Dollar Recovers From Mid Term Election Losses


Dollar Recovers From Mid Term Election Losses

The dollar rose this morning, pulling away from lows hit yesterday, as the market breathed a sigh of relief after the U.S. midterm elections and as investors turned their attention toward the Federal Reserve policy meeting. The Federal Reserve is expected to keep interest rates on hold but signal further tightening in December. Analysts said […]

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Brexit Latest

The British pound sits near a seven-week lows against the dollar this morning and three-week lows versus the euro, as doubt grows about whether the UK and the European Union can clinch a Brexit deal. Bloomberg reported this morning that Brexit talks were on hold because Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet was not close enough […]

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UK Retail Sales Drop

British retail sales fell by the most in six months last month after a large drop in food purchases, which followed an unusually warm summer that had encouraged Britons to splash out on barbecues. Retail sales volumes in September dropped by 0.8 percent from August – a bigger fall than economists had expected in a […]

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The Week Ahead

The Pound held pretty steadily last week against the Euro & Dollar through the beginning of last week until the Federal Reserve put up interest rates and traders started selling off the Pound prior to the Conservative Party Conference. Over the last few months we have seen a significant divide in the Conservative party and a […]

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Theresa May’s Comments Sink The Pound

Growing concerns about a “no-deal” Brexit pushed the pound to a near one-year low against the euro today. Mainly we have seen this drop as Prime Minister Theresa May has said that failing to secure a deal with the European Union before Britain leaves the bloc next year “wouldn’t be the end of the world”. […]

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UK Retail Sales jump in May

Sterling rose a quarter of a percent this morning before any data, cementing some modest gains notched up this week. British retail sales jumped for the second month in a row in May, far outstripping expectations as a royal wedding and warm weather helped shoppers put a winter slump further behind them, data showed this […]

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Sterling hits a 6 month low against the Dollar

The pound fell to a six-month low against a rallying dollar on Tuesday, while it held its own against a euro dragged down by concerns about a deepening political crisis in Italy. Sterling has slumped against the dollar since mid-April as expectations of a Bank of England interest rate rise recede and the economy shows […]

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Sterling starts the week on the up

Sterling rose against the euro and dollar this morning and is on track for a third consecutive day of gains as investors are encouraged by data showing British house prices rising more than expected in March. Since Britain signed a transition agreement last month to cover the 21-month period after it leaves the European Union, […]

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Brexit vote in parliament today

The dollar moved higher against a basket of currencies this morning as the euro paused after having rallied to more than three-year highs overnight amid growing expectations that the European Central Bank will scale back stimulus this year. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party urged MPs to back the government’s Brexit legislation at a vote […]

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Sterling continues to slide

Sterling extended the previous two days’ losses today as a struggling retail sector and a widening trade deficit raised concerns among some investors that the currency’s recent gains could be overdone. The British currency fell to a two-week low in early trades, with some market analysts saying the pound’s decline this week opens the door […]

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