News & Analysis at your fingertips.

We use a range of cookies to give you the best possible browsing experience. By continuing to use this website, you agree to our use of cookies.
You can learn more about our cookie policy here, or by following the link at the bottom of any page on our site.

0

Notifications

Notifications below are based on filters which can be adjusted via Economic and Webinar Calendar pages.

Live Webinar

Live Webinar Events

0

Economic Calendar

Economic Calendar Events

0
Free Trading Guides
Subscribe
Please try again
EUR/USD
Bearish
Low
High
of clients are net long.
of clients are net short.
Long Short

Note: Low and High figures are for the trading day.

Data provided by
Oil - US Crude
Bearish
Low
High
of clients are net long.
of clients are net short.
Long Short

Note: Low and High figures are for the trading day.

Data provided by
Wall Street
Bearish
Low
High
of clients are net long.
of clients are net short.
Long Short

Note: Low and High figures are for the trading day.

Data provided by
Gold
Bearish
GBP/USD
Mixed
USD/JPY
Bearish
More View more
Real Time News
  • Traders utilize varying time frames to speculate in the forex market. The two most common are long- and short-term-time frames which transmits through to trend and trigger charts. Learn more about time-frame analysis here: https://t.co/9S5tXIs3SX https://t.co/T3W8CIg5iy
  • Forex sentiment analysis can be a useful tool to help traders understand and act on price behavior. Learn how to get the most out of understanding trader sentiment here: https://t.co/rJznrXkcYz https://t.co/FPgZ5gkgrM
  • Key levels in forex tend to draw attention to traders in the market. These are psychological prices which tie into the human psyche and way of thinking. Learn about psychological levels here: https://t.co/8A1QhwMVKo https://t.co/E0KhcKHrOf
  • For some reason an old story has popped up - many apologies.... https://t.co/jHjQxyFRXM
  • The US dollar is unloved, oversold and at lows last seen over 30-months ago. At the moment there seems to be very little reason to buy the greenback. Get your $USD market update from @nickcawley1 here:https://t.co/VY3SLs35cp https://t.co/w5ljByv9cf
  • Trading Forex is not a shortcut to instant wealth, excessive leverage can magnify losses, and sentiment is a powerful indicator. Learn about these principles in depth here: https://t.co/lZFM8youtX https://t.co/CpqePQYF4E
  • GDP (Gross Domestic Product) economic data is deemed highly significant in the forex market. GDP figures are used as an indicator by fundamentalists to gauge the overall health and potential growth of a country. Learn use GDP data to your advantage here: https://t.co/Yl9vM7kO6a https://t.co/Rg2YGZCUCr
  • The non-farm payroll (NFP) figure is a key economic indicator for the United States economy. It is also referred to as the monthly market mover. Find out why it has been given this nickname here: https://t.co/yOUVEEqhc5 https://t.co/ftrbRkFiJF
  • Human error in the forex market is common and often leads to familiar trading mistakes. These trading mistakes crop up particularly with novice traders on a regular basis. Learn about the top ten trading mistakes and how you can avoid them here: https://t.co/i8E2AXtzF3 https://t.co/Hny2HMYo4I
  • (Weekly Fundamental) Australian Dollar Outlook: Tied to Biden Stimulus Bets, S&P 500, US Dollar, Treasuries $AUDUSD #SP500 #stimulusbill #USD https://www.dailyfx.com/forex/fundamental/forecast/weekly/aud/2021/01/16/Australian-Dollar-Outlook-Tied-to-Biden-Stimulus-Bets-SP-500-US-Dollar-Treasuries.html?CHID=9&QPID=917702&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Dubrovsky&utm_campaign=twr https://t.co/H7aus0Aljt
GBP/USD to Face Larger Recovery as U.K. Production Rebounds

GBP/USD to Face Larger Recovery as U.K. Production Rebounds

2016-05-11 04:00:00
David Song, Strategist

- U.K. Industrial & Manufacturing Production to Increase for Second-Time in 2016.

- Will the BoE Stay on Course to Normalize Monetary Policy?

For more updates, sign up for David's e-mail distribution list.

Trading the News: U.K. Industrial & Manufacturing Production

A rebound in U.K. Industrial & Manufacturing Production may boost the economic outlook for the U.K. economy and spur a near-term rebound in GBP/USD as it raises the scope for a stronger-than-expected recovery.

What’s Expected:

DailyFX Calendar

Click Here for the DailyFX Calendar

Why Is This Event Important:

Beyond the looming U.K. Referendum in June, positive data prints coming out of the region may put increased pressure on the Bank of England (BoE) to normalize monetary policy sooner rather than later as central bank officials see a risk of overshooting the 2% inflation target over the policy horizon.

Expectations: Bullish Argument/Scenario

Release

Expected

Actual

Net Consumer Credit (MAR)

1.3B

1.9B

Gross Domestic Product (YoY) (1Q A)

2.0%

2.1%

NIESR GDP Estimate (MAR)

--

0.3%

The pickup in private-sector credit accompanied by signs of a stronger-than-expected recovery may encourage U.K. firms to boost production, and a positive development may spark a bullish reaction in the sterling as it highlights an improved outlook for growth and inflation.

Risk: Bearish Argument/Scenario

Release

Expected

Actual

Markit Purchasing Manager Index- Manufacturing (APR)

51.2

49.2

Retail Sales ex Auto Fuel (MoM) (MAR)

-0.3%

-1.6%

Trade Balance (FEB)

-3.400B

-4.840B

However, waning demand from home and abroad may drag on business outputs, and an unexpected contraction in industrial & manufacturing production may drag on the British Pound as it gives the BoE greater scope to retain the record-low interest rate for an extended period of time.

How To Trade This Event Risk(Video)

Bullish GBP Trade: Industrial & Manufacturing Production Rebounds in March

  • Need red, green-minute candle following the report to consider a long British Pound trade.
  • If market reaction favors bullish sterling trade, short GBP/USD with two separate position.
  • Set stop at the near-by swing low/reasonable distance from entry; look for at least 1:1 risk-to-reward.
  • Move stop to entry on remaining position once initial target is hit, set reasonable limit.

Bearish GBP Trade: U.K. Business Outputs Fall Short of Market Forecast

  • Need red, five-minute candle to favor a short GBP/USD trade.
  • Implement same setup as the bullish British Pound trade, just in reverse.

Potential Price Targets For The Release

GBPUSD Daily

GBP/USD Daily Chart

Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

  • GBP/USD may continue to threaten the downward trend from back in November as the pair carves a near-term series of higher lows in 2016, while the Relative Strength Index (RSI) largely preserves the bullish formation from January.
  • Interim Resistance: 1.4910 (61.8% retracement) to 1.4930 (38.2% expansion)
  • Interim Support: 1.3870 (78.6% expansion) and 1.3960 (50% expansion)

Check out theshort-term technical levels that matter for GBP/USD heading into the report!

Avoid the pitfalls of trading by steering clear of classic mistakes. Review these principles in the "Traits of Successful Traders" series.

Impact that the U.K. Industrial & Manufacturing Report has had on GBP during the last release

Period

Data Released

Estimate

Actual

Pips Change

(1 Hour post event )

Pips Change

(End of Day post event)

FEB

2016

04/08/2016 08:30 GMT

0.1% & -0.2%

-0.3% & -1.1%

-42

0

February 2016 U.K. Industrial & Manufacturing Production

GBP/USD Chart

Industrial and Manufacturing Production in the U.K. both weakened in February, with outputs contracting 0.3% and 1.1%, respectively following the expansion in the first month of 2016. As the U.K. Referendum clouds the economic outlook for the region, the threat of an EU-exit accompanied by fears of a slower recovery may encourage the Bank of England (BoE) to retain a wait-and-see approach throughout the first-half of 2016 in an effort to mitigate the downside risks surrounding the real economy. Nevertheless, the market reaction was short-lived, with GBP/USD largely retracing the decline to 1.4050 to end the day at 1.4120.

Get our top trading opportunities of 2016 HERE

Read More:

Record Trend Following Long Position in Gold

AUD/CAD Into Key Support- Monthly Opening Range In Focus

US Dollar Bear Trap within an Even Bigger Bull Trap?!

USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Has It Bottomed?

--- Written by David Song, Currency Analyst

To contact David, e-mail dsong@dailyfx.com. Follow me on Twitter at @DavidJSong.

To be added to David's e-mail distribution list, please follow this link.

DailyFX provides forex news and technical analysis on the trends that influence the global currency markets.

DISCLOSURES