Derek Taylor, our very own foreign exchange expert, is recommending that Travel Money Club members buying Euros this week should target their “Forward Orders” at €1.1350 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!
Derek told us:
The Italian government has to defend plans to run up an enormous budget deficit. This puts direct pressure upon the Euro, making the Pound look good. Sterling rises against the Euro towards GBP/EUR 1.1300.
In addition, a report this afternoon mentioned a softening of the UK stance on the Irish border, prompting a rush, albeit short-lived, into Sterling.
We are raising our anticipated range of GBP/EUR 1.1150-1.1350, to reflect Sterling’s strength.
Events for the coming week to watch out for:
Monday 1st October 9.30am UK PMI. 3.00pm US PMI.
Tuesday 2nd October 7.00am UK Nationwide house prices. 10.00am EU Producer Prices.
Wednesday 3rd October 10.00 EU Retail Sales. 1.15pm US employment report.
Thursday 4th October 1.30pm US Jobless claims.
Friday 5th October 8.30am UK Halifax house prices. 13.30 EU employment. 1.30pm US non-farm payrolls.
Suggested level to buy holiday Euros.
We are raising with our suggested range, but not by much, to GBP/EUR 1.1150-1.1350. We still think that buying Euros above 1.1200 is a good level.
Try our rate tracker and forward order facilities, and let us watch the markets for you.
Remember, breaking news moves markets!
ABOUT DEREK TAYLOR
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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