Posts Tagged ‘GBP’
Currency Articles - November 10, 2010 18:59
The BoE inflation report led to a significant Sterling rally accross the board due Hawkish comments stating that consumer prices are around target in the medium term. The report went on to say that there was a high probability that the BoE Chancellor Mervyn King would have to write an inflation letter to the Chancellor […]
Today opened with a big surprise for the UK economy, the preliminary Q3 GDP figures released at 0930 this morning indicated that the economic slow down is not as poor as previously thought. The market expectation was that the figure would be announced at 0.4%, it was actually released at 0.8%, giving Sterling a much […]
All eyes are focused on GDP for the US and the UK this week. We have (Q3) Preliminary GDP from the UK tomorrow morning with the figure forecasted at just 0.4%. If this is the case, this represents a significant slowing in the economic recovery and will weigh on the pound with concern over additional […]
Today as expected has seen a decline in the pound against all of the majors. The Bank of Englands minutes have shown a three way split in policy, with Andrew Sentance voting for a rate hike and Adam Posen voting for more QE. The other MPC members are all still at present sitting on the […]
Sterling has suffered today, the austerity measures set to be announced on Wednesday were always going to see selling pressure on the pound return to the markets. There is a saying in the markets that goes ‘sell fear’ and ‘buy fact’. This is not of course always the case.
US monetary policy is proving to be the key focus in the markets at the moment. Most Traders are paying particular attention to Wednesday’s release of the Fed’s latest beige book. This will provide the basis for discussion at the November FOMC meeting when markets expect fresh quantitative easing measures.
Today has been an extremely volatile day in the FX markets, Halifax House price data has shown this morning that house prices have dropped the most since at least 1983. The figures were expected to show a 0.2% decline and came out at -3.2%. This could be the initial signal that we are heading back […]