Currencies Direct

100 days of Trump

Apr 28 2017 @ 10:54
Saturday April 29th marks the 100th day of Donald Trump’s US presidency. Regardless of your opinion of the Republican billionaire, there is no doubt the beginning of his term has been an eventful one. Despite having criticised the use of executive orders in the past, Trump has gone on to sign the most of any […]

Trump trade concerns send GBP higher vs. CAD, AUD, NZD

Apr 26 2017 @ 06:44
Although the pound failed to recover losses against the euro on Tuesday, the currency did manage to return to multi-month highs against the US, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand dollars. GBP/EUR spent most of the day below the €1.1750 level, GBP/USD rallied from $1.2803 to $1.2843, GBP/AUD advanced to AU$1.7105 (close to 2017 highs), GBP/NZD […]

Euro holding election gains, pound recovers losses against US dollar

Apr 25 2017 @ 05:31
The euro started the week strongly, but the same couldn’t be said for the pound. After spending most of last week holding multi-month highs, Sterling dropped against the euro and put on a mixed performance against several of the other major currencies. GBP/EUR brushed a low of €1.1771 and closed the day at €1.1757, GBP/USD […]

Will the pound extend its election gains next week?

Apr 21 2017 @ 04:46
After an explosive start to the week pound fluctuations have been fairly minimal, with the currency managing to hold on to the multi-month highs achieved after Tuesday’s election announcement. GBP/EUR began the week around €1.1790 and looks set to close it above €1.19, GBP/USD is up from $1.25 to $1.28, GBP/AUD is riding high at […]

Pound lingering at multi-month highs as MPs back election

Apr 20 2017 @ 04:32
The pound racked up serious gains earlier in the week and has (so far) largely managed to hold on to them. The GBP/EUR exchange rate remains above the €1.19 level, GBP/USD is clinging to six-month highs of $1.28 and GBP/CAD advanced from C$1.7199 to C$1.7285. However, GBP/AUD eased back from A$1.7100 to A$1.7020 while GBP/NZD […]

Seven-month highs for GBP on UK election news

Apr 19 2017 @ 05:14
We thought this week would be a fairly quiet one in the world of currency… how wrong we were. UK Prime Minister Theresa May delivered a major bombshell on Tuesday morning when she announced the intention to hold a snap election on June 8th. The news sent shockwaves through the currency market and sent the […]

GBP/EUR hits highest levels since February

Apr 18 2017 @ 06:08
With demand for higher-risk currencies dropping in reaction to growing geopolitical tensions, the pound was able to hit new highs against currencies like the euro and US dollar. The GBP/EUR exchange rate advanced to €1.1821 – it’s highest levels since February – while GBP/USD approached $1.26. GBP/AUD stormed 0.7% higher as soon as markets opened […]

Can the pound hold gains heading into the Easter weekend?

Apr 13 2017 @ 05:34
Wednesday’s UK wage data turned out to be slightly better than forecast, so the pound enjoyed a fairly strong day of trading. The GBP/USD exchange rate finally pushed above the key $1.25 level (hitting a high of $1.2575). Meanwhile, GBP/EUR held €1.1750 and GBP/AUD struck a new two-month high of AU$1.6710. GBP/NZD climbed a cent […]

French election fears leave euro weaker.

Apr 11 2017 @ 06:10
After dipping at the tail end of last week, the pound spent Monday recovering losses. The GBP/EUR exchange rate firmed from €1.1705 to €1.1738, GBP/USD climbed from $1.2388 to $1.2429 and GBP/NZD bounced back from NZ$1.7825 to NZ$1.7886. GBP/AUD spent the day fluctuating between AU$1.6539 and AU$1.6583, but GBP/CAD closed Monday slightly lower as oil […]

Euro runs into trouble as ECB dismisses idea of policy change

Apr 07 2017 @ 04:34
After a mixed day of trading the GBP/EUR exchange rate managed to just about hold €1.17 (although this was largely due to euro weakness). GBP/USD failed to climb back above the $1.25 level and GBP/NZD slid from its 2017 high, but GBP/AUD did push from AU$1.6471 to AU$1.6559. Meanwhile, a one-month high for oil prices […]
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