Market Update


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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Oil prices fell by around 30% over the weekend, due to the ongoing disagreement between Russia and Saudi Arabia over the production of oil as lower prices have begun to affect orders. The talks ended with Saudi Arabia threatening to lower their prices by $6 to wipe out their competitors during tough times that the […]

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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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Market Update

Sterling has dipped against the U.S. Dollar and Euro, as an unexpected rate cut from the U.S. Federal Reserve fuelled expectations the Bank of England could follow suit to protect the economy from the fallout of the coronavirus outbreak. Some analysts are expecting we could see an emergency cut for the BoE this week. The […]

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Pound Continues To Fall

Sterling suffered more losses after Boris Johnson pushed The EU back stating The UK were prepared to walk away from Trade Talks in June if enough progress wasn’t made. These comments came after Brussels warned the UK, they faced a tough road ahead. With Trade Talks set to start Monday, there a few key areas […]

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Pound Plummets

GBP The Pound fell due to renewed speculation of a delay of the March budget which comes in addition to mounting coronavirus concerns and is further encouraging markets to price in a Bank of England rate cut in the coming months. The government could now put off plans to increase its spending due to uncertainty […]

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Market Update

Sterling rebounded towards the end of last week due to better than expected Retail Sales in January. The main factor behind the increase was the horrendous weather in the UK most likely prompting consumers to panic buy essentials. Moving forward this could contribute to an improvement in UK Inflation figures which is a key focus […]

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