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The British pound has stabilized on Friday, after sustaining huge losses a day earlier. GBP/USD is trading at 1.2342 in the European session, down 0.11%. Earlier, the currency fell to 1.2276, its lowest level since June 2020.

 

BoE warning chills the pound

The BoE dutifully raised interest rates at its meeting on Thursday, but the market reception was a chilly one. GBP/USD plummeted a staggering 2.21% on the day. Investors gave a thumbs-down to the grim message from the central bank, as a fourth straight rate hike in as many meetings became an afterthought.

The BoE’s growth forecast for 2022 remained at 3.75%, but it slashed the 2023 projection from 1.25% to -0.25%. At the same time, the central revised upwards its inflation forecast for Q4 to above 10%, up from 8% in an April forecast. The ‘double-whammy’ of higher rates and a deteriorating economic outlook sent the British pound reeling after the BoE meeting.

The rate decision was a 6-3 vote, with all three dissenters vot

Volatile GBP/AUD - Good Morning Forex By FXMAG.COM

Volatile GBP/AUD - Good Morning Forex By FXMAG.COM

Rebecca Duthie Rebecca Duthie 11.04.2022 11:30
To give some perspective on how the Forex market is currently performing, this article will report on 4 different currency pairs, a major currency pair, a minor currency pair, a volatile currency pair and another major pair. The major currency pair is the EUR/USD: Since the market opened this morning the Euro hit a high of 1.09471, this means it costs traders 1.09471 USD to buy 1 Euro. This figure beats Fridays's market closing. The Euro held its position in spite of the fact that the far right did not win the first round of the elections in French votes, this position was helped by the rising U.S. Yields. EUR/USD Chart Stronger Euro - EUR/GBP: Since market opening, the GBP is at 0.8377. This means it costs traders 0.8377 GBP to buy 1 Euro. The EUR/GBP relationship is bearish. Despite this bearish relationship, the Euro has slightly strengthened over the weekend. EUR To GBP Chart Volatile GBP/AUD: Since market opening, the AUD reached a high of 1.75442, this means that it costs 1,75443 AUD to buy 1 GBP. The relationship between these 2 currencies is considered volatile due to the fact that the AUD is a commodity currency (the price of AUD is linked to the value of Australian exports). Therefore, since the start of the trade war between the US and China, currency pairs that contain AUD have increased in Volatility. GBP To AUD Chart Rushing 10-year treasury yield - USD/JPY: The relationship between these 2 currencies is currently bullish. Since market opening, the JPY reached a high of 125.444, which means that it costs 125.444 JPY to buy 1 USD, the weakening Yen is as a result of the 10 year treasury yield rushing 77bps reaching 2.77%. USD/JPY Chart Charts: finance.yahoo.com
British pound (GBP/USD). Sterling falls below 1.23

British pound (GBP/USD). Sterling falls below 1.23!

Kenny Fisher Kenny Fisher 06.05.2022 12:22
The British pound has stabilized on Friday, after sustaining huge losses a day earlier. GBP/USD is trading at 1.2342 in the European session, down 0.11%. Earlier, the currency fell to 1.2276, its lowest level since June 2020.   BoE warning chills the pound The BoE dutifully raised interest rates at its meeting on Thursday, but the market reception was a chilly one. GBP/USD plummeted a staggering 2.21% on the day. Investors gave a thumbs-down to the grim message from the central bank, as a fourth straight rate hike in as many meetings became an afterthought. The BoE’s growth forecast for 2022 remained at 3.75%, but it slashed the 2023 projection from 1.25% to -0.25%. At the same time, the central revised upwards its inflation forecast for Q4 to above 10%, up from 8% in an April forecast. The ‘double-whammy’ of higher rates and a deteriorating economic outlook sent the British pound reeling after the BoE meeting. The rate decision was a 6-3 vote, with all three dissenters voting in favor of a 0.50% rate hike. This surprised the markets, which had expected an 8-1 vote. There is a deep split in the MPC, with Governor Bailey acknowledging after the meeting that an uncertain economic outlook had led to a range of views in the MPC. Such a statement can hardly be expected to instill confidence in the markets. In its policy summary, the BoE signalled that more rate hikes are coming, and also dropped the word “modest” to describe upcoming rate hikes. Yet the markets were not impressed  – the 0.25% was modest, and with the BoE warning about 10% inflation, it’s clear that it will take quite some time before rate hikes do the job and wrestle down sizzling inflation. The US dollar initially lost ground after the Fed rate decision on Wednesday, as investors seized on Fed Chair Powell’s statement that the Fed was not considering a 0.75% rate hike. The greenback has since bounced back, as the markets digest that the Fed plans to be aggressive with further 0.50% hikes in its battle to bring down inflation.   GBP/USD Technical There is resistance at 1.2612 and 1.2719 GBP/USD tested support at 1.2272 in the Asian session. Below there is support at 1.2179           This article is for general information purposes only. It is not investment advice or a solution to buy or sell securities. Opinions are the authors; not necessarily that of OANDA Corporation or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers or directors. Leveraged trading is high risk and not suitable for all. You could lose all of your deposited funds.