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Week Ahead: Central Bank fallout, more pain for the Pound, and inflation data

Will this week be a volatile and chaotic as last week? Will markets continue with last week’s trend, or will there be profit taking along the way?

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September 23, 2022 10:17 PM
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Bank of England hikes rates by 50bps; More to come?

Despite a rate hike by the BOE of 50bps, GBP/USD is near 37-year lows. Why? Because the Fed hiked rates by 75bps yesterday and said that more rate hikes are on the way.

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September 22, 2022 05:38 PM

Nothing changes for gold, stocks as yields resume higher

Bearish trend persist for indices and metals as investors watch yields continue to rise following a flurry of central bank action this week.

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FTSE rises but global stocks set to remain undermined

The slightly firmer tone is in an overall bearish macro environment, with focus on Fed, BoE and other central bank meetings this week

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September 21, 2022 01:22 PM

Currency pair of the week: GBP/USD

With both the FOMC and the BOE meetings this week, GBP/USD could be in for quite a bit of volatility.

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September 19, 2022 04:46 PM

GBP/USD trades to lowest level since 1985!

Worries that high inflation and an economic slowdown could cause a recession are outweighing any BOE rate hike expectations.

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September 7, 2022 08:40 PM
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BoE’s grim forecasts weigh on pound

…But there’s hope for GBP/USD bulls – the dollar and bond yields are weakening again.

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Bank of England Preview

Ahead of the BoE decision, the GBP/USD has established a base around low $1.20s.

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August 4, 2022 10:14 AM

GBP/USD could revisit 1.25 as US recession confirmed

GDP was quite poor, so there won’t be a hattrick of 75 basis point hikes in September, that’s for sure.

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July 28, 2022 04:08 PM
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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.

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June 22, 2022 06:46 PM

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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BoE’s dilemma

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

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

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

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June 16, 2022 08:46 AM
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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.

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June 16, 2022 06:00 AM

Markets pricing in central bank rate increases over the next year

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

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May 13, 2022 05:06 PM
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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

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April 29, 2022 02:30 PM

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Hawkish ECB and dovish BOE send EUR/GBP higher

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

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March 29, 2022 08:01 PM
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Slightly dovish BOE hikes 25bps

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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March 15, 2022 11:09 AM
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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.

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February 17, 2022 09:00 PM