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What’s Driving the British Pound Lower against the US Dollar?
The British pound (FXB) depreciated against the US dollar (UUP) for the fifth week in the last six weeks.
Could It Be Time to Sell the British Pound?
The British pound (FXB) was unchanged against the US dollar (UUP) last week despite the dollar’s rally stalling, possibly due to the BOE’s (Bank of England) move to leave policy rates unchanged.
Could the Bank of England Postpone Hiking Rates?
The British pound (FXB) depreciated 1.8% against the US dollar (UUP) in April, and has depreciated 1.9% so far in May.
Will the British Pound Stop Its Downward Slide?
The British Pound (FXB) depreciated by 1.66% against the US Dollar (UUP) for the week ending April 27.
Why the British Pound Has Continued to Rally
The British pound (FXB) appreciated by 1.1% against the US dollar (UUP) in the week ended April 13.
Why the British Pound Could Turn Volatile This Week
The British pound (FXB) appreciated 0.66% against the US dollar (UUP) for the week ending March 16.
Why the British Pound Could Struggle before the Brussels Meeting
The British pound (FXB) appreciated 0.32% against the US dollar (UUP) in the week ended March 9, 2018.
Brexit Negotiations Dragged the British Pound Lower
The British pound (FXB) depreciated 1.2% against the US dollar (UUP) for the week ending March 2, 2018. The pound (GBB) closed at 1.3805 for the week.
Why Brexit Negotiations Could Drive the British Pound This Week
The British pound (FXB) depreciated by 0.53% against the US dollar (UUP) in the week ending February 23.
Why the British Pound Rose despite Poor Economic Data
The British pound (FXB) appreciated 1.5% against the US dollar (UUP) for the week ending February 16.
What Prompted the British Pound’s Fall
The British pound and the Bank of England The British pound (FXB) depreciated by 2.0% against the US dollar (UUP) in the week ended February 9. The pound (GBB) ended the week at 1.38, against its post-Brexit high of 1.44 in January. This fall comes as a surprise because the Bank of England, in its monetary policy […]
Reasons for the 2.3% Appreciation of the British Pound
The British pound (FXB) posted its sixth consecutive weekly gain against the US dollar last week, which ended January 26, 2018.
Factors that Drove the British Pound over 1.38 against the Dollar
During the week ended January 29, 2018, British equity markets (BWX) were supported by the prospect of a soft Brexit.
Why a Soft Brexit Possibility Is Driving the British Pound Higher
The gains in the British pound were driven by the higher chances of a soft Brexit deal, which could see economic relations between the UK and the EU remain mostly unchanged.
Will the Pound Gain with Signs of a Soft Brexit?
The British pound (FXB) (GBB) continued to appreciate against the US dollar in the first week of 2018, rising 0.41% against the dollar (UUP).
What Lies ahead for the British Pound in 2018?
The British currency (GBB) recovered 8.0% of its value against the US dollar (UUP) in 2017 but lost additional ground against the euro.
How British Pound Speculator Positions Changed Last Week
The British pound (FXB) appreciated 0.93% against the US dollar (UUP) in the week ended November 24, 2017.
Will British Pound Hold Its Ground This Week?
The British pound (FXB) appreciated by 0.17% against the US dollar (UUP) for the week ending November 17.
Brexit and Politics Are Back to Haunt the British Pound Again
The British pound (FXB) appreciated by 0.88% against the US dollar (UUP) for the week ending November 10.
Will Bank of England Propel the British Pound Higher This Week?
The British pound (FXB) depreciated 0.46% against the US dollar (UUP) in the week ending October 27. The pound (GBB) closed for the week at 1.31.
Why the British Pound Appreciated by 1.5% Last Week
The British Pound (FXB) appreciated by more than 2% against the US dollar last week. The pound (GBB) closed for the week at 1.3288, appreciating by 1.69% against the US dollar (UUP).
Could British Pound Speculators Remain Bullish?
The British pound (FXB) depreciated more than 2.0% against the US dollar for the week ended October 6, 2017.
Why British Pound Speculators Turned Bullish after 22 Months
The British pound (FXB) depreciated against the US dollar for the week ended September 29. The pound (GBB) posted a weekly close of 1.3397, depreciating by 0.71% against the US dollar (UUP).
Why the British Pound Rallied to 15-Month High
The British pound (FXB) appreciated against the US dollar for the week ending September 15.
The Reason behind the Sharp Gains in the British Pound
The British pound (FXB) appreciated against the US dollar for the week ended September 8, 2017. The pound closed at 1.32, appreciating 1.9% against the US dollar.
Can the British Pound Continue to Remain Strong This Week?
The British pound (FXB) appreciated marginally against the US dollar for the week ended September 1, 2017.
Round 3: Will Brexit Negotiations Help the British Pound?
The British pound (FXB) remained unchanged against the US dollar for the week ending August 25. The pound (GBB) closed the week at 1.2887.
Will Jackson Hole in 2017 Be the Beginning of the End of Monetary Accommodation?
This year’s theme for the annual Jackson Hole Symposium is “Fostering a Dynamic Global Economy.”
Why Draghi Is a Person of Interest at Jackson Hole
ECB President Mario Draghi is scheduled to speak at this year’s Jackson Hole Symposium on August 25—after a hiatus of three years.
Will ECB’s Tightening Lead to Bond Market Sell-Off?
If the European economy continues to improve at the current pace, the QE program could be scaled down to 40.0 billion euros per month.
Here’s Why the British Pound Could Be Headed for Further Losses
The British pound (FXB) was one of the worst performers in the week ending August 18.
Why the British Pound Has an Important Week Ahead
The British pound (FXB) had another negative week as a dovish statement from the Bank of England continued to drag the currency lower.
Chart in Focus: A Look at the British Pound
The British pound recorded another multi-month high of 1.3266 against the US dollar before the Bank of England announced its inflation report and interest rate decision on August 3.
Why the British Pound Failed to Stay above 1.30
Investors not confident the Bank of England will raise rates The British pound (FXB) has had a roller coaster ride over the last few weeks, as mixed signals were given by the Bank of England. After a hawkish tone at its June meeting, the Bank of England has turned dovish in recent weeks. The British pound […]
Will the Euro Continue Its Momentum?
Markets will remain focused on the ECB policy meeting scheduled for Thursday this week.
Is the British Pound Facing the Risk of Stagnation?
Economic data from the United Kingdom showed unexpected signs of a slowdown last week, with weaker-than-expected data reported in trade, production, and house prices.
Will the Euro Bulls Take a Breather This Week?
The EUR-USD (FXE) pair closed at a 0.21% fall against the US dollar (UUP) last week. Solid US jobs data on July 7, 2017.
How Central Bankers Are Rattling Bonds and Currencies
Since the FOMC minutes and the hawkish turn of events at the European Central Bank and the Bank of England, bond yields across the board have been trending higher.
Confused Markets: Inside the ECB’s Struggle amid Miscommunication
The ECB (European Central Bank) in its recent monetary policy meeting on June 8 left its main refinancing rate at 0% and the interest rate at 0.25%.
Why Bundesbank’s Weidmann Sees Political Pressures Ahead
At an event in Germany, Weidmann highlighted the risks of prolonged quantitative easing.
What’s Holding Back Foreign Investors from China?
Many leading bond index providers are still not including China’s onshore bonds in their benchmark indexes due to various regulatory and operational concerns.
Can Fallen Angel Bonds Continue to Perform amid Uncertainties?
VanEck Fallen angel high yield bonds were up 4.8% year to date through April 30, outperforming the broader high yield bond market which rose 3.9%.[1.Source of all data unless otherwise noted: FactSet. Data as of March 31, 2017. Fallen angels are high yield corporate bonds that are originally issued with investment grade credit ratings, and […]
How Fixed Income, Currency Markets Reacted to the French Election
European bonds (BWX) started showing signs of celebration late May 5 as opinion polls pointed toward an Emmanuel Macron win in the French presidential election.
Why the ECB Is Struggling to Hide Its Excitement
The European Central Bank’s (or ECB) policy statement that was released on April 28 reported that the ECB left monetary policy unchanged, which was in line with expectations.
How Did Fixed Income Markets React to the First Round?
Demand for fixed income securities will likely be subdued because of excess supply this week, which would mean additional support for bond yields.
Saudi Arabia Enters International Bond Market, Raises $17.5 Billion
On October 20, the government of Saudi Arabia raised about $17.5 billion in an international bond issuance, marking the emerging market’s first foray into the international bond market.
No Tapering, No Extension: ECB Avoids Future Talk on QE
ECB chief Mario Draghi had nothing to say about either tapering or extension of the bond buying program.
How Does a Strong Dollar Impact International Bonds?
When we talk about the relationship between the US dollar and bonds and how currency movements impact bonds, we’re essentially talking about international bonds.
Why All the Talk about Tapering in Europe?
It’s important to remember that the ECB (European Central Bank) hasn’t officially announced that it’s discussing tapering
Why Have European Bonds Been Jittery?
In this series, we’ll analyze why this talk of tapering has come about and discuss the implications for investors.
Why Has China’s Risk Ranking Fallen?
Movers and shakers…and losers The biggest movers in our latest quarterly update? China posted the biggest rankings decline, with a three-notch fall to the 32nd place. This was mostly a result of shuffles of its close neighbors in the index. China’s Financial Sector Health score slumped against a backdrop of rapid credit growth. Norway was […]
Investment-Grade Emerging Market Bonds Appear Attractive
Investment-grade emerging market sovereigns have been given BBB or higher credit ratings by one of the credit rating companies. They’re relatively safe.
Bank of Portugal’s Bail-In Novo Banco SA Made Debt Riskier
The Bank of Portugal took a step towards fixing its banking industry. It reassigned five of Novo Banco’s senior bonds to Banco Espirito Santo.
Why low correlations between asset classes benefit investors
A diversified portfolio—one in which funds are divided among various asset classes, like stocks, bonds, or real estate—would usually have lower risk than an non-diversified portfolio.
Sovereign international bonds versus the US Treasuries: The returns
This part compares the performance of domestic bond funds investing in the U.S. Treasury securities with international bond funds, which invest in sovereign bonds issued by foreign governments.
The risks and returns on domestic and overseas bond funds
There are various measures used to compute the yields on bond funds, the most commonly used ones being the SEC yield and the distribution yield.
Must-know variants in developed market international bond funds
International bond funds like the Vanguard Total International Bond Index ETF (BNDX) can have various investment styles determined by their stated choice of bond investments.