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Sterling - GBPUSD Price Capped as UK Data, Tory Leadership Vote Loom

Sterling - GBPUSD Price Capped as UK Data, Tory Leadership Vote Loom

2019-07-15 09:30:00
Nick Cawley, Strategist
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Sterling (GBPUSD) Price, Chart and Analysis

  • Jobs, wages and inflation data all released in the first of the week.
  • Conservative Party leadership contest enters its final week.

Brand New Q3 2019 GBP and USD Forecasts andTop Trading Opportunities

GBPUSD Likely to be Capped Around 1.2630-1.2650

Last week’s modest rebound in GBPUSD from asix-month low of 1.2438 is under pressure, despite the run of five higher lows remaining intact. Sterling traders will be looking at this week’s UK wages, jobs and inflation data for an update on the health of the UK economy after warnings earlier this month from BoE governor Mark Carney that global trade tensions could be more persistent and damaging than previously expected. Carney also warned of the widening gulf between market and the Bank of England expectations on interest rates, raising expectations of an interest rate cut later this year.

UK Data w/c Monday July 15, 2019.

Sterling - GBPUSD Price Capped as UK Data, Tory Leadership Vote LoomSterling - GBPUSD Price Capped as UK Data, Tory Leadership Vote Loom

While UK data will be the primary driver of Sterling this week, traders should also factor in any moves in the Conservative Party leadership contest, with voting ending on Sunday, July 21. Recent polls show Boris Johnson holding a commanding lead over Jeremy Hunt. The latest odds from bookmaker Paddy Power have Johnson at a prohibative 1/33 to become the next Conservative leader compared to a generous 14/1 for Hunt. The first candidate to receive more than 50% of the 160,000 Conservative membership votes will be declared the new leader.

IG Client Sentiment data paints a mixed picture despite Sterling traders being 82.2% net-long of GBPUSD, a negative contrarian bias. Positioning is less net-long than yesterday but more net-long than last week, giving us a mixed GBPUSD trading bias.

The daily chart shows the recent run on higher lows under pressure, weakening the short-term outlook for GBPUSD. Any upside movement is likely to be capped by the 50-day moving average, currently around 1.2646, although a gap on the July 2 candle between 1.2602 and 1.2630 may interest bullish GBPUSD traders.

GBPUSD Daily Price Chart (October 2018 – July 15, 2019)

Sterling - GBPUSD Price Capped as UK Data, Tory Leadership Vote Loom

Traders may be interested in two of our trading guides – Traits of Successful Traders and Top Trading Lessons – while technical analysts are likely to be interested in our latest Elliott Wave Guide.

What is your view on GBPUSD – bullish or bearish?? You can let us know via the form at the end of this piece or you can contact the author at nicholas.cawley@ig.comor via Twitter @nickcawley1.

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