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Long position overnight fee

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Margin. Your investment $1,000.00
Overnight funding adjustment -0.004581 %
Charges from full value of position ($-22.90)
Trade size with leverage ~ $500,000.00
Money from leverage ~ $499,000.00

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Short position overnight fee

Short position overnight funding adjustment


Margin. Your investment $1,000.00
Overnight funding adjustment -0.003639 %
Charges from full value of position ($-18.19)
Trade size with leverage ~ $500,000.00
Money from leverage ~ $499,000.00

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Overnight fee time 21:00 (UTC)
Min traded quantity 1000
Currency USD
Margin 0.2%
Commission on trade 0%

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Date Close Change Change (%) Open High Low
Jun 17, 2024 1.26799 -0.00029 -0.02% 1.26828 1.26879 1.26761
Jun 16, 2024 1.26829 0.00004 0.00% 1.26825 1.26872 1.26714
Jun 14, 2024 1.26835 -0.00696 -0.55% 1.27531 1.27630 1.26564
Jun 13, 2024 1.27532 -0.00425 -0.33% 1.27957 1.28070 1.27376
Jun 12, 2024 1.27956 0.00565 0.44% 1.27391 1.28598 1.27324
Jun 11, 2024 1.27392 0.00138 0.11% 1.27254 1.27512 1.27054
Jun 10, 2024 1.27253 -0.00024 -0.02% 1.27277 1.27367 1.26875
Jun 9, 2024 1.27276 0.00003 0.00% 1.27273 1.27295 1.27078
Jun 7, 2024 1.27134 -0.00785 -0.61% 1.27919 1.28209 1.27126
Jun 6, 2024 1.27921 -0.00012 -0.01% 1.27933 1.28086 1.27621
Jun 5, 2024 1.27932 0.00210 0.16% 1.27722 1.27947 1.27549
Jun 4, 2024 1.27719 -0.00373 -0.29% 1.28092 1.28169 1.27425
Jun 3, 2024 1.28091 0.00655 0.51% 1.27436 1.28119 1.26939
Jun 2, 2024 1.27435 0.00138 0.11% 1.27297 1.27450 1.27287
May 31, 2024 1.27403 0.00118 0.09% 1.27285 1.27655 1.26996
May 30, 2024 1.27284 0.00312 0.25% 1.26972 1.27466 1.26805
May 29, 2024 1.26973 -0.00600 -0.47% 1.27573 1.27711 1.26957
May 28, 2024 1.27574 -0.00141 -0.11% 1.27715 1.28001 1.27524
May 27, 2024 1.27714 0.00379 0.30% 1.27335 1.27771 1.27335
May 26, 2024 1.27336 0.00066 0.05% 1.27270 1.27428 1.27264

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GBP/USD

Browse our live chart to get all the information you need on the GBP to USD rate today.

The GBP/USD pair represents the relationship between the world’s most influential currencies: the United Kingdom’s pound and the United States’ dollar. The GBP vs USD chart shows how many US dollars – the quote currency – are needed to buy one pound – the base currency.

Backed by two large economies, both the GBP and the USD are some of the oldest and most traded currencies in the world. Their pairing – one of the forex majors – is also known as the “cable”, referring to the undersea telecoms cables that used to carry GBP/USD bid and ask quotes across the Atlantic Ocean between London and New York.

The GBP/USD pair is a very liquid market, offering forex traders attractive opportunities to take advantage of variations and adjustment in prices. Excellent liquidity combined with a high volume of continuous trade results in the low bid and ask price differences. Therefore, the popularity of this forex pair ensures that it trades at the tight spread. 

Meanwhile, the GBP/USD pairing is often described as unpredictable and impulsive due to its wide price range when compared to other currency pairs, such as USD/JPY and EUR/USD. Because of its volatile nature, the pair is known for its wild movements, false alarms and many fake breakouts.

According to the Bank for International Settlements, GBP/USD is the third most popular forex pair, taking up around 14 per cent share of the daily trading volume.

Follow the pound to dollar rate live on Capital.com to spot the best trading opportunities.

Throughout its history, the GBP/USD pair has witnessed a lot of volatility, characterised by multiple price fluctuations. According to the historical GBP/USD exchange rate chart, the pair reached a record low of 1.06 in May 1985 and a record high of 2.64 in March 1972.

During the Great Recession, the value of the British pound dropped significantly. In 2007, the GBP/USD traded at around 2.10. However, once the infamous crisis hit the financial markets, the pair dropped below 1.40, losing more than a third of its value as investors flocked to the US dollar that has long-served as a safe haven currency. During the following years, the British pound had experienced a lot of turbulence before recovering to trade at an average of 1.6 against the US dollar.

In June 2016, the GBP/USD had another steep decline when the UK voted to leave the European Union. The GBP/USD pair shed 10 per cent in one trading session, losing almost 20 per cent during the following month. The uncertainty surrounding the impact of Brexit on the British economy led to investors pulling money out of the UK at a record pace.

2018 was another torrid year for the pound. The GBP began 2018 as a leading currency in terms of performance, however, the effect of Brexit negotiations and weak economy reports saw it falling to 1.25 against the dollar, the lowest level since April 2017.

The pair started 2019 at the rate of 1.27, and has fluctuated between 1.20 and 1.34 throughout the rest of the year. In March 2020, against the background of unprecedented market turbulence amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the post-Brexit trade deal uncertainty, the GBP/USD rate fell to its multi-year low of 1.144.

With Capital.com’s comprehensive chart, you can not only quickly view the rate of the pound to dollar today, but also trace the FX rate GBP to USD in historic terms.

When trading the GBP/USD forex pair, it is recommended to pay attention to economic releases and changes in monetary policy made by the institutions in control – the Bank of England and the US Federal Reserve. In addition, it is important to consider major economic changes in the UK and the US, including GDP figures, import/export data, inflation rates, employment statistics and inflation rates.

Explore the pound to dollar live chart at Capital.com to keep track of the changes in the rate of the pound to dollar in real-time.

News

Bank of Japan Preview: Markets look for guidance from BOJ about timing of next hike

The Bank of Japan meets on Friday, 14th of June, 2024. We preview what to expect from the BOJ decision and how it might impact the USD/JPY and Nikkei 225.

11:05, 12 June 2024

FOMC preview: Still expecting three rate cuts in 2024?

The Federal Reserve is expected to keep its policy unchanged on Wednesday – data from Reuters shows a 99% chance of no change. Last week’s 25-basis-point rate cut from the ECB has done nothing to change market expectations, and why should it?

08:20, 11 June 2024

US Non-Farm Payrolls Preview: Forecasts point to a stable labour market

US labour market conditions are expected to have remained stable in May. The latest Non-Farm Payrolls data will be released on Friday, June 7th, 2024, and will provide a health check on the US jobs market.

10:09, 5 June 2024

AUD/USD analysis: Focus turns to GDP data after unexpected CPI rise

Higher-than-expected monthly CPI data watered down expectations for RBA interest rate cuts in 2024; the markets will now shift attention to quarterly GDP data on Wednesday, June 5.

15:57, 4 June 2024

ECB preview: A cut, but how many more?

After months of waiting, a rate cut from the ECB on Thursday looks like a done deal. Data from Reuters shows markets pricing in a 96% chance of a 25-basis point cut from the European Central Bank following Thursday’s policy meeting.

08:54, 4 June 2024

PCE Index Preview: Forecasts point to no change in headline or core inflation from a month earlier

The markets continue to look for signals of disinflation in the United States. The latest PCE Index data, the US Federal Reserve’s preferred inflation gauge, is released on May 31, 2024.

12:44, 29 May 2024

Gold and Silver recover from last week’s pullback but face resistance ahead of US PCE

Gold and Silver move higher after last week’s pullbacks but the precious metals are struggling with resistance ahead of the US PCE release.

15:46, 28 May 2024

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