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Sterling (GBP) Turnaround on Data Beat and Brexit Commentary - Webinar

Sterling (GBP) Turnaround on Data Beat and Brexit Commentary - Webinar

Nick Cawley, Strategist
  • UK PM Johnson stresses that he wants a Brexit deal by October 31.
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Q3 2019 GBP and USD Forecasts and Top Trading Opportunities

After opening the week with losses, Sterling performed a quick hand-brake turn and soared into positive territory on a data/Brexit combination. Over in Ireland, PM Boris Johnson told Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that the UK would prefer a deal to a no-deal by October 31, saying that no-deal would be a ‘failure of statecraft’. A slight change of tone but enough to give Sterling a leg higher after earlier, better than expected, UK data had underpinned the British Pound.

Sterling (GBP) Turnaround on Data Beat and Brexit Commentary - Webinar

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GBPUSD 30 Minute Price Chart (September 5 -9, 2019)

Sterling (GBP) Turnaround on Data Beat and Brexit Commentary - Webinar

IG Client Sentiment data show that of retail traders are 66.7% net-long of GBPUSD, a bearish contrarian indicator. However, recent daily and weekly positional changes give us a stronger bearish contrarian trading bias.

One pair discussed during the webinar was EURGBP which may see heightened volatility this week ahead of the ECB monetary policy meeting on Thursday. The central bank is expected to cut the deposit rate by 10 basis points to -0.50% and either announce or embark on a fresh QE program to help stave off recessionary pressures in Europe.

Live Data Coverage: ECB Rate Decision - Webinar

Any further Brexit good news combined with a dovish ECB could see the pair challenge recent lows at 0.8892 before heading towards the 200-day moving average currently at 0.8817.

EURGBP Daily Price Chart (December 2018 – September 9, 2019)

Sterling (GBP) Turnaround on Data Beat and Brexit Commentary - Webinar

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 and EURGBP – 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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