The British Pound is also referred to as Sterling, with the GBP/USD pairing is referred to as Cable. Alongside with the U.S Dollar, Japanese Yen, and EUR, the Pound is the 3rd most held reserve currency. The Pound is also the 4th most traded currency in the FX markets. Average trading volumes sit at about USD330bn. Cable is the 3rd most liquid currency pairing, accounting for 11% of total transactions in the FX markets. Geopolitics and macroeconomics are key drivers for the pairing.