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BoE’s dovish hike leaves pound in limbo

Investors are wondering whether the BoE was done with hiking...

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European Open: EUR/GBP probes YTD high ahead of BOE and ECB meetings

With the Fed having delivered their 25bp yesterday, it is now over to the BOE ECB today, who are expected to hike by 100bp between them.

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BoE Preview: MPC might be split but 50 bp hike likely

The GBP/USD could be heading to 1.25 if the BoE does not deliver a dovish surprise.

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January 31, 2023 08:00 PM

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Week Ahead: FOMC, BOE, ECB, OPEC, NFP and big tech earnings

The FOMC is expected to hike 25bps, while both the BOE and the ECB are expected to hike 50bps.

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January 27, 2023 07:51 PM
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US Data Dump dominates central banks

With Thursday’s poor economic data and the Fed still hiking rates (albeit at a slower pace), a recession may be in the cards for the US!

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December 15, 2022 09:29 PM
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BoE split in decision to hike by 50 bps

Two MPC officials, Tenreyro and Dhingra, voted to keep rates unchanged at 3%

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December 15, 2022 12:27 PM
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European Open: FTSE bulls eye 7600 - SNB, BOE and ECB up next

The bullish bias on the FTSE is holding up so far, and attention now moves over to central bank meetings with the SNB, BOE and ECB over a 7-hour period today.

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December 15, 2022 06:03 AM
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GBP/USD: What’s with all that?

If GBP/USD can move lower due to the Fed being more aggressive than the BOE, is the reverse true as well?

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November 28, 2022 08:32 PM
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Markets looking for higher Central Bank terminal rates

Major central banks around the world have been hiking rates at an unprecedented pace in order to try and cap inflation, which in some countries is at or near 40-year highs.

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November 9, 2022 08:51 PM
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FOMC + BOE could send GBP/USD spiraling

GBP/USD is already down roughly 400 pips from Thursday’s high. Can it move lower? With a hawkish FOMC and a dovish BOE, it sure seems possible.

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November 3, 2022 04:35 PM
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BOE delivers a "dovish" 75bps hike

The BoE’s decision comes hot on the heels of the FOMC meeting the day before

November 3, 2022 12:25 PM
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Truss out as UK Prime Minister. What’s next for GBP/USD?

Liz Truss is out as Prime Minister of the UK. Whoever is selected as the next PM surely will not make the same economic mistakes that cost Truss her job. Therefore, the focus for the Pound will turn back to the Bank of England.

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October 20, 2022 04:33 PM
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Truss out as UK Prime Minister. What’s next for GBP/USD?

Liz Truss is out as Prime Minister of the UK. Whoever is selected as the next PM surely will not make the same economic mistakes that cost Truss her job. Therefore, the focus for the Pound will turn back to the Bank of England.

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October 20, 2022 04:33 PM
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UK CPI preview: A return to double-digit inflation on tap

This week’s UK CPI reading will still be one of the biggest factors driving the Bank of England’s early November decision on interest rates...

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October 17, 2022 03:31 PM
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UK CPI preview: A return to double-digit inflation on tap

This week’s UK CPI reading will still be one of the biggest factors driving the Bank of England’s early November decision on interest rates...

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October 17, 2022 03:31 PM
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FTSE, pound and bonds undermined on UK financial stability concerns

Investors fear that the UK government is borrowing too much and that it won’t be able to balance its books

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October 11, 2022 11:46 AM
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FTSE, pound and bonds undermined on UK financial stability concerns

Investors fear that the UK government is borrowing too much and that it won’t be able to balance its books

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October 11, 2022 11:46 AM

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GBP/USD in focus bond as yields jump despite BoE’s new plan

BoE announced new measures aimed at ensuring an "orderly end" to its emergency bond buying scheme which ends on Friday.

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October 10, 2022 04:37 PM
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GBP/USD in focus bond as yields jump despite BoE’s new plan

BoE announced new measures aimed at ensuring an "orderly end" to its emergency bond buying scheme which ends on Friday.

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October 10, 2022 04:37 PM
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FTSE, Gilts and Pound remain in sharp focus after BoE intervention

For UK assets to stabilise, the BoE needs to bring yields further lower by buying bonds at an “urgent pace,” and on “whatever scale” as it has promised.

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September 29, 2022 10:30 AM
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Gilts gone wild!

The yield on the 30-year Gilt has moved from a high on the day of 5.092% down to a low of 3.869%.

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September 28, 2022 08:53 PM
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Gold shines as yields plunge on BoE intervention

BoE will temporarily carry out purchases of long-dated UK government bonds at an “urgent pace,” and on “whatever scale” necessary to restore orderly market conditions.

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BOE folds and intervenes in bond markets; GBP/JPY in 410 pip range

With the BOE and the BOJ intervening over the last week, GBP/JPY has been extremely volatile, trading in a range from 164.44 down to 148.79 over that same timeframe.

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September 28, 2022 03:58 PM