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Brexit Trade Deal Expected Imminently, Sterling (GBP) Strengthens Across the Board

Brexit Trade Deal Expected Imminently, Sterling (GBP) Strengthens Across the Board

Nick Cawley, Strategist

Brexit and Sterling (GBP/USD) Price, Analysis and Chart:

  • Brexit deal expected to be signed-off shortly.
  • Covid-19 infections continue to jump higher.
  • Traders increase GBP/USD long positions

The UK and EU are said to be close to announcing that a post-Brexit trade deal has been agreed upon after months of haggling with both sides expected to push for final ratification before the end of the year. A series of recent phone calls between EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and UK PM Boris Johnson is said to have helped to move talks forward and closed the gaps on level playing field issues and fisheries. UK Parliament is expected to be recalled on December 30 to vote on any deal.

While sources reports broke the news yesterday, sending Sterling higher, today’s price action is relatively muted ahead of the announcement. Yesterday’s move higher is now underpinned and Sterling is seen moving higher over the coming weeks and months after underperforming against a range of other currencies over the last 4 years.

The latest UK Covid-19 infection and fatality rates may weigh on Sterling in the near-term with both jumping sharply higher yesterday. While Brexit may well be finalized today, large swathes of the UK are in near-total lockdown and are expected to stay that way over the coming weeks. Six million more people will enter tier four on December 26, taking the total to 24 million while an additional 24.8 million people will remain in tier three.

GBP/USD is changing hands around 1.3575, a fraction below yesterday afternoon’s high, and may look to press back towards a cluster of levels seen back in March-April 2018 with a longer-term target around 1.4375. The move higher should be reasonably well supported and it may now be the time to look at sell-offs as potential buying opportunities for the medium- to longer-term.


GBP/USD Daily Price Chart (May - December 24, 2020)

Brexit Trade Deal Expected Imminently, Sterling (GBP) Strengthens Across the Board

The latest IG client sentiment data show that traders increased their Sterling long exposure sharply over the last seven days. Retail trader data shows 53.59% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 1.15 to 1.The number of traders net-long is 33.97% higher than yesterday and 71.16% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 11.56% higher than yesterday and 17.13% lower from last week. Traders are further net-long than yesterday and last week, and the combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives us a stronger GBP/USD-bearish contrarian trading bias

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

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