Dollar Volatility Continues


Dollar Volatility Continues

The dollar came under renewed selling pressure this morning, sliding lower against a basket of major currencies ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy decision. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six major currencies, was down 0.24%. The dollar has come under pressure as it has lost its relative […]

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Sterling slips off this morning

The British Pound became one of the worst performing majors this morning in the early trading session as more sour news related to the UK crossed the wires. Earlier on Wednesday, the IMF downgraded its prediction for economic growth in this country to 1.6% this year from 1.7%. GfK consumer confidence clocked in at -13 […]

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British businesses reported a pickup in growth

British businesses reported a pickup in growth in the three months to December, but they expect a slowdown in early 2018 as high inflation takes its toll on households, the Confederation of British Industry said this morning. British inflation hit its highest level in nearly six years in November when it rose to 3.1 percent, […]

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UK Wage growth slightly better

Pay growth for British workers quickened slightly in the three months to October but there was another drop in employment, official figures showed, suggesting employers are turning more cautious as Brexit nears. Britain’s economy slowed sharply this year as the 2016 Brexit vote weighed on households and companies, but job creation has largely remained strong […]

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UK Inflation hits a 6 year high!

This week will be all about the central banks. Three major institutions will have their interest rate decisions: FED, ECB, and BoE. From that three, only in the US, we should see some changes. However, the BoE will be under pressure to raise rates again early next year as this morning’s data shows UK inflation […]

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The week ahead

GBPEUR exchange rates hit 1.1490 while GBPUSD exchange rates went above 1.35 on Friday morning following the UK Government managing to sort out the Irish border issues and beginning negotiations for Brexit. These exchange rates lasted around 2 hours until EU officials stated that trade negotiations could not officially begin until Brexit was done (2019) […]

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Sterling rises against the Euro before Brexit summit

Last week was relatively positive for Sterling exchange rates after surpassing 1.34 against the U.S Dollar and 1.13 against the Euro. The main reasons for this were instability in the U.S in reference to the new Tax bill by Trump and positive news from Brexit negotiations. The markets reacted positively to the U.K deciding on […]

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Pound hits a 2 and a half week high

The pound was up this morning hitting a 2 and a half week high against most currencies, due to the Brexit news over the weekend being interpreted as positive, Germany election shambles and the US investigations. Britain will submit proposals on how to settle its divorce bill with the European Union before an EU summit […]

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UK Wage Data Released

This morning we have had a lot of data released surrounding wage growth, claims and unemployment rates in the UK. The results of the data showed us that a number of people in the UK working actually dropped to a level lower than we have seen in the last 2 years. This shows the pressure […]

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Pound suffers due to parliament uncertainty

Sterling dropped off this morning after media reports on the weekend that Theresa May is struggling with her party at a time when Brexit talks are at a critical point. The pressure on the pound came as it was said the 40 members of parliament have no confidence in the prime minister and this could […]

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