The GBP/USD currency combination is one of the oldest and most widely traded pairings in the world. One of the ‘four majors’, it has a long history of popularity. It is commonly termed ‘The Cable’, in reference to the transatlantic communication cable that once transmitted currency prices between these two globally important economies. The pairing remains a favourite of traders today, taking its place in the portfolios of everybody from the most novice investor to the most experienced. Its prevalence and the abundance of available information make it an ideal choice for all, from beginners through to professional investors.