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British Pound/US Dollar (GBP/USD) Exchange Rate

Type: Currency | Group: Major | Base: British Pound | Second: US Dollar
1.2567 0.0009  (0.01%) Update 28/03/2017 13:08:40
Buy/Sell GBP/USD
52Wk High2.1899 Since 07/07/16 -42.48%
52Wk Low1 Since 04/20/16 25.39%
Prev Close0
20-Day Average1.22228
200-Day Average1.25842
14-Day Rel Strength65.40643
14-Day Stochastic100

GBP/USD Pivot Points

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GBP/USD Advanced Live Chart

GBP/USD Advanced Live Chart

GBP/USD Exchange Rate

The UK may not be the largest country in Europe but it certainly has many unique characteristics that set it apart from the rest and one of them is the fact that it opted not to accept the euro when its neighbors were doing so.


The British Pound is today the 3rd most important reserve currency globally as well as the fourth most traded currency in the foreign exchange market, subsequent to the United States dollar, the euro, and the Japanese yen. The pound and the euro usually fluctuate in value against one another. However, there is often a correlation between movements in their respective exchange rates with other currencies such as the US dollar.

The decision taken by the UK government in 1999 to refuse membership in the Eurozone group has, over the years, created unparalleled investment opportunities for Forex traders and the Pound Sterling to US Dollar FX trading analysis continues to point investors in the same direction.


When viewing the GBP/USD exchange chart, it is crucial to always keep in mind that the GBP/USD pair fluctuates mostly on the relative strength of each country’s economy. This differs from other currency pairs that are affected by other influences. When the UK economy outperforms the US economy, the pound tends to strengthen against the US dollar. Conversely, when the UK economy slows down, the US dollar is strengthened. However, the GBP/USD price does sometimes fluctuate according to the difference in interest rates set by the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve (Fed).

GBP/USD pair was nicknamed ‘the cable’ because the GBP/USD pair used to be traded via cable across the Atlantic Ocean; this pair enjoys generally low spreads and few arbitrage opportunities. Ample news information about these two world superpowers makes GBP/USD a great pair for those who trade the news or prefer fundamental analysis over purely technical trading.

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