Posts Tagged ‘personal finance’

Money on Toast, the new financial supersite

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Many people use different websites for different aspects of their financial affairs. This can be cumbersome but a new website has been launched that wants to give the UK online financial services a shake-up by doing everything from one site. (more…)

BOE leaves interest rates at 0.5% and QE on hold at £325 billion

Thursday, May 10th, 2012
The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee decided today to keep interest rates at their historic low of 0.5% and to maintain the asset purchase programme at £325 billion. (more…)

Eurozone fears remain and Pound trims recent gains

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Mike Paterson’s daily Forex brief

Eurozone fears remain and GBP trims its recent gains ahead of UK data and interest rate/QE decisions. (more…)

Greece is the word as Eurozone remains firmly in the spotlight

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Mike Paterson’s daily Forex brief

The Euro faces a tough examination over the next few days and weeks as recent complacency gives way once again to real fears of political and economic melt-down. (more…)

Euro falls on post-election jitters and GBP surges when we least need it

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Mike Paterson’s daily Forex brief

After socialist victories in France and Greece the repercussions on Franco-German relationship and fears of Greece not adhering to the conditions of their bailout, (more…)

Euro remains under pressure as ECB does nothing to help

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Mike Paterson’s daily Forex brief

Euro remains under pressure as the ECB does nothing to help and the markets await NFP data. (more…)

More bad news for the Eurozone as traders await ECB today

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Mike Paterson’s daily Forex brief

Numpty Euro sat on a wall, Numpty Euro was due for a fall, and so it proved after I signed off yesterday after talking of influential data likely to make an impact as well as BIS selling Euros for the SNB that I also mentioned. (more…)

Stalemate again as traders wait for next raft of data today

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Mike Paterson’s daily Forex brief

It’s getting a bit predictable and boring, this up ‘n down in a tight range and no follow-through, but that’s what we’ve got for a while yet in the absence of any earth shattering news. (more…)

Reality check for the Pound and RBA cuts Aussie rates by 0.5%

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Mike Paterson’s daily Forex brief

I said yesterday upon my return that I couldn’t see the Pound sustaining its gains given the UK’s dodgy economic and political climate and so it’s proved. (more…)

US Dollar still in retreat as the Pound makes further gains

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Mike Paterson’s daily Forex brief

Welcome to a new week and the US Dollar is still suffering from last week’s surprise Bernanke/FOMC rhetoric that signalled further monetary easing against expectations following my warning that Mr B can throw surprise parties with consummate ease. (more…)

Big day ahead as traders await UK GDP and FOMC decision

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Mike Paterson’s daily Forex brief

The Pound has given up a few of its gains as markets await the first UK Q1 GDP figures this morning and then the US interest rate decision later. (more…)

Pound holding its gains still as range-trading continues

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Mike Paterson’s daily Forex brief

Good two-way business in the past 24 hours, but we’ve seen the Pound hold onto its recent gains to retain the title of “Best of a Bad Bunch of the Week Award” thus far. (more…)