something interesting

<  BACK TO Market Analysis

GBP/USD gains momentum

FOREX_GBPUSD-gain-as-rally-gains-momentum_FXPIG
  • Pound among best performers of the week on BoE and Brexit optimism. 
  • DXY drops to monthly lows after Fed rate hike and amid concerns of a global “trade war”. 

GBP/USD rose on Friday and recovered from yesterday’s losses. The pound resumed the rally and climbed back above 1.4100. The pound was about to end the week with strong gains. 

The pound opened the week on Monday with important gains on the back of advances in Brexit talks, breaking above 1.3950/60. Accelerated to the upside on Wednesday following the FOMC meeting boosted by a decline of the US dollar. On Thursday, Cable peaked at 1.4212 after the release of the Bank of England’s decision and minutes but failed to hold above 1.4200 and reversed. Today gained ground during the US session, consolidating weekly gains. 

“The pound was quick to give up the gains made immediately after the BoE’s March policy statement. Although the news that two members had voted for an immediate rate increase provided a hawkish headline, the market was already very strongly priced for a May move. Looking forward the pound is likely to continue deriving support from expectations that the Bank could hike rates both in May and potentially in November. However, politics related to Brexit could yet create scope for volatility in sterling during the course of the next 12 months”, said analysts from Rabobank. 

GBP/USD was about to end far from the weekly top but the bullish trend remains intact. If it manages to finish above 1.4150, it would be the highest weekly close since the Brexit referendum (June 2016).  

Week Ahead

In the US, next week will bring more speeches from FOMC members that will be particularly interesting after Wednesday’s rate hike. Regarding data, the Personal Income and Spending report are due on Thursday including the PCE core inflation (indicator followed closely by the Fed) and on Wednesday, Q4 GDP 3rd estimate. 

“After a hectic week in the UK, next week is set to be quieter, as there are no important events scheduled yet and mostly tier-2 data releases. The most interesting release is the service index (measuring actual growth in the service sector) in January. The week after Easter is more interesting, as we are due to get PMI for March,” wrote analysts at Danske Bank. 

Market participants will also look at what the White House does regarding tariffs and the response from the rest of world, particularly China as concerns about a trade war continue to rise. 

Next week volume is likely to drop toward Friday. Wall Street will remain closed on the 30th due to Good Friday. 

Source: fxstreet.com

  • Pound among best performers of the week on BoE and Brexit optimism. 
  • DXY drops to monthly lows after Fed rate hike and amid concerns of a global “trade war”. 

GBP/USD rose on Friday and recovered from yesterday’s losses. The pound resumed the rally and climbed back above 1.4100. The pound was about to end the week with strong gains. 

The pound opened the week on Monday with important gains on the back of advances in Brexit talks, breaking above 1.3950/60. Accelerated to the upside on Wednesday following the FOMC meeting boosted by a decline of the US dollar. On Thursday, Cable peaked at 1.4212 after the release of the Bank of England’s decision and minutes but failed to hold above 1.4200 and reversed. Today gained ground during the US session, consolidating weekly gains. 

“The pound was quick to give up the gains made immediately after the BoE’s March policy statement. Although the news that two members had voted for an immediate rate increase provided a hawkish headline, the market was already very strongly priced for a May move. Looking forward the pound is likely to continue deriving support from expectations that the Bank could hike rates both in May and potentially in November. However, politics related to Brexit could yet create scope for volatility in sterling during the course of the next 12 months”, said analysts from Rabobank. 

GBP/USD was about to end far from the weekly top but the bullish trend remains intact. If it manages to finish above 1.4150, it would be the highest weekly close since the Brexit referendum (June 2016).  

Week Ahead

In the US, next week will bring more speeches from FOMC members that will be particularly interesting after Wednesday’s rate hike. Regarding data, the Personal Income and Spending report are due on Thursday including the PCE core inflation (indicator followed closely by the Fed) and on Wednesday, Q4 GDP 3rd estimate. 

“After a hectic week in the UK, next week is set to be quieter, as there are no important events scheduled yet and mostly tier-2 data releases. The most interesting release is the service index (measuring actual growth in the service sector) in January. The week after Easter is more interesting, as we are due to get PMI for March,” wrote analysts at Danske Bank. 

Market participants will also look at what the White House does regarding tariffs and the response from the rest of world, particularly China as concerns about a trade war continue to rise. 

Next week volume is likely to drop toward Friday. Wall Street will remain closed on the 30th due to Good Friday. 

Source: fxstreet.com

lastest Articles

Market Analysis
Bitcoin breaks new yearly highs; the road to $15,000 is clear
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: Markets licking their wounds from covid-related rout, US data eyed
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Company News
It's Time to Fall Back
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Week Ahead – The final stretch
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Gold: 50-DMA at $1924 is the level to beat for the bulls
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
EUR/USD: Fundamental reality disagrees with recent gains
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: Foreign intervention in US elections weighs on mood, jobless claims, politics eyed
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
EUR/USD Forecast: Overbought, so what? Stimulus hopes blind investors' eyes (for now)
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: Markets cheer hopes of US stimulus deal, election polls in focus
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Gold flirts with the $1,900 level in anticipation of news on the fiscal front
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
EUR/USD: Bulls are in control and eye 1.1795
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: Dollar retreats on fresh stimulus hopes, Brexit and coronavirus news eyed
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Week Ahead – Time running out for Trump
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
EUR/USD Forecast: Dead cat bounce could provide sell opportunity, euro faces three headwinds
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: Dollar dominates amid stimulus and Brexit uncertainty, ahead of US retail sales
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: Dollar finds its feet amid stalled stimulus talks, ahead of US data, EU Summit
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: Dollar’s haven demand back in vogue amid stimulus delay, vaccine trial pause
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
GBP/USD Price Forecast: Cautious ahead of key week
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Bitcoin Price Analysis: Three factors why BTC is going to surge
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: Yuan slumps on China’s policy move, coronavirus risk downs euro amid light trading
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Week Ahead – Risk events galore
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
EUR/USD: One more possibility around year-end for testing of 1.20 – Danske Bank
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Gold looks to the upside ahead of Powell’s speech
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: Cautious mood and “sell the fact” after Trump's discharge, stimulus news eyed
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Week Ahead – Markets hate uncertainty
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
EUR/USD Forecast: Euro attacks strong resistance, why this could be a fakeout
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: High hopes for US fiscal stimulus boost sentiment, NFP hints eyed
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: Dollar rises after an ugly presidential debate, US data, end-of-month flows eyed
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
EUR/USD now looks to 1.1800 and above – UOB
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
S&P 500: Three critical policy disappointments behind the correction – Morgan Stanley
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Bitcoin's mass adoption passes the point of no return
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: Dollar declines on hopes for a US fiscal deal, ahead of presidential debate
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
US Elections: A decisive Democratic victory to hit the USD – Nordea
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Gold: Bearish pressures mounting
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: Dollar bulls take a breather amid an upbeat start to a Big week
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Week Ahead – Let the debates begin!
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Bitcoin Price Prediction: BTC slips into “Buy the Dip” Zone
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Gold: Eyes on August lows of $1863 ahead of US PMIs and round two Powell
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: US dollar’s haven demand in vogue ahead of a busy day
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Gold remains on track to test the August low of $1863
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
EUR/USD Forecast: Bears now eyeing a sustained break below 1.1700 mark
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: Dollar buoyant ahead of Powell, UK PM Johnson’s COBRA meeting eyed
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Gold Futures: Still room for extra gains
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
EUR/USD Forecast: Further consolidation looks likely ahead of Fed speakers
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: US dollar sags amid fiscal overhang, mounting coronavirus risks
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Week Ahead – No ease up for Powell
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
BOE Quick Analysis: Bailey blasts sterling with specter of negative rates, why more falls are likely
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
ECB’s De Guindos: Euro exchange rate is fundamental for inflation
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: Fed drives dollar higher, gold and stocks lower, BOE, jobless claims eyed
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Gold aims $1980 as focus shifts to Wednesday’s FOMC
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
GBP/USD to surge to 1.40 by September-2021 – UBS
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: Upbeat Chinese data boosts mood, Boris' bill passes first hurdle, Gold shines
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Week Ahead – More stimulus on the way?
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
ECB's Lane: Euro's rise dampens inflation outlook
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: King dollar holds the rein amid cautious optimism, eyes on US CPI
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
EUR/USD Forecast: Euro set to fall? ECB expectations may be overconfident
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: Brexit in deep crisis, vaccine hopes resurface, all eyes on the ECB
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Brent Oil resumes its core bear trend
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
ECB’s Muller: A timely exit from temporary emergency measures is important
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: Vaccine trial halt exacerbates risk off mood, Brexit, BOC, and US fiscal talks eyed
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Gold Price Analysis: XAU/USD drops further and approaches $1,900/oz
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Bitcoin Price Update: BTC bulls ready to strike back once $11,000 is cleared
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: Hard-Brexit fears pound the Pound, Dollar bid on US-Sino woes
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
EUR/USD risks deeper pullback as 1.20 peak looks far
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Gold Price Analysis: Downside appears more compelling while below $1946 – Confluence Detector
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: Dollar stabilizes in the NFP aftermath, Oil tumbles amid holiday-thinned trading
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Week Ahead - Trump Closing the Gap
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Nonfarm Payrolls Preview: Fed’s policy shift to introduce vital noise
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Gold rebounds from weekly lows, turns neutral around $1945 region
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
EUR/USD trims losses and regains 1.1850 post-US ISM
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Fed's Williams: Policymakers seek inflation that targets 2% over time
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Bitcoin Cash Market Update: BCH fork is inevitable as Bitcoin ABC team separates from the project
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: Dollar climbs back from the abyss, ADP NFP, Fed speakers awaited
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Week Ahead – Bring on the Jobs Report
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Week Ahead – Jackson Hole Goes Virtual
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Week Ahead - The focus remains on COVID-19, the Fed and Congress
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: Gold up, dollar down amid stalled fiscal talks, vaccine hopes, ahead of jobless claims
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Week Ahead- Is the economic recovery stalling?
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: Dollar licking its wounds, gold gives ground, ahead of the all-important Fed decision
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Week Ahead – What more can the Fed do?
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Bitcoin Market Update: BTC/USD hits a pause button before another bullish assault
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
EUR/USD Price Analysis: Potential correction ahead of further gains
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: China's payback weighs on markets, boosts dollar, PMIs, coronavirus figures eyed
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
GBP/USD: Technicals show bulls have the upper hand
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Gold: Correction in sight after reaching nine-year highs
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: Dollar licking its wounds, gold shines, US coronavirus cases eyed after Trump's U-turn
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Gold jumps to fresh multi-year tops, beyond $1820 level
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: EUR/USD sells the fact, Gold looking strong, Trump's coronavirus briefs make comeback
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Bitcoin Market Update: BTC fails to live up to the status of digital gold
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
S&P 500 Futures Price Analysis: Bears retain control after rejection at falling trendline resistance
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: EU leaders can’t reach an agreement on the EU rescue fund
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Week Ahead – Focus remains on Virus Spread, Fiscal Stimulus, Rebounding data, and Earnings
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
EUR/USD continues to look at the 1.1495 March high
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
AUD/USD to remain resilient in the near-term
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: Dollar dominates ahead of EU Summit, updated look at the US consumer amid rising cases
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Gold probes multi-day lows around $1,790/oz
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
EUR/USD Price Analysis: A test of 1.1420 appears closer
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Forex Today: US dollar seizes control as risk aversion returns, a busy docket ahead
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
Gold to stay above $1800 fueled by lower real rates
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613
Market Analysis
ECB expected to keep rates unchanged
https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b23a9c274f4a28b6ab7acddb98b80613