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View Poll Results: What impact will the Bank of England Rate Decision have on the GBP/USD?

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    8 57.14%
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    Pound Rollercoaster

    Pound has been on wild ride today coming off the 2.0175 high to hit 2.0042 low. No real economic impetus behind the move. In fact housing data continues to blaze, but GBPUSD is still trading off GBPJPY flows so volatility is much explained by the action in the carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kicklighter
    The GBPUSD is setting up for another good leg of trading. If you look at charts with a frequency of 8 hours and down (though it is best seen in the 4hour and 1 hour charts IMO), there looks to be pressure on 2.02. We know from a number of tests in the past that this has been a good level to key off of - whether in terms of resistance for a pullback or for a launching point for breakout momentum.

    I'm not going to pick a direction with this trade, but I will be watching price action when we get there (and perhaps put a limit entry to the upside, just in case I'm working on a report or have to go the bathroom and the breakout drives volatility before I can hope to get in). I do like the short-term rising trend; but on that same note, we could have a pull back to 2.0000/30 to test that fib, pivot and trendline. A trade on both sides looks like it would be pretty profitable; so I'll have to watch this one closely. I'm also looking at something similar in EURUSD around 1.3680.
    I just relearned another lesson the hard way. I took the short GBPUSD position around 2.0110 and I thought I'd conserve my risk by setting my stop at 2.0135 on the vain hope that momentum would carry it through. Of course, when price action was incredibly choppy and still I didn't move my stop a wider (2.0150). Alas, I was stopped out on that round high and missed out on that nice 50 point run. Of course, I wouldn't have taken profit yet (likely looking for 70-80 points); but I would have at least been in the green with a stop moved up for a modest take away at the very least.

    I guess I'll have to find the silver lining in this and say at least I'm learning from my mistakes and not just taking the loss and moving on to the next one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RISKEE
    Hey Rich , how are you ? ...Just back from vacation , Don't you guyz take any vacations or holidays ??....Well I totally agree with you , missed the long today on pound , but i am flat till we head in either direction , thanks for keeping us informed , keep up the good work.
    Hi Riskee,

    Good to see you back. Well, considering the action and energy in the markets, who would want to take vacation....just kidding.

    Welcome back and hope to see you around the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Lee
    GBPUSD is additionally testing key resistance heading into afternoon trade. Already overextended, according to momentum indications, the pound sterling may be set for a test higher. However, a formidable close above the 2.0186 August 26th high would be needed prior to any further long initiations. As a result, we are now eyeing the 2.0200 psychological resistance as a potential top.
    Morning Update...

    The GBPUSD didn't test higher above our benchmark resistance figure lending to weakness in the pair. Instead we had a high close just below the 2.0186 at 2.0178 with a spike high at 2.0183. Anyone short below the level was a winner.

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    For those that missed this in the morning...

    The latest to fall:

    http://www.forbes.com/markets/equiti...markets06.html

    Cheyne Finance was founded in 2005 and invests primarily in mortgage-backed securities. It is currently worth $6.6 billion, and Cheyne Capital will be able to estimate the fund's final losses from an eventual sale by the end of the month.

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    US Session Update

    New York Update: Pulling back from the 2.0173 New York session high, the GBPUSD is set for a test lower at the 2.0093 August 23rd spike high. A breach would support a test of the 2.0050 support level in the near term. Comparaitve failure to break below the support trendline would purport an advance towards the 2.0200 resistance figure up top.

    http://www.dailyfx.com/story/calenda...507538323.html

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    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kicklighter
    ... A trade on both sides looks like it would be pretty profitable; ....
    Hi John,

    This week I was short @0170 two times (Mon/Thu). On Wed I was long @0100. Three profitable trades.

    Potential range 2.00 -2.02 in upcoming days...?

    A.
    Last edited by arodriguez; 08-30-2007 at 09:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arodriguez
    Hi John,

    This week I was short @0170 two times (Mon/Thu). On Wed I was long @0100. Three profitable trades.

    Potential range 2.00 -2.02 in upcoming days...?

    A.
    Nice trades arodriguez. And, here I am sidelined waiting for a breakout. Maybe I should look for trades within the triangle. Of course, now, it is growing smaller and smaller. It would probably be a leading (and profitable) indicator to fade me when I finally change my trading strategy...

    I'm was looking for the range for GBPUSD and considering the potential for any spikes in volatility. I was thinking a big shift in risk taking can change things (can't forecast that), something from the Fed symposium could shake up the dollar (also an unknown) or there is a serious shift in demand for pounds or dollars which seems unlikely. On the other hand, you have a good established range (both in GPBUSD in many of the other majors/risk pairs), an extended US holiday, and a looming ECB and BoE meeting next week. So, barring any unforeseen event; I'm probably going to stick to the range.

    I've kept my breakout orders on for sure; because that stuff often happens when I'm sleeping; but I've also taken a page from your book and have looked for some range trading in the meantime. I had an order to short GBPUSD at 2.0170 this morning. Missed it by a few points...

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    Cool Pound Bullishness...till rates decision !!

    Well guyz ,entered a long on Pound @0150 , Pound and Euro Bullishness are INEVITABLE , especially the upcoming couple of weeks , Interest rate decisions are the key to all traders right now , SO GO WITH THE MARKET , However DOUBTS ALWAYS come in the week that preceed interest rate decision to re-ask ourselves , would the Feds keep interest rates or a CUT is on the move , So volatility will be outstanding , with range trading and hedging strategies to rule , For me it doesn't matter , I am in a Bullish stance for the Pound till rates decision . GOOD LUCK
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    Nice RISKEE. Looks like your bullish outlook is paying off for your trade. I can see your outlook on everything; and you definitely have time before we have to worry about the interest rates. Perhaps my caution is costing me. I got stopped pretty quickly on the short with a small loss and just as that happened, it seems, I was triggered on the long side. I'm a little concerned about the lack of a strong follow through. I wonder where this will go before the weekend coma takes over. So far, the EURUSD breakthrough isn't helping the GBPUSD too much. I'll continue to watch it. If we don't have anything in the US data, I may just move up the stop; because there will be nothing to stop this from drifting back down to the old range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Lee
    New York Update: Pulling back from the 2.0173 New York session high, the GBPUSD is set for a test lower at the 2.0093 August 23rd spike high. A breach would support a test of the 2.0050 support level in the near term. Comparaitve failure to break below the support trendline would purport an advance towards the 2.0200 resistance figure up top.

    http://www.dailyfx.com/story/calenda...507538323.html
    Just a morning update...

    On the test of support, the 2.0093 trendline wasn't tested as had been expected. As a result, with no formidable break below the figure, our upside benchmark at the 2.0200 psychological trendline was tested early in the New York morning. With the pare back on Bernanke comments and fundamental releases, we are attentively scoping the 2.0100 figure.

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    median line analysis

    as refer to the last week post here is the followup chart.

    resveral zone activated ?
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    I Found My Holy Grail - No Setup No Trade

    http://I-Found-My-HolyGrail.blogspot.com

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    Future expectations/predictions

    Hi Guys,

    Im curious to hear some of your expectations/predictions for the GBP/USD???

    How do you feel short term (0-6 months and longer term for 2008)

    Do you think we will see $2.10 to the pound and if so when?

    Thanks

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    Thumbs up Still Bullish....

    Well , seems like we have a resistance that needs to be broken but I doubt this will happen today , range trading now in play , Buy dips...Bullishness More confirmed after prices pulled back , Closed trade before us data , re-entered long at 0120 , moving stop loss to 0155 , targeting 0268 the 61.8% Fib retracement. GOOD LUCK

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    US Session Update

    New York Update: Continually bullish, the pound sterling looks set to move higher off of the 2.0150 support trendline. As a result, ahead of the weekend, we are looking for a formidable break above the 2.0190 August 26th high in attempting tests at the 2.0232 intraday spike high target and above.

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