Market Update


Market Update

After a fairly positive week for Sterling, December’s Retail Sales put a halt to this run with poor figures recorded last month. This evidently came as a shock to the markets, but can be pinpointed to the fact that many shoppers took advantage of the late November sales as opposed to usually upping their spending […]

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The pound rose against the dollar today as the greenback slipped and as traders looked ahead to the Bank of England’s interest rate decision next week. Sterling has been one of the best performing currencies this year, up 2.8% against the dollar since the start of January. But it has fallen since mid-July as the […]

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Market Update

Sterling has continued to lose ground against both EUR & USD following on from yesterday’s report showing that The UK’s net debt has now surpassed 100% of GDP levels. Sterling had initially climbed just shy of 0.5% after the release of May’s inflation reading, surprising the markets which had anticipated a slight drop. This has […]

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Market Update

The US Dollar has remained near it’s recent two-month high with next week’s Federal Reserve interest rate decision looming. The Central Bank is widely expected to pause its year-long interest rate hiking cycle, but expectations are increasing on the possibility that this pause will be temporary, with a potential rate hike in July still on […]

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The Pound stagnated, following the news that food inflation had hit a 15 year high. Kantar released data on Tuesday morning which showed that UK food inflation climbed to 17.5% during March, adding an additional £837 to the average UK household’s grocery bill. Due to the cost-of-living crisis embroiling the UK, sentiment seemed to wane […]

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Market Update

The main highlight of the past few days has been the failure of the tech startup-focused SVB and the crypto focussed Signature Bank – Sweden’s largest pension fund (also known as Alecta). Both the Federal Reserve and the Biden administration have agreed to cover the loss of depositors’ funds, which amount to more than $1Billion. […]

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To recap on Friday, we had four FED speeches, simply just talking about economic outlook of what’s yet to come they basically mentioned they are going to be more hawkish and there’s a need for further rate hikes which will further boost the dollar. The dollar hit a six-week high against many currencies as it […]

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01/12/2022 – Exchange Rates

USD continues to fall against it’s major currency pairs after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell stated a slowdown of rate increases may come as soon as their next meeting on December 14th. Up until now, The U.S central bank has raised interest rates by 75 basis points at each of it’s last 4 meetings, but […]

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Market Update

Sterling slipped to a new two-week trough after Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey reiterated that the central bank would end its emergency bond-buying program on Friday and told pension fund managers to finish rebalancing their positions within that time frame. However, the pound rebounded slightly after a report in the Financial Times said the […]

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