GBP/USD – Is Hawkish BoE a Game Changer? (Video)

While the Bank of England warned last month that it will take little upside on growth and inflation to consider voting for tighter policy, markets were caught off guard on Thursday when two policy makers joined Kristin Forbes in voting for a rate hike.

Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam discusses whether this is a game changer for the pound and whether we can expect to see further gains in GBPUSD. He also discusses the other factors at play here and gives his analysis of the chart.

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Market Analyst, UK & EMEA at OANDA
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
Craig Erlam