Inflation

25/02/2021

Dollar struggles after dovish tone from FED chair Jerome Powell

USD On Wednesday the dollar continued to struggle in early trading after dovish comments from the fed chair Jerome Powell raising fears of rising inflation. The comments helped to push the USD to multi year lows against the sterling and commodity linked currencies. Powell confirmed that interest rates will remain low whilst the Fed continues […]

18/02/2021

Sterling’s run of strength continues

GBP Sterling’s run of strength continued as inflation data beat expectations yesterday further pushing the already surging currency supported by very positive numbers regarding the vaccine rollout. Inflation figures being higher than expected also again reduces the likelihood of negative interest rates. Sterling is currently on a run of 6 straight week of gains against […]

21/01/2021

Strong Inflation data fuels sterling rally

GBP The pound performed well across the board yesterday after the release of better than expected inflation data for December. Cable broke two year highs before retreating and GBP/EUR similarly broke eight month highs. Biden taking office, and the inevitable stimulus package caused sterling to strengthen as investors looked for greater returns. This paired with […]

20/01/2021

Sterling strong as inflation numbers beat expectations

GBP The pound has started the day with a spring in its step as UK Inflation data beat expectations for December. The figure was expected to be an improvement from a previous 0.3% to 0.5% but the realized figure was an even more improved 0.6%. Britain’s inflation rate picked up during the month of December […]

08/11/2019

Bank of England Policymakers Shift Mood Towards Rate Cut

Two Bank of England officials unexpectedly voted to lower interest rates on Thursday to ward off an economic slowdown, and others including Governor Mark Carney said they would consider a cut if global and Brexit headwinds do not ease. Carney said the BoE’s central scenario was that a slowdown in global growth would stabilize and that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal — which parliament has yet to approve — pointed the way to a reduction in Brexit uncertainty.


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