Sterling Digest, May 16, 2012: cracks deepen

really nice looking coins from 1967, many with full lustre
Weak sterling still looks good

Sterling cracks from Friday that were glossed over on safe haven flows deepened today thanks to Bank of England Governor Mervyn King. Complete with a GDP downgrade for 2012, King’s inflation report weakened sterling across board. However, currency pairs like the $GBPCAD, $EURGBP and $GBPAUD are holding up quite well in the aftermath. General commodities weakness and euro woes continue to benefit GBP verus these currencies. These same conditions also benefited the USD as the $GBPUSD closes below 1.60 for the first time in 4 weeks.

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