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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.
Currency Pair of the Week: EUR/GBP
With ECB members on the wires this week trying to talk down fragmentation in the Eurozone, along with CPI from the UK, EUR/GBP could be volatile this week.
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
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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.
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
Hawkish ECB and dovish BOE send EUR/GBP higher
ECB’s Holzmann wants to raise key interest rates to 0% by yearend.
Slightly dovish BOE hikes 25bps
The Bank of England delivered a dovish hike today, as it is concerned about a squeeze on household incomes.
Two trades to watch: EUR/GBP, USD/JPY
GBP/EUR falls ahead of BoE rate decision. USD/JPY rises post-Fed, ahead of BoJ.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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?
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.
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...
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.