Hard Brexit, GBP Sinks - Forex News by FX Leaders

Hard Brexit, GBP Sinks

Posted Monday, January 16, 2017 by
Skerdian Meta • 2 min read

The British Prime Minister went full throttle on Brexit over the weekend, at least that´s the feeling I got from the media.

The BOE Governor, Mark Carney, will be live today as well, but May´s speech is what the market cares about right now. As we have mentioned many times recently, the financial markets have been focused on politics for months now and with good reason.

Last week we had Trump, who will take the spotlight later this week as well, but right now May has her moment. This is not a big surprise since she´s been a hard Brexiter since she became Prime Minister, apart from a short period when she was forced to soften her tone.

Now she´s back at it again and the poor Pound is suffering the consequences. Everyone noticed the 200 pip gap when the forex market opened last night. It opened below the 1.20 support level, but the price is back up again now.

That´s a warning signal that buyers have not capitulated yet. That´s why we must be careful both ways with this forex pair.

We haven´t seen a gap in a while in GBP/USD. 

The real support here comes around the 1.19 level, which was the low after the GBP crash last October. That´s the red line right now. Move below it and we´re targeting 1.15; stay above 1.20 and the yellow line becomes the target.

That´s the 50 moving average on the daily GBP/USD chart and that´s where I´m planning to open a long term sell forex signal if nothing extraordinary happens until then. By that time, the technical indicators on the daily forex chart will become overbought, which increases the odds. So let´s wait and nurture our other long term signals.

Check out our free forex signals
Follow the top economic events on FX Leaders economic calendar
Trade better, discover more Forex Trading Strategies

About the author

Skerdian Meta // Lead Analyst
Skerdian Meta Lead Analyst. Skerdian is a professional Forex trader and a market analyst. He has been actively engaged in market analysis for the past 11 years. Before becoming our head analyst, Skerdian served as a trader and market analyst in Saxo Bank's local branch, Aksioner. Skerdian specialized in experimenting with developing models and hands-on trading. Skerdian has a masters degree in finance and investment.
Related Articles
Comments

Leave a Reply

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of