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British Pound (GBP) Latest: Further Losses Probable, No-Deal Brexit Comes Closer

British Pound (GBP) Latest: Further Losses Probable, No-Deal Brexit Comes Closer

2020-09-08 08:05:00
Martin Essex, MSTA, Analyst

GBP price, Brexit news and analysis:

  • GBP/USD and the GBP crosses will likely suffer further losses as the EU and the UK continue to bicker on their relationship post-Brexit.
  • As a new round of talks begins, the UK is stepping up its no-deal preparations and is reportedly tinkering with the withdrawal agreement already reached.

GBP/USD under downside pressure

Indications that the EU and the UK are moving even further apart in the negotiations on their post-Brexit relationship will likely lead to further losses for GBP/USD and the GBP crosses even though the latest spat could just be posturing, and a deal could yet be reached.

The Brexit talks are underway again in London this week and the UK has set a deadline of October 15 to strike a trade deal with the EU. It has also warned the EU that it is gearing up preparations to leave without a deal.

Moreover, the UK is reported to be planning new legislation to override part of the withdrawal agreement signed in January, and while this turbulent background has already weakened GBP/USD there are few signs yet that a recovery is imminent.

GBP/USD Price Chart, Two-Hour Time Frame (September 1-8, 2020)

Latest GBP/USD price chart.

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Moreover, according to data from Reuters, Brexit nerves have boosted GBP/USD implied one-month volatility to 10% for the first time since mid-June. This implies a turbulent few weeks for traders in the pair who must decide whether the latest war of words is just rhetoric, and that a deal will be reached eventually, or whether the current implementation period will end without an agreement.

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of clients are net long. of clients are net short.
Change in Longs Shorts OI
Daily 5% 7% 6%
Weekly -11% 26% 6%
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--- Written by Martin Essex, Analyst

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