Pound hits monthly highs against the Euro and Dollar – will the rise continue?

Pound hits monthly highs against the Euro and Dollar – will the rise continue? Sterling rose to monthly highs against a number of its major counterparts during yesterday’s session following stronger than expected inflation data. The pound rose against both the euro and the dollar during the most positive session of the year for the currency. A transfer of £200,000 is buying €4000 and $11,000 more than the low of the last four weeks. ONS data showed that UK inflation dropped from 10.7% to 10.5%. Inflation has...

Will the pound get stronger? Growth figures show a surprise positive reading on Friday

The UK looks set to avoid a recession in 2022 as GDP data was announced on Friday. The UK economy grew by 0.1% in November, with the services sector providing a welcome boost when a 0.2% expansion was announced. This came as a surprise to many forecasters, with a 0.3% GDP contraction the market expectation. Despite this, the pound failed to make any significant gains against the Euro, finishing the week trading at 1.1280 – a near 0.75% decrease since markets opened on Monday. The Pound...

Sterling exchange rates against Euro and Dollar this week

As we entered the new year, sterling ended a turbulent week on the up against both the euro and the dollar after a wave of data across the continent and the pond was released. The pound finished the week over 0.5 cents higher (1.1360) than where it started (1.1290) against the euro and at similar levels to where it started (1.2060) against the dollar. The pound managed to recover over 2 cents alone against the greenback on Friday after early week losses. The cause for...

What will 2023 Bring For Sterling Exchange Rates?

Sterling exchange rates have dropped on the whole throughout 2022 and it is fair to say there are a number of quite obvious reasons behind the poor performance of the pound over the course of the year. Here is a summary of GBP paired against a selection of major currencies and the movement since 1st Jan 2022 as an example. GBP/USD -10.79% GBP/EUR -4.97% GBP/CAD -5.44% GBP/AUD -4.69% GBP/CHF -9.97% All in all, the above suggests the pound indeed had a torrid time of it, most notably shortly after Liz Truss...
Pound to Euro Starts the Week off Steady

Is the pound set to weaken?

Sterling exchange rates hang in the balance Sterling exchange rates once again hang in the balance following a subdued start to the week. Yesterday, the pound recovered most of the gains lost during Tuesdays session, however, struggled to break much higher. Data released on Monday triggered the sterling sell-off after the pound had risen to monthly highs against the dollar and the euro towards the end of last week. PMI data confirmed the UK services industry contracted last month, which is negative for the country’s economic...

Will The Pound Keep Rising This Week?

The Pound has had a fairly good week or two against most major currencies, so I thought I would look at the probability that Sterling exchange rates would continue to gain ground against them over the course of this week. Now that the Autumn statement has passed without any huge drama, unlike Kwasi Kwarteng's attempt, there is a feeling that there is a little more confidence in the U.K and investors are starting to head back into UK stocks and shares, thus heightening demand 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...
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...
Pound to Euro Gains After Weaker German Retail Sales

Pound Sterling strikes back against the Dollar as ECB decision looms

Cable rates (GBPUSD) climbed to 6-week highs yesterday as the pound continued its comeback following the announcement of Rishi Sunak as the next Prime Minister. The pound also enjoyed improvements against the euro and the Canadian dollar. Gaining more than a 1% against the latter by close of play. Sterling opens the day a little softer. Political instability can weigh heavy on a currency and the last few weeks have been far from stable in the UK’s political arena. Jeremy Hunt was re-confirmed as Chancellor of...