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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.

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.

Pound Tumbles on Brexit Hurdles as UK Reiterates Hardline Stance

The Sterling pound today fell against the US dollar reversing most of yesterday’s gains as the British government reiterated its hardline stance on the December deadline. Investors sold the GBP/USD currency pair amid despair at the lack of progress, which increases the likelihood of the UK not signing a trade deal with its largest trading partner.

Euro Rallies as Coronavirus Fears in the US Push the Dollar Lower

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar as authorities in California declared a state of emergency amid rising coronavirus cases. The EUR/USD currency pair benefitted from the risk-off investor sentiment and the greenback’s losses despite a mostly empty European docket.

Euro Whipsaws on Conflicting German Headlines and Coronavirus

The euro today traded haphazardly against the US dollar oscillating between gains and losses as investors reacted to conflicting news reports about Germany’s fiscal policies. The EUR/USD currency pair rallied briefly then fell and later inched higher as the single currency failed to post sustained gains against the weak greenback.

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 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 Crashes to New 3-Week Lows as Boris Pushes for Hard Brexit

The Sterling pound today crashed to new 3-week lows against the US dollar amid fears that Boris Johnson was pushing for a hard Brexit. The GBP/USD currency pair today fell from the early London session as investors sold the pair following Friday’s passage of the Brexit Withdrawal Bill.

Pound Crashes as Johnson’s Government Pushes for Hard Brexit

The Sterling pound today crashed against the US dollar amid fears that Boris Johnson‘s government was pushing for a hard Brexit despite his parliamentary majority. The GBP/USD currency pair today fell to its pre-election lows as investors sold the pair following the release of a mixed UK jobs report ahead of Friday’s Brexit bill tabling.

Pound Falls to New 5-Week Lows as Brexit Headlines Trigger Despair

The Sterling pound today fell to new 5-week lows as talks between Britain and the EU appeared to have hit a wall given today’s events. The GBP/USD currency pair today fell after reports that a phone call between Boris Johnson and the German Chancellor had made a Brexit deal almost impossible.

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