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Brexit Post-Mortem Begins

11:09 June 24th 2016 in News, Market Talk

Brexit Post-Mortem Begins

The UK referendum decision in favour of leaving the European Union managed to surprise both bookies and markets alike, causing a strong decline in sterling. Nick Murray-Leslie, CEO of Chatsworth communications captured the mood when stating: "London’s financial sector ...
Cable Bid as EU Referendum Held Sterling has pushed higher as voting really starts to get underway in the UK’s referendum on EU membership. Although the opinion polls remained close – note no further polls will be released until voting closes at 22:00 UK time today – the ...
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way from the Forum I went to a conference on China’s capital markets this morning in Canary Wharf, one of London’s major financial districts. On the way back to the office, I spotted a queue of people today outside the Thomas Cook ...
RMB Impact on SDR Limited, but Reforms Acknowledged The plan to include China’s RMB in the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket of currencies by the International Monetary Fund is likely to have a limited impact on a global scale; however, for China it has a stronger relevance ...
Strap In: GBP Volatility is Here to Stay Following Thursday’s Brexit vote, volatility in the currency markets could remain high through to the end of the year regardless of the outcome, said strategists on Profit & Loss’s webinar today. Although a vote for the UK to leave ...
Polls, Bookies Divided on Brexit Throughout the campaign leading up to the UK’s referendum on EU membership, which will be held this Thursday (June 23), there has often been a stark difference between the opinion polls and prices quoted by bookmakers. Generally, the polls suggest ...
Brexit: More Questions than Answers? As the referendum of whether or not Britain should leave the European Union edges closer there is still a huge amount of uncertainty regarding the outcome of the vote.  While the majority of UK polls predict a ‘leave’ vote, the ...
Betty Boo!

16:00 June 13th 2016 in News, Market Talk

Betty Boo!

It was almost inevitable and hindsight is a wonderful thing. For as Profit & Loss’s Colin Lambert wrote in his And Finally…column only this morning: “The sharp Sterling move we reported last week and I discussed in the midweek ...
Report: Why Did the OTC FX Market Shrink in 2015? The OTC FX market shrank by between 9-11% during 2015, according to a new report from Aite Group. According to the report, this change was largely driven by regulations that forced banks to restructure how they do business, including cutting prime ...
A Different Point of View

19:09 May 22nd 2016 in News, Market Talk

A Different Point of View

At a time when new regulations, divergent central bank policies and changing technology are threatening to fundamentally change how the global FX market operates, a unique perspective on the world’s largest asset class is always welcome. This is why ...