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Market Update

Last week hosted an eventful week from FOMC members with speeches shifting markets lower and fulfilling trader’s bets of an aggressive Fed tightening program. It is clear from the Fed’s perspective they need financial conditions to drastically tighten with Fed Chair Powell making that clear in his March press conference. This message failed to have […]

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To start the morning off Q4 GDP YoY for the UK came in at 6.6% vs expectations of 6.5% boosting the pound against both the euro and dollar. Newfound optimism on the Russia-Ukraine ceasefire and peace talks quickly came to a halt after Russia indicated no material progress had been made. U.S equities shaved off […]

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Yesterday evening saw the first of 2 Central Bank policy meetings with The Fed Reserve moving forward with a rate rise of 25 bps, the first rate hike taken by The Fed since 2018. With inflation currently sitting near 8%, a 40 year high, and inflationary pressures effecting prices and potential supply of commodities such […]

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Sterling crashed against a surging dollar in its worst day since March 2020 as investors rushed into safe-haven assets after Russian forces invaded Ukraine. Missiles rained down. Ukraine reported columns of troops pouring across its borders from Russia and Belarus and landing on the coast from the Black and Azov seas. Safe-haven currencies such as […]

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Over the last week we have seen Pound Sterling exchange rates rally from 1.19 to a close above 1.20- this is mostly traders pricing in the fact that the Bank of England are expected to raise interest rates again this week. Now, once common mistake people make is waiting for these decisions thinking that the […]

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The pound weakened broadly this morning, pulling back from a 23-month high versus the euro touched in the previous session as weakness in Wall Street prompted investors to take profits after a rally this week. Against a broadly sturdy U.S. dollar, the pound weakened 0.25% at $1.3585, its lowest levels in more than a week. […]

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The Pound has faced its third week, in succession, of gains against the US Dollar following the Bank of Englands decision to hike interest rates, a long awaited agreement with the European Union surrounding a fisheries deal and a surprisingly lower than forecasted non-farm payrolls in December. The US Dollar fell by over 0.5% on […]

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The British pound slipped to a three-day low on Monday, dropping below $1.32 versus the dollar as a broad risk-off mood swept through financial markets. Growing doubts about U.S. President Biden’s infrastructure program to see the light of day due to Democrat Joe Manchin’s ‘no’ is prompting a rethink about U.S. growth forecasts for 2022 […]

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