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Here’s one way for pound bulls to prep for the Bank of England policy meeting

Anneken Tappe
Here’s one way for pound bulls to prep for the Bank of England policy meeting

Traders looking to get bullish on the British pound ahead of Thursday’s Bank of England meeting might want to try taking the dollar out of the equation, analysts said. Sterling (GBPUSD) hovered around a 7-month low versus the dollar ahead of the central bank meeting, thanks in part to a nearly relentless rally by the U.S. currency that began back in April. To get around that, traders looking for a more hawkish tone from the Bank of England might look to the euro-sterling (EURGBP) pair, which is also seen as a more accurate Brexit risk barometer, analysts said.