The Pound hits multi-month highs

Hi everyone,

Today, Sterling has smashed through £-$1.30 (mid-market) for the first time in 6 months and £-€ rates sit at a 30-month high!

Firstly, US President Donald Trump warned a trade deal with China could be more than a year away and is in no rush to sign one. This, as well as poor manufacturing data this week have weakened the $ and the Pound has capitalized. 

The 0.5% hike for £-€ today came as soon as the London stock markets opened at 8am (what do they know that we don't??). There has been no news as to why the increase has happened, but this is now the best time to buy Euros in 2 and a half years.

£-€1.20 & £-$1.35 (mid-market) are not out of the question by the end of the year, depending on next weeks election result.




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Wednesday, 4th December, 2019

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07:00 EU - German industrial production
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Dan Waterman
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