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British Pound Futures Drive Toward 1.3200

Posted Friday, January 25, 2019 by
Shain Vernier • 1 min read

March British pound FX futures have continued their bullish run over the course of today’s session. Brexit developments have reinforced confidence in the pound sterling, driving rates north of the 1.3200 handle. If nothing else, currency traders are considering that a resolution to the ongoing Brexit quagmire may be just around the corner.

During the U.S. overnight, news came across the wires of growing support for Theresa May’s Brexit plan. Apparently, senior Conservatives are hinting that a shift in their views toward the deal may be in the offing. The reports have boosted the GBP/USD toward the highs of early November.

British Pound FX Futures: Technical Outlook

March British pound FX futures have posted a massive week of gains. Rates have rallied from beneath 1.2900 to north of 1.3200. This has marked a decisive change in sentiment following the action of December.

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

Overview: In a Live Market Update from earlier this week, I addressed the significance of the 1.3000 handle and it being a potential catalyst for a bullish breakout. This is exactly what has occurred, with bids piling into the market above every psychological level.

Only time will tell what develops for the GBP. However, in the event that the Brexit situation comes into focus, 2019 may be a big year for the pound sterling.

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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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