Category Archives: CAD-GBP

Canadian Exchange Rates ahead of Canadian Retail Sales

The Canadian dollar has come under considerable pressure of late which has presented those clients looking to buy Canadian dollars with some much better opportunities to purchase. Canadian dollar exchange rates have fallen largely as a result of the breakdown in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which is creating additional uncertainty for the […]

Canadian Dollar gains back ground as stock market volatility cools – Inflation next week will be key

Canadian Dollar exchange rates have gained ground a little over the past few trading days as U.S stock market volatility has cooled a little over the course of the week. We did see another drop during the opening bell in trading yesterday, however there was a fight back and the losses were made up by […]

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 […]

Will the Pound continue to climb vs the Canadian Dollar, and what factors could impact it? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound has been climbing against all major currency pairs recently, after sentiment has improved surrounding the UK economy quite dramatically in recent weeks. It seemed to get a shot in arm a few weeks back when both Spain and the Netherlands announced that they want post-Brexit conditions to remain conducive to business continuing as […]

GBPCAD close to reaching 12 month high!

In recent weeks the GBPCAD exchange rates have continued to climb proving opportunity for Canadian dollar buyers, however I expect exchange rates could get better in the weeks to come. NAFTA negotiations began on Tuesday in Montreal and the initial reaction is that the negotiations have actually started well which is a surprise. However the […]

CAD Forecast – Why is the CAD Struggling Despite Wednesday’s Interest Rate Hike? (Matthew Vassallo)

The CAD has found life tough going of late, struggling to make any significant impact against Sterling since the turn of the year. GBP/CAD rates move back above 1.73 overnight and although the CAD found some support around this level, the current trend is somewhat baffling considering the relative health of the UK & Canadian […]

Why did the Canadian Dollar fall when interest rates were hiked? (Joseph Wright)

Yesterday the Bank of Canada chose to raise interest rates for the third time in the last year. The interest rate now sits at 1.25% and those that decide on making the decision to change interest rates have stated that this decision can be put down to increasing inflation levels, and an a strong Canadian […]

Bank of Canada predicted to hike rates (Daniel Johnson)

Is a Rate hike justified by the BOC? This afternoon is the Bank of Canada (BOC) interest rate decision. The expectations are that there will be a hike from 1% to 1.25%. Bank of Canada Governor, Stephen Poloz has stated a change in interest rate would be data dependent. If this is the case thenĀ  […]

NAFTA Breakdown threatens the Canadian Dollar? (Daniel Johnson)

NAFTA Negotiations are set to be problematic. The North American Free Trade agreement is key to the health of the Canadian economy. The agreement between the US, Canada and Mexico is under threat as US President , Donald Trump feels the deal is nowhere near as beneficial as it should be to the US. Canada […]

What can we expect for GBPCAD rates in January?

The pound has dipped against the Canadian dollar, principally owing to the developments in the price of Oil which has improved lately. The Canadian dollar is known as a commodity currency and it will often react to changes in the price of certain commodities which directly support and influence the Canadian economy. Oil is one […]