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The pound is sent into the ground during thin Asian trade

The combination of the UK’s mini-budget and general flight to the US dollar has sent the pound broadly lower and GBP/USD to a new record low.

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GBP/USD freefall: Where will it stop?

The 1985 low in the 1.0500 area could beckon in due time, but given the deeply oversold reading on the 14-day RSI, we would expect a short-covering bounce before then...

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September 23, 2022 12:06 PM

GBP/USD: Why pound parity (1.00) is a potentially plausible prospect

The eerie similarities to the mid-1980s hint that GBP/USD could fall toward parity (1.00) in the coming quarters...

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September 20, 2022 09:48 AM

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2022 Conservative Party leadership election: What’s at stake for the GBP?

Truss is arguing for looser fiscal policy and tighter monetary policy, a policy stance that has historically supported strength in the underlying currency

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2022 Conservative Party leadership election: Who will be the UK’s next PM?

Liz Truss appears to be the clear favorite over Rishi Sunak in early polling...

GBP/USD holds over $1.1950 as Johnson resigns

Sterling rises to a session high after PM Boris Johnson says he will resign. The outlook for GBPUSD remains grim.

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July 7, 2022 05:04 AM

Is the pound set to suffer amidst Johnson’s latest political woes?

Another day of political turmoil awaits Johnson’s government after two top cabinet members Sunak and Javid resigned yesterday. But does the British pound care?

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Boris Johnson stumbles over the line (but there are no winners here)

The British pound hit some turbulence overnight thanks to the confidence vote (or lack of) for UK’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

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June 6, 2022 06:55 PM
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GBP trades around its 23-month low ahead of NFP

The US dollar is on track for its fifth bullish week, which hasn’t boded well for GBP which clings on to its 23-month low ahead of today’s NFP report.

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May 6, 2022 01:19 AM
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Weekly COT report: Managed funds most bullish on gold in 3-months

Bullish exposure continues to fall for the US dollar despite the Fed on the cusp of beginning their rate-hike cycle.

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Weekly COT report: GBP futures on the cusp of net-long exposure

What began as a short-covering rally is now seeing increased bullish activity on the British pound futures contract.

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Weekly COT Report: Sterling extends short-covering rally

The British pound was the only major to close higher against the greenback last week, and speculative positioning suggests short covering remains the main driver.

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Weekly COT Report: NZD flips to net-short as bulls capitulate

Kiwi bulls appeared spooked last week as we saw gross longs closed at their second fastest rate on record.

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BOE liftoff! GBP soars as traders price in more BOE rate hikes through 2022

Today's rate hike signals that the tide has shifted and BOE policymakers are now prioritizing fighting inflation as the biggest economic risk...

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December 16, 2021 07:55 AM
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What does Plan B mean for UK markets?

The UK government could be about to trigger Plan B and unleash a new wave of restrictions. We look at how markets are responding and explain how to prepare.

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GBP/USD at YTD lows as US dollar hits 16-month highs

The market is now pricing in the potential for three or more interest rate increases from the Fed by the end of next year!

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November 24, 2021 12:30 PM
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Weekly COT Report: Pound Shorts Intensify

Traders were their most bearish on British pound futures in 17-months, according to last week’s commitment of traders report.

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European Open: Japan Floats Record Stimulus Package

Far exceeding original estimates, Japan’s ¥56 trillion package will be its highest on record if approved.

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European Open: China Data Mixed, EUR/GBP Bears Eye Break of 0.8520

Whilst there are some strong numbers coming out from China, its slowdown remains apparent. Which is still a net-positive when compared to Japan’s negative growth figures.

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November 15, 2021 12:46 AM

BoE preview: Rate hike imminent?

Will they ? Won't they? That is the question as we head towards the most unpredictable BoE interest rate decision in years.

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November 2, 2021 06:48 AM

Two trades to watch: WTI oil, EUR/GBP

WTI falls for a second day after an unexpected rise in inventories. EIA data in focus. EUR/GBP eases with Eurozone economic sentiment data due.

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September 28, 2021 10:44 PM
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What’s “driving” GBP and where is it headed?

Panic at the pumps is causing prices to rise and even causing some stations to close

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September 28, 2021 08:11 AM

Hawkish BOE sends GBP higher; What’s next for the Pound?

With the addition of Ramsden to the tapering talk and the "market tightening" phrase thrown in, this meeting was more hawkish than expected

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September 23, 2021 12:44 PM