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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 […]

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 […]

No further hikes for the Bank of Canada

This week Governor of the Bank of Canada Stephen Poloz surprisingly announced that interest rates wouldn’t raised again anytime soon and in fact interest rates could go either way due to fears that household debt is rising to fast. Within the same speech the governor outlined certain factors that are likely to influence interest rate […]

GBP to CAD rate trading around its best levels in almost 3 months, will the recovery continue? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound appears to be recovering from its 2017 lows that it hit in August as the GBP/CAD pair are now trading firmly in the 1.60’s. Brexit uncertainties seem to have been shelved for now by the financial markets as Sterling is also recovering against many major currency pairs with the Pound to Euro rate […]

Busy day expected for the Pound to Canadian Dollar rate tomorrow, what data should we look out for? (Joseph Wright)

The Canadian Dollar has gained almost 5 cents against the Pound over the past week after the Bank of Canada unexpectedly opted to raise interest rates yesterday and late last week it emerged the economy is growing at a much higher pace than expected. This comes at a time the Pound is under pressure after […]

CAD weakness because of oil prices

The Canadian dollar has lost value against all of the major currencies this week due to the decline in oil prices. Oil has taken a hit following Hurricane Harvey as it is being reported that 20% of oil refineries have been shut down due to the flooding.┬áRegular readers will be aware that oil prices and […]

Will Brexit concerns continue to drive GBP/CAD downward? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound to Canadian Dollar exchange rate has continued its downward trend during today’s trading session, and I think it will be interesting to see whether 1.60 manages to act as a support level or not moving forward. The lowest level the pair have hit today is 1.6014 so the key level is getting closer. […]

Pound slides after latest Bank of England comments, will the GBP to CAD rate continue to drop this year? (Joseph Wright)

The Bank of England yesterday opted to keep interest rates on hold, and whilst this was expected it was the less bullish voting patterns and dovish comments from the BoE’s governor that caused the Pound to fall further. Due to the increasing inflation pressures after the Pound’s drop in value since the Brexit vote, there […]