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Pound Sidelined As UK COVID-19 Deaths Rise and Boris Self-Isolates

The pound today traded sideways against the US dollar extending its sideways trading range for the third day in a row as investors took a break following its recent massive rally. The GBP/USD currency pair rangebound trading action was also affected by the surge in UK coronavirus deaths as deaths jumped 31% to 563, hitting a cumulative total of 2,352.

Pound Crashes as Investors Prepare for Worsening UK Conditions

The British pound today crashed to new lows against the US dollar as investors fled the pound amid widespread coronavirus fear in the United Kingdom. The GBP/USD currency pair’s woes were associated with investors’ adverse reaction to the British government’s delayed response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Pound Falls on UK Politics and US Fiscal Stimulus Expectations

The British pound today fell against the much stronger US dollar as markets waited for a fiscal stimulus package to be announced by the US government. The GBP/USD currency pair was also weighed down by British politics as the government gave up its massive majority in a crunch vote on Huawei.

Pound Falls Despite Upbeat UK Inflation Data and Positive US Prints

The Sterling pound today fell against the US dollar despite the release of upbeat UK inflation data in the early London session. The GBP/USD currency pair fell at a crucial support level, which has been cited by most analysts as the main reason for the pair’s decline.

Pound Falls on Johnson’s Brexit Comments Amid Low Liquidity

The Sterling pound today fell against the US dollar as the UK and the European Union continue to play hardball with each other ahead of the official Brexit negotiations. The GBP/USD fell for most of today’s session amid low-liquidity conditions, given that the US markets remained closed even as the country celebrates President’s Day.

Pound Rallies to 1-Week Highs as PM Johnson Reshuffles His Cabinet

The Sterling pound today rallied to 1-week highs as the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a major cabinet reshuffle that saw several ministers replaced. The GBP/USD currency pair started rallying hours before the official announcement as some ministers such as Sajid Javid resigned ahead of the reshuffle.

Great Britain Pound Recovers After Falling on Brexit Fears

The Great Britain pound recovered a bit today following yesterday’s slump caused by returning Brexit fears. The rebound was nowhere near enough to eliminate the Monday’s losses, though. Macroeconomic data showed a small improvement in Britain’s economy.

Pound Falls on Disappointing UK Inflation Report and BoE Comments

The sterling pound today fell to new daily lows against the US dollar following the release of disappointing UK inflation data in the early London session. The GBP/USD currency pair’s decline was also fueled by dovish comments from a Bank of England policymaker increasing the likelihood of future rate cuts.

Pound Rallies on Brexit Bill Passage, Later Falls on Dovish BoE Stance

The pound today rallied briefly against the US dollar during the Asian session after the UK Parliament approved the government’s Brexit withdrawal Bill last night. The GBP/USD currency pair’s rally was short-lived as it later fell in the early London session as after the European Union announced a series of meetings to discuss Brexit.

Pound Falls Against the Dollar on US-Iran Tensions and Weak UK PMI

The Sterling pound today fell against the US dollar as tensions between the US and Iran escalated overnight and investors dumped riskier assets such as the pound. The GBP/USD currency pair has given up most of the gains made in December following Boris Johnson‘s landslide election win that saw the pair spike to multi-month highs.

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