European Monetary Union reports on Sterling & US Dollar

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A potentially busy day on the markets today, depending on how much has been priced in by the traders. The day starts with the European Monetary Union announcing the change in Gross Domestic Product on Quarter on Quarter and Year on Year, both are reportedly predicted to be a drop, giving early strength to Sterling and US Dollar.

The strength may not last depending on how likely the Bank of England are to halve interest rates down to 0.5%. There is a positive consensus that a reduction to 0.5% will happen, which could be priced into the market already. Following on from that is the European Central Bank possibly reducing their interest rate to 1.5% from 2.0%. If they decide to only reduce the interest rate by 0.25% expect to see Euro strength early on after 12:45 while everyone waits to hear Trichet's speech at 13:30.

If you need any guidance regarding interest rate decisions contact any of our senior brokers today on 0800 043 2623. Exchange rate for buying Euros are likely to be volatile from midday onwards.

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