Bank of England

February 6, 2021
Threat of negative rates will prompt investors to top-up portfolios premium
The threat of negative interest rates from the Bank of England will encourage market-savvy investors to boost their UK stock exposure. On Thursday, all eyes were on the Bank of England as it announced it is leaving interest rates unchanged at 0.1%, and keeping its quantitative easing (QE) agenda. Indeed, as I explain on my YouTube channel in this video and in The Independent, amongst others, for now, the central bank has avoided moving into negative interest Read More
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Nigel Green
March 26, 2020
Covid-19 – not Brexit – likely to be the biggest blow to the pound premium
Coronavirus is likely to deliver the bloodiest nose to the pound, more so than Brexit and the financial crash of 2008-2009. The pound dropped to its lowest level on record on Tuesday against the currencies of the UK’s major trading partners. The Bank of England announced that the exchange rate, which is gauged against a basket of currencies corresponding to Britain’s trade flow, declined to 72.9. There was a slight increase on Wednesday to 74.4. These Read More
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Nigel Green
May 15, 2013
Sir Mervyn King’s final report: Reading between the lines premium
The Bank of England’s outgoing governor, Sir Mervyn King, today released his final forecasts before he retires – and the tone is decidedly more optimistic than it has been in recent years. The Bank of England’s outgoing governor, Sir Mervyn King, today released his final forecasts before he retires – and the tone is decidedly more optimistic than it has been in recent years. Read More
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Nigel Green