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British Pound FX Futures Rally Ahead Of Key Vote

Posted Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by
Shain Vernier • 1 min read

Brexit is the lead story again today, with a pending “vote of no confidence” in the U.K. government scheduled for later on in the U.S. session. The timetable for such an action is not exact, but if the Labour party’s move is deemed relevant, a vote may set up to bring more chaos to the British pound. As always, stay tuned to FX Leaders for details as they unfold.

While it is true that the lion share of the global currency trade is conducted on the forex, the CME Group offers a series of FX futures products. Among the listings is the British Pound FX, a derivative of the GBP/USD pairing.

Yesterday’s Parliamentary vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal brought heavy action to the British Pound FX. Now that the dust has cleared a bit, let’s dig into the daily technicals facing this market.

British Pound FX: Technical Outlook

Tuesday’s session was a blockbuster day for the GBP. March British Pound FX futures reflected the “whipsaw” action, posting a 249 tick range.

March British Pound FX Futures (6B), Daily Chart
March British Pound FX Futures (6B), Daily Chart

Here are the levels to watch for the British Pound FX going into this afternoon’s news cycle:

  • Resistance(1): Swing High, 1.2971
  • Support(1): Bollinger MP, 1.2794
  • Breakout Point: Tuesday’s High, 1.2956

Bottom Line: Whether you are trading the GBP/USD or British pound futures, Tuesday’s high is a key number. In the event we see participation above 1.2956, a test of the Swing High (1.2971) is very likely to follow in short order.

For the rest of the session, I will have buy orders queued up in the British pound FX from 1.2957. Using a tight 1:1 risk vs reward management plan, this trade is good for a fast 15 ticks.

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About the author

Shain Vernier // US Analyst
Shain Vernier has spent over 7 years in the market as a professional futures, options and forex trader. He holds a B.Sc. in Business Finance from the University of Montana. Shain's career includes stretches with several proprietary trading firms in addition to actively managing his own accounts. Before joining FX Leaders, he worked as a market analyst and financial writer.
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