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Pound Rallies on UK Manufacturing PMI and Positive Sentiment

The British pound today rallied higher against the US dollar extending yesterday’s positive momentum boosted by Boris Johnson‘s promises of more spending to boost the UK economy. The weak dollar also raised the GBP/USD currency pair as investors reacted to news that a potential coronavirus vaccine had shown positive results in early clinical trials.

Sterling Soft on Brexit Fears, Government Spending Plans

The Great Britain pound was extremely weak today, falling against all other most-traded currencies with the exception of safer ones, like the Japanese yen and Swiss franc (but not the US dollar, which outperformed the sterling). According to market analysts, the main reasons for the drop were Brexit fears and concerns about government spending plans.

US Dollar Weakens As Currency Crunch Subsides, Housing Data Disappoints

The US dollar is weakening to start the trading week as the global currency crunch appears to have subsided. Housing data was also released on Monday, creating concern that the real estate market may not fully recover in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. Is the greenback set for a bear market in the second half of 2020?

Pound Falls After BoE Fails to Deliver Adequate Stimulus Measures

The Sterling pound today spiked higher shortly after the Bank of England left its lending rate unchanged and increased its stimulus program by £100 billion as expected. However, the GBP/USD currency pair’s rally was short-lived as the pair quickly headed lower as investor risk appetite faded in the face of rising coronavirus infections globally.

British Pound Falls on UK GDP Data Miss Then Bounces to New Highs

The Sterling pound today fell briefly after the release of the latest UK GDP data early London, but quickly recovered as other prints came in better than expected. The GBP/USD currency pair rallied to new highs after investors digested the multiple macro releases from the UK docket, one of which beat analysts estimates.

Pound Rallies on Brexit Rumours Despite Weak UK Housing Data

The British pound today rallied higher against the US dollar on hopes that the UK and the Europen Union would reach a post-Brexit deal according to recent news headlines. The GBP/USD currency pair rallied to new monthly highs as investors dumped the dollar due to the ongoing violent demonstrations and the risks associated with the same.

Great Britain Pound Gains on Majors, Falls vs. Commodity Currencies

The Great Britain pound gained on its major rivals but fell versus commodity currencies amid risk appetite prevailing during today’s trading session. News from the United Kingdom itself was relatively good as well, with retail sales improving slightly and the central bank refraining from promising negative interest rates.

Pound Falls on Weak UK Retail Sales Data and Risk-Off Sentiment

The Sterling pound today fell against the US dollar following the release of disappointing UK retail sales data in the early London session. The GBP/USD currency pair’s decline was further fueled by the risk-off market sentiment as investors priced-in various global risks.

British Pound Mixed on Sliding Inflation, First-Ever Negative-Yielding Bond

The British pound is trading mixed against its G10 currency competitors midweek as investors comb through the influx of April inflation data. For the first time in the nation’s history, the United Kingdom sold a negative-yielding bond, meaning that the government is being paid to borrow. In the post-Coronavirus economy, this might be the new norm for a myriad of nations around the world.

Pound Spikes Higher on BoE Rate Decision, Retreats on Dovishness

The Sterling pound today spiked to new daily highs after the Bank of England announced its monetary policy decisions early in the London session. The GBP/USD currency pair later gave up most of its gains as investors digested the BoE’s seemingly dovish stance on the economy amid calls for more stimulus.

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