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The British pound goes under many different names: the Pound, the Pound Sterling or GBP.

London is an FX hub

The United Kingdom is the world’s largest foreign exchange centre with 36.7% of volumes according to the 2010 survey by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). This underscores London's role as a magnet for financial, institutional and retail Forex investors. However, the Pound is only the fourth largest currency by trading volumes behind the US dollar, the Euro and the Japanese yen.

Trading the GBP/USD

The GBP/USD currency pair is known as "Cable", a reference to the time when bid ask quotes were broadcast between London and New York over trans-Atlantic underwater cables. Cable is prone to sharp price fluctuations despite its relatively large share of global FX trades. This creates opportunities to earn significant amounts of money in a short span of time if you're on the right side of the market. Exchange rate volatility is one of the reasons why Forex brokers typically quote wider spreads across this currency pair.

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1.30 to Test Pound-Dollar Rally as Technical Rally Extends Pound Sterling Live

Data showed Q1 economic growth slightly missed expectations, coming out at 2.1% when it had forecast to come out 2.2% quarter-on-quarter. Although GBP/USD fell by roughly 15 hundredths of a cent to 1.2914 on the news, the pair soon bounced back to its ... More »

Forex technical analysis: GBPUSD tries to base from 1.2900 ForexLive

The GBPUSD closed at 1.2903 yesterday. The price action has been choppy today with more activity above that closing level than below. The high extended to 1.2956 which was the highest level since October 3rd. However, the price dipped back down in the ...and more » More »

GBP/USD – Pound Hits 7-Month High on Strong UK Retail Sales Data, Soft US Numbers MarketPulse (blog)

GBP/USD has posted slight gains on Thursday, continuing the upward trend we've seen for most of this week. In the North American session, the pair is trading just below the 1.29 line. Earlier, the pound touched a high of 1.2917, its highest level since ... More »

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