Derek Taylor recommends $1.3300 target rate on US Dollar “Forward Orders”

Derek Taylor, our very own foreign exchange expert, is recommending that Travel Money Club members buying US Dollars this week should target their “Forward Orders” at $1.3300 for a great deal.



The “Forward Order” feature is exclusive to Travel Money Club and allows members to automatically buy currency when their target exchange rate is reached. They simply tell the us what currency to buy, what exchange rate to buy at, and the payment card to use. Then if and when the target exchange rate is reached, we automatically execute the order and deliver next business day* (for orders completed by 1pm). As it all happens in the blink of an eye, even if your target rate is only achieved for a couple of minutes, we will still execute your order! Here we explain the latest news about buying US Dollars.


Derek told us:


GBP/USD 23/07/18 – UK Slowdown

The Economic data released in the UK last week confirmed that the UK’s economy is underperforming, post Brexit. Which we all knew, but it still negatively impacted the Pound.

Wednesday 18th July – 9.30am UK Inflation. Expected 2.6%, actual 2.4%. An important number because it means no interest rate rises for now!

Thursday 19th July – 9.30am UK Retail Sales. Expected 3.7%, actual 2.9%. Reflecting the retailer Poundland and restaurant chain Gaucho going into administration.

The focus for the dollar has shifted slightly with President Trump now busy upsetting the Iranians.

Our expected range was GBP/USD 1.3100-1.3400, but Sterling crashed to trade briefly under 1.3000, before recovering.

Events for the coming week to watch out for:

Wednesday 25th July –3.00pm US Single family home sales.

Thursday 26th July – 12.45 ECB rate announcement. 1.30pm US Jobless claims.

Friday 27th July – 7.00am UK Nationwide House Prices.

Suggested level to buy holiday US Dollars.

Sterling seems well supported at 1.3000, so we are changing our anticipated range to GBP 1.3000-1.3300, and recommending buying holiday dollars above 1.3200.

To take advantage of rate spikes, please try our rate tracker and forward order facilities to be sure of not missing out.

Remember, breaking news moves markets!



Derek is Director and Co-Founder of the Travel Money Club, as well as CEO of Taylor Associates (International) Ltd, one of the City of London’s foremost financial and market training organisations. Taylor Associates was established in 1993, specializing in derivatives, capital markets, risk and treasury training. He has personally trained in banks, brokers, asset managers, hedge funds and corporations both in the UK and overseas.

Derek’s career started in Midland Bank Group Treasury working across a broad product range including Money Markets, Foreign Exchange, Equity and Fixed income. He rose to the level of senior Director, before moving to Lehman Brothers, and then Bank of America working both in London and NY.

Derek has primarily worked as a trader, both inter-bank and proprietary, but has also spent some years as an inter-bank broker, running desks at two of the world’s leading brokerage houses, Tullett Prebon and Harlow Butler Savage (now part of the ICAP group).

Derek is a frequent speaker on Financial Markets subjects all over the World, and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB), a member of the Forex Association (ACI), and a member of the Society of Technical Analysts (MSTA).

* Please note that a small number of currencies are not available for next business day delivery. The actual delivery date will be clearly displayed in your order acknowledgement.

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