Skip to content

forex blog

What a Blow! – Chancellor of the Exchequer Osborne Confirms U.K. Will Not Join Euro

…. and of course this pushes the pound lower immediately on the markets. This is the typeof market news where noone would know how to react and this is why most experienced forex traders advise to stay aside when such pieces of asteroids hit the news.

The British pound declined and gilts (the British bonds issued by government) advanced amidst speculation the government’s pledge to balance the budget by the end of its first term will damp the economic growth. Osborne said the government will cut the deficit to 20 billion pounds by 2015-2016 and will cut spending by 30 billion pounds annually.

Concern the U.K. would struggle to narrow the biggest budget deficit among the Group of Seven nations helped send the pound 9 percent lower against the dollar this year. Speculation the U.K. would lose its AAA rating helped the 10-year yield reach 4.3 percent on Feb. 22.Osborne, 39, the youngest chancellor since 1886, will outline plans to cut spending by the most in a generation to rein in the deficit, which amounts to 11.1 percent of gross domestic product. “We have set a brisk pace since taking office,” Osborne said while presenting the budget. “It has earned us credibility.”Read More »What a Blow! – Chancellor of the Exchequer Osborne Confirms U.K. Will Not Join Euro

The Adventures of a Trader in the Forex Land (3)

Here we go further with our forex blog here, on The forex trading insight of today’s blog is quite simple – I found out a rare pattern which could be interesting for  the amateur or professional money makers.

I was looking recently on my IPhone on the EUR to USD (EURUSD) pair. Although I do not trade it, the EURUSD is the most traded pair on earth, so it meets the criteria for perfect trading – high volatility, liquidity, accessibility 24 hours. For me, the EURUSD is like the master market for the online trading, so naturally I look at it periodically.Read More »The Adventures of a Trader in the Forex Land (3)