NY Open: Retail revisions give dollar some gains
The dollar is on something of a streak, with today's revisions to the October US retail sales report giving it a boost despite slightly softer November numbers.
The GBP is having a busy week as ongoing Brexit negotations contend with central bank meetings in London and Washington, with cable traders focusing on both.
Saxo Bank head of FX strategy John Hardy says that while negotiations between the UK and the EU have been progressing, there is still uncertainty over what the situation will look like in 2021 in the aftermath of any proposed deal.
The Bank of England meets on Thursday and there are hopes for a hawkish approach by the central bank, adds Hardy.
With UK January earnings and unemployment rate figures due on Wednesday, Saxo's FX head reports that the ingredients for a rally in GBP are present.