GBPEUR rates, will they climb back? (Steve Eakins)

GBPEUR Exchange Rate: The Week Ahead May 9th

This week we have seen rates continue to fall for euro buyers, but they have fallen at a slower pace that a majority of January as I forecasted earlier this week.  We also had a few surprising moment when rates increased for euro buyers. This was down to negative commentary coming from France.  This news surprised the market and provided clients that could move quickly with a saving of nearly a 1% compared to levels today.  Here this spike kept us busy as we informed clients that had registered their interest which in time has proved to be the correct decision.

There is possibility that we will see a similar opportunity in the days ahead. Especially with the end of the month looming!  As city traders sell off their positions to recognise their profit referred to as “profit taking” the additional artificial demand on the market could provide euro buyers with a spike. Longer term going into next week and February watch out for UK data figures for January.  Any that show an improvement could result in GBP spiking up as it will lower the odds that the UK has gone into a recession.

Data next week includes: interest rate decisions, retail figures, construction figures and industrial figures. All of which are normally the most influential and powerful in moving market prices.

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Steve Eakins

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