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Trading Video: GBPUSD Holds While USDJPY Risks Following AUDUSD Into Break

Trading Video: GBPUSD Holds While USDJPY Risks Following AUDUSD Into Break

2014-05-20 21:41:00
John Kicklighter, Chief Currency Strategist

Talking Points:

• As risk meanders and volatility measures scrap the floor, some unexpected moves are developing

GBPUSD failed to leverage a pickup in inflation into a meaningful trend extension

• Meanwhile, AUDUSD and other Aussie dollar crosses posted critical technical breaks on modest event risk

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Volatility readings are still plunging extreme lows, but trading opportunities are still popping up in the FX market. Scheduled inflation statistics from the UK represented a distinct volatility threat for GBPUSD and the other sterling-based crosses, but an uptick that may have reinforced hawkish expectations and the bull trend failed to rally conviction. Meanwhile, commentary from the RBA pushed the AUDUSD and other Aussie crosses into a sharp correction. Ahead, the yen crosses may be next - armed with bigger trend potential whether we follow monetary policy or risk fundamental lines. We talk technical breaks and fundamental catalysts in today's Trading Video.

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