Pound Sterling has had a fairly solid day on the markets so far – Strength against USD, EUR, AUD, NZD, CHF, ZAR, CAD, PLN and most majors following better than expected retail sales figures

Sterling has seen a fairly good day on the markets today following slightly better than expected Retail Sales figures for the U.K earlier on this morning and a potential carry on from slighlty positive news from the Bank of England minutes released yesterday morning.

The Bank of England minutes essentially said that no discussion was made about a potential rate cut for the U.K at present (a rate cut generally weakens a currency as it makes it less attractive to investors) and on top of this the minutes also mentioned that further Quantitative Easing was voted against by 9-0 by the members of the monetary policy commitee as well. Even  the mere mention of QE over the past few years has tended to weaken the Pound so the fact that both this may be off the cards for a while now and that an interest rate cut also appears to be quite a way away has been seen as very positive for Sterling.

I feel now after reading through the data released yesterday and indeed this morning that there is a good chance that the Pound may have a good period. A few data releases have been fairly positive and we are due to enter the month of September which will bring us all of the economic data releases from August (where the majority of the Olympics took place) and personally I feel figures should have picked up over that time frame.

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