Pound — News Archive

Referendum Week Turns Positive for Sterling

The Great Britain pound demonstrated solid performance this week as traders were betting on Scotland staying in the United Kingdom after the referendum about independence. Another important event this week was the Federal Reserve policy meeting that gave boost to the US dollar.

Scotland Rejects Independence, Pound Erases Gains

The Great Britain pound wiped out its earlier gains after the results of a referendum showed that people of Scotland decided to remain in the United Kingdom. The currency was rising previously as traders were counting exactly on this outcome.

Sterling Jumps on Speculations Scotland Will Remain in UK

The Great Britain pound demonstrated solid gains at the previous trading session as well as at the current session, though retreated a bit from today’s highs. The currency was lifted by speculations that Scotland will remain a part of the United Kingdom after yesterday’s referendum.

Pound Continues to Struggle as Independence Vote Looms

The vote on Scottish independence is coming up on Thursday, and the pound continues to  struggle on uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the vote, as well as speculation about what might happen if the Scots really do vote to split off from the United Kingdom.

UK Pound Sees Slight Gains

UK pound is seeing slight gains today, perhaps in correction for recent difficulties, which are the result of concerns over what’s next for Scotland. Even though the sterling is higher, the gains are precarious, as the Scottish independence vote injects uncertainty into the situation.

Pound Bounces, Remains Under Pressure

The Great Britain pound ticked up today but remained under pressure from the upcoming referendum about Scotland’s independence and the monetary policy outlook that is not particularly supportive for the currency.

Scottish Independence Weighs on Pound

UK pound is lower today, thanks in large part to the latest poll on Scottish independence. The latest numbers indicate that those favoring a split from the United Kingdom have pulled ahead of those opposed to the split. The idea that the United Kingdom is falling apart is one that is weighing on the pound today.

Loonie Trades Mixed as This Week’s Dust Settles

Canadian dollar is trading mixed today, looking for solid direction as the dust from this week settles. The Bank of Canada kept things steady, but elsewhere, there is plenty of turmoil.

Sterling Attempts to Gain Ground After BoE

The Great Britain pound experienced weakness today but halted its decline and attempted to gain ground after the Bank of England decided to keep its monetary policy unchanged.

Policy Expectations Boost US Dollar Index

US dollar is mostly higher today, thanks in large part to policy expectations. Many expect the Federal Reserve to start tightening soon, and that is leading to gains for the greenback.

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