How will election impact currencies and what can you do about it?

When Theresa May called a snap general election on 18th April 2017, Sterling was trading at 1.1750 against the Euro, at 1.2550 against the US Dollar, at 1.6540 against the Australian Dollar and at 1.7900 against the New Zealand Dollar. As news of the announcement broke Sterling gained 2.8 cents on the Euro, 3.5 cents

What impact will triggering Article 50 have on Sterling and what can you do about it?

What impact will triggering Article 50 have on Sterling and what can you do about it? Ever since the polls closed and the results were announced on the 24th June we knew the UK was going to leave the UK. Yes there were some challenges along the way but now the day is coming that

Currency News: UK daily news and forecasts

Pound (GBP) Undermined by Prime Minister’s Brexit Comments Sterling slipped slightly last week, as Britain’s slew of optimistic PMI figures was not enough to give the British currency a firm footing. Instead, the Pound dropped on concerns that the UK government lacked a concise Brexit negotiations strategy or team. Brexit concerns only worsened over the

Italy and Austria Election Outcome

December 7th, 2016 – Europeans rode an emotional roller coaster on Sunday. Up, then down. The resignation of Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in the early hours of Monday signalled what so many had feared, that his referendum on political reforms inside Italy would reverberate across all of Europe . What is the political impact

Italy and Austria elections keeping Europe on edge

December 1st, 2016 – If the Dec. 4 referendum in Italy is rejected, it has the potential to send the country’s bank shares tumbling, push bond yields up and further weakening the Euro. The referendum is “setting the tone for 2017” on the political and investment climate in Italy and across Europe. The day’s Eurozone

The Autumn Statement 2016

– 24th November 2016 Philip Hammond described this statement, as a plan to ensure the UK economy is “match-fit”. Following the Chancellor’s delivery of the Autumn Statement, fierce debate broke out on social media over whether Brexit is to blame for the UK’s “sober” economic outlook.  According to the Office for Budget Responsibility, the national debt is

The Trump Effect

Since last Tuesday the President Elect has had a large impact on the US markets and other markets across the world. Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States on Tuesday and in his victory speech at the New York Hilton promised to focus on economic growth when he is sworn in next

What impact will President Trump have on the Exchange Rates?

Donald Trump is the new President-elect of the United States who will govern alongside a Republican majority in congress. The news came as something of a shock to foreign exchange markets which had been pricing an Hillary Clinton victory. The uncertainty triggered a massive sell-off in global stock markets, commodities, the Dollar and commodity Dollars in what looked

What impact the US Election will have on the Currency Markets

Most economists, investors, and strategists believe that a win for Hillary Clinton will be positive for the US Dollar whilst a win for Donald Trump will be negative for the US Dollar. How much the currency will move? A victory for the experienced Democrat politician is expected to prompt a dollar rally. Since she was cleared by

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 the affected Brexit move. The pound is the worst-performing

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