Market Update


Market Update

The British pound fell sharply earlier this week after a BoE policy maker said they ‘would vote for a rate cut unless economic data improved significantly’. With the weaker inflation data on Wednesday the market is pricing in a 57% chance of a 25-basis point cut to rates in January. On Thursday sterling edged higher, […]

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UK Inflation Dropped To Lowest Since Nov 16

Inflation for the UK has fallen to the lowest level since November 2016; from 1.5% to 1.3%. The Bank of England has a 2% target for inflation which is far from current figures. As a result of this, the chances of an interest rate cut have increased dramatically. Three Bank of England policy makers have […]

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Pound Under Pressure

GBP has experienced continued pressure over the past 48 hours due to weak economic data ramping up the calls for the Bank of England to cut interest rates in their next policy meeting. According to reports, more than half of the members of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee are ready to back a rate cut. […]

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The Week Ahead

Last week the pound was in a fairly sideways trend as the main driving force for the markets continued to come from updates of the US and Iran conflict. Over in the States we saw President Trump’s first rally of the election year held in Toledo, Ohio. Reporters on the ground stated that Republicans were […]

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Positive Start For Sterling

This Morning the pound has started on the right foot and has strengthened against most major currencies. That’s in part because the pound got a boost following the latest UK services PMI, which came in at 50.0 against the 49.1 expected and the 49.0 seen the previous month. A much-needed bit of positivity for the […]

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Tensions Increase Between USA and Iran – Dollar Volatile

Good Morning, With geopolitical tensions rising between the US and Iran it has been an interesting start to the new year. Last week we saw the price of commodities such as gold increase as investors were looking for a safe haven to hold their money in. What this means is if more investors are moving […]

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New Year, Same Brexit!

Boris Johnson said he would bring his divided nation back together when Britain leaves the European Union, telling Britons they were set for a “fantastic year and a remarkable decade”. Fresh from winning a large parliamentary majority in an election, Johnson said in a New Year’s message that his first job was to ensure Brexit […]

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Sterling drops 3.3% since Election Night

The pound was on track for its biggest two-day fall in nearly two years yesterday as concerns rose that Britain could still crash out of the European Union without a trade deal in place at the end of a transition period in Dec. 2020. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government on Tuesday ruled out an extension […]

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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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Latest Poll Shows Tory Lead Narrowing

Sterling fell as much as 0.3% in early London trading after a YouGov poll showed the Conservative party’s lead over Labour narrowing to 11 points. The poll was the third in a row to show the Conservative lead dwindling before Britain’s election on Dec. 12. The pound may also have been weakened by reports of […]

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