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Pound Firms as BoE Members Comment on Negative Interest Rates

The Great Britain pound rallied today, trading as the strongest major currency on the Forex market. Analysts explained the rally by comments from central bank’s officials regarding the outlook for negative interest rates.

Pound Falls on Brexit Uncertainty As Talks Reach Critical Phase

The Sterling pound today fell against the dollar buffeted by Brexit headlines with both sides are working on getting a deal but preparing for a no-deal Brexit scenario. The GBP/USD currency pair completely ignored the release of the upbeat UK retail sales report as Brexit news remained the dominant factor fueling the pair’s price.

Pound Crashes Against Dollar As No-Deal Brexit Appears Imminent

The Sterling pound today plunged against the dollar after both EU and UK leaders said that the possibility of a no-deal Brexit was quite high at the moment. The GBP/USD currency pair fell on the reports given that many investors were hoping that the EU and UK would agree to a compromise deal.

Pound Rallies to 12-Week Highs on AstraZeneca Vaccine, UK PMIs

The sterling pound today surged to 12-week highs against the dollar boosted by news of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine given that its a British/Swedish company. The GBP/USD currency pair later trimmed its gains after the dollar surged to new multi-month highs on upbeat US Flash PMIs released by Markit Economics.

Pound Rallies Against Dollar on £150Bln Bank of England Stimulus

The sterling pound today rallied against the dollar after the Bank of England decided to expand its quantitative easing programme by more than expected. The dollar’s overall weakness also boosted the GBP/USD currency pair’s rally as vote-counting in the US Presidential elections showed Biden maintaining his lead.

Pound Falls to 10-Day Lows on UK COVID-19 Cases, Risk-Off Mood

The Sterling pound today fell to new 10-day lows against the US dollar driven by the risk-off market sentiment amid rising UK coronavirus cases and the ongoing Brexit talks. The GBP/USD currency pair’s decline was also fueled by the resurgent greenback, which benefitted as a safe-haven asset ahead of next week’s US Presidential election.

Sterling Rallies Against Dollar on Brexit Optimism and UK GDP

The Sterling pound today rallied against the weak dollar ignoring the uncertainty surrounding the Brexit talks as investor sentiment remained decidedly bullish. The GBP/USD currency pair today extended its rally for the third consecutive day driven by the greenback’s overall weakness and positive UK macro reports.

Sterling Firms on Brexit Optimism, Monetary Policy Outlook

The Great Britain pound was the strongest among the major currencies on the Forex market today thanks to comments from a central bank official and hopes for a trade deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union. While the sterling has trimmed its gains by now, it is still trading above the opening level at the time of writing.

Pound Trades Sideways Against the Dollar, Later Edges Higher

The British pound today traded sideways against the dollar alternating between losses and gains before rallying higher to post gains amid hopes for further UK stimulus measures. The GBP/USD currency pair today rallied to its daily highs after the Chancellor of the Exchequer unveiled measures to directly support British workers.

US Dollar Ends Confusing Week Mixed

The past trading week was rather confusing, with many currencies moving in unexpected directions. For example, the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc are both considered to be safe currencies and thus usually move in the same direction. But this week, the Japanese yen ended trading as the strongest currency on the Forex market, while the Swiss franc was the weakest one. The US dollar was not an exception, moving unpredictably after the FOMC monetary […]

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