Sterling isn't exactly celebrating 'freedom day'

Author: Adam Button | Category: News

Cable falls to three-month low

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Covid certainly has a sense of humor.

Boris Johnson is being delivered a full helping of hubris today after declaring it 'freedom day' and dropping covid restrictions.

He himself was forced into a U-turn after initially refusing to self-isolate after health minister Javid was diagnosed with covid.

Cases across the UK continue to rise and are now nearing the winter peak.
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The good news is that hospitalizations and deaths remain low.

The message from the market though is that new lockdowns are increasingly likely. Or that lockdowns in less-vaccinated countries are destined to curb economic growth.

Technically, the double bottom at 1.3670 has to hold or we could be in for a flush lower. Cable has been very much a 'risk trade' this year and it's tracking in that direction today.

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