Sterling hits two-month highs against the dollar

Pound Sterling Forecast – Sterling hits two-month highs against the dollar The pound continued it’s positive start to the week during Wednesday’s session rising to a 2-month high against the US dollar and a 3-week high against the euro. £100,000 is buying €3000 and $9000 more vs the low of the last month. If purchasing an overseas property or running a business with currency exposure. The pounds gains have significantly reduced the cost. The last few weeks has been full of negative economic data for the UK....

How will the budget effect the pound?

Inflation figures released yesterday confirmed that prices in the UK have risen to a new 40-year high. The key CPI reading was higher than expected at 11.1% vs 10.7%. The pound remained relativity quiet following the announcement and closed the day slightly higher against most major currencies. The Bank of England has been consistently raising interest rates since December last year to try and bring inflation under control. However, bank predictions suggest inflation will peak at 13% before levelling off and eventually falling in 2024. Interest...
GBP EUR Exchange Rate: The Week Ahead June 12th

Will the Pound recover its recent losses against the Euro?

Despite the rate of cable (GBP/USD) climbing as a result of US Dollar weakness, the Pound has been slowing softening against the Euro throughout November so far. Between the middle to late October the Pound remained a good few cents above its current trading levels against the Euro, and even climbed above 1.1650 at one point offering Sterling sellers a good opportunity to make their GBP/EUR currency exchanges. The climb in the Pound last month was a surprise as Sterling climbed by almost 10-cents from the...
GBP EUR Exchange Rate: The Week Ahead August 15th

Important week for Sterling exchange rates with economic data and the Autumn statement due...

We have a really important week ahead for Sterling exchange rates, with a number of key economic data releases due over the course of the trading week, and the delayed Autumn Statement to be delivered on Thursday. There are still concerns over the outlook for the U.K economy, so economic data is being watched closely by investors, and we have some key releases over the next few days which could cause the pound to be particularly volatile. Tomorrow morning we have unemployment data, expectations are for...
Pound to Euro Starts the Week off Steady

Will the pound weaken again?

Sterling exchange rates hang in the balance once again following a day of poor performance in yesterdays session. The pound dropped close to monthly lows against euro while also losing value against the US dollar and a basket of other currencies. Sterling has opened this morning on a more positive footing. The announcement that cryptocurrency giant Binance would not rescue their competitor FTX triggered a significant sell-off in the crypto markets. A number of asset funds are invested in the crypto sphere meaning a sell-off...

Strong start to the week for Pound Sterling – What could this week bring...

We have seen a strong start to the trading week for the Pound against every major currency, as Sterling exchange rates have bounced back from losses towards the end of last week. The Pound did drop off at the back end of the week due to a fairly dovish tone set out by the Bank of England at the BOE interest rate decision, where the markets were informed not to expect as greater hike in interest rates in the coming months as had been originally...
GBP AUD Slumps After UK Cabinet Resignations 

Sunak’s presence steadies the Pound for now, but what do the experts predict for...

Rishi Sunak’s presence as Prime Minister has so far steadied the Pound after one of the most volatile periods for the Pound in recent years. The end of September and beginning of October was perhaps the most volatile period of trading for the Pound since February 2020 when the seriousness of Covid became evident. Prior to this period of volatility, the vote in favour of Brexit during the summer of 2016 was perhaps the most volatile time for the Pound. Those of our readers hoping...

Pound Sterling Forecast – Sterling starts the week on the front foot

Sterling exchange rates have started the week off fairly positively against most major currencies, most notably continuing the strong finish to last week against the Euro, with GBP/EUR now sat above 1.1650. The reason this pairing in particular has moved in Sterling's favour more than others is down to the ECB (European Central Bank) interest rate decision and press conference delivered by Christine Lagarde on Thursday. The ECB did raise interest rates as expected, however there was a slightly dovish tone around this hike, there were...
A Rollarcoaster Week for GBP EUR - Weekly Review June 18th 

Sterling remains stable after ECB interest rate hike

The European Central Bank (ECB) confirmed yesterday that interest rates in the eurozone would be raised by 75-basis points. Euro sellers would have been hoping for a bounce in rates following the decision, but the single currency softened against a number of major currencies. It is likely that a 75-basis point hike was already priced into the rates with the figure well reported a couple of weeks ahead of time. The decision proved positive for GBPEUR, with the pound pushing close to monthly highs. Bar the...
GBP EUR Exchange Rate: Weekly Review July 16  

Will Incoming Prime Minister Sunak bring stability for the Pound?

The Pound begun the week in a strong fashion off the back of news that former Prime Minister Boris Johnson opted to pull out of the Conservative leadership contest. Britain’s former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak is now confirmed to step into the role of Prime Minister making him the youngest Prime Minister in around 200 years. Perhaps the uncertainty being lifted as to who would become Prime Minister was behind the boost in the Pounds value yesterday, although since then we have seen...