Market Update


Market Update

In a surprising turn of events, the UK economy shrank by 0.3% in October, causing the value of the British pound to decrease. Economists had predicted a steady or slight growth of 0.1% for the month. This decline in the economy reflects the growing pressures on households and businesses because of the rising cost of […]

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Sterling hovered around its highest levels in almost three months against the euro today, as markets raised their bets on rate cuts by the European Central Bank, which widened their divergence with the Bank of England. Higher interest rates attract investors’ demand and boost the value of a currency. Money markets fully price in more […]

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Last week’s data releases provided strength for the Pound after a pretty downbeat month or so on the market- showing that UK PMI numbers were back over the 50 area, which means that the UK economy is no longer contracting- we may not see massive growth over the next year, however, a stagnating economy is […]

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Yesterday morning saw UK Inflation drop comfortably below 5% for the first time in 2 years. The lower energy price cap imposed on households at the start of October was a main contributor towards this figure. Food Bill prices also eased last month, dropping to their lowest levels since June last year at 10.1%. Focus […]

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British data earlier in the day showed UK workers’ wages grew slightly less quickly in the three months to September but remained close to their record pace. The figures will likely do little to ease the Bank of England’s concerns about inflationary pressures and did nothing to change market-based forecasts for a UK rate cut […]

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The pound weakened against the dollar and euro today, as markets continued to digest remarks from the Bank of England’s chief economist that interest rate cuts could come around the middle of 2024. Part of those moves versus the dollar come as the greenback bounced back after recent losses, but sterling was also a touch […]

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After an important week of data and Central Bank decisions- Sterling exchange rates have managed to stabilise higher than where they started last week, both up around 1% respectively. The main reason for this was the Bank of England meeting where Governor Bailey stated that interest rates are not going to be cut just yet […]

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The Federal Reserve opted to keep Interest Rates at current levels last night, which is a 22-year high as expected. The Central Bank’s Chair Jerome Powell struck a less hawkish tone than the markets were expecting but did leave the door open for one more possible hike. Keeping rates higher for longer seems to be […]

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The Pound has struggled to maintain any form of strength against the Euro and Dollar over the last month, with GBPEUR currently trading at 1.1450 and GBPUSD trading at 1.2130. After a dovish ECB meeting last week we saw the Euro weaken across the board, with recession expected for the Eurozone over the next few […]

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No surprises yesterday when ECB (European Central Bank) decided to hold rates at 4.5%. President Christine Lagarde mentioned that there could be further actions in the future but that current market situation did not require monetary actions. In September we saw inflation levels drop drastically for a number of European nations. Market speculations is now […]

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