Oil Price Volatility Expected to Continue, Could GBPCAD Break Through 1.80 Barrier?

Sterling remains rangebound, but could tomorrow’s economic data releases cause a spike?

Sterling exchange rates traded within a think range during yesterday’s trading session, with the GBP/EUR exchange rate trading within a range of just half a cent. Since breaking above the 1.15 threshold the GBP to EUR exchange rate has mostly hovered between 1.1500 and 1.1550 and that’s where the pair are trading at the time of writing. After quite a volatile month or two, especially in the wake of the Mini-Budget almost two-months ago, the markets seem pretty calm. This may continue throughout the week as...

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...

Will the Pound rise after the Autumn Statement?

Autumn Statement and impact on Sterling exchange rates The eagerly anticipated Autumn Statement was released yesterday which had the effect of calming the currency markets, much to the relief of anyone looking to buy Euros or buy US Dollars at the moment. The statement included increased tax rates as well as a curb in public spending in an attempt to fill the void in public finances that the UK faces. A stark warning was also given by the Office for Budget Responsibility as it warned that households...

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...
GBPEUR Looks Vulnerable but Data Will Decide

Will the Pound fall further due to recession fears?

Despite trading within a thin range against the Euro last week, the Pound experienced a pretty significant drop against the US Dollar as the week progressed, making the cost of buying US Dollars with Pounds a lot more expensive. Sterling saw a fall of 3% over the week’s trading, and this was the biggest drop for the Pound against the US Dollar since late September. At the end of September the former Chancellor of the Exchequer gave the disastrous mini-budget which saw the rate of...

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 EUR Drops After Bank of England Recession Warnings 

BoE decision looms – where will the pound go next?

The Bank of England are set to announce their latest decision on interest rate policy at midday today. Inflation has become embedded in the UK economy and the bank are tasked at keeping inflation below 2%. The current rate of inflation is over 10%. Interest rate policy is a key tool in managing inflation. A central bank will raise interest rates in an attempt to cool the economy down and bring inflation under control. The bank has raised interest rates at the last 8 meetings. Today...