Profitable Trading Day For Sterling Bulls

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The euro came under pressure Wednesday after ECB officials addressed the pace of the euro’s rise, which is only natural after the single currency’s rapid appreciation. Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny argued that the appreciation in the single currency ‘is not helping’ the ECB in terms of price stability. The euro dropped below 1.22 after rejecting the 1.23-resistance. Ahead of the ECB’s policy meeting next week, we might see more profit-taking and consolidation in the EUR/USD.

The British pound, on the other side, took out the 1.3850-hurdle on hawkish comments from MPC member Michael Saunders. He said that interest rates will likely have to rise faster than the markets are currently anticipating in 2018. His assumption spurred bullish momentum in the GBP/USD, sending the currency pair to a high of 1.3943. However, with a potential BoE rate hike still several months away, the pound was not able to hold onto its high level and corrected some of its gains. For day-traders, it was a very profitable trading day with both of our yesterday’s long entries hitting their final profit targets.

EUR/USD

Most recently, the euro traded with a downward tilt and we will thus focus on a trading range between 1.2250 and 1.21. A break above 1.2260 could spur further bullish momentum whereas a break below 1.21 could lead to further losses.

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