Market Update


Market Update

USD strength has been the main theme of the week, with focus solely on preparation for The Fed Reserve to begin tapering in November. Initial concerns were raised around tapering beginning too soon with the global economic recovery slowing, as well as high inflation taking place across the board. However with The Fed set to […]

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The Federal Reserve of the US and Bank of England of the UK both kept interest rates on hold last week. With the markets expecting no changes in rates and Quantitive easing; they were however looking for some forward guidance as to when an interest rate hike may come. The Fed are currently monitoring employment […]

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Wednesday’s main focus for traders was The Fed Reserves Interest Rate decision, an eagerly awaited data release providing forward guidance on interest rates and monetary policy. Rate hikes globally have been a topic of conversation over the past few months with inflation over-shooting many central bank targets of 2%. The main takeaway from The Fed’s […]

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The British pound rebounded this morning but was off the highs touched yesterday, after data showed British inflation hit a more than nine-year high last month, fuelling expectations the Bank of England could look to hike rates sooner than previously expected. CPI in Britain rose by 3.2% on a year-on-year basis last month, the biggest […]

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This week has pretty much been the week of Central Banks, with Rate Decisions from Australia, Canada, Poland, & The ECB today. First up on Tuesday was The Reserve Bank of Australia, keeping their Interest Rates at 0.10%, however more importantly forward guidance suggested they would begin their asset tapering with the aim of drawing […]

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UK house prices rose 11% against last Augusts figures, climbing closer to Pre-Pandemic levels, bringing some levels of positivity for The UK’s economic recovery. It is thought that although The Stamp Duty Holiday came to an end for higher bracket priced houses back in June, houses falling under the £250,000 or less bracket was the […]

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The pound slipped slightly in early trading against the US Dollar but was still close to its strongest versus the euro since February 2020, as investors focused on the possible pace of monetary policy tightening after the Bank of England meeting last week. In recent weeks, sterling has outperformed as COVID-19 cases have fallen and […]

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The British Pound has continued its recovery this week with a continuation of daily drops in Covid cases against the figures released 7 days earlier. Earlier this week, The UK saw a 38% drop for week on week cases, bringing some optimism that the third wave ending may well be in sight. With cases having […]

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