Market Update


Market Update

Sterling rebounded towards the end of last week due to better than expected Retail Sales in January. The main factor behind the increase was the horrendous weather in the UK most likely prompting consumers to panic buy essentials. Moving forward this could contribute to an improvement in UK Inflation figures which is a key focus […]

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Market Update

Pound Sterling has dropped to a three month low against the Greenback on Thursday as the U.S. currency’s has out performed undoing the recent pound gains that were driven by the appointment of a new British finance minister Rishi Sunak. Since the high of 1.3070 after the appointment of Sunak the pound has now lost […]

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Market Update

The Pound has retraced against the Euro proving that the rate is uncomfortable above 1.20 against the Euro and 1.30 against the USD. Due to ongoing concerns that the EU and the UK are moving further apart within the trade talks. Many analysts have mentioned that we cannot rule out a no-deal Brexit by the […]

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Market Update

This morning’s main data release is UK CPI inflation for January. The previous month saw an unexpected fall to 1.3%, the lowest for three years, which had fuelled expectations of a near-term BoE rate cut. The predictions are a rebound to at least 1.6% last month, thanks to energy prices as a result of: (i) […]

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Pound Soars After Cabinet Reshuffle

British Prime Minister forced the resignation of Sajid Javid as finance minister on Thursday after Javid refused to sack his advisers and replace them with officials from Johnson’s Downing Street office. The currency climbed to as high as GBP/USD 1.3069, up from around 1.2988 before the news was released. Also, against the Euro the pound […]

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Sterling Rebounds

GBP recovered from six-week lows to bounce back above 1.18 against the EUR and 1.30 against the USD off the back of better than expected Construction PMI for January. Positive U.S data continued with December Factory Orders comfortably beating expectations. This followed another positive day on Monday with Manufacturing data also beating expectations. However, any […]

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Rate Decision At Midday

President Donald Trump’s pitch to the Federal Reserve to cut US interest rates has been denied as Interest Rates stay put. Trump believes the central bank should cut its key lending rates to align more with its global peers. US Federal Reserve have decided to keep Interest Rates unchanged as widely expected. Fed Reserve Chairman […]

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Interest Rate Cut On Thursday – 50/50

Sterling has weakened against the Euro this morning alongside dropping to a one week low against the USD. Main reasons being the concern about Britain’s future relationship with the EU has started to impact the exchange rates. The pound is also volatile ahead of Thursday’s potential interest rate cut by the Bank of England The […]

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Market Update

On Friday we saw the UK’s PMI data come out stronger than what traders were expecting, this has now reduced the chances of a Bank Of England interest rate cut on Thursday. The Bank Of England’s meeting this week is going to be the main event the markets will have their eyes on, it is […]

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Market Update

ECB left policy and guidance unchanged at today’s meeting. the European central bank’s new President Christine Lagarde reaffirmed that the current performance of the EU economy justifies the need for negative interest rates.  The euro was 0.32% lower against the US Dollar at 1.1055, dropping as 1.1037, its weakest it has been since December 2nd. […]

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