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Market Report: July 2017

Sterling re-established itself at levels against the US Dollar that were last seen prior to the result of the UK General Election a month ago, touching 1.30 briefly at the close of June. The reason for the about turn on Sterling were the comments made by the Bank of England Governor Mark Carney who, from a week earlier had said that an interest rate hike was unlikely which had led to a selloff in the pound, to hawkish comments that the Bank would start to reduce Quantitative Easing and that they would need to manage inflation = interest rate increase?

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Market Report: June 2017

The US Dollar is struggling currently under the issues facing Donald Trump, and although there are no imminent actions, a fear he could be impeached is weakening the currency. The dollar is also not helped by the budget proposals which some feel have no credibility. Consequently, Sterling is close to an 8-month high. Positive UK data to some extent supports this, such as the 42-year low in unemployment figures, but other data such as poor wage inflation, increasing inflation do undermine …

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Market Report: May 2017

Well, who knows! French elections, UK elections, Brexit discussions gathering pace, USA/N. Korea tensions, political changes in Turkey. Oil prices declining again. A brave man can predict through these global issues.

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Market Report: April 2017

Brexit has been triggered with minimal impact on currencies. Sterling has strengthened since the official announcement. So the future of Sterling is now down to the announcements as the negotiations proceed. The US dollar is heading towards its worst 3-month performance in a year. Economic data looks good in this region, but the ‘Trump’ effect drags the dollar lower. In the Eurozone whilst fears of Marie Le Pen gaining office reside have added some strength, and data gradually coming from German and French statistics, looks positive.

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Market Report: March 2017

The main item being talked about at present is the inevitable interest rate hike in the USA, and this has been the cause of the recent realignment of Sterling to a 7week low. The triggering of article 50, must occur within the next 3 weeks, so how low can the pound go, or is this fully factored into the current rates?

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Market Report: January 2017

2017 starts with much focus on developments in the USA, firstly the Fed reserve’s minutes indicate they are prepared to raise interest rates, three times in 2017, and faster than market players anticipated, this undoubtedly supports the dollar. The other will be the emerging fiscal policy of President elect Trump!

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Unicorn Ingredients Ltd are please to advise we have sponsored a young South African girl, Cornelia Kruger, to follow her dreams and take advantage of the Deanne McCrae Memorial Scholarship for 2016, awarded through The International Society of Rider Biomechanics in Lexington Kentucky. The course has its foundations set in sport science. Mrs. McCrae was […]

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Market Report: October 2016

Brexit continues to be the over-riding sentiment impacting Sterling exchange rates at present. Will there be further interest cuts, what about more QE? Will it be a hard Brexit, impacting the financial services sector, or a softer more accommodating agreement?

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