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Week Ahead: More CB intervention? Plus, RBA, RBNZ, OPEC+, and NFP

Markets will be waiting on pin and needles this week to see which central bank may be the next to intervene.

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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 03:53 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 10:58 AM

GBP/USD: BoE intervention unlikely to help pound

BoE is attempting to soothe investor nerves after they were spooked by last week’s mini budget.

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September 28, 2022 07:00 AM

Currency pair of the week: GBP/USD

Will the new budget from PM Liz Truss “break the economy” or will it help everyday citizens as she says it will?

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September 26, 2022 12:39 PM
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Bank of England hikes rates by 50bps; More to come?

Despite a rate hike by the BOE of 50bps, GBP/USD is near 37-year lows. Why? Because the Fed hiked rates by 75bps yesterday and said that more rate hikes are on the way.

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September 22, 2022 12:38 PM
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Nothing changes for gold, stocks as yields resume higher

Bearish trend persist for indices and metals as investors watch yields continue to rise following a flurry of central bank action this week.

GBP/USD trades to lowest level since 1985!

Worries that high inflation and an economic slowdown could cause a recession are outweighing any BOE rate hike expectations.

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September 7, 2022 03:40 PM
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BoE’s grim forecasts weigh on pound

…But there’s hope for GBP/USD bulls – the dollar and bond yields are weakening again.

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Bank of England Preview

Ahead of the BoE decision, the GBP/USD has established a base around low $1.20s.

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August 4, 2022 05:14 AM
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GBP/USD could revisit 1.25 as US recession confirmed

GDP was quite poor, so there won’t be a hattrick of 75 basis point hikes in September, that’s for sure.

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July 28, 2022 11:08 AM
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Central banks current monetary policy - Where to next?

Major central banks around the world, except for the BOJ, are in tightening mode on the back of increasing inflation.

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June 22, 2022 01:46 PM

BoE risks losing credibility after 25bp hike

The 25-basis-point hike was priced in but failure to surprise… is a surprise in this week of central bank surprises

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BoE’s dilemma

A 25-basis-point hike is priced in, but will the BoE deliver a surprise?

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GBP/CHF in focus for today’s SNB and BOE meetings

Hot on the heels of the Fed meeting, the SNB (Swiss National Bank) and BOE (Bank of England) are up next in today’s European session.

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June 16, 2022 01:00 AM

Markets pricing in central bank rate increases over the next year

Traders should watch the change in expectations of interest rates vs current rates.

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May 13, 2022 12:06 PM

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BoE Preview: MPC won’t deviate much from recent hawkish path

The Bank of England looks set to hike rates by 0.25%, but how will this impact the pound?

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Forex Friday: Dollar Bulls, Pound Bears Exhausted

In this week’s edition, we discuss the dollar and its impressive rally, and ponder over the pounded pound

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April 29, 2022 09:30 AM

Hawkish ECB and dovish BOE send EUR/GBP higher

ECB’s Holzmann wants to raise key interest rates to 0% by yearend.

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March 29, 2022 03:01 PM
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Slightly dovish BOE hikes 25bps

The Bank of England delivered a dovish hike today, as it is concerned about a squeeze on household incomes.

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March 17, 2022 11:35 AM

Two trades to watch: EUR/GBP, USD/JPY

GBP/EUR falls ahead of BoE rate decision. USD/JPY rises post-Fed, ahead of BoJ.

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March 17, 2022 04:59 AM
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BoE preview: Another rate hike expected, emphasis on flexibility

The BoE is widely expected to hike interest rates for a third straight meeting as 30 year inflation is set to rise further. Uncertainty in the outlook and concerns over growth could see policy makers adopt a more flexible approach going forwrds.

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March 15, 2022 07:09 AM