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After a good run against the Euro of late Sterling has had a difficult few days to the start of the week as GBPEUR rates have dropped by 2 cents. There are a number of factors to consider that have been negative to the Pound. As highlighted in yesterday’s report Inflation rates fell which caused Sterling to drop against the Euro.
In theory if inflation is low it means that the Bank of England can keep interest rates low for a longer period of time which means less confidence in investing in Sterling therefore causing the Pound to weaken.
The Bank of England minutes out this morning at 930am have seen a 6-3 split against continuing with further Quantitative Easing. The worry for the markets is that many doubt the Bank of England’s commitment to try to affect Inflation.
The recent extension of further bond-buying by the US has led to a huge amount of Dollar strength recently and with the UK deciding to opt against further QE themselves this could be another reason for Sterling’s recent weakness.
With the new Governor Mark Carney due to take over from Mervyn King in July his stance during his time in Canada is to keep interest rates low. If you’re considering making a currency transfer and want to ensure you are getting competitive rates of exchange that can improve upon the high street banks then feel to contact me directly for a free quote. Tom Holian firstname.lastname@example.org
The UK has this morning published Retail Sales which were 1.3% lower in April than in March as bad weather continues to blight the UK. Food sales also fell to their lowest monthly level in almost two years. With the UK having avoided a triple dip recession recently this gave Sterling a welcome boost but potentially the release has just papered over the cracks.
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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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Beginning with GBPEUR exchange rates we have seen the UK growth forecasts pushed up by Mervyn King this week which has seen Sterling gain against the Euro and with France announcing a triple dip recession this has also seen support for Sterling. It seems also since the Quarter UK GDP figures helped the UK itself to avoid the triple dip a little bit of confidence has returned for the Pound. The Euro has also felt the effect of weak inflation which highlights the slowdown in the Eurozone which compounds the weak GDP figures across Europe this week.
GBPAUD exchange rates have kept up their trend of recent Aussie Dollar weakness and rates are the highest in many weeks as the Aussie government announce they are expecting a deficit this year so if you’re interested in reading more click this link Weaker economic growth from China since the turn of the year has also negatively affected the AUD exchange rate and therefore if you need to buy Australian Dollars it may be worth taking advantage of these current spikes.
GBPZAR and GBPNZD exchange rates have all felt the effect of the problems globally and we have seen Sterling improve by over 2% against these two currency pairs this week and many are targeting GBPNZD to hit 1.90 and GBPZAR to hit 14.5. I for one would not be surprised if these figures are hit during next week but if so may not last for long.
Next week the Bank of England releases its minutes next Wednesday and on Thursday the UK releases its revised GDP figures so if you have a currency transfer to make feel free to get in touch Tom Holian firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d be more than happy to provide a free quote.
Bank of England Quarterly Inflation report, EU GDP figures and the Australian Budget. Busy week on the currency markets! (Mike Vaughan)
Sterling started the week poorly against a number of currencies falling against the Euro and US dollar but continuing its recent resurgence against the Australian dollar. This week there is plenty of data to keep anyone with a keen eye on the money markets with some of the notable data sets as follow:
- Today 09:30 BST - Australia will release its yearly budget. This will be keenly viewed as the Australian government faces questions about its handling of the economy ahead of elections later this year. With the economy having been affected by weaker global forecasts and in particular from China, for which the Australian economy is heaviliy reliant, the outcome of the budget could be very interesting. Some analysts say that while the mining sector has been the driving force behind Australia’s steady economic expansion, other parts of the economy have stagnated or grown much less quickly. A key reason has been the strength of the AUD and the RBA (Reserve Bank of Australia) have been open in highlighting their concerns and may act to devalue the dollar, potentially good news for those buying dollars.
- Wednesday 10:00 BST- anyone with an interest in the Euro should watch out for EU GDP figures. Figures are expected to stay at -0.9% but any deviation from the expected figure and watch out for volatility on Euro exchange rates.
- Wednesday 09:30 BST – UK unemployment figures expected to stay at 7.9%
- Wednesday 10:30 BST – Bank of England Quarterly Inflation report and Mervyn King press conference. The BofE publishes a report of the detailed economic analysis and inflation projections on which the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee bases its interest rate decisions, and presents an assessment of the prospects for UK inflation over the following two years. Watch out for any clues with regards to QE, I personally believe the Bank will stay firm on its current p[olicies until the new governor Mark Carney takes over from Mervyn King in July.
- Friday 00:45 BST – Japan GDP release, expected to show an increase from a flat 0% to 0.7%.
- Friday 13:30 BST - to finish off the week on Friday we have inflation figures and unemployment data from the US at 13:30 BST.
As you can see we have plenty of data released for the rest of the week. To be kept up to date with the impact these data sets may have for your individual requirement then please contact me and I will happily run though my forecasts and run through the various contracts we can offer to help maximise your currency exchange. I am very confident I can help achieve a better rate than your current provider. Please call the office on +44 (0)1494 787478 or email me (Mike) with a brief overview of your requirement and I will gladly contact you to help with your money exchange. I can be reached at email@example.com
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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An excellent run of form for sterling has seen us hit a 15 week high against the euro and 11 week highs against the US dollar, Australian dollar and Canadian dollar. Is this going to get much better or has this rally run out of steam?
I think that this rally has run out of steam but that does not mean rates are going to just crash back down. Sterling has been given a boost by the improved GDP stats (0.3% growth for Q1) which removes some of the more immediate concerns regarding sterling. In order for the pound to press on we need to see more positive data and next Thursday could be a trigger with Industrial and Manufacturing data plus the NIESR (National Institute of Economic & Social Research) estimate of GDP for April.
If you are considering moving sterling in the next few weeks next week could be fairly pivotal in shaping the future direction for sterling. It is important not just for sterling but due to the releases affecting other currencies. Here is a quick run through of a couple of things to beware of on rates next week.
EURO – Mario Draghi and the ECB (European Central Bank) are giving a couple of speeches next week including the ECB Monthly Report. There was a story today that the ECB were playing down speculation yesterday rates may be cut further. If any such bold statements are made I expect the Euro to strengthen, but not by much.. The Euro is in the firing line right now. If you are considering any GBPEUR or EURGBP transfers in the future please feel free to contact me for a forecast specific to your requirements. email@example.com
USD – An improved employment outlook for the US today helped the USD to strengthen against sterling but unless the pound comes under pressure I expect GBPUSD to push higher. A speech next Friday by Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank in the US, Ben Bernanke could be crucial.
AUSTRALIAN – The Reserve Bank of Australia meet for their monthly meeting next Monday evening where they decide on economic policy. The statement after their meeting may be more indicative of policy as no change is expected. Next week we also have Australian employment data which could move rates. On the whole I expect rates to remain good for buyers, sellers of AUD to buy GBP may wish to move sooner if they don’t see improvements.
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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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As my colleagues post highlights opinion in the office is entirely divided. The majority of traders believe a 0.1% figure will be released and this in turn should lend support to sterling exchange rates as a result. I for one have predicted this and hope for a better day pushing GBP/EUR above 1.18, GBP/USD towards 1.54 and GBP/AUD pushing closer to 1.50 – a trigger point for many AUD buyers.
Of course the decision will be a close one and many of those with an interest in the money markets will be keeping a very close eye on the 09:30 release. The office has a range of predictions from 0.1% to – 0.2%. To avoid recession we need to see 0% or better, something that may give the economy a much needed boost. Of late data in the UK has been somewhat better with the only exception retail sales, but these have been affected by unseasonably poor weather, something you cannot legislate for. Today could prove incredibly volatile, should you wish to remove this uncertainty then get in touch early on 01494 787478 or email email@example.com
Although UK GDP data is likely to dominate today’s trading, other data to watch out for will include the following:
US Jobless Claims at 13:30 – expecting to show a slight decrease possibly lending support to the US dollar this afternoon.
Overnight we have the interest rate decision from Japan – expected to stay on hold at 0.1% and should cause little movement for GBP/JPY but watch out for the Bank of Japans monetary statement that will follow. This will outline the policies the BofJ will have in store and could have an impact on riskier currencies such as the AUD, NZD and ZAR as the JPY is often used in conjunction with these currencies through he use of a carry trade. This is when investors borrow in a low yielding currency i.e. JPY and look for higher grossing currencies such as AUD, NZD and ZAR. It is a risky trade as the exchange rate movement can remove any gains from the higher yield offered and as a result economic sentiment from Japan could adversely affect the riskier currencies. I for one feel further opportunities will be seen for buyers of the AUD, NZD and ZAR in the coming few days and weeks.
To finish off the week watch out for annualised US GDP at 13:30 tomorrow. Expected to show a strong improvement which should drive cable rates back towards 1.51/52 to finish off the working week.
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