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by Ashraf Laidi
Posted: Feb 22, 2010 5:00
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GBP

Discuss GBP
 
montmorency
Abingdon, UK
Posts: 610
12 years ago
May 27, 2010 12:31
It is beginning to look that way, but it might just be part of a retracement in the longer timeframe.
PureStones
Korea Sout
Posts: 67
12 years ago
May 27, 2010 12:17
what's going on GBP? turn bullish direction?
catnip
Frankfurt, Germany
Posted Anonymously
12 years ago
May 27, 2010 11:02
I have options on Santander real time watchlist - very good indicator .
It is merely a fact that those small spanish savings banks sit on EUR 220 bln non performing loans.
Basically subprime again.
Dodger
London, UK
Posts: 139
12 years ago
May 27, 2010 10:14
Santander makes good profits from its Brazilian subsidary these days,which kind of balances out its european exposure.Spanish problem is the "cajas",which are small localised savings banks which were pretty loose with their lending in the boom years,particularly in the wild south where the property developers kept "tame"bank managers,along with the well publised "tame"alcudes or mayors many of whom are currently serving time.Spain is also very regional even to the level of small towns,where one can be in a boom and 20 miles away everbody is on the social.Without sounding like a "Franquista",also think people outside of spain have no idea how heavy the immigration into spain was in the boom years,that could turn into a real burning issue if things get bad,zapatero gets voted out and the"PP"who are very nationalistic conservatives get voted in.European ecconomic problems are already and will threaten to become more political problems as the budget cuts start to be bite,spain,portugal,and greece were all run by militery juntas until the late 1970s we must not forget.There is a lot of medium term political risk manifesting in southern europe that may "hopefully" be underestimated.
montmorency
Abingdon, UK
Posts: 610
12 years ago
May 26, 2010 22:58
Ashraf's IMT of May 26, 2010 15:06 GMT: THOSE SPANISH BANKS AGAIN - reminds me that Santander is now a player in the UK market. I'm not aware that Santander is in any trouble at the moment, but these things have a way of spreading don't they. Could lead to more bad news for the UK as well as the Eurozone.

Stationdealer
London, UK
Posts: 715
12 years ago
May 25, 2010 21:22
ForexLive US Wrap-Up; Reversal Of Fortunes

US equities open on lows, recover for most of session
S&P Case Shiller home price index flat in March
US consumer sentiment rises strongly, to 63.3 from 57.7
ECB rumored to be preparing for 50 bp rate cut
North Korea severs relations with South Korea
Obama calls for nearly $200 bln more in stimulus
Geithner to advise European officials to perform bank stress test: CNBC
Greece announces privatization plans
Three Fed districts asked for discount rate rise in April
Feds Bullard: Expects bond purchases to be unwound over five year period
US equities pare losses sharply in US trade, recover all of 3% drop. US bond yields rise from trend lows as stocks reverse. 10 year note reaches 3.07% intraday, end at 3.17%

Markets were in turmoil when the US walked int he door this morning. Spanish banking jitters had triggered another round euro selling and concerns over banking woes were heightened enough for the market to entertain rumors that both the Fed and ECB would enact new liquidity facilities while talk of an ECB rate cut of 50 bp made the rounds late in Europe.
US markets bottomed almost as soon as they opened and the euro began to lift off lows early on. Buyers were seen in the 1.2180s, keeping EUR/USD just north of the London low at 1.2177. Short-covering accelerated as EUR/USD moved above the 1.2240 level and prices really never looked back. We reached the 1.2340 area late in the day as US shares turned positive. Trendline resistance on the short-term charts around 1.2335 and talk of Chinese sales into strength helped to slow the momentum of the powerful intraday bounce.
USD/JPY recovered sharply as well, triggering heavy stop-loss buying from short-term specs when we moved back above the 90.00 level; 90.25 as the late session high. EUR/JPY was turbo charged, rising from 108.83 during the US morning to end at session highs of 111.30.
Cablle, AUD and CAD all rebounded along with the euro late in the day but cable lagged as EUR/GBP rebounded from its early slide. The cross ends at 0.8573 from 0.8508 lows.
DAHAB
dubai, United Arab Emirates
Posted Anonymously
12 years ago
May 25, 2010 14:45
if its not breaking the area of 1.2144(19/5/2010) then it will bounce back agin to 1.2670 once more.
stuzoo
United Arab Emirates
Posts: 3
12 years ago
May 25, 2010 13:01
Just sitting under 1.4330, is this a holding pattern until the US opens up and triggers the next down move?
speculator
Posted Anonymously
12 years ago
May 24, 2010 20:42
i think we will hit at least 140 before 150 for cable
Stationdealer
London, UK
Posts: 715
12 years ago
May 24, 2010 11:07
if Vat rises costs of good will automatically will lower.