Derek Taylor targets the “Forward Order” this week at €1.1300 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 €1.1300 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:

Last Thursday’s 0.25% interest rate hike had been highly anticipated by the markets. Followed by some rather gloomy comments from Mark Carney the BoE Governor.  The Pound against the US Dollar (Cable) is certainly lower, but against the Euro, it is in fact unchanged. In fact it is the Dollar that is showing strength, so maybe the Pound is actually displaying some resilience.

The Pound showed some volatility, trading between GBP/EUR 1.1300 and 1.1200. This level at 1.1200, has been tested a few times recently, but despite all the negative news and comments, is still holding.

Events for the coming week to watch out for:

Monday 6th August – 8.30am UK Halifax house prices

Thursday 9th August – 1.30pm US Jobless Claims and Producer Prices.

Friday 10th August 9.30am UK Trade Balance and Manufacturing output. 1.30pm US Consumer Price Index.

Suggested level to buy holiday Euros.

We are suggesting a trading range of GBP/EUR 1.1150-1.1350. But 1.1300 looks like a good level to buy holiday Euros, if you see it?

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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