Poor US Employment Report Fuels Dollar Sell-off

GBP The Pound had a stellar week versus the Dollar increasing by 1.2% but was unable to achieve the same against the Euro, as the pair finished flat for the week. The Scottish National Party won 64 of the 129 seats at Holyrood and Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has told Prime Minister Boris Johnson…

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Global Growth Looks Positive Despite Rising Covid Cases

GBP The pound made gains of 0.4% against the dollar this week but lost 0.7% versus the euro as markets try to price in the everchanging effect of Covid on the global economy. The economic data released for the UK last week showed that the economy is recovering well as restrictions get lifted. Retail sales…

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Pound Undervalued According to Major Banks

GBP The pound manged to regain some of the losses it sustained the week before, increasing by 0.3% against the Euro and 0.9% against the Dollar. Though Sterling did suffer a shock at the beginning of the week when the Bank of England’s Chief economist Andy Haldane announced he would be leaving the bank. Haldane…

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Pound Looks to Regain Recent Losses

GBP The pound had a mixed week, gaining 0.3% against the euro but weakening 0.9% against the dollar. The FX markets have been extremely volatile over the last week due to several factors influencing the markets. Sterling went through what looked like a corrective phase versus the euro dropping to a 20-day high mid-week before…

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Third Wave Looms Over Europe

GBP Although there was significant intraday volatility throughout the week the pound ended the week flat versus the euro and down 0.4% to the dollar. The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee meeting was the main talking point for the where the bank voted to unanimously keep rates at 0.1%. Though the pound did not…

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BOE and FED in the Spotlight

GBP The pound managed to recapture some of the losses it sustained the week before last as it gained by 0.3% and 0.6% against the euro and dollar, respectively. Though the US bond market failed to settle as we saw another blow out on Friday, sterling managed to make overall weekly gains despite a difficult…

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Bonds Selloff Gives the Dollar Short Term Strength

GBP The unrivalled strength of the Pound driven by the vaccine rollout now looks to have come to an end as the bond and equity markets had a difficult week. Sterling ended the week 0.6% lower against the dollar, most of this move came after the equity sell off in the United States on Thursday…

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Vaccine continues to push Pound higher

GBP Once again, the pound advanced against both the dollar and euro by 1% and 1.1% respectively. The only G10 currency the pound failed to make gains against was the Australian dollar but only by 0.2% as the power of the vaccine success continued to push sterling higher. The UK economy looks set to make…

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New Year, New Lockdown

GBP The Pound started the year off well following the announcement of UK-EU trade deal just before Christmas but then started to struggle as Covid-19 cases continue to rise. Against the Euro the pound fell by just over one percent and had similar results against the Dollar though did hit a high since May 2018…

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Another Deadline Broken as Talks Drag On

GBP The Pound was the worst performing G10 currency last week as hopes for a trade deal between the UK and EU started to wane. Boris Johnson arrived in Brussels on Wednesday evening to have dinner with Ursula von der Leyen but was unable to close the gap on any of the key sticking points.…

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