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UK Pound Pulls Back After Earlier Gains

UK pound is heading lower right now, pulling back after earlier gains. Good economic data provided some support for the sterling, but now profit taking has taken its toll, and lower equities are weighing on the pound.

Dollar Index Loses Ground

US dollar is mostly lower today against its major counterparts, and the dollar index is losing steam. Much of it has to do with consolidation and profit taking, however. The dollar is on a roll, and some analysts think the dollar rally still has plenty of life.

Loonie Continues to Weaken Against the Greenback

The Canadian dollar continues to weaken against the greenback, thanks in large part to the recent difficulties with oil prices, and with commodity prices in general. The loonie is still maintaining its gains over the European currencies, though, mainly because of the relative strength of its economy.

UK Pound Sees Some Help From Economy

UK pound is seeing a little help today in Forex trading. While there is still a trend toward overall uncertainty that is keeping the pound down against currencies like the dollar and the yen, sterling is gaining ground against the euro again.

UK Pound Continues in Strength

UK pound continues to gain ground today against the euro and the dollar, thanks in large part to expectations for the future, and the fact that policy divergence with the eurozone remains expected. The Scottish independent vote gave sterling a boost that is carrying over to today.

Pound Continues to Struggle as Independence Vote Looms

The vote on Scottish independence is coming up on Thursday, and the pound continues to  struggle on uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the vote, as well as speculation about what might happen if the Scots really do vote to split off from the United Kingdom.

UK Pound Sees Slight Gains

UK pound is seeing slight gains today, perhaps in correction for recent difficulties, which are the result of concerns over what’s next for Scotland. Even though the sterling is higher, the gains are precarious, as the Scottish independence vote injects uncertainty into the situation.

Scottish Independence Weighs on Pound

UK pound is lower today, thanks in large part to the latest poll on Scottish independence. The latest numbers indicate that those favoring a split from the United Kingdom have pulled ahead of those opposed to the split. The idea that the United Kingdom is falling apart is one that is weighing on the pound today.

Loonie Trades Mixed as This Week’s Dust Settles

Canadian dollar is trading mixed today, looking for solid direction as the dust from this week settles. The Bank of Canada kept things steady, but elsewhere, there is plenty of turmoil.

Policy Expectations Boost US Dollar Index

US dollar is mostly higher today, thanks in large part to policy expectations. Many expect the Federal Reserve to start tightening soon, and that is leading to gains for the greenback.