|Bid||134.29 x 2000|
|Ask||134.56 x 2000|
|Day's Range||135.86 - 136.25|
|52 Week Range||118.33 - 139.08|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.40%|
Is Volatility Set to Drop Further after Stock Market Rebound? The British pound (FXB) appreciated 1.5% against the US dollar (UUP) for the week ending February 16. Economic data reported from the UK in the previous week indicated that inflation remained higher at 3% in January and retail sales growth dropped to 0.1% as compared to the market expectation of 0.5%.
Is Volatility Set to Drop Further after Stock Market Rebound? The US Dollar Index, whose slide had been stalled in the past two weeks, saw losses as markets recovered last week. Better-than-expected inflation growth should have increased the demand for the US dollar, but the surprise reaction of equity markets was also seen in the forex markets with the US dollar sliding against the major currencies.
The British pound (FXB) depreciated by 2.0% against the US dollar (UUP) in the week ended February 9. This fall comes as a surprise because the Bank of England, in its monetary policy statement and quarterly inflation report, sounded hawkish about the economy. The reason for the tepid performance of the British pound was weaker-than-expected economic data indicating lower industrial production and trade activity, and risk-off trading boosting demand for the US dollar.
The British pound (FXB) posted its fifth consecutive weekly gain against the US dollar. For the week ended January 19, the British pound (GBB) closed against the US dollar (UUP) at 1.3852, appreciating by 0.90%. British equity markets (BWX) were supported by the prospect of a soft Brexit.
The British pound (FXB) had another positive week as it reached an 18-month high against the US dollar. For the week ended January 12, the British pound (GBB) closed against the US dollar (UUP) at 1.3729, appreciating by ~1.2%. The gains in the British pound were driven by the higher chances of a soft Brexit deal, which could see economic relations between the UK and the EU remain mostly unchanged.
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The British pound (FXB) (GBB) continued to appreciate against the US dollar in the first week of 2018, rising 0.41% against the dollar (UUP). Comments from UK Chancellor Philip Hammond about the possibility of keeping the Customs Union with the European Union drove investors to increase the probability of a soft Brexit. With most of the bad news surrounding a Brexit being priced in, any positive development could continue to help the British pound appreciate further.
According to Reuters, the US dollar (USDU) net short positions increased to ~-$7.8 billion during the week ended December 15 compared to ~-$4.3 billion in the previous week.
The US Dollar Index (UUP) continued its ascent against the other major currencies as investors positioned for a rate hike from the Fed and reacted to the increased possibility of tax reforms by the end ...
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The US Dollar Index (UUP) had another bad week as traders offloaded long dollar positions amid tax reform uncertainty last week.