Dollar Weakens After Powell Comments


Dollar Weakens After Powell Comments

The dollar fell to a five-day low this morning after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell kept the door open for U.S. interest rate cuts, though investors were wary of selling dollars aggressively until a policy review later this month. In testimony to Congress, Powell pointed to “broad” global weakness that was clouding the U.S. economic […]

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Sterling Hits 2 Year Low

Sterling fell towards its lowest levels in more than two years on Tuesday against the backdrop of a worsening economic outlook and rising fears about a no-deal Brexit and a new Prime Minister. With a key US$1.25 level against the dollar giving way in early Asian trade, traders quickly pushed the British currency down half […]

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Continuing Trend – Pound Drops Further

The British pound fell further this morning amid worries about the threat of a no-deal Brexit under the next prime minister and a deteriorating UK economy. In the latest sign of economic weakness, sales at British retailers rose at their slowest average pace on record over the past year, a survey from the British Retail […]

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Sterling Predictions

Sterling would rally substantially if Britain leaves the European Union with a deal but weaken further if no we leave without. After suffering its biggest loss against the euro in two years in May – and also losing ground against the dollar – the pound coasted through June as markets awaited the outcome of a […]

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Worst UK Construction Data In 10 Months

Sterling fell to a two-week low versus the dollar as a broadly resurgent dollar sapped appetite for the British currency after the United States and China agreed at a G20 summit in Japan to restart trade talks. That deal came after U.S. President Donald Trump offered concessions to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping when the […]

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Market Update

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said the BoE would only factor the possibility of a no-deal Brexit into its economic forecasts if Britain’s next prime minister decides to leave the European Union without a transition agreement. Last week, the BoE highlighted a disconnect between the “smooth” Brexit scenario that underpins its forecasts and the […]

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Dollar Gains After Fed Comments

The dollar this morning as expectations dwindled for aggressive cuts in U.S. interest rates after comments by Federal Reserve officials. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell stressed the central bank’s independence from U.S. President Donald Trump, who is pushing for rate cuts. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, considered one of the most dovish U.S. central bankers, […]

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Analysts Expect Pound Could Drop To 1.08 By Year End

The pound will tumble to levels not seen since 2017 against the euro as Brexit turmoil outweighs a dovish European Central Bank, according to analysts. Sterling is likely to slide toward 1.0870 against the euro by year-end, about 3% below current levels and a rate not seen in 21 months, according to JPMorgan Chase & […]

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Pound Drops 14th Day In A Row

Sterling plunged again in early London trading this morning as pressure mounted on Prime Minister Theresa May to name a date for her departure. The British currency has been falling heavily in the past few days. May’s last-ditch attempt to get backing for a Brexit deal triggered a revolt yesterday by some of her Brexit-supporting […]

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PM Could Resign This Weekend

Pound Sterling hit its lowest level since a January flash crash today as Prime Minister Theresa May’s last-ditch Brexit plan failed to win over either opposition lawmakers or many in her own party. Prime Minister Theresa May’s final Brexit gambit was in tatters this morning just hours after her offer of a vote on a […]

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