All Eyes on the ECB

GBP The pound finished the week down against both the dollar and euro despite the change in tone from the Bank of England and better than expected CPI figures. Two speeches last week from Monetary Policy Members Ramsden and Saunders were more hawkish than the markets expected, and sterling rallied off the back of it,…

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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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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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Will Rishi’s Budget Back the Pound?

GBP Sterling started the week in the same vein as it had for entirety of 2021, reaching new highs against both dollar and euro in the early hours of Thursday morning. This strength came of a back of a rumour from the Telegraph that the lockdown roadmap may be able to be shortened if everything…

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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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The Final Showdown

GBP Last week was one of the most volatile for the Pound as the Brexit merry go round continued, leading to sterling having a price range of 1.7% against the dollar and 1% against the Euro. The rumours continued to circulate with stacks of pizzas getting delivered to late night negotiations and leaked news that…

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Big Week for Brexit

GBP The pound started the week strongly as news broke on an effective COVID-19 vaccination being produced by Pfizer and that the UK Government had pr-ordered 40 million doses. This is by far the highest order compared to population size meaning that the UK economy is now on course to recover faster than its western…

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