- Posted by currencies in Rate Alerts
- January 14, 2021
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Main focus for markets throughout today will be Fed Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s speech later this afternoon which will provide direction for Quantitive Easing & Interest Rate’s later in the year.
The U.S Dollar has risen consecutively for the last 4 days on the suggestion The Fed Reserve may start to gradually ease it’s Quantitive easing programme earlier than expected due to the economy starting to recover.
GBP/USD is expected to challenge the 1.37 area for a third time in the short term, helped mainly by the vaccination programme in The UK. Covid-19 cases have been dropped from the peak which provides hope that deaths will in turn gradually decline as well.
With The UK currently having vaccinated 4.52% of the population, the most within the western world, it brings optimism for The UK to become the first country & economy to re-open up and get on the path to recovery.
GBP/EUR 1.1218 GBP/USD 1.3631 GBP/AED 5.004
GBP/AUD 1.7581 GBP/CHF 1.2122 GBP/CAD 1.7300
GBP/NZD 1.8985 EUR/USD 1.2151 GBP/ZAR 20.598