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Great Britain Pound Gains on Lockdown Exit Hopes

The Great Britain pound rallied today, gaining against all other most-traded currencies. The main driver for the sterling’s gains was hope that Britain will exit the lockdown sooner rather than later. Domestic macroeconomic data was also helpful to the currency.

Pound Weak Despite Positive Revision to UK Services PMI

The Great Britain pound was one of the weakest currencies on the Forex market during Wednesday’s trading despite the positive revision to Britain’s services PMI. Markets now focus on Thursday’s monetary policy announcement from the Bank of England.

Swiss Franc Sinks Despite Positive Macros

The Swiss franc sank today, declining against all of its most-traded rivals. The reason for such a poor performance was unclear, considering that domestic macroeconomic indicators released on Monday were extremely good, beating expectations by a wide margin. Some market analysts theorized that the slump of the Swiss currency was a result of outflows into the US dollar, which was very strong on Monday.

Great Britain Pound Ends Friday Strong

The Great Britain pound was one of the strongest major currencies on Friday despite plenty of negative fundamentals that were weighing on the currency. Over the week, though, the sterling kept losses versus most of its major peers.

Sterling Weak as Britain Prepares for Lockdown

The Great Britain pound was soft today, though it managed to gain on the Swiss franc. The major source of the sterling’s weakness was the news that the country will enter a second lockdown this week.

Great Britain Pound Flat Despite Worrying Brexit News

The Great Britain pound was mostly flat today despite concerning Brexit news headlines. While the sterling was trading either near the opening level or slightly higher against most of its rivals, it fell versus the Canadian dollar.

Swiss Franc Mixed After Positive Revision of Economic Forecasts

The Swiss franc was mixed today following the release of an updated economic forecast from Switzerland’s government.

The Great Britain Pound Drops Despite Positive News Headlines

The Great Britain pound was extremely weak today, falling against all other major currencies, even the Australian and New Zealand dollars, which were recovering after the losses they have posted earlier this week. Analysts say, though, that the gains of the Australian and New Zealand currencies were just a result of a short-covering rally, which is not likely to last long. As for the sterling, it performed poorly this week, […]

SNB Keeps Monetary Policy Unchanged, Swiss Franc Weak

The Swiss National Bank made a monetary policy announcement today but markets paid little attention to it. Currently, the Swiss franc is the weakest currency on the Forex market, even losing its earlier gains versus the Australian and New Zealand dollars, which themselves were very weak. It looks like traders continue to prefer the US dollar as a refuge, ignoring other safe currencies, like the franc and the Japanese yen.

Analysts Remain Unconvinced by Sterling’s Rally

The Great Britain pound was the strongest currency on the Forex market today, rallying against other most-traded counterparts. But analysts were not convinced by the rally, arguing that it was a result of short-sellers taking profits, not supportive fundamentals. With not many fundamental factors supporting the currency and several high-profile events this week, specialists think that it is too risky to buy the sterling.

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