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GBP/USD: Upcoming Price Breakouts?

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The U.S. dollar slightly advanced against the euro and British pound as investors assessed the impact of proposed tax cuts. The next big risk event on the calendar will be Friday’s U.S. jobs report while the release of the ADP Employment Change (due today at 13:15 UTC) may provide a foretaste of what to expect from Friday’s report.

The pound sterling fell to a low of 1.3370 amid stalled Brexit negotiations but it was finally able to end the trading day above 1.34. Brexit talks will continue today and as long as negotiations do not make sufficient progress the pound could remain under pressure.

GBP/USD

Looking at the technical picture we currently see a higher likelihood of potential price breakouts. Based on a symmetrical triangle in the 4-hour chart, these breakouts could happen to either side. Above 1.3460 we anticipate accelerated bullish momentum driving the currency pair towards 1.3515. Below 1.3415 however, we will focus on further losses targeting at 1.3320.

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Pound Falls Victim To Failure To Reach Brexit Agreement

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Yesterday was absolutely none of our favorite trading days as we had to struggle with volatile but choppy swings in the GBP/USD after U.K. Prime Minister May and European Commission President Juncker failed to reach an agreement on Brexit negotiations due to divisions over Ireland. The pound’s performance was disastrous for breakout trades as the pound failed to determine a directional bias, trading choppily sideways between 1.3540 and 1.3410. The pound sterling remains very sensitive to new Brexit headlines and as we enter the final phase of the year when liquidity typically dries out, we must prepare for unexpected price swings and heightened volatility despite low liquidity.

The euro ended the trading day virtually unchanged against the greenback and our short entry has unfortunately proved unsuccessful after bearish momentum faded. We will now focus on a break either above 1.1930 or below 1.1835.

Traders of the GBP/USD should better wait for price breakouts above 1.3565 (bullish) or below 1.3380 (bearish).

Important economic data today:

9:30 UK PMI Report

15:00 USA ISM Non-Manufacturing

(Time zone UTC)

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Euro Consolidates Pre-ECB While Pound Declines On Brexit Uncertainty

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The EUR/USD is still consolidating within a narrow trading range as it waits for the ECB announcement to encourage volatility. Tomorrow’s ECB announcement is expected to bring a cut of the central bank’s monthly purchases to EUR30B but there is speculation that ECB policy makers may favour a dovish taper in the effort of keeping the euro relatively weak. Traders should prepare for more volatile swings now ahead of tomorrow’s highly anticipated event. However, with no new drivers we still expect the EUR/USD to fluctuate between 1.1850 and 1.17.

Sellers in the GBP/USD were able to gain a good profit yesterday with the pound heading for 1.31. The pound declined amid uncertainty around Brexit negotiations between the UK and EU and while the tortuous Brexit talks are continuing to sour the sentiment in the pound, there is a ray of hope – at least in short-term time frames: UK GDP figures (due for release today at 8:30 UTC) are expected to show an economic growth of 1.5 percent year/year that is likely to persuade the Bank of England to hike interest rates at the BoE’s ‘Super Thursday’ next week on November 2.

From a technical perspective, we still see the GBP/USD fluctuating within its crucial price range of 1.32/1.3230 – 1.31. While sustained price breakouts did not happen we still focus on both scenarios; either a bullish breakout above 1.3235 or a bearish breakout below 1.3085.

From the U.S. we have Durable Goods Orders scheduled for release at 12:30 UTC.

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EUR/USD And GBP/USD (Still) Favor Downtrend

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The pound fell after yesterday’s Bank of England testimony from Governor Mark Carney was less hawkish than hoped. While Carney sticks with his view that policy adjustments would likely be made in the coming months he said the central bank is making contingency plans for a “hard” Brexit. Despite the U.K. inflation print of 3 percent that is likely to force the BoE to hike rates in the near-term the pound is very sensitive to Brexit headlines. In the absence of progress, the pound remains vulnerable to losses but if negotiations between the UK and EU are proceeding constructively, the pound could gain some ground.

The U.K. Labor Market Report is scheduled for release at 8:30 UTC and could have an impact on the pound’s price action.

The euro depreciated against the U.S. dollar but found some halt at 1.1735.

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is scheduled to speak at 8:10 UTC at the “Structural Reforms in the Euro Area” conference in Frankfurt. If he touches on monetary policy the euro could respond with volatile swings.

As for the greenback, there are no major driving forces at the moment. The priced-in probability of a Federal Reserve December rate hike increased to 80.2 percent while the focus will be on President Donald Trump’s choice for the next Fed chair, which will be unveiled before November 3. If Yellen stays in her post, it could be dollar-positive. If, however, Powell takes over the office from Yellen the dollar could fall since he favors gradual rate hikes.

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British Pound Experiences Roller Coaster Ride On Soft Brexit Speculation

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The biggest story in the market on Thursday was the British pound which experienced a roller coaster ride. The GBP/USD initially dropped to a low of 1.3121 from where a sharp reversal started, quickly pushing the pound towards 1.33. The reason for the sharp price rise was a report, saying that Europe’s top negotiator may offer the U.K. a two-year Brexit transition period to stay in the single market. Any signs in favor of a soft Brexit are generally positive for the pound, while a hard Brexit is seen as the worst scenario for the U.K. economy. Until only recently the official line had been that there was no major progress in the Brexit discussions.

While Brexit remains the main driver of the pound, traders should keep an eye on the technical picture. GBP/USD is still below 1.33 and once that hurdle is significantly taken out, we could see the pound further rising towards 1.3350 and 1.3450. Sterling bears should however wait for prices below 1.3150.

 

The euro traded range-bound between 1.1870 and 1.1825. ECB President Draghi’s speech failed to have an impact on the euro’s price action. We now expect the EUR/USD to trade between 1.1930 and 1.1830. Sellers should keep an eye on prices below 1.1780 that could lead to further losses towards 1.1730.

Most attention will be paid to the U.S. Consumer Price Report scheduled for release at 12:30 UTC today. Around the release time of this report we expect higher volatility in all USD crosses.

We wish you good trades and a wonderful weekend.

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