Market Update


Market Update

Sterling has recovered from considerable losses that it suffered from earlier in the month which coincided with the global effect that COVID-19 has placed on the world’s economy. With the virus taking its toll on the UK with 14,000 cases and more than 1,000 deaths, it’s hard to currently see that reaching an agreement with […]

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Sterling Rebounds

Sterling is on track for its biggest daily gain in three years, rebounding more than 2% as grim U.S. unemployment data weakened the dollar across the board. The pound is trading above $1.21, after falling as low as $1.14 last week, levels not seen since 1985. It is heading for its best week since 2009, […]

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Market Update

The US Senate voted unanimously to approve to $2 trillion stimulus package to combat the economic impact of Covid-19. It includes business loans and direct payments to individuals. The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on it on Friday. Market reaction was limited, as risk assets had already rallied in anticipation. Official UK February […]

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Market Update

Sterling recovered ground against USD yesterday increasing by just under 2% to trade at 1.1889. This improvement in fortunes was owed to a very positive release for UK Manufacturing in March. Expectations suggest PMI data for April will disappoint further seeing as these figures contributed to activity before the UK went into lockdown. UK inflation […]

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Market Update

On Monday, ahead of opening, the US federal reserve announced its largest-ever quantitative easing programme. Just eight days ago, they announced that they would pump an additional $700bn into the markets which they have already burned through. As a result, they have introduced an open-ended QE programme in which they will be purchasing unlimited treasuries […]

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Market Update

The spread of the coronavirus and the extreme measures taken to control the pandemic have wrought havoc in financial markets worldwide. In currency markets, the reaction has been a headlong flight into the supposed safety of the US dollar. Every major currency worldwide fell sharply against the greenback, even the Japanese Yen. The worst punishment was meted […]

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GBP Extends Losses

GBP had a mixed day Tuesday, extending losses against the USD to hit the lowest level since September 2019 after Trump oversaw a commitment to pledge $850 billion to support the economy in Payroll, Tax Cuts and extended support to the airline industry which has suffered hugely since the Coronavirus Outbreak. Sterling recovered slightly late […]

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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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Market Update

The Fed cut interest rates by 50 basis points on Tuesday, its first emergency rate cut since the financial crisis and collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. The cut was a precautionary measure to help ease the potential impact that the recent outbreak of coronavirus may have on the economy. The euro also hit its […]

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