Tag Archives: Bank of Canada

Why has the Canadian Dollar lost value today, and where to next for CAD exchange rates? (Joseph Wright)

The Loonie has lost value during today’s trading session, falling against the US Dollar even if only slightly. At present the CAD to USD exchange rate is trading around its lowest point so far this year, and at the time of writing there doesn’t appear to be much support at 0.77 cents. There is a […]

Canadian Dollar slips as Trump makes new NAFTA surprise!

The Canadian Dollar has lost value today after a surprise comment from the US’ White House chief economic adviser. Larry Kudlow is chief economic adviser to the White House so he has a close relationship with US President Donald Trump. Today Kudlow confirmed that Trump wishes to negotiate separate bilateral deals with Mexico and Canada. […]

Bank of Canada interest rate decision and the impact on GBPCAD rates

The Bank of Canada are due to be meeting later this evening to announce their latest interest rate decision. The expectation is to keep interest rates on hold so I don’t think we’ll see any changes in monetary policy, however, the important part of the day will be the accompanying statement which will provide us […]

Stronger Canadian Dollar as oil price strengthens, will the strong run for oil help CAD recover recent losses?

The Loonie (Canadian Dollar) has begun the week in strong fashion after gaining on the US Dollar during today’s trading session. After a few very strong weeks for the Greenback (US Dollar) it’s currently heading for its 4th successive day of losses, with some believing that the bull run for the US Dollar is running […]

Canada weakens to a 1-month low vs the US Dollar, where to next for CAD exchange rates? (Joseph Wright)

The Canadian Dollar has been continuing to come under pressure recently, and when we compare the currency with the usual benchmark of the US Dollar, it’s hit a 1-month low during today’s trading session. The US dollar has been strengthening for reasons of its own but at the same time the Loonie (Canadian Dollar) has […]

Canadian Dollar strengthen as oil edges higher, where to next for CAD exchange rates?

The Canadian Dollar has strengthened throughout today’s trading session against most major currency pairs. The reasons for its gains can be put down to positive economic data along with strengthening commodity prices, which is important for the Canadian economy. Oil is one of the major exports for Canada, so seeing the price of oil increase […]

Canadian bank due to keep interest rates on hold causing the Canadian Dollar to weaken

After having a good run the Canadian Dollar has started to fall against the Pound after an interest rate hike in Canada appears now to be less likely. Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz has suggested that any rate hike may not be coming in the near future. Canadian inflation is currently close to a […]

Bank of Canada leave interest rates on hold

This afternoon the Bank of Canada left their interest rate on hold at 1.25%. At the press conference Governor Stephen Poloz seemed to be fairly upbeat as he confirmed interest rates could be hiked in the upcoming months as he expects a boost from increased foreign trade and higher wages in the upcoming months. However […]

Loonie strengthens due to NAFTA negotiations

Yesterday morning the Canadian dollar made substantial gains against the US dollar as reports were released that the White House want to put forward a preliminary NAFTA framework on the 13th April at the Peru summit. Any news that President Donald Trump will not be scrapping the NAFTA agreement is good news for clients selling […]

Where next for GBPCAD exchange rates?

Throughout yesterday afternoon the Canadian dollar received a well needed boost off the back of reduced trade war tensions. The Wall street stock market rallied following reports that the US and China are prepared to sit down and discuss trade and potentially renegotiate certain tariffs which benefit both parties. Central banks tend to hold of […]