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  1. longtermbull

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    How do you see GBP performing against the Dollar and the Euro in the short term?

    I would guess that more potential US base rate increase could negate the impact of any future UK rate rises?
     
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    EUR/USD Technical Analysis: September 19, 2017


    The euro-dollar pair remained almost unchanged as it stayed in the level 1.1953 under the 10-day moving average. On the other hand, the inflation came in at 1.5% which is lower the 2% target of the European Central Bank. Now, traders’ attention was turned to the Fed Reserve meeting on September 19 and 20, but there is no any expectations for the meeting. Moreover, the Fed had mentioned some ways in managing the bond purchase program. Contrarily, the Bundesbank assumes that growth will slow down in the second half of the fiscal year.


    The EURUSD consolidated prior the meeting of the Federal Reserve which is scheduled tomorrow. The pair’s support hit the 1.1834 mark which is seen around the lows of the previous week. The resistance highlighted the region 1.2092 around the highs last week.


    The momentum maintained a negative stance while the MACD (moving average convergence divergence) indicator prints in the red with a descending trajectory, pointing to lower exchange rate.
     
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    EUR/USD Technical Analysis: September 20, 2017


    The currency pair EUR/USD was able to make some slight improvement during the trading session yesterday, however, the pair resumed the consolidation prior the meeting of the Fed Reserve scheduled on Thursday.


    The German Zew Investor confidence had increased which buoyed the euro-dollar pair, but the attention of the traders are centered towards the Federal Reserve. When they mentioned about quantitative tightening during the meeting, it would likely that the U.S. import prices will rise more than 2% year over year.


    The EURUSD remained to sit on the 10-day moving average, and continued consolidating before the Fed meeting tomorrow. The pair’s support touched the 1.1834 level around the lows last week. On one side, the resistance entered the 1.2092 region near the highs of the previous week.


    Moreover, prices seem to generate a bull flag formation serves a pause that refreshes upwards. The negative momentum is moving downwards while the MACD (moving average convergence divergence) index is printing in the red showing an ascending trajectory that reflects for further consolidation.
     
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    EUR/USD Technical Analysis: September 21, 2017


    The EURUSD trailed downwards during Wednesday's trading session after the release of Federal Research report as the central bank maintained interest rates. Moreover, the Fed Reserve announced that they progress with the quantitative tightening with an amount of 600 billion approximately, which is related to balance sheet reduction every year.


    The FOMC also mentioned another rate increase scheduled presumably in December. Among 16 Fed members, there are 11 who voted for a hike this year. According to forecasts made by the officials, it might extend until next year to attain the neutral rate level of Fed funds. The Federal Reserve System gradually approach the issue about the three-time hike in 2019 and 2020 and the long-term rate was lowered down to 2.75%, with the previously 3.0%.


    The euro-dollar pair weakened after the dollar made some progress along with the increase of yields. The support lies at 1.1834 region around the lows last week while resistance can be found at 1.2092 level near the previous highs.


    The RSI (relative strength index) which functions as a momentum oscillator measuring the performance of the momentum, whether it will accelerate or decelerate. The indicator broke the support which shows an ascending negative momentum. On the other hand, the MACD histogram prints in the red, reflecting a downward trajectory that leads to a lower exchange rate.
     
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    EUR/USD Fundamental Analysis: September 22, 2017


    The EUR/USD had a mixed performance during the daytime trading on Thursday, showing some choppiness without any hints on how to handle the dollar recovery. It happened after the FOMC meeting in which the Federal Reserve did not exclude chances for a rate increase in December and decided to begin the program to cut balance sheets. These combined announcements enabled to maintain the bid under the greenbacks, however, the trend of the EURUSD pair remained choppy to a certain extent.


    Moreover, the single European currency weakened and moved below the 1.19 mark during the morning session, afterward, it started to recover and moved upwards since the US dollar weakened again over other selected currencies. With this, the euro was able to drive higher than the 1.19 level and currently trading in the 1.2950 area which continues to gain strength. It appeared that the pair would retrace its losses in the near term while the dollar bulls still having a tough time to generate strength recovery.


    The USD failed to become well-composed in the past couple of days, as it loses its bullish gains. While the EUR successfully recovered due to the discussion about the continuous QE tapering in the market which is very visible to everyone.


    In the near term, the euro is expected to remain in the bid as the pair test the range highs at 1.2070. The time for the dollar has not happened yet, therefore, bulls should be willing to wait for strong signals sent by the Fed regarding the rate hike, together with the ECB’s tapering talk and from that, we could expect for a reversal of fortune.


    Ultimately, there are no major economic releases for today except the speech of ECB President Mario Draghi which is anticipated during London hours. According to forecasts, Draghi will tackle about the monetary policy while the market is still searching for some insights about tapering, however, the ECB president is known for his inclination not to touch the monetary policy during this kind of meetings. Furthermore, it remains unclear if this will brought an impact towards the euro-dollar pair.
     
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    USD/JPY Technical Analysis: September 25, 2017


    The U.S. dollar against the Japanese yen declined during the Friday session as the market looks for support close to the 112 level. Hence, the market will be more appealing to buyers because of the Federal Reserve plans to reduce their balance sheet. This market is sensitive to the “risk on” factor added to the overall interest rate outlook for both central banks.


    The Federal is way earlier than the Bank of Japan regarding the rise in interest rates that makes it highly probable to move to the upper channel. It may be not wise to short this pair for now. However, there are buying opportunities in pullbacks. On the weekly chart, there is a consolidation seen in the 108 level below and 114.50 level above for long term. The next target level will be 114.50 while a decline would offer value to the market. There might be some noise every now and then because of “risks off” incidents worldwide in consideration of the upsurge in the stock market.


    Incremental increase and opening bigger positions are the best means of trading this pair in the background of an upward rally. If the market breaks over the 115 handle, it will lead to a “buy-and-hold” situation although this may take some time to happen. For now, buyers will predominate this pair for short-term to take advantage of the current situation.


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    GBP/USD Fundamental Analysis: September 27, 2017


    The British pound has been competing with the surge of the dollar and a basket of currencies is already behind of the currency. The performance of the British currency has been better than other currencies as reflected in the past few weeks as it was supported by the Bank of England and the U.K. government which keeps it from collapsing.


    The central bank supports the currency which allows the probability of a rate hike for the year. It seems that the bank would not disturb the economy with the ongoing process of Brexit that flows at a faster pace than in their last meeting. Although, they noted that they would interfere when necessary. It has improved the confidence of the U.K. economy which also pushes the currency at a slower but steady in the past few weeks.


    The U.K. government aptly proceeds with the Brexit process through their parliament which helped the situation and supported the pound to rise stronger over time. Although the U.K. Prime Minister May lengthened the timeline for Brexit in the new few years. In the meantime, her approach implies that the both the nation and the investors trust the economy.


    Today, there is no major economic news from the U.K. anticipated but the durable goods data will be released from the U.S. The greenback is presumed to hold the current rates because of the expected announcement in the afternoon from Trump to implement a new tax system. Consequently, the GBP/USD pair will be put under pressure.
     
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    EUR/USD Fundamental Analysis: September 28 2017


    The Euro against the U.S. dollar persisted during yesterday session. It bounces off by just a few levels and it seems that the market did not pick up the momentum until it gets more conspicuous. Although, there are still evident signs of a rebound in the beginning of the trend.


    There is a prediction for a rebound when the EUR/USD pair fails to break the 1.2070 area with certainty. The market has tried to break this level several times but they were unsuccessful up to now. The changes in the upcoming data are significant such as the CPI as this would reflect the performance in the previous months while the dollar needs a complete rebound which was supported by the Fed. Hence, the traders should be heedful about this.


    Fed supported the trend following the FOMC announcement as there is a tendency for a rate hike in the last month of the year if the outcome of the data is positive. This is what the dollar bulls are looking for as they have been active for some time now. Currently, the euro is at an important support level and a rebound is anticipated while the dollar weakens for short-term to move it back higher than the 1.18 level.


    There is no major news from the eurozone scheduled for today. On the other hand, the final GDP from the U.S. should be monitored by traders since this could cause some volatility. A strong surge of data would cause the dollar to proceed with its rebound then lower the pair towards 1.17 level.
     
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    GBP/USD Fundamental Analysis: October 2, 2017


    The GBP/USD pair showed some choppiness in the past couple of days without any definite direction. The British pound was able to recover in the previous weeks, considering the fact that it is one of the strongest currency in the market. However, the Sterling was also affected by the dollar buying, forcing the Cable pair for a correction over the 1.35 level to trade beneath the 1.34 region in the past few days. Previously, the pound-dollar pair failed to broke the 1.3420 area after certain attempts which the pair did during the USD weakening.


    In case that this pattern keep on going, it would likely cause further weakness in the GBP and could push the pair downwards. Moreover, we are waiting for a bundle of data from the United States later this week, which could possibly manage the greenback well bid in the near-term. These events when combined would likely place the sterling in the pressured area in the short-term.


    On one side, the sterling pound was supported by the Bank of England (BOE), as the bank did not lose the possibility for a rate hike despite the ongoing Brexit process. Primarily, the market expected that the BoE will remain quiet during this kind of precarious scenario but the most recent meeting of the UK central bank clearly announced that they will only take action if necessary. This has provided support to the GBP, considering that British government showed optimistic views regarding the retention of the free market access to the European Union.


    Ultimately, the manufacturing PMI data from the United Kingdom and the United States which could probably enough volatility. While it is essential for the bulls to break 1.3420 mark in the near-term for the completion of an upward trend.
     
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    GBP/USD Fundamental Analysis: October 3, 2017


    The British pound against the U.S. dollar pair had a high volatility at times. A few days back, the bulls were dominating the market and various resistance levels were surpassed. This was supported by a strong data from the U.K. and moves from the both the Bank of England and the government of U.K. which further supported the British pound. This kept the pound afloat amid the uncertainty brought by the Brexit process and pushed the currency even much higher.


    Last week, the pound is undergoing correction at a faster rate in reaction to the good performance in the past few weeks. The U.K. prime minister is saying that she anticipates the Brexit will be settled after a few more years which is not what the market is expecting whilst majority expects to it materialize sooner. There are also speculations that the government spearheaded by the Prime minister Theresa May will eventually collapse.


    On the other hand, the Bank of England is uncertain on deciding its next move. Moreover, it seems that the data from the U.K. is also sliding down in the past few weeks with the manufacturing data from the UK yesterday clearly depicting that. This resulted in a decline of the GBP/USD pair and dropped more than 120 pips during the day while the dollar rallied dominating the market.


    For today, the construction PMI data from the UK will be released but there’ll be no major data coming from the U.S. The dollar will continue to rise but poses a threat to change the trend. At the same time, this will keep the GBP/USD under pressure for the day as the market wait for a larger data to come out later in the week.
     

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