniel Johnson)

On Wednesday 29th March Theresa May will push the button, triggering Article 50 and this will officially begin the process of Britain leaving the EU. Despite many analysts predicting Sterling will fall in value against the Canadian Dollar, I am of the opinion Sterling will rally. The market moves on rumour as well as fact. […]