A little wiser, there has also finally been some detail put on the bbc web site.
So if I mix these things together, this side of the atlantic the economies hence currencies were viewed as stronger than the US one the rates have been very good. The choice of the BoE to hold interest rates instead of putting them up (GCSE economics very hazy) has showed how weak / fragile our economy is along with the level of inflation makes our currency much weaker.
Looking at the BBC comment the people who usually dabble with the dollar dived into commodities (oil etc), but now they are coming out of hibernation as the price of these falls and the stuff on our economy makes the dollar a bit more attractive again.
Yes a bit mind blowing (try not to think this much at work) but at some point I suppose the value as it were of the economies each side of the atlantic will even out, they'll start dabbling in commodities again when the price gets attractive enough and thankfully not dealing in millions so it wont break the bank but nice to understand what is happening
In the words of Clive Dunn 'Don't panic!' Last time we went the rate was down at $1.50 to the £, so still not a bad deal.