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Central banks current monetary policy - Where to next?

Major central banks around the world, except for the BOJ, are in tightening mode on the back of increasing inflation.

BoE risks losing credibility after 25bp hike

The 25-basis-point hike was priced in but failure to surprise… is a surprise in this week of central bank surprises

BoE’s dilemma

A 25-basis-point hike is priced in, but will the BoE deliver a surprise?

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Two trades to watch: EUR/GBP, S&P500

EUR/GBP rises ahead of BoE rate decision. S&P500 tests 2022 low post-Fed.

European Open: GBP/CHF in focus for today’s SNB and BOE meetings

Hot on the heels of the Fed meeting, the SNB (Swiss National Bank) and BOE (Bank of England) are up next in today’s European session.

June 16, 2022 06:00 AM

Bank of England Preview

A 25-basis-point hike is priced in, but will the BoE deliver a surprise?

June 14, 2022 03:22 PM

Markets pricing in central bank rate increases over the next year

Traders should watch the change in expectations of interest rates vs current rates.

BoE Preview: MPC won’t deviate much from recent hawkish path

The Bank of England looks set to hike rates by 0.25%, but how will this impact the pound?

Forex Friday: Dollar Bulls, Pound Bears Exhausted

In this week’s edition, we discuss the dollar and its impressive rally, and ponder over the pounded pound

April 29, 2022 02:30 PM

Hawkish ECB and dovish BOE send EUR/GBP higher

ECB’s Holzmann wants to raise key interest rates to 0% by yearend.

March 29, 2022 08:01 PM

Slightly dovish BOE hikes 25bps

The Bank of England delivered a dovish hike today, as it is concerned about a squeeze on household incomes.

March 17, 2022 03:35 PM

Two trades to watch: EUR/GBP, USD/JPY

GBP/EUR falls ahead of BoE rate decision. USD/JPY rises post-Fed, ahead of BoJ.

March 17, 2022 08:59 AM

European Open: GBP/USD pauses at resistance ahead of BOE

Like yesterday's FOMC meeting, the BOE are fully expected to hike rates today which means it’s the trajectory of future hikes which count.

BoE preview: Another rate hike expected, emphasis on flexibility

The BoE is widely expected to hike interest rates for a third straight meeting as 30 year inflation is set to rise further. Uncertainty in the outlook and concerns over growth could see policy makers adopt a more flexible approach going forwrds.

March 15, 2022 11:09 AM

GBP/USD moves higher as jobs and inflation data stronger

As the markets are looking for a 25bps hike already, they may begin pricing in a 50bps hike. If so, GBP/USD so continue to move higher.

February 17, 2022 09:00 PM

BOE recap: “As expected”, but with a surprise!

Although the BOE hiked rates by 25bps, as expected, the consensus was not clear as just under half of the members voted for a 50bps hike.

February 3, 2022 08:24 PM

Two trades to watch: GBP/USD, EUR/USD

GBP/USD eases ahead of BoE. EUR/USD awaits the ECB.

February 3, 2022 08:32 AM

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European Open: BOE expected to hike, Euro holds 1.1300 ahead of ECB

Now the euro has erased all of its FOMC losses it is at the hands of today’s ECB meeting as to whether it can extend its rally or hand back gains.

February 3, 2022 05:16 AM

BoE preview: BoE set for two consecutive hikes?

With inflation at a 30 year high and showing few signs of slowing with the BoE hike rates for a second time in under two months?

January 31, 2022 12:24 PM

GBP strengthens as UK economy rises above pre-pandemic levels

The UK economy finally recouped losses from the pandemic in November. An Omicron hit in December shouldn't stop the BoE from hiking rates in February.

January 14, 2022 10:30 AM

BOE liftoff! GBP soars as traders price in more BOE rate hikes through 2022

Today's rate hike signals that the tide has shifted and BOE policymakers are now prioritizing fighting inflation as the biggest economic risk...

December 16, 2021 12:55 PM

European Open: BOE’s tone to make or break hopes of February hike

Thanks to ‘Plan B” in the UK there is little hope for BOE to hike rates today. And the pound’s reaction is likely to be around the perceived odds of a hike in February.

BoE preview: Will the BoE push back to February?

The jobs market continues to improve and inflation ris rising higher. However Omicron clouds the outlook, Will the BoE hike rates or push back to February?

December 14, 2021 04:46 PM