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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.

Pound Plunges to 4-Week Lows on Brexit Jitters, Rising COVID-19 Cases

The Sterling pound today fell to new 4-week lows against the US dollar given the empty UK docket and the prevailing risk-off market sentiment, which favoured the dollar. The greenback’s rally triggered the GBP/USD currency pair’s crash amid a confluence of negative factors that weighed on the pound, including fears of a no-deal Brexit.

Pound Falls on UK Lockdown Easing Jitters and Sour Sentiment

The Sterling pound today fell against the US dollar driven by risk-averse market sentiment amid concerns that the UK was easing lockdown measures too quickly. The GBP/USD currency pair headed lower as investors sold the pound and other risk assets while piling into safe-haven assets such as the greenback amid global uncertainties.

Japanese Yen Attempts to Hold Ground After PMI Releases, Concerns About US-China Trade Deal

The main theme for today was the release of PMI reports for various parts of the world, though the topic of the US-China trade deal was also in the news. Overall, markets were in a positive mood, favoring high-beta currencies. Surprisingly, that did not result in a total sell-off of the Japanese currency. The yen fared rather well, holding its ground against most of its rivals and even gaining on some of them.

Pound Rallies on Positive Sentiment and Post-Brexit Trade Deal Hopes

The Sterling pound today rallied higher against the US dollar driven by positive investor sentiment about EU-UK relations post-Brexit due to recent events. The GBP/USD currency pair today was up as amid resurgent investor risk appetite, in which investors buy riskier currencies.

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.

Pound Falls on Brexit Uncertainty, Weak UK PPI, and Strong Dollar

The Sterling pound today fell against the US dollar as investors bought the safe-haven greenback in anticipation of further stimulus spending by the government. The GBP/USD currency pair got a brief respite from the optimism about a potential Brexit deal, but this was not enough to push the cable into positive territory.

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.

Japanese Yen Rallies Ahead of FOMC Meeting, Gives Up Gains Later

The Japanese yen rallied intraday during Wednesday’s trading session but has lost gains against the majority of its most-traded peers. The currency did not fall against all of them, though, most notably keeping gains versus the US dollar ahead of the monetary policy announcement from the Federal Open Market Committee later today.

Pound Rallies Despite Housing Data and COVID-19, Tumbles on Brexit

The Sterling pound today ignored the adverse reports coming out of the UK to rally to new 3-month highs against the US dollar boosted by the upbeat investor sentiment. The GBP/USD currency pair ignored the weak housing data and posted gains as investors bought riskier assets and sold safe-haven ones.

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