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The Truth About the Pound

October 27, 2016 - If you think the pound is going steady, read this. Over the next six months we are expected to see some of the biggest Sterling price swings. Although you don't see much movement within the pound we are still seeing signs of...

UK GDP Grows in Q3 – 27th October 2016

UK GDP Grows in Q3 - 27th October 2016 Sterling had a relatively good day yesterday and recovered to pre-Carney speculation territory against the US Dollar that we had seen on Tuesday. The main driver being comments from a government minister confirming that both houses of...

Has Donald Trumped himself? – 20th October 2016

Has Donald Trumped himself? - 20th October 2016 In last night’s Presidential race Donald Trump failed to agree that he will accept the result of the November 8th election. Although he did not say absolutely that this was his position, it didn't go down well with Republicans...

Sterling Woes Continue – 11th October 2016

Sterling Woes Continue - 11th October 2016 Sterling had another poor day yesterday, falling once again, this time by 0.3% on average with the damage being done, once again, but negative sentiment around Sterling rather than poor economic data. Sterling did manage though to avoid a hat-trick...

Sterling on the Ropes – 19th September 2016

Sterling on the Ropes Sterling remained on the ropes on Friday after taking a number of hits on Thursday, racking up a cumulative 1.7% loss over the two days against the other dozen most actively-traded currencies. The cause of Sterling woes was a re-emergence of Brexit worries. UK...

Have Central Banks run out of Ammunition? – 12th September 2016

  Have Central Banks run out of Ammunition? The European Central Bank induced some nervousness amongst financial markets on Thursday when it failed to announce any expansion of its quantitative easing programme. Equity prices fell as investors questioned if central banks have run out of ammunition. The Bank of...