The British Pound has finally rebounded against the greenback. After enduring a torrid time since the Brexit referendum on June 23, 2016, the GBP is now firmly in ‘safe’ territory in the mid-1.30 range. The pound was last trading at 1.3484 to the USD (September 18, 2017), briefly retreating beneath the 1-year high as Brexit fears resurface. The 52-week trading range of the cable is 1.19952 on the low end, and 1.3619 on the high-end. That the GBP is currently hovering near the 1-year high is notable.
The FTSE 100 index is enjoying 10.49% gains over 1 year, with 1.29% appreciation over the past 1 month alone. The UKs all share index is hovering around 7,404.44, with a modest 3.66% year to date return. Every time the GBP depreciates, the FTSE 100 index moves in the opposite direction. At 7,404.44, the FTSE 100 index is trading near the top end of its 52-week high (7,598.99).
The UK economy continues to endure tumultuous times, what with Brexit anxiety and multiple contractions. One of the broad sectors that has suffered recently is the services sector. IHS Markit reported that service sector growth recently hit its lowest reading in almost a year, compounding the UK’s problems. The services sector encompasses everything from food, retail, hospitality, education, banking and more. It also comprises 75% of the UKs gross domestic product.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".