Tag Archives: Bank of Canada

CAD rallies against the US dollar

Over the last 48 hours the Canadian dollar has been performing well against the US dollar as oil prices have rallied. Oil is Canada’s largest export and the trend is for the Canadian dollar to perform well when oil prices are on the way up. The price of US crude oil has reached $58 a […]

Canadian Dollar drops in line with oil weakness, will GBP/CAD continue to climb? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound to Canadian Dollar rate breached the 1.70 mark once again this morning, after previously hitting that level back on the first day on this month. Mid-market levels of 1.70 are the highest since June of last year, meaning that those converting their Pounds into Canadian Dollars are able to do so at some […]

GBPCAD exchange rates forecast

At present GBPCAD exchange rates are being dictated by events in the UK. The spotlight is certainly shining on UK Prime Minister Theresa May as reports were leaked 5 days ago suggesting 40 Conservative MPs plan to  sign a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister. For this to materialise there will need to be […]

Where next for CAD? (Daniel Johnson)

Could we see further gains for CAD? The Canadian dollar has performed well at the start of November, dropping as low as 1.65 against Sterling. Although there are worries surrounding trade between the US and Canada (the US is Canada’s biggest trade partner)  I am still of the opinion there could be further losses for […]

Sterling predicted to fall further in 2018, should you exchange your Pounds now? (Joseph Wright)

This morning could be important for Sterling exchange rates as UK trade balance figures for the Pound are due to be released. UK Trade balance figures are important because they will demonstrate the gap between what Britain buys from the rest of the world versus what it sells back. This update comes at a time […]

When to buy Canadian dollars?

Since the second rate hike of the year by the Bank of Canada in September, the central bank have been given a cautious tone. However in recent weeks employment numbers have continued to climb which is helping the outlook for the next 12 months. J.P Morgan this week have urged there clients to buy Canadian […]

GBPCAD hits 1.70!

The pound to Canadian dollar rate has risen to 1.70 as investors gently stepped back from a slightly less hawkish BoC (Bank of Canada) yesterday. With no further hike as expected and a less strong commentary around the pursuit of further hikes the Loonie slipped in afternoon trading. This process had already been given a […]

How will GBPCAD perform for the rest of the month?

The pound to Canadian dollar has been slipping from the highs of almost 1.68 to more comfortable levels in the 1.64-1.65 range. Most clients looking to buy Canadian dollars are now faced with two key events to try and determine the future direction on the pairing, namely the likelihood of an interest rate hike by […]

Sterling boosted on talk of a potential 2-year transition period, will GBP/CAD continue to climb? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound traded in quite a volatile fashion yesterday after a number of mixed messages were sent by key Brexit personnel. The end of the 5th round of Brexit negotiations lead the UK’s Brexit Secretary, David Davis to offer his views on how negotiations are going so far, and he was fairly upbeat. This was […]

Pound to Canadian Dollar rate holds firm above 1.65, what data could impact the pair this week? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound has had quite a positive day during today’s trading session, after some better than expected economic data was released this morning. After a disappointing day yesterday when it was revealed that the construction sector shrunk for the first time in a year, the mood changed this morning as the services sector data came […]