Sterling exchange rates are once again still fairly flat against the majority of major currencies, as we await inflationary data due out at 09:30am this morning.
Inflation data is key at the moment for the bank of England and it appears to be a thorn in their side, should inflation creep up too high we could start to see big calls for a interest rate hike as this is a route that can be taken to tackle high inflation. An interest rate hike is generally seen as positive for the currency concerned and a rate cut is seen as negative so this could lead to a little boost for the Pound.
Tomorrow is also key, we have the Bank of England minutes from the last interest rate decision (the first since being out of recession) and any indications of rate hikes or quantitative Easing may lead to a volatile Wednesday morning for the Pound.
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Sterling exchange rates have been reasonably static lately against the major currencies however tomorrow has the potential to be quite a market mover.
We have Australian unemployment figures out overnight tonight followed by Industrial and manufacturing production figures for the U.K tomorrow at 09:30am. The unemployment figures have the potential to shift rates against the Australian Dollar and the production figures may affect the Pound against all majors.
Most importantly we have the Bank of England interest rate decision and any further news on more Quantitative Easing will be extremely key. For those of you that have follwed the market over the past few years it seems that every time Sterling is performing well and heading into the right direction the Government or the Bank of England step in and do something to knock it back down again so you must be aware this is the perfect time for them to do so.
Should tomorrow pass without any surprises I think the Pound may be set for another positive month now that the potential recession is out of the way and focus has turned to other troubled economies hopefully Sterling will become a currency of choice once again.
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Pound Sterling exchange rates against the Euro – Will we see an interest rate cut today? What effect will it have? (Daniel Wright)
Today is a big day for Europe as we may potentially see an interest rate cut which could lead to further weakness for the Euro.
Exchange rates for the pound against the Euro have remained fairly steady since the big push up following the issue in Cyprus however today has the potential to move rates onwards and upwards once more.
Of course, with so much speculation that this is going to happen there is a huge risk that if we do not see a cut in rates then we may see the Euro gain a little strength quite rapidly as the markets correct themselves – If you have a pending transfer to carry out involving buying or selling the Euro then it is key that you are ready to act fast.
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We also have some construction figures for the U.K this morning which could give a nod to how the second quarter started for the U.K in 2013 -This could affect the Pound against all major currencies – We are currently at an 11 week high to buy the Australian Dollar and Canadian Dollar which does lead to a great temptation to buy these particular currencies in case we see nthe rates slip back down again.
Personally I think Sterling confidence is up and the Pound may well start to creep in the right direction as I have been saying since the start of this year, however you must also be aware that the pattern tends to be that as soon as Sterling looks like it is finally about to push on something comes out to knock it straight back down again.
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Wow, what a busy day on the markets and indeed on our trading floor following much better than expected GDP (Gross Domestic Product) figures released for the U.K.
The Pound has gained against all major currencies as figures released were much better than expected coming out at 0.3% growth instead of the expected 0.1%.
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Our trading floor predictions for tomorrow – GDP figures and the high/low against the Euro (Daniel Wright)
I thought it may be interesting to quiz a group of traders on our trading floor regarding their thoughts on what we may see tomorrow for the U.K GDP (Gross Domestic Product) figures and where this may put rates during the day against the Euro.
The general feeling appeared to be growth for the U.K – Only just however, below below are the predictions of the traders we polled – if you fancy making your own prediction then email it to me
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Personally I feel we may see 0.1% growth as expected just about avoiding recession and that the market will creep up a little but will not absolutely rocket as many people do already expect the U.K to just about tiptoe around the R word.
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Pound Sterling takes a hit this morning yet fights back in the afternoon…. Why it is key to have a proactive broker on your side (Daniel Wright)
Sterling took a hit in early morning trading even though the Bank of England minutes did not lead to any surprises.
The release that shook the Pound was U.K unemployment figure which came out worse than expected and led to a sharp drop against most major currencies.
The Pound managed to fight back in the afternoon, most notably against the Euro as we saw a member of the ECB (European Central Bank) comment on the increasing potential of the ECB cutting interest rates in the near future.
An interest rate cut is generally seen as negative for the currency concerned and a hike a positive as it makes a currency more attractive to investors. Even the slightest hint of a rate cut and a currency can devalue which is why we headed back to roughly 1.17 (over a cent higher than the low of the day) before close of trading.
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The Pound has had a fairly good start to the week against the majority of major currencies, slipping a little against the Dollar and Yen but gaining well against the Antipodean currencies, most notably against the Rand gaining almost 2%.
The rest of the week is also fairly busy, overnight we have the RBA (Reserve Bank of Australia) meeting minutes which may give the nod to any future interest rate cuts over there. The AUD has weakened today following weaker than expected growth figures from China.
Tomorrow morning we see key inflation releases for both the U.K and Eurozone – No major changes are expected for the U.K however anything different to market expectations could lead to a volatile morning for the Pound.
In the afternoon head of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi speaks at 2pm so for those of you with the need to buy or sell Euros in the near future you need to be extremely wary of any mention of fiscal approach surrounding Cyprus or any of the other economies in the Eurozone finding life difficult at present.
Wednesday morning is of key importance for anyone looking to buy or sell Pounds in the near future as we have the Bank of England minutes from the last U.K interest rate decision and the unemployment levels, the minutes will show us how the members of the Monetary Policy Committee voted in favour of matters such as further QE (Quantitative Easing) and Interest rates. Any indication that the stance on policy may change in the near future may lead to a highly volatile morning for the Pound so if you have a pending transaction to make involving either buying or selling Sterling then it may be worthwhile letting me know so i can be the eyes and ears on the market for you. You can email me directly firstname.lastname@example.org if you feel I may be able to help.
Thursday we have Retail Sales figures for the U.K which could be a key indicator as to whether or not the U.K has dipped back into a recession so be very wary of a figure worse than expected as it could lead to Sterling weakness.
Personally I think that as long as the Bank of England do not come out with any surprises the pound could have a good week this week but of course anything can happen in this strange market that we have today.
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Sterling starts the week off with a little weakness – What may the rest of the week bring for the Pound? (Daniel Wright)
Sterling started the week off in a rather somber mood today, losing ground against almost all major currencies apart from the ever weakening Japanese Yen.
Tomorrow morning sees the release of Industrial and Manufacturing productions figures along with the Trade balance level for the U.K – Yet again these may help to again indicate whether or not the U.K has avoided the dreaded recession and however they do come out you can almost guarantee it will lead to lots of major analysts jumping in to make their fresh predicitons on the matter which could lead to a bit of early morning volatility – The releases come out at 09:30am.
In a reasonably quiet week for U.K economic data heads will then turn stateside on Wednesday evening as we see the FOMC meeting minutes from the last interest rate decision over in the U.S. These minutes may easily affect global attitude to risk, just like we saw with the sharp movements on Friday after the U.S jobs data, so if you have a pending transaction to carry out involving the Australian Dollar, New Zealand Dollar or any of the perceived ‘riskier’ currencies then it may be prudent to have a limit order or stop loss in place to take advantage of market movements or indeed protect yourself from adverse market movements. If you would like more information on these handy and free market tools then feel free to ask me directly firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to explain them.
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Pound Sterling Forecast – What has happened and what may happen to the pound going forward? Sterling exchange rate news against the Euro, Dollar, Australian Dollar, New Zealand Dollar, Swiss Franc and South African Rand
Good afternoon – Please find the latest news surrounding the Pound and what may happen going forward:
Sterling – Euro
The Pound has had a fairly stable week against the Euro.
Today could have created a great deal of volatility and there were some fairly swift exchange rate movements however head of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi did not announce anything of any great significance during his press conference this afternoon and the bank of England kept everything as normal regarding interest rates and Quantitative Easing.
Tomorrow morning we have European Retail Sales figures out which you would imagine will not be great so we may see a small Euro buying opportunity in the morning.
Sterling – Dollar
The Dollar is seemingly making a little fight back once again against the Pound however four factors could affect this in the short term. Firstly the BOE interest rate decision today, secondly the issue with North Korea…. Hopefully this will calm down before any major action happens however be wary that you could see swift movements for the USD should the current threats start to gain some traction.
Thirdly, we have chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke speaking this evening on the U.S economy so be aware of potential sharp swings for the Dollar overnight depending on what he says regarding future economic policy.
Finally, we have Non-Farm Payroll data out tomorrow for the States which can actually affect all major currencies. NFP data is essentially the number of people in non agricultural employment within the U.S and the reason it can lead to market volatility is it can effect global attitude to risk – Keep your eyes peeled for this data at 13:30pm tomorrow.
Sterling – Australian Dollar/New Zealand Dollar
The Pound is still finding these two as tough opposition and with news that commodity prices had risen by over 7% recently and that the Reserve Bank of Australia have once again kept rates on hold. The strange thing with these pairings is that both Governments appear to be disappointed with how strong their currencies are however neither seems to be doing much about it.
The general outlook is that the trend may continue unless someone steps in to do something about it however if global attitude to risk suddenly decreases then there is a good chance we may see a sharp spike and a potential buying opportunity – contact me today if you want to be made aware should this situation occur.
Sterling – South African Rand
This pairing has been fairly stable of late however once again attitude to risk falling globally may lead to the ZAR weakening again along with any further troubles over in South Africa that we saw a few months back.
Sterling – Swiss Franc
Again, no major movements of late for the pound against the Swiss Franc since the huge charge the Swissy made against Sterling a few months ago – Gaining around 8 cents in a week or so. This pairing is a strange one as the Swiss Government are still not particularly happy with the strength of their currency at present so at any point we could see them bring in a new fiscal policy like we saw quite some time ago where the Swiss Franc lost 10 cents in an hour!
All in all I think the strength of the Pound will be reliant on what happens with the bank of England today and also any rumours or predictions surrounding whether or not the U.K will fall back into recession on the 25th April.
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Well, I did predict something fairly big was due to happen a few weeks ago and so far Cyprus has certainly had quite an impact on the markets. I am sure there is still more to come from all of this and that this year is going to be interesting yet a little worrying, my previous post surrounding this can be seen by clicking here.
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