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Markets remain calm as Britain waves goodbye

 Thursday 30th March
US Dollar

The Dollar extended its gains throughout yesterday buoyed by better than expected U.S. home sales data while a slump in both the euro and pound underpinned upside momentum in the greenback.   

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Today's expected ranges

GBP / USD
1.2380 to 1.2500
GBP / EUR
1.1500 to 1.1600
GBP / AUD
1.6190 to 1.6300
GBP / NZD
1.7680 to 1.7750

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Last Week Market Recap

Monday 20th March 2017

Reversed direction, gaining ground last week as the U.S. Fed raised interest rates and despite lower than expected employment numbers out of Australia. The rate began the week gaining after making its weekly low of 0.7579 on Monday in the absence of any significant data out of either country. The pair then lost a fraction on Tuesday as the United States reported better than expected PPI data. On Wednesday, the rate gained sharply, making its weekly high of 0.7718 after the FOMC raised the Fed Funds Rate to 1.0% from 0.75%. The rate then lost ground on Thursday after Australia reported Employment Change declined by -6.4K versus an expected increase of +16.3K, while the Australian Unemployment Rate increased to 5.9% from 5.7%. The pair resumed its rally on Friday as the United States reported mixed economic numbers. AUD/USD closed the week at 0.7703, with an overall gain of +2.7% for the week. 

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