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GBP/USD: Traders Take A Dark View Of Black Friday Sales

Matt Weller

Despite some permabears’ fears, the sun did indeed rise this morning and the world most certainly didn’t end after the first interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve in nearly a decade. As we noted in our instant analysis, the decision was far from the “dovish hike” that many traders had been expecting; for what it’s worth, the median FOMC policymaker still anticipates increasing interest rates four times, or at every other meeting next year, though Fed Funds futures traders are more skeptical, only pricing in a total of two rate hikes, to around 1.0% by end-2016. more…

Short-Term Trading Idea FX GBP/USD

Vladislav Antonov

Trading opportunities for currency pair: Draghi flipped the dollar pairs. Bull divergence has formed on the daily and there’s a hammer on the weekly. If the sellers don’t manage to make ground this week, the rate will shift back to 1.5310 as part of a correction. The target is 1.4560. There’s no avoiding the correction at the moment. The recoil must be used to open new short positions. Over the short term, make purchases, but don’t wade in with large volumes against the trend. more…

GBPUSD: Expected Fall To 1.5145

Vladislav Antonov

On Thursday the pound/dollar was trading above the LB in a range of 70 points. In the first half of the day the rate dropped to 1.5173 and in the second it returned to 1.5240. It’s now at 1.5199. If European trading sees a break of the 1.5191 support (LB and trend), I’ll be expecting a weakening of the pound to the 67th degree at 1.5145 (technical signal without any fundamental news).. more…

GBPUSD : H&S Pattern Suggests More Weakness In Sight

Gregor Horvat

Pound fell sharply yesterday across the board, especially against the USD. We can see a new leg down for more than 200 pips beneath the trendline connected from October 13th which suggests that price is headed much lower. From an EW perspective we see a completed wave (2) now at 1.5500 so current decline is impulsive that should finally break below 1.5105 low from end of September. At the same time we see bearish head and shoulder pattern, now completed as well which also suggests lower prices in days ahead. more…

GBPUSD: Waiting For BoE Decision

Vladislav Antonov

My forecast worked a treat. The pound/dollar dropped to 1.5360 from the LB. The pound didn’t fall too much because the euro/pound was holding it back. Today’s key event for the financial market is the Bank of England meeting. Forecasters expect the base rate to be left unchanged at 0.5%. The results of the MPC voting and what Carney has to say afterwards will bear importance for traders. more…

GBP/CHF Could Surge As SNB Responds To ECB’S Policy; UK GDP Eyed

Fawad Razaqzada

It has been a slow day in the FX markets today after last week’s ECB-inspired sell-off in the euro had raised volatility across many currency pairs. But one currency that has caught some attention today is the Swiss franc, which has been sold heavily in response to comments from the Swiss National Bank’s Vice President. In a Swiss newspaper on Sunday Mr Fritz Zurbruegg said that the SNB would be analysing more…