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Pound Rallies on Upbeat Sentiment and Hawkish BoE Rate Decision

The Sterling pound today rallied higher against the US dollar driven by the dominant risk-off market sentiment, which triggered a sell-off in the greenback. The GBP/USD currency pair today rallied higher as investors reacted to the Bank of England‘s latest monetary policy decisions.

Sterling Extremely Volatile After BoE Emergency Interest Rate Cut, Disappointing GDP

The Great Britain pound was extremely volatile today. The main reason for the currency’s sharp moves was an emergency interest rate cut from the Bank of England. The sterling sank immediately after the announcement, recovered quickly afterward but backed off a bit after a release of a bunch of disappointing macroeconomic reports, including GDP print.

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.

Great Britain Pound Stable After GDP, Other Economic Indicators

The Great Britain pound was about flat against other major currencies and trimmed losses versus commodity currencies today after the release of a bunch of macroeconomic indicators in Britain. The data was not extremely positive, but apparently, markets considered it to be good enough to support the sterling.

Great Britain Pound Strongest After Employment Report

The Great Britain pound was the strongest major currency on the Forex market today. The reason for the sterling’s stellar performance was the employment report, which showed record employment among Britons.

Pound Crashes on Weak UK Retail Sales Report and US-Iran Tensions

The Sterling pound today crashed against the US dollar in the early London session following the release of the disappointing latest UK retail sales report. The GBP/USD currency pair had been trading higher before the release boosted by upbeat investor sentiment before nosediving to its daily lows after the announcement.

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 Upbeat UK GDP Report, Falls Ahead of Brexit Vote

The Sterling pound today inched higher against the US dollar boosted by the release of the upbeat UK Q3 GDP data in the early London session. The GBP/USD currency pair barely reacted to the appointment of a new Bank of England Governor, which was expected by most analysts and investors.

Great Britain Pound Falls Despite Positive Inflation Print

The Great Britain pound fell against other major currencies today despite the slightly better-than-expected inflation print. The threat of hard Brexit remains the main detrimental factor to the sterling. Producer prices were also a negative factor, falling last month unexpectedly.

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.

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