On Friday, the 6th of December 2019, the British currency fell against its American counterpart, putting an end to its three-day-long rally, as a strong US job data alongside hopes of a Sino-US trade deal had uplifted the American dollar, nonetheless, the Pound Sterling had posted its biggest weekly gain in nearly two months despite a 0.18 per cent drop against the US dollar on Friday’s (December 6th) market closure.
In point of fact, in the face of a growing supports for the Tories in opinion polls ahead of a December 12th UK general election, the Great Britain Pound, which had been the lone indicator for a Brexit thus far, had gained as much as 1.58 per cent this week, while the British currency added 1.58 per cent against its American peer to end up the week at $1.3132, remarking the sterling’s biggest weekly gain since mid-October.
Aside from the US dollar, the Great Britain Pound had also added a weekly gain of 1 per cent against euro, ended down the day at 84.58 pence per euro after trading as high as 84.31 pence this week. Meanwhile, adding that a likely triumph for the Conservatives on December 12th general election had stoked the sterling higher, a Nordea analyst Morten Lund said on Friday’s (December 6th) market wrap-up, “It’s a small move and no fundamental change (in terms of what opinion polls show).
From a risk-reward perspective most people are too optimistic but if you look at option markets you can see some people positioning for sterling weakness. ” Nonetheless, the British currency ended the day 0.18 per cent lower against the US dollar as beforementioned after reveal of a robust Job data alongside a reignited hope of a Sino-US trade deal, had regained some of the footings for the American currency lost earlier this week.