Weak Housing Numbers Weight on British Pound

Like the Euro, the British pound has sold off significantly today on the back of liquidation of high yielding assets as well as a broad dollar recovery. House price growth continues to be soft which could be concerning going into next week?s heavy economic calendar.

We are expecting more housing market reports as well as money supply, consumer confidence, distributive trades, manufacturing and service sector PMI. Overall the UK economy still remains healthy and the Bank of England could raise rates to 6 percent by the end of the year. The global markets just need to stabilize before these factors come into play once again.