PRN: Traders Turn to Market Analysis in Wake of Second Quantitative Easing Announcement

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Traders Turn to Market Analysis in Wake of Second Quantitative Easing Announcement


LONDON, October 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

On 6th October the Bank of England announced a second phase of quantitative easing. So what does the new phase mean for traders?

Speaking on the day of the announcement, Joshua Raymond, Chief Market Strategist of spread betting provider City Index (, stated: "[The introduction of the second phase of quantitative easing] is an aggressive move by the Bank of England, which has clearly taken a more proactive step to curtail the UK from potentially slipping into a double dip recession. The UK Central Bank has often been criticised for being too reactive and not proactive enough and certainly this move - to effectively announce QE2 at a time much earlier than many had expected - flies in the face of that criticism."

Starting QE2 typically creates upward pressure on inflation and so the move is a risky one, said Raymond. "Though certainly with the MPC expecting inflation to hit 5%, but then falling back below the 2% target in the medium term, this forecast has certainly freed their hands somewhat."

"The impact of today's measures saw an immediate fall in value of the pound against a basket of currencies. The pound fell 1% against the US dollar on the back of the announcement before recovering some of its losses into the evening."

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