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Sterling exchange rates drop to start the day only to recover – Theresa May to speak tomorrow at 11:45am (Daniel Wright)
The Pound had a bad start to the week, dropping against most major currencies in the Asian market session on Sunday night.
By the time we entered the trading floor rates had started to recover a little and U.K Manufacturing data released this morning helped to push the Pound back closer to where we saw it end last week.
Sterling really is having a rough ride of things lately and we are seeing multi month and even year lows against some major currencies. The GBP/AUD rate almost hit its lowest point since 2013 on Sunday night, giving those looking to bring Australian Dollar sellers into Pounds a great opportunity to repatriate their funds.
Now that the dust has settled on an extremely busy trading day we look ahead at what to expect tomorrow.. And it certainly does not look like a quiet one.
We have a flurry of inflation data out over the course of the morning for the U.k, with inflation expected to have risen ever so slightly. This is not a great surprise with the low value of the Pound and the Bank of England to have slight concerns over this so they will be looking to avoid the rise in inflation being too sharp.
The main event of the day will be Prime Minister Theresa may speaking about all things Brexit at 11:45am. Personally I feel we will just here more of the same comments that we have had come out from recent interviews but anyone with a currency requirement involving either buying or selling the Pound should still be poised and ready for action.
Investors and speculators alike will be moving off of every word and looking for any hints on what we are to expect so the market may be extremely volatile during this period and for the rest of the day.
If you are in the position where you are buying or selling a property overseas, your business moves funds between currencies or you have a foreign currency requirement for any other reason then it is key to keep a close eye on rates in the coming days, weeks and months ahead.
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Sterling exchange rates still looking shaky as we await news on Supreme Court – On the plus side a trade deal with New Zealand may be agreed (Daniel Wright)
As most of our regular readers will be more than aware, Sterling exchange rates have had a pretty torrid time this week, with the pound dropping to its lowest point on a trade weighted basis since October.
We have seen Sterling almost drop below 1.20 on against USD, 1.13 against EUR, 1.60 against AUD, 1.70 against NZD, 1.20 against CHF and it is sat below 1.60 against the Canadian Dollar as I write this!
The uncertainty caused by comments from Prime Minister Theresa May over the weekend and during the week are still causing investors and speculators to remain shaky over the Pound, and economic data has not done anything to provide a backup like it has been over the past few weeks.
The key talking point now is just what will the Supreme Court decide to do? As previously mentioned this decision matters a huge amount not only because it will show us what the next steps will have to be for article 50 being invoked, but it will also more than likely lead to lots of MP’s having their say afterwards and every single comment has the potential to move the market considerably.
On Tuesday we also have Prime Minister Theresa May speaking about Brexit, which makes me wonder whether or not she is expecting to have a result from the Supreme Court before then, if we do then Sterling is set for an extremely busy week.
One positive for the Pound today was news that we appear to have all but agreed a trade deal with New Zealand, and it appears that this is ready to go as soon as possible after Brexit. A number of major economies are stepping forward and happy to do business with the U.K which is no great surprise to me.
More and more good news like this that comes out during this long winded process should only lead to the Pound getting stronger, we just need to get over the potential banana skin of the Supreme Court and Article 50 being invoked first.
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Sterling exchange rates have taken quite a tumble in early morning trading today, following comments from Prime Minister Theresa May over the weekend suggesting there is a higher possibility of us looking for a ‘hard brexit’ and that control of our borders appeared to be a higher focus than remaining in the single market.
Why does a hard brexit weaken the Pound?
A hard brexit leads to Sterling weakness because it could seriously hamper trade for the U.K and a report from the centre for economics and business research discovered that all sectors that create wealth for the economy would be negatively effected. Obviously a lot would depend on any agreements that get put in place but these may take a great deal of time and the worry is that it is highly doubtful that any agreement that is eventually sought does not end favouring one sector over another, which would mean someone will end up missing out.
What this does create is uncertainty for all sectors within U.K trade and uncertainty is extremely bad for an economy, a company and most importantly for a currency so this has led to the Pound dropping off and losing value all morning so far.
Supreme Court decision to change things?
One factor that may turn around the form of the Pound is the eagerly awaited Supreme Court decision on whether to overturn the need for Thesera May to have to put the triggering of Article 50 through Parliament before moving forward.
Should the Supreme Court stick with the original decision then there is a chance members of Parliament will aim for more of a say in how things are handled which may stop a full on ‘hard brexit’ and could also slow down the process a little which would hopefully give the Pound back a little strength.
On the flip side, a decision to overturn the original result may kick the Pound whilst it is down and the Sterling exchange rates may get even weaker again.
They are back together on January 11th and we expect to see a decision in the few days after this, what this does mean is that if you have a currency exchange to carry out you need to be poised and ready to react quickly.
If you are fairly busy day to day and you do not have time to watch the rates (which move by the second) then why not let one of our dedicated, helpful and friendly brokers do this for you. We have a variety of tools available to assist you in maximising your rate of exchange including rate alerts, limit orders and forward contracts.
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First and foremost a Happy New Year to all of our regular readers along with those visiting the site for the first time!
We have had a slow start to the year for Sterling exchange rates, very much like the past few weeks where the Pound has dropped off a little against most majors but there is plenty for the market to get its teeth into this week that may turn that trend around.
Tomorrow morning we have PMI Construction data for the U.K for December, and with the weather in December being considerably better than that of last year I would not be surprised to see a slight improvement year on year.
Later tomorrow evening we also have the Federal Reserve meeting minutes from their last interest rate decision. This can impact all major currencies as any comments on future interest rate changes may lead to a great deal of money moving around the world.
on Thursday morning we have Markit services PMI for the U.K in December. With the services sector being responsible for a large part of the growth figures in the U.K this can also be extremely important and expectations are for a slight drop off from the previous month, however I would not be surprised to see something a little more favourable in what may be a good week for Sterling exchange rates.
Finally on Friday we have another fairly bit data release over in the U.S in the form of Non-Farm Payroll data. Non-Farm data is the number of people in Non-agricultural employment (due to this being seasonal) and can have a huge impact on global attitude to risk.
Predictions for this data release can be way out so the market may price in one result yet the release can be quite a bit different so if you have the requirement to move any currency anywhere in the world then it is worth keeping your eye on the market at 13:30pm on Friday afternoon.
Here at Pound Sterling Forecast we do not only pride ourselves on providing regular and non-biased market information but we all work for one of the top foreign exchange brokerages in the U.K too.
If you have a currency requirement either now or in the coming months and you would like to maximise your exchange rate then we can also help with that too.
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The Pound is not having the greatest end to 2016, particularly against the Dollar.
It appears investors and speculators are stepping away from Sterling and taking their profits after a slight gain seen by the Pound over the past few weeks of trading.
As we ease into the final few days of the year there are no major signs that this will turn around so if you have a foreign currency to purchase with Sterling in the next few days it may be prudent to look at doing something sooner rather than later.
As we move into 2017 the main focus will be on the actions of the Supreme Court and whether or not they do decide to overturn the ruling over article 50. Sterling exchange rates may move suddenly straight after the result is released and following this I would not be surprised to see yet another bout of jawboning, speculation and issues hanging around the matter that will no doubt add to the market volatility.
My personal opinion is that although this may be a potential banana skin, I feel the Pound is still greatly undervalued and that Sterling exchange rates should have a good recovery to look forward to, we just need to get all of the negative press out of the way first!
If you are looking to carry out a currency exchange in the coming days, weeks, months or indeed years then it is well worth getting in touch with me personally. The company that we all work for assists clients with large currency exchanges day in, day out and we have a base of over 90,000 satisfied clients.
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The Pound does not appear to be too jolly in the lead up the Christmas showing slight losses against most major currencies so far this week.
We have a few key economic data releases in the next few days and with slightly thinner trading levels during this time of year you can see larger swings than normal off the back of normal economic data.
For anyone that has a currently requirement coming up in the next few weeks you must be aware that leaving a position open over the festive season can be a risky strategy, especially if you are not going to be fully available to watch the markets or transfer funds should there be a big movement in your favour or against you.
Public sector net borrowing figures have been released this morning for the U.K were a little worse than expectations and we also have Consumer Confidence figures out overnight tonight and GDP (Growth) figures on Friday morning.
This is not to forget that we also have the on-going and well publicised Brexit talks and the pending Supreme Court decision on article 50 which will no doubt lead to a large market movement. Expectations on the result of this decision are for early in January but as 2017 has shown us surprises can pop up and things do get leaked so do not be surprised if the market starts to move on rumours well in advance of this coming out.
All in all this year has been fairly jam packed with big political and Economic information which we hope we have kept you fully up to date with. If you carry out currency exchanges through your bank or a broker at present and you find our market information useful then why not give us a try. We do not only pride ourselves on providing up to date and non-biased market information but we also offer fantastic rates of exchange and a high level of customer service at the brokerage we work for too.
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Looking at the economic calendar we are fairly thin on the ground for data over the next few days as the month ends but do be wary as you can see fairly large swings for currencies as you near the end of the month as larger corporations net off positions and we start to see month end flows.
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