Interest Rate Cut On Thursday – 50/50


Interest Rate Cut On Thursday – 50/50

Sterling has weakened against the Euro this morning alongside dropping to a one week low against the USD. Main reasons being the concern about Britain’s future relationship with the EU has started to impact the exchange rates. The pound is also volatile ahead of Thursday’s potential interest rate cut by the Bank of England The […]

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Market Update

On Friday we saw the UK’s PMI data come out stronger than what traders were expecting, this has now reduced the chances of a Bank Of England interest rate cut on Thursday. The Bank Of England’s meeting this week is going to be the main event the markets will have their eyes on, it is […]

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Market Update

Last week Retail Sales figures disappointed coming out weaker at 0.7% against the anticipated 3% rise. Large name retailers across the UK have stressed that December’s sales were the worst they had seen in years. Throughout last week Sterling had the worst performance out of all the major currencies. Moving onto the upcoming week it […]

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Market Update

The British pound fell sharply earlier this week after a BoE policy maker said they ‘would vote for a rate cut unless economic data improved significantly’. With the weaker inflation data on Wednesday the market is pricing in a 57% chance of a 25-basis point cut to rates in January. On Thursday sterling edged higher, […]

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UK Inflation Dropped To Lowest Since Nov 16

Inflation for the UK has fallen to the lowest level since November 2016; from 1.5% to 1.3%. The Bank of England has a 2% target for inflation which is far from current figures. As a result of this, the chances of an interest rate cut have increased dramatically. Three Bank of England policy makers have […]

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Sterling On A Decline

On Monday the pound fell by 0.5% to two and a half week lows against the dollar as poor economic figures increased the chances of the Bank of England cutting their interest rates. With the UK’s industrial production coming in lower than forecasted and the monthly GDP for November showing that the British economy has […]

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Market Update

GBP recovered above 1.32 against USD and 1.18 against EUR due to expectations of The Withdrawal Agreement Bill being passed through the House of Commons within the next few days now that Parliament are back after the Christmas break. Topics debated in the House of Commons yesterday were based on the 11 month transition period […]

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Positive Start For Sterling

This Morning the pound has started on the right foot and has strengthened against most major currencies. That’s in part because the pound got a boost following the latest UK services PMI, which came in at 50.0 against the 49.1 expected and the 49.0 seen the previous month. A much-needed bit of positivity for the […]

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Tensions Increase Between USA and Iran – Dollar Volatile

Good Morning, With geopolitical tensions rising between the US and Iran it has been an interesting start to the new year. Last week we saw the price of commodities such as gold increase as investors were looking for a safe haven to hold their money in. What this means is if more investors are moving […]

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Pound tumbles after hard Brexit fears resurface

Britain’s pound tumbled , erasing its post-election gains, after news that Prime Minister Boris Johnson planned to take a hard line in Brexit talks with the European Union dashed hopes of an end to Brexit uncertainty. In his boldest move since winning a large majority in last Thursday’s election, Johnson will use the prospect of […]

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