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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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 […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    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.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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).

    By Ricky Cove
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    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.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the IMF Sees Continued Uncertainty in the UK

    The International Monetary Fund (or IMF), in its October world economic outlook, downgraded its growth outlook for the United Kingdom.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the British Pound Fell—Despite the Bank of England’s Rate Hike

    The British pound depreciated 1.41% against the US dollar after the policy statement from the BOE (Bank of England) on November 2.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the Bank of England Wants Inflation to Fall

    The central bank said that the key reason for such sharp increase in prices was due to the depreciation of the British pound after the Brexit referendum.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Bank of England Raises Interest Rate to 0.50%

    The BOE (Bank of England) in its November meeting increased its benchmark interest rates from 0.25% to 0.50%.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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).

    By Ricky Cove
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    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.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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).

    By Ricky Cove
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    Here’s Why the British Pound Saw a Sharp Rise

    The British pound is headed for its fourth weekly positive close in a row backed by the strong August inflation print and the hawkish statement from the Bank of England.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Will Inflation and Unemployment Push the BOE to Raise Rates?

    Inflation in the United Kingdom has been on a higher trajectory with consumer prices in the United Kingdom rising 2.9% in August year-over-year.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Bank of England Turns Hawkish at September Meeting

    At its September meeting, the Bank of England left the benchmark interest rates unchanged at 0.25%.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the British Pound Rallied to 15-Month High

    The British pound (FXB) appreciated against the US dollar for the week ending September 15.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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 […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is There New Hope for the US Dollar after Yellen’s Latest?

    The US dollar appears to have received a lifeline after US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s most recent testimony to US Congress.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Why the Bank of England May Be Rushing to Remove Monetary Stimulus

    There was a hawkish turn in the BOE’s latest meeting, with three MPC members voting for a 0.25% rate hike, apparently worried about rising inflation.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Will Political Uncertainty Drag the British Pound Lower?

    The British pound (FXB) has been sailing along since the UK election this month.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Will the European Central Bank Yield to Market Pressure?

    Political risks in Europe subsided after the French elections, but the ECB is still facing Brexit negotiations and the German elections in September.

    By Ricky Cove
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    How Currencies Have Reacted since the Brexit Decision

    The British pound (FXB) (GBB) is trading at 31-year low of 1.25 as of February 2017, its lowest level since 1985. The currency fell ~11% in 2016.

    By Mary Sadler
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