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Pound Crashes Against US Dollar on Upbeat US PMI Data

The Sterling pound today attempted to rally against the US dollar, but the rally was shortlived as the greenback reversed course and drove the pound lower. The GBP/USD currency pair today rallied to its daily highs before heading lower as investor appetite for the pound waned amid a rejuvenated dollar.

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 BoE Rate Cut Fears, Despite Positive UK Flash PMIs

The Sterling pound today succumbed to pressure and fell from its daily highs despite the release of upbeat UK flash PMIs by Markit Economics in the early London session. The GBP/USD currency pair spiked higher briefly before falling as investors fear a rate cut by the Bank of England at their monetary policy meeting next week.

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.

Pound Rallies Then Falls on Weak PMIs and Profit Taking

The pound today rallied briefly against the US dollar before falling to its daily lows as traders continued to take profits from the post-election rally. The GBP/USD currency pair was also affected by the weak PMI data released by Markit Economics in the London session and Brexit optimism.

Pound Hits 7-Week High on Opinion Polls and UK Construction PMI

The pound today rallied to new multi-week highs against the US dollar buoyed by positive sentiment as the latest opinion polls revealed that Boris Johnson is still leading Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn. The GBP/USD’s rally was further fueled by the positive UK construction PMI released by Markit Economics showing that the country’s construction industry was improving.

Pound Whipsaws on UK and US Releases as General Election Looms

The Sterling pound today traded sideways against the US dollar as UK political parties started campaigning in readiness for the UK December 12 elections. The GBP/USD currency pair had a muted reaction to the upbeat Markit/CIPS UK manufacturing PMI data but fell on the robust US non-farm payrolls report before rallying higher after later US releases.

Pound Falls on Weak UK Services PMI, Rallies on Support for Brexit Plan

The Sterling pound today fell to its daily lows early in the London session following the release of weak UK services PMI data for September by IHS Markit. The GBP/USD currency pair later rallied higher as British leaders expressed their support for the new Brexit proposals submitted yesterday by Boris Johnson‘s administration.

Pound Falls on Weak UK Construction PMI, Rallies on New Brexit Proposals

The British pound today recovered from its daily lows and rallied higher in the late London session as details emerged of a new Brexit proposal by the British government. The European Union’s positive response to the proposals boosted investor confidence in the pound, causing it to rally higher despite the weak UK PMI released earlier today.

Great Britain Pound Climbs After Vote in House of Commons

The Great Britain pound jumped today after the latest developments in British politics reduced chances for a no-deal Brexit. That was a huge relief for investors as cutting trading ties with the European Union will likely have a tremendous negative impact on Britain’s economy.

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