US Slash Rates To Near Zero


US Slash Rates To Near Zero

Ahead of the open of Asian markets late last night, the US Federal Reserve slashed interest rates by 100bp, taking the target range for the benchmark rate to 0-0.25%. Alongside, the Fed also announced that it would restart QE asset purchases by buying $500bn of Treasuries and $200bn of mortgage-backed securities. The move followed a […]

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Market Update

GBP conceded its fourth consecutive weekly loss against the EUR last week due to a combination of pessimistic Brexit Talks and increasing concerns surrounding the Coronavirus. The EUR has been the best performing currency over the past 7 days, mainly due to “carry trades” between the EUR & USD. Expectations suggest this could also happen […]

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Pound Plummets

GBP The Pound fell due to renewed speculation of a delay of the March budget which comes in addition to mounting coronavirus concerns and is further encouraging markets to price in a Bank of England rate cut in the coming months. The government could now put off plans to increase its spending due to uncertainty […]

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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

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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Sterling On A Decline

On Monday the pound fell by 0.5% to two and a half week lows against the dollar as poor economic figures increased the chances of the Bank of England cutting their interest rates. With the UK’s industrial production coming in lower than forecasted and the monthly GDP for November showing that the British economy has […]

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Pound tumbles after hard Brexit fears resurface

Britain’s pound tumbled , erasing its post-election gains, after news that Prime Minister Boris Johnson planned to take a hard line in Brexit talks with the European Union dashed hopes of an end to Brexit uncertainty. In his boldest move since winning a large majority in last Thursday’s election, Johnson will use the prospect of […]

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Rates Steady After TV Debate

Sterling was slightly weaker against the dollar and largely flat versus the euro this morning, showing little immediate reaction to a debate between the leaders of Britain’s two main political parties ahead of next month’s election. Prime Minister Boris Johnson doubled down on his Brexit promises, saying only he could take Britain out of the […]

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Sterling Stays Steady

Sterling kept within its recent trading range this morning, but this week could prove its second best so far this month as expectations that the Conservative Party may win a majority in the Dec. 12 national election fuel investors’ optimism. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives have a 10-point lead over the main opposition Labour […]

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