Derek Taylor targets the “Forward Order” this week at €1.1400 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 €1.1400 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:

Political uncertainty within the EU has halted the seemingly inexorable rise of the Euro:
In Austria, the election saw the far right making major gains.
In Germany, Angela Merkel, suffered a defeat by the Social Democrats in the Lower Saxony vote.
In Spain, fears over Catalonia independence remain in focus amidst continued political wrangling’s.
In addition to these Euro woes, there are hopes that the UK can secure a 2 year Brexit extension emerging.

Events for the coming week to watch out for:

Tuesday 17th October 9.30am UK Inflation data (CPI and RPI), and producer prices.

Tuesday 17th October 11.00am – EU inflation data. The inflation numbers are key to interest rate expectations, both in the UK and the EU.

Wednesday 18th. UK unemployment statistics and US Housing Starts.

Thursday 19th October UK Retail Sales and US Jobless claims.

It is quite a big week for UK and EU inflation data, but also watch out for any news on the 2 year Brexit extension.

Suggested level to buy holiday Euros.

Our suggested range was GBP/EUR 1.1100-1300. Buying Euros at 1.1250 has been achieved by those who waited.

Our range for next week has been adjusted higher to GBP/EUR 1.1200-1.1400. We would expect to see 1.1300 shortly, and maybe better.

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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