GBP USD Exchange Rate Drops to Fresh Low as Truss Becomes New PM

GBP USD Exchange Rate Drops to Fresh Low as Truss Becomes New PM

The pound slid as low as 1.144 against the dollar on Monday – its lowest level since March 2020 – ahead of the announcement of the new Prime Minister. When, as widely expected, it was confirmed that Liz Truss had beaten Rishi Sunak in the race to 10 Downing Street, the UK currency managed to claw its way back into the 1.15 range. Truss has promised tax cuts and a new energy plan within the week, which could present the Bank of England with the conditions...
Pound to Euro rate continues to fall, making history in the process

Pound Sterling losses continue as cost of living crisis dominates headlines – New Prime...

Sterling exchange rates have continues to drift to kick start a new trading week, as the cost of living crisis dominates headlines across UK media. With today being an important day for UK politics as we see the announcement of the winner in the Conservative party leadership contest, and ultimately who will be the new Prime Minister, they will almost instantaneously have to announce how they plan to combat what appears to be an extremely challenging winter for the majority of households and businesses. It is...
GBP to EUR Forecast: Will Sterling See Further Losses Against the Euro?

Sterling exchange rates continue to slide – How low can the pound go?

Sterling exchange rates have seen further losses against both Euro and Dollar over the course of the trading week, as investors and speculators alike have made it clear there is a lack of confidence in the Pound at present. With the cost of living crisis bearing down on the UK economy and a prolonged recession on the cards we have started to witness a move away from the pound and it appears that it is being treated much more like a riskier currency rather than...
Pound to Euro forecast: When should I buy Euros?

Pound to Euro forecast: When should I buy Euros?

Sterling continues to struggle against the Euro: Key market events to look out for The pound over the last 8 weeks has struggled against the euro. Pound to euro exchange rates have dropped by 5%, to put this into monetary value a €250,000 purchase now costs an additional £11,450. This month there are a few key events to look out for which will have a major impact on the currency pairing. Brexit This month 160,000 Tory members will vote on who they want the next Prime Minister...
GBP USD Exchange Rate Pulls Back as UK Inflation Hits Fresh 40-Year High 

Pound to US Dollar forecast: What will move GBPUSD levels this week?

Pound to US Dollar rate under strain The pound to US dollar exchange rate is likely to come under some scrutiny this week, with a series of releases to move the currency markets. Expectations are for the GBP/USD exchange rate to come under influence from a number of different sources, including both Brexit and also more global factors. On the US dollar, there are also a series of domestic issues to contend with, including the prospect of a slowing economy leading to the US cutting interest...
GBP EUR Lower After Retail Sales Disappoint

Pound Euro forecast and the impact of the Conservative leadership election

Boris vs Jeremy: The affect on the Pound to Euro rate We have had a very busy end to the week with Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt now the last two candidates in the race for the Tory leadership election. Johnson won the ballot with a total of 160 votes. Meanwhile, Jeremy Hunt managed to get 75 votes in total. We are now just a month away before the next official Tory Prime Minister is announced. The expected date is July 22nd so we may see...
GBP EUR Higher After European Central Bank Rates

Could sterling be set for further losses against the euro?

Pound to euro rate after breakdown in cross-party talks The pound to euro rate continues to be largely dictated by Brexit. We recently witnessed GBP/EUR reach as high as the mid 1.17s, only around half a cent away from a two year high. The pound's gains were based on the fact that Theresa May was trying to put together a deal that would be accepted by the Labour Party. The deal would mean the UK would have access to the customs union until the next...
GBPCAD Rates: Lack of Faith in the Pound Highlighted by Oil Crisis?

NAFTA talks drag on which causes the Canadian Dollar to weaken against the Pound

The Canadian Dollar has once again come under pressure against the Pound as the three countries involved in the NAFTA negotiations are not close to a deal yet. US Congress appears to be running out of time at the moment in order to approve a new deal and with the Mexican election just over 3 weeks away I think it will be difficult to get things organised in the short term and this uncertainty is causing a problem for the Canadian Dollar. According to one source...
Trump trade optimism sends the Pound to AUD rate lower

Canadian Dollar slips as Trump makes new NAFTA surprise!

The Canadian Dollar has lost value today after a surprise comment from the US' White House chief economic adviser. Larry Kudlow is chief economic adviser to the White House so he has a close relationship with US President Donald Trump. Today Kudlow confirmed that Trump wishes to negotiate separate bilateral deals with Mexico and Canada. The reason for the market reaction is due to this coming as a surprise, and also the change it will bring if it goes ahead. The current plan in place...

Could UK Retail Sales help to increase the Pound vs the Canadian Dollar?

The Canadian Dollar has continued to strengthen during the course of this week against the Pound and it appears to be following the same trend as what is also happening with GBPUSD rates. Oil prices have been on the rise and the highest they have been for a few years and as Canada is such a huge oil exporter this is likely to provide the Canadian Dollar with a lot of strength as it should in theory help to reduce the Trade Balance and increase...