Trump comments cause a US dollar rally

With Donald Trump making his first visit to the UK as the US President his comments regarding the potential “soft Brexit” approach led to the pound falling back to a near month high against the pound. Since the beginning of the week the dollar has now rallied close to 2% although we have seen a slight recovery for the pound this afternoon.

During his historic meeting with the Prime Minister Theresa May it was suggested that Trump had said that Theresa May had ignored his advice by opting for a soft Brexit and warned her that any attempts to maintain close ties with the EU would make a lucrative US trade deal very unlikely. He was later to say that his  comments were indeed “fake news” and hailed the “highest level of special” relationship with Theresa May.

As a result we have had a mixed day for GBP/USD with a high/low range from 1.3215 to 1.31.

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