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EUR/GBP displays a responsive buying action near 0.8750 as focus shifts to German GDP


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EUR/USD rises above 1.0900 after upbeat EU data

EUR/USD rises above 1.0900 after upbeat EU data

EUR/USD has gained traction and climbed above 1.0900 in the European session after the upbeat sentiment data from the Eurozone area helped the Euro gather strength. Meanwhile, the US Dollar stays on the back foot despite the cautious market mood. 

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GBP/USD gains traction, trades above 1.2400

GBP/USD gains traction, trades above 1.2400

GBP/USD has gathered recovery momentum and advanced beyond 1.2400 on Monday. The modest selling pressure surrounding the US Dollar ahead of key central bank policy announcements later this week seems to be helping the pair push higher.

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GBP/USD Forecast: Bulls eye 1.3570 as the next target Premium

GBP/USD Forecast: Bulls eye 1.3570 as the next target

GBP/USD has preserved its bullish momentum following Wednesday's advance and trades at fresh eight-day highs above 1.3500 early Thursday. The stronger

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Gold finds support, rebounds to $1,930 area

Gold finds support, rebounds to $1,930 area

Gold price has recovered toward $1,930 and erased its daily losses. With the benchmark 10-year US Treasury bond yield gaining more than 1% on the day above 3.5%, however, XAU/USD is struggling to gather further bullish momentum.

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USD/JPY flat-lines above mid-129.00s, remains confined in a one-week-old trading range

USD/JPY flat-lines above mid-129.00s, remains confined in a one-week-old trading range

USD/JPY struggles to gain any meaningful traction and seesaws between tepid gains/minor losses. A softer risk tone benefits the safe-haven JPY and exerts pressure amid a modest USD weakness. Dovish-sounding comments by the BoJ Governor help limit any meaningful downside for the pair.

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The European Central Bank (ECB)

The European Central Bank (ECB) is the central bank empowered to manage monetary policy for the Eurozone and maintain price stability, so that the euro’s purchasing power is not eroded by inflation. The ECB aims to ensure that the year-on-year increase in consumer prices is less than, but close to 2% over the medium term. Another of its tasks is the one of controlling the money supply. The European Central Bank’s work is organized via the following decision-making bodies: the Executive Board, the Governing Council and the General Council. Christine Lagarde is the President of this organism since November 1st 2019.

The Bank of England

The Bank of England is the central bank of the United Kingdom. Established in 1694 and privately owned in the beginning, the Bank was nationalised in 1946 so now is completely owned by the UK government. BOE's main reason to be is to maintain monetary and financial stability in the country. Some of its other tasks are producing secure bank notes, operating asset purchase facility and keeping the inflation low and stable. The bank is overseen by the Court, named used to reffer the board of directors, and is accountable to Parliament and the public.


Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde was born in 1956 in Paris, France. Graduated from Paris West University Nanterre La Défense and became President of the European Central Bank in November 1st 2019. Prior to that, she served as Chairman and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund between 2011 and 2019. Lagarde previously held various senior ministerial posts in the Government of France: she was Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry (2007–2011), Minister of Agriculture and Fishing (2007) and Minister of Commerce (2005–2007). Her comments as ECB President may determine positive or negative trends for the Euro in the short-term. Usually, a hawkish outlook is seen as positive/bullish for the EUR, while a dovish one is seen as negative/bearish.

Andrew Bailey

Andrew Bailey is Governor of the Bank of England since 16 March 2020. He was announced as the new Governor of the BoE on 20 December 2019. Bailey was born in Leicester in 1959 and graduated from Queens' College with a BA in History and a PhD from the Faculty of History, University of Cambridge in 1985 with his thesis. Before becoming the Governor of the BOE, Andrew worked at the Bank in a number of areas, most recently as Executive Director for Banking Services and Chief Cashier, as well as Head of the Bank's Special Resolution Unit. Previous roles include Governor's Private Secretary, and Head of the International Economic Analysis Division in Monetary Analysis.

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About EURGBP

The cross between the two most relevant European currencies indicates how many Pounds are needed to purchase one Euro. Given that both are considered high-yielding assets, the cross tends to have very limited volatility daily basis, posting reactions only to first-tier events in either of the two economies, such as a Central Bank announcement on monetary policy, or political disruption.

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EUR/USD

The EUR/USD (or Euro Dollar) currency pair belongs to the group of 'Majors', a way to mention the most important pairs in the world. This group also includes the following currency pairs: GBP/USD, USD/JPY, AUD/USD, USD/CHF, NZD/USD and USD/CAD. The popularity of Euro Dollar is due to the fact that it gathers two main economies: the European and American (from United States of America) ones. This is a widely traded currency pair where the Euro is the base currency and the US Dollar is the counter currency. Since the EUR/USD pair consists of more than half of all the trading volume worldwide in the Forex Market, it is almost impossible for a gap to appear, let alone a consequent breakaway gap in the opposite direction.

Normally, the EUR/USD is very quiet during the Asian session because economic data that affects the fundamentals of those currencies is released in either the European or U.S. session. Once traders in Europe get to their desks a flurry of activity hits the tape as they start filling customer orders and jockey for positions. At noon activity slows down as traders step out for lunch and then picks back up again as the U.S. comes online.

GBP/USD

The GBP/USD (or Pound Dollar) currency pair belongs to the group of 'Majors', a way to mention the most important pairs in the world. The pair is also called 'The Cable', reffering to the first Transatlantic cable that was crossing the Atlantic Ocean in order to connect Great Britain with the United States of America. This term originated in the mid-19th century, which makes it one of the oldest currency pairs.

Pound Dollar represents two economies: British and American (from United States of America). The Cable is a closely watched and widely traded currency pair where the Pound is the base currency and the US Dollar is the counter currency. For that reason, all the macroeconomic data related to the United States and the United Kingdom affects the price of this pair. One of the events which affected most the volatility of the pound vs. dollar was Brexit.