Asset Purchase — News Archive


Sterling Rallies on USD Weakness, Falls on Dovish BoE Decision

The British pound today fell from its daily highs in the mid-London session following the dovish outlook painted by the Bank of England following its rate decision. The GBP/USD currency pair had rallied to its daily highs earlier in the session by riding on the wave of broad US dollar weakness following yesterday’s dovish FOMC statement.

Sterling Pound Rallies on Upbeat Retail Sales Data and BoE Decision

The British pound today rallied higher against the US dollar from the mid-Asian session as markets digested yesterday’s Fed monetary policy statement. The pound’s rally was further boosted by the release of upbeat UK retail sales data in the early European session.

Euro Rallies on Draghi Speech, Later Declines on Eurozone CPI Data

The euro inched higher against the US dollar in the Asian session and jumped higher in the early European session after Mario Draghi’s mostly hawkish speech in Frankfurt. The euro then headed lower against the greenback following the release of the latest eurozone CPI data, which was in-line with expectations.

Sterling Pound Trades Sideways on BoE Rate Decision, Later Declines

The Sterling pound today traded sideways immediately after the Bank of England announced its interest rate decision, which was in line with expectations. The GBP/USD currency pair headed lower afterwards even as investors adjusted to the rate decision while looking forward to other fundamental triggers.

Pound Spikes Higher on BoE Rate Decision, Declines on Brexit Worries

The British pound today declined against the US dollar after the Bank of England left its monetary policy intact including the bank rate and the asset purchase program. The pound initially spiked higher following the BoE announcement, but quickly headed lower as investor sentiment towards the pound shifted on Brexit worries.

Euro Rallies Briefly Boosted by Mario Draghi’s Hawkish Comments

The euro rallied briefly against its major peers today after Mario Draghi, the President of the European Central Bank, outlined a hawkish outlook during the press briefing after the bank’s meeting. The euro gained significantly as the ECB revised its growth and inflation outlooks for the Eurozone and announced that the quantitative easing program would continue until December.

Euro Goes Lower on ECB Bond Purchases & German Business Sentiment

The euro dropped today against its major rivals due to a report that the European Central Bank will expand its bond purchases. Poor economic data from Germany also drove the shared 19-nation currency down.

Euro Drops as Draghi Announces Start of QE Program

The euro dropped today after the monetary policy meeting of the European Central Bank. While ECB President Mario Draghi did not make any changes to the policy, he announced the start of the planned quantitative easing program.

Bank of England Avoids Quantitative Easing, Pound Profits

The Bank of England refrained from easing the monetary policy at today’s meeting, causing the Great Britain pound to climb. The United Kingdom still suffers from the double-dip recession and it is questionable whether the currency could maintain its gains.

Bank of England’s Decisions Affect Pound’s Performance

The pound remained bearish this week as market sentiment towards assets in the U.K. didn’t manage to improve, after interest rates remained at a record low in the country, according to what most analysts expected to happen for today’s decisions.