Market Update


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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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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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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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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According To Polls – Tories Lead By 14 Pts

The pound was slightly weaker against the U.S. dollar on this morning and stable against the euro, as weak economic data, which should hurt sterling, is more than offset by supportive political developments in Britain. Average weekly earnings rose at a weaker pace in the three months to September in the UK, but the pound […]

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Pound Boosted By Election News

Sterling was a big mover yesterday, jumping to a six-month high against the euro after the UK’s Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said the party would not field candidates in next month’s election against PM Boris Johnson’s Conservative Part in seats where the latter already had a majority. That gave Johnson a better chance of […]

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