Hawkish BoE Helps Sterling Recover

GBP The pound has had a good start to October recovering by 1.6% versus the dollar and 2% against the euro. This rally has been fuelled by the recent reactions from central bankers to rising inflation rates with the Bank of England being seen as the first to raise rates. This was further backed up…

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Jobs Report Key for Further Dollar Strength

GBP The pound weakened against every G10 currency last week as the markets lost conference in the UK economy due to energy and stagflation concerns. What is most concerning for sterling is this weakness wasn’t reversed with hawkish comments from Andrew Bailey and the OIS curve indicating that a markets have priced in a interest…

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Inflation, Fuel and Politics

GBP The pound finished flat against the dollar last week but with 1% of volatility as the markets navigated both the Fed and Bank of England. Against the euro, the pound lost 0.1% but like the dollar also had 1% swings in the currency pair. Sterling weakened off at the beginning of the week as…

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Markets Await Fed and BoE

GBP The pound managed to stay flat against the euro but lost half a percent to the dollar in a week which saw strong inflation numbers but poor retail sales. It would seem markets are starting to weigh up the possibility of global stagflation as prices rise but economic output fails to increase. One of…

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Markets Watching Inflation Closely

GBP The pound had a mixed week increasing against the euro by 0.4% but decreasing by 0.2% against the dollar. On Thursday the pound had its strongest one-day gain against the euro since July, this came off the back of comments from Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey that BoE policymakers are actively and openly…

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Fed Minutes Likely to Boost Dollar

GBP The pound had a poor week as it lost ground versus every G10 currency, bar the Swiss Franc. Versus the dollar and euro, sterling depreciated by 0.3%. It appears that the bullish sentiment on the pound has lost support over the last week, as markets start to question the Bank of England’s optimistic outlook,…

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BOE Looks to Remain Dovish

GBP The pound was the third best G10 currency last week as it strengthened by 1.2% versus the dollar and 0.3% against the euro. Falling Covid numbers helped to give sterling a boost, as investors regained confidence in UK economy and are no longer worried about restrictions needing to be put back in place. In…

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Pound Needs BOE’s Support to Push Higher

GBP The pound had a volatile time last week with both positive and negatives driving the currency up and down. On Thursday, the Bank of England Governor Andrew Baily made a speech where he warned overreacting to “temporary” inflationary pressures, prompting some re-pricing in tightening expectations and sell off in Sterling. On the positive side,…

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Can the Fed Still Ignore Inflation?

GBP The Pound had a mixed week making a small gain of 0.1% against the Euro but fell by 0.4% against the Dollar. April’s GDP and industrial production figures were slightly disappointing on Friday and the hangover from Brexit has weighed on the Pound. The so called “sausage war” is leading to growing tensions between…

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Super Thursday Expected to Drive Volatility

GBP The Pound had a difficult week, losing ground against every G10 currency apart from the New Zealand Dollar. Against the Euro, Sterling finished flat but lost a quarter of one percent to the US Dollar. The Pound has suffered due to uncertainty around the full reopening of the economy on the 21st of June.…

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