People Are Very Bearish on the Pound

The pound remains unloved across investor groups, with real-money sales of the U.K. currency only just getting started, data from Bank of America Corp. show.

All client types — corporate accounts, reserve managers, hedge funds and institutional accounts, like mutual funds, pensions and endowments — have dumped sterling over the past two weeks, according to the U.S. bank’s analysis of flow data.

“The overall GBP market position is neutral, but real money is long, suggesting downside risks as they have been selling in the last three weeks,” quantitative strategists Myria Kyriacou and Athanasios Vamvakidis wrote in a note Monday.


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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Former 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.