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The outlook for sterling in 2018

We reflect on a year in the currency markets, and consider the outlook for 2018.

Important notes

This article isn’t personal advice. If you’re not sure whether an investment is right for you please seek advice. If you choose to invest the value of your investment will rise and fall, so you could get back less than you put in.

Each year brings events that transform the global economic and political environment, and with them, the currency markets.

Some take us by surprise, such as Theresa May’s gamble on calling an early general election. Others may be more predictable, like a stuttering start to the drawn out process of Brexit negotiations.

Sterling has had a bumpy ride since the EU referendum in June 2016. But we’re yet to reach the half-way point of the negotiation period before Britain officially leaves the EU on 29 March 2019.

So how will the pound perform in this period of uncertainty?

Each year we gather key insights from some of the UK’s leading economists, fund managers and analysts on what might lie in store.

In the Sterling Outlook 2018 report, we look at:

  • 10 significant events that shaped foreign exchange markets in 2017
  • What events might impact currency markets in 2018
  • Predictions for sterling/euro and sterling/US dollar in 2018

The content of the report should only be used for reference and does not constitute personal advice to buy or sell any of the currencies mentioned. The marketing of the currency service is not regulated by the FCA.

Download your copy today Find out how experts see the pound performing in 2018. Download now.

Important notes

This article isn’t personal advice. If you’re not sure whether an investment is right for you please seek advice. If you choose to invest the value of your investment will rise and fall, so you could get back less than you put in.

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