Posts Tagged ‘Sterling’
Currency Articles - February 7, 2011 18:17
The Pound has made gains today across the majority of the most actively traded currencies. Gains can be attributed to improved sentiment driving the market. For the last couple of weeks the pound has suffered from negative sentiment caused by very poor Q4 GDP figures for 2010. The reversal has however been driven by last […]
The pound has staged a remarkable recovery this week after very poor Q4 GDP figures released earlier this month. It would appear that traders over did the sterling sell off on fears of a UK double dip recession. This week we have seen a rapid expansion in the CIPS manufacturing index on Tuesday and today […]
The cost of insuring European sovereign debt against default has risen today to a record high as Portugal, Spain and Italy prepare to borrow $43 billion this year. The fallout of the concern caused by this is a marked decline in risk appetite and subsequent decline in global stock markets
The US Economic recovery seems to be gathering momentum moving into 2011 as service sector expansion reaches the fastest pace since May 2006.
The S&P 500 has risen to the highest level since September 2008 today. This happened after President Barack Obama agreed to extend tax cuts, Copper and Gold rose to record highs as a result of this news.
Bernanke the chairman of the federal reserve has said today that the US might need to extend bond purchases past the the $600 billion announced last month to spur on economic growth. The argument for this extension is based upon fears that the US economy is expanding at a bairly sustainable pace and ongoing fears […]
The US Dollar remains strong yet the march downards has halted today on both cable and EUR/USD. Yesterday most positions were heavily weighted net short, yet now it seems that the order book is more mixed as traders appreciate renewed risk appetite and the subsequent stock market gains.
Ireland has finally admitted today that it may ask for a bailout as ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet signaled debt ridden nations canâ€™t rely on him to keep their financial systems afloat forever. Lehinan has said that he would welcome contingency capital from the EU’s rescue fund. There is however now a growing concern that banks […]