EUR Falls To US Dollar (EUR/USD), Pound Sterling Due To Weaken As UK Recession Looms (EUR/GBP), Market Awaits Fed Meeting Minutes (USD/CHF, GBP/USD)

FX Daily: Reports of sterling’s demise are exaggerated

Summary:

  • EU PPI inflation data caused the Euro to weaken on Wednesday.
  • Investor sentiment looks poor towards the GBP going into summer.
  • Pound Sterling recovers against the US Dollar.

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A rise in PPI inflation data causes Euro weaken

Market sentiment is reflecting mixed signals for this currency pair. Looking at the value of the Euro in terms of PPI and CPI data: the rise in PPI inflation in the euro area reduced the Euros fair value estimate, whereas the European CPI inflation data remains close to that of the US CPI inflation. Therefore, it is the release of PPI inflation data that has caused the Euro to lose more than 0.6% to the US Dollar on Wednesday.

EUR Falls To US Dollar (EUR/USD), Pound Sterling Due To Weaken As UK Recession Looms (EUR/GBP), Market Awaits Fed Meeting Minutes (USD/CHF, GBP/USD) - 1 EUR/USD Price Chart

GBP weakens as concerns of a recession looms

The market is reflecting mixed market sentiment for this currency pair. Investors expect the Pound Sterling to have a tough summer period. The slowing UK economy and disappointing PMI data are both aspects that will likely cause the GBP to weaken not only against the Euro but against other currencies too. The market is defaulting to buying Euros and selling Great British Pounds in the wake of changing European Central Bank (ECB) policy.

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Swiss Franc

The market sentiment for this currency pair is reflecting mixed market signals. During the trading week last week, the US Dollar weakened against the Swiss Franc due to the hawkish attitude shown by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) and investors desire for safe-haven assets. This sentiment has continued into the current trading week.

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GBP recovers against the USD

The GBP strengthened against the US Dollar on Wednesday as the market awaited the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting minutes. Investors are eager to see how aggressively the Fed will raise interest rates going forward in an attempt to tackle rising inflation. Investor sentiment is negative toward the US Dollar at the moment, which has given some currencies, such as the GBP, an opportunity to recover. The market sentiment for this currency pair is reflecting bullish signals.

EUR Falls To US Dollar (EUR/USD), Pound Sterling Due To Weaken As UK Recession Looms (EUR/GBP), Market Awaits Fed Meeting Minutes (USD/CHF, GBP/USD) - 4 GBP/USD Price Chart

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Sources: finance.yahoo.com, poundsterlinglive.com, dailyfx.com

FX Daily: Reports of sterling’s demise are exaggerated

Rebecca Duthie

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Rebecca has a bachelors degree in Investment Management, a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning and is currently enrolled in a Masters program in International Management with a Specialization in International Finance.