Derek Taylor targets the “Forward Order” this week at €1.1500 on the Euro

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 €1.1500 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:

GBP/EUR 02/07/18 Theresa’s “body bag” summit.

The big news this week in the UK is that Theresa May is holding what has been dubbed “the body-bag” summit at the PM’s country retreat. It’s a no holds barred, let’s thrash out Brexit summit.

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel is having her own internal summit in Berlin, where she tries to hold together the coalition. The big topic is of course immigration!!

The Donald has until Friday the 6th to at least back off a bit on Chinese tariffs. The World sits back!

Events for the coming week to watch out for, and there are a few:

Talks in Berlin, it’s make-or-break week for Angela Merkel.

UK sees  crunch Brexit negotiations nicknamed “The Body Bag Summit”

6th July- Trade Wars Trumps crunch day. Will he back down to the Chinese?

Monday 2nd July – 3.00pm US Purchasing Managers Index (PMI and Construction spending.

Tuesday 3rd July 10.00am – EU Producer Prices, 3.00pm US Factory Orders.

Wednesday 4th July – US Independence Day – in effect the markets take a break for the big US holiday.

Thursday 5th July – 8.30am UK Halifax House Prices. 1.30pm US Jobless claims.

Friday 6th July – 1.30pm EU Employment data. 1.30pm US Non-farm payrolls (important).

Suggested level to buy holiday Euros.

The GBP/EUR currency pair is still within the 1.1200-1.1500 range.

We suggested buying Euros above GBP/EUR 1.1350, which you could easily have done last week. Please try our rate tracker and forward order facilities, and let us watch the markets for you.

Remember, breaking news moves markets!

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed are solely those of Derek Taylor and do not necessarily express the views or opinions of the Travel Money Club or any other organisation mentioned herein. These opinions are not intended to be a source of advice and any action taken as a result of this information is entirely at the reader’s own risk.


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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