Goldman Sacks Pound Bear

Goldman’s top currency-market strategist Robin Brooks left the bank last month. Goldman Sachs was advising its clients that its “top trade” for 2017 was to short the British pound against the US dollar. It has now reversed its recommendation.

In a research note published yesterday the bank offered a mea culpa and recommended clients sell dollars to buy pounds. At one point earlier this year people were talking about the £ going to parity with the $, it is now at $1.28. Hard to know how the Remainers will spin this…




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Nick Robinson on BBC’s lack of Brexit balance…

“Enough! Leave it out. Remain calm, the referendum is over. The duty we broadcasters had to ‘broadly balance’ the views of the two sides is at an end. Why? Because there are no longer two sides, two campaigns, two rival sets of spokespeople reading out those focus-grouped slogans.

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