Sterling slides with automated trading programs getting the blame (Joseph Wright)

GBP EUR Exchange Rate: Weekly Review July 16  

Sterling fell quite heavily against almost all major currency pairs yesterday, and without any major economic news released to justifiably trigger such a drop.

Analysts have mainly been blaming automated trading programs for the drop, and it’s not the first time we’ve seen them hit the headlines as they have previously hit the headlines for creating a downward spiral within currency pairs. The way in which this happens is the new lows continue to trigger what are known as short positions which are essential financial bets that the currency will continue falling.

Anyone with a currency requirement involving the Pound should be aware of the negative sentiment surrounding Sterling at the moment due to the Brexit vote, with traders (and automated trading systems) ready to pounce on any sign of Sterling weakness.

Yesterday the Pound fell to its lowest level against the Kiwi in almost 11 weeks as off the back of the Sterling weakness and positive news for the New Zealand economy. With diary increasing in value lately the Kiwi has benefited as it accounts for 29% of the country’s exports.

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