Sterling Trading at Mne-Month High Against US Dollar

Jordan Hiscott, Chief Trader at ayondo markets:

With Sterling trading at a one-month high against the US Dollar, all eyes will be on the Bank of England’s GDP and inflation forecasts during tomorrow’s SuperThursday announcements. It will be interesting to see how the recent lift in overall oil price will have affected the Bank’s inflation data, and ultimately its interest rate strategy, which seems to have changed drastically in the last six months.

In the aftermath of Brexit, there was talk of possibly having two interest rate cuts but as recently as November, Mark Carney hinted that interest rates were just as likely to go up as down. This is clearly the result of better-than-expected growth and higher-than-expected inflation.

Author: Dylan Jones

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