Fed hikes interest rate by 75 basis points with key BoE meeting looming

Yesterday evening the US federal reserve raised interest rates by 75 basis points. Raising the policy rate from 2.5% to 3.25%. This is the third 75 basis point hike in as many meetings by the Fed, highlighting again their intention to take a strong stance on inflation levels that have spiralled out of control. "The committee is strongly committed to returning inflation to its 2% objective," the Fed said in a statement. Markets now expect US interest rates to finish the year above 4%. For...
GBP EUR Could Head Lower After Growth Revisions

Three Key Events in a Vital 72 hours for GBPEUR and GBPUSD Exchange Rates

The beginning of this week in the UK was very sombre with Her Majesty’s funeral and a UK Bank Holiday. This meant UK markets were shut, and ensured a fairly sleepy start to the week from a currency perspective, with sterling still nestling in the doldrums following the poor Retail Sales data from last week. The rest of this week looks far from calm however, with three key events that could trigger market movements for the pound, US dollar, Euro and many other currencies. The...
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...
GBP AUD Consolidates with UK Employment Due

GBP AUD at Three-month Lows on Aussie Recovery Hopes

The GBP AUD exchange rate was trading at three-month lows near the 1.18300 level as traders pin their hopes on a recovery in the Aussie economy. The reopening of Melbourne adds to the lifting of restrictions in NSW and puts an end to the harsh lockdowns and failed ‘zero covid’ policies that wrecked the country’s economic rebound. The latest inflation rate today was expected to come in at 3.1%. The AUD GBP exchange rate is trading at 1.18355 and Rishi Sunak will also deliver his...
GBP EUR Looks to Chancellor’s Autumn Budget

Pound Sterling Forecast – Will GBP rise or fall in June?

The pound weakened in May as the continued uncertainty over the economic effects of the Coronavirus weighed on the UK both politically and economically. The outlook for the UK has been tainted by the Coronavirus with the UK slightly behind the curve of many other countries who are gently opening borders and allowing freer movement of people and business. The UK Government has spent billions on a furlough scheme which whilst providing some temporary relief is also perhaps just papering over some significant cracks in...
Pound Sterling Outlook: Will the UK and EU Strike a Trade Deal and How Will GBP Perform?

Pound to Euro Under Brexit Spotlight

The UK and EU will begin their 4th and final round of Brexit talks tomorrow before the UK must decide whether to request an extension to the current transition period, which is due to end on the 31st January 2021. Previous negotiations between the UK and EU have seen little progress with both the UK and EU refusing to compromise on their red lines. Whilst the UK has until November this year to agree a trade deal with the EU, the UK only has...
GBP EUR Exchange Rate: Week in Review August 28th

Pound to Euro – High Volatility Expected in Weeks Ahead

The pound to euro and pound to US dollar remains on a weaker footing with Brexit and COVID-19 continuing to act as the principle drivers. The pound to Euro rate nonetheless rallied higher to a high point of 1.1259 yesterday and 1.2363 for the pound to dollar. The movements follow intense media interest over the Bank holiday weekend surrounding the Prime Minister’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings and whether in the eyes of the law he broke lockdown rules when travelling from London to Durham....
GBP EUR Higher as Inflation Jumps Again

Pound to Euro: When Will Sterling Fall?

The pound found some support last week following losses of 2.5 percent against most major currencies in the week before. The pound to euro and pound to dollar rate remained largely rangebound throughout with both currency pairs closing the week at similar rates to where they began. Following the Bank Holiday weekend, this week will be a short one, and sterling has started the day slightly higher with pound to euro trading at 1.1211 and pound to dollar trading at 1.2262. However, despite some respite for...
GBP EUR Exchange Rate: Weekly Review July 16  

Pound Sterling Forecast – Will GBP fall further next week?

Last week wasn’t the best week for the pound with sterling finishing lower against pretty much all the majors. GBPUSD interbank rates started last week at 1.2430 before slipping to 1.2114 Friday, and GBPEUR began the week at 1.1454 before slipping to 1.1193 on the interbank rate by the end of the week. Two of the key reasons were the struggling of the Brexit talks with the UK openly attacking the EU’s approach, and also poor UK economic growth figures showing the UK is likely...
A Rollarcoaster Week for GBP EUR - Weekly Review June 18th 

Pound to Euro Exchange Rate – Further Losses Ahead?

Sterling exchange rates have lost a little ground against most major currencies over the course of the trading week, most notably hitting a 5 week low against the Dollar during yesterday’s afternoon trading session. It seems that global sentiment is starting to slip again, and fears of a second wave of COVID-19 along with a major global recession are leading investors to batten down the hatches and take cover which is leading to some Sterling weakness. For those that were following Sterling exchange rates...