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Trump’s first two weeks bring mixed messages for the Dollar

By HiFX  /     Feb 09, 2017  /     Market Updates  /     0 Comment

Since the days of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the first hundred days of a US president’s first term have been closely scrutinised by the press and the markets. This period can be crucial in setting the tone of an overall presidency and determining how successful the incoming president is likely to be. This is because, during […]

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Super Thursday fails to deliver anticipated boost to Sterling

By HiFX  /     Feb 02, 2017  /     Market Updates  /     0 Comment

This morning, the Pound was rising on expectations that the Bank of England would raise its growth and inflation forecasts at today’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting. But despite a mostly positive message from the Bank of England, the markets were disappointed by what they heard and the Pound dropped against both the Dollar and the […]

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Markets breathe a sigh of relief as May provides Brexit clarity

By HiFX  /     Jan 17, 2017  /     Market Updates  /     0 Comment

The six months since the UK voted to leave the EU have been dominated by uncertainty around what Brexit actually means. This vacuum of information has generally resulted in downward pressure on the Pound. But today Theresa May has relieved some of this pressure with a confident yet amiable speech about the UK’s objectives and […]

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Donald Trump wins the US Election

By HiFX  /     Nov 09, 2016  /     Market Updates  /     0 Comment

Donald Trump has been confirmed as the 45th US President in a surprise win over Hillary Clinton. Although Clinton had generally been a couple of points ahead in the polls during the campaign, it became clear early in the evening that Trump had done better than expected as he claimed the key battleground states of […]

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In Conversation: Will the US Election provide another curveball for the currency markets?

By HiFX  /     Nov 07, 2016  /     Money Matters  /     0 Comment

Welcome to In Conversation, foreign exchange insights and discussions from HiFX to support businesses that send or receive international payments.   The ramifications of June’s surprise Brexit vote have continued to affect the value of Sterling long after the result was announced. We had a reminder of this last week, when the Pound surged following […]

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In Conversation: The Flash Crash and living in uncertain times

By HiFX  /     Oct 12, 2016  /     Money Matters  /     0 Comment

Welcome to In Conversation, foreign exchange insights and discussions from HiFX to support businesses that send or receive international payments.   2016 has shown that large currency movements can happen at any time. A number of curveballs have caused significant changes to the value of the Pound. Some of these, such as the Brexit vote, […]

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