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Market Update

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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The Pound has continued its recovery this week after positive employment data removed fears of the potential impact from the furlough scheme ending in October. The potential fall-out from furlough was cited as the main reason for The Bank of England resisting a rate hike earlier this month, and with inflation surging over 4% for […]

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The dollar was much stronger this morning, benefiting from the release of strong retail sales, while sterling climbed after a hot inflation release pointed to a December Bank of England interest rate hike. The latest catalyst for these dollar gains was the release of surprisingly strong U.S. retail sales data on Tuesday, which climbed 1.7% […]

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The GBP was under great pressure last week leading on from the Bank of England’s decision to keep interest rates on hold the previous week. The prior weeks before the decision, Sterling had gained on strong market expectations of an interest rate hike which have now been clawed back. A bout of economic releases, for […]

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The Dollar has continued it’s resurgence against both Sterling & Euro as inflation climbs to a 30 year high hitting 6.2%. Pressure is mounting on The Fed Reserve to raise interest rates as inflation has continued to intensify after seeing a rise in energy costs, continued supply shortages and an increase in consumption has sent […]

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Sterling edged lower this morning as Britain and the European Union looked far from finding a post-Brexit agreement trade on Northern Ireland, while Bank of England interest rate raise bets ebbed. Britain left the EU last year but has since put off implementing some of the border checks between its province of Northern Ireland and […]

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Wednesday saw the eagerly awaited Fed Reserve meeting centred around Tapering, when would it start and by how much? All the speculation over the last week had pointed towards a tapering plan to begin the reduced asset purchases by $15b p/month. This is exactly how it panned out, with The Fed Reserve going further to […]

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November has opened trading with the GBP having retraced gains from an incredibly strong month. Investors and traders priced in an interest rate hike from the Bank of England this side of the new year in the last 2 weeks of trading. The GBP had reached highs against the US Dollar, Euro and a basket […]

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USD strength has been the main theme of the week, with focus solely on preparation for The Fed Reserve to begin tapering in November. Initial concerns were raised around tapering beginning too soon with the global economic recovery slowing, as well as high inflation taking place across the board. However with The Fed set to […]

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