Derek Taylor targets the “Forward Order” this week at €1.2100 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 €1.2100 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:

Boris Johnson accepted chancellor Sajid Javid’s resignation last Thursday, prompting a big rise in the Pound against the Euro, trading well above GBP/EUR1.2000. It is clear that Boris is bringing No 11 closer to number 10, meaning that monetary easing may be back on the agenda.

We think that the rise above 1.2000 may be a little overdone, and expect some consolidation. Therefore we are looking for a range of GBP/EUR 1.1900-1.2100.

Events for the remainder of the week to watch out for:

Monday 17th February – 3.00pm US Home Sales

Tuesday 18th February – 9.30am UK Unemployment

Wednesday 19th February –   9.30am UK Inflation.  1.30pm US Producer prices.

Thursday 20th February – 9.30am UK Retail Sales

Friday 21st February – 10.00am EU Inflation. 3.00pm US Existing home sales.

Suggested level to buy holiday Euros.

Our anticipated range for GBP/EUR is now 1.1900-1.2100. A good target to lock in your holiday Euros would be above GBP/EUR 1.2000. Personally, I am advising friends to buy half their Euro’s now and the other half closer to their travel date. Try our rate tracker and forward order facilities, and let us watch the markets for you.

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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