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Pound Rallies to 8-Month Highs on Upbeat UK Inflation Report

The Sterling pound today rallied to new multi-month highs against the US dollar following the release of the upbeat UK inflation data earlier today. The GBP/USD currency pair today rallied to new 8-month highs against the much weaker greenback on the news.

Pound Falls Against US Dollar As UK GDP Contracts 20.4% in Q2

The Sterling pound today fell against the US dollar amid worries that the UK economy was not recovering fast enough following its reopening after the coronavirus lockdowns. The GBP/USD currency pair today headed lower after the UK’s Finance Minister Rishi Sunak said that many people would lose their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sterling Pound Rallies Against the Dollar, Later Gives Up Its Gains

The Sterling pound today rallied higher against the US dollar in the early London session driven by the upbeat investor risk appetite and the greenback’s weakness. However, the GBP/USD currency pair could not hold on to its gains as the American markets opened and headed lower as investor sentiment shifted in favour of the dollar.

Sterling Inches Higher Against the Dollar on Sentiment, Fed Decision

The Sterling pound today inched higher against the US dollar for the ninth consecutive session as investors remained worried about the rising coronavirus cases in the US. The GBP/USD currency pair today broke out of an initial trading range during the Asian session and headed higher boosted by positive UK releases.

Sterling Range-Bound Despite Upbeat UK Retail Sales and PMI Data

The Sterling pound today traded sideways against the US dollar despite the release of multiple positive macro prints from the UK docket in the London session. The GBP/USD currency pair traded in a tight range as investors worried about the prospect of a no-deal Brexit and the high chance of the second wave of coronavirus infections.

Pound Swings From Losses to Gains on Shifting Market Sentiment

The Sterling pound today headed lower at the start of the session, driven by the risk-off market sentiment from yesterday as investors reacted to escalating US-China tensions. The GBP/USD currency pair later recovered and rallied higher primarily driven by the greenback’s oscillating between gains and losses as it ignored upbeat UK jobs data.

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.

Pound Falls on Weak UK Retail Sales Data and Risk-Off Sentiment

The Sterling pound today fell against the US dollar following the release of disappointing UK retail sales data in the early London session. The GBP/USD currency pair’s decline was further fueled by the risk-off market sentiment as investors priced-in various global risks.

Pound Rallies Higher on Mixed Jobs Data and Upbeat Investor Sentiment

The British pound today rallied higher against the US dollar extending yesterday’s gains driven by positive investor sentiment and the mixed UK jobs data. The GBP/USD currency pair today posted gains after the release of the latest jobs data showing a better than expected unemployment rate.

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