Economic Data is About to Ramp Up

Forex Signals Brief for July 31: Big Data Gets Underway

Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by
Rowan Crosby • 2 min read

It was a relatively quiet start to the trading week, which can often be the case when we have a big week of data ahead. And that all gets underway right now.

On Tuesday, markets will get a look at CPI data out of the Eurozone, German Unemployment, Canadian GDP and Consumer Confidence out of the US. And that’s not to mention the BOJ announcement.

And of course, we are gearing up for the highlights of the trading week, which include the FOMC and BOE interest rate decisions, followed closely by US Employment on Friday.

Trading in these type of heavy data conditions can sometimes be a tricky proposition. Quite often we’ll see markets waiting on the numbers before there is any real volatility. And when there is no volatility, trading can be a tough business. So be ready for some stop-start action as the week is going to start getting very active.

 

Forex Signal Update

The FX Leaders team started the week in fine fashion grabbing three winning trades from five signals. This was a good result on what was an otherwise quiet Monday trading session.

Bitcoin – Bitcoin is holding its head above the $8,000 mark for the time being. $8,500 is now key resistance.

 

GBP/USD – Active Signal

The GBP/USD has been treading water as we wait on what could be the first official interest rate rise in some time. While the rate rise might well be somewhat priced in already, there is the potential for some upside here. However, the longer-term trend is to the downside and as such that’s the way we are positioned for the time being.

GBP/USD
GBP/USD – 240 min.

 

Bitcoin – Pending Signal

Bitcoin has certainly turned bullish in the last few weeks, which is in stark contrast to what we’ve seen so far in 2018. At the moment we are hanging around just beneath resistance at $8,500.

Skerdian has taken a look at Bitcoin’s bullish reversal and examined some of the technical factors at play.

Bitcoin
Bitcoin – 240 min.
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About the author

Rowan Crosby is our Asia-Pacific Analyst
Rowan Crosby is a professional futures trader from Sydney, Australia. Rowan has extensive experience trading commodities, bonds and equity futures in the Asian, European and US markets. Rowan holds a Bachelor of Finance and Economics degree and is focused heavily on Investment Finance and Quantitative Analysis.
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