GBP/USD Back Above 1.30 After Rate Cut Likelihood Cools Off Slightly - Forex News by FX Leaders
GBP/USD Back Above 1.30 After Rate Cut Likelihood Cools Off Slightly

GBP/USD Back Above 1.30 After Rate Cut Likelihood Cools Off Slightly

Posted Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

The Pound has reclaimed the 1.30 level against the US dollar early on Wednesday, recovering after recent weakness driven by rising expectations for rate cuts after a weak GDP report release earlier this week. At the time of writing, GBP/USD is trading at around 1.302.

On Monday, GBP/USD witnessed a sharp decline after a BOE policymaker hinted at the possibility of an upcoming rate cut in the face of worsening economic data out of Britain. The British economy witnessed an unexpected contraction while industrial production also disappointed the markets.

For now, markets are pricing in a 43% likelihood of a 25bp rate cut at the end of this month. The likelihood of a rate cut had risen to 50% on Tuesday after hovering around 20% last week. Meanwhile, markets expect a full rate cut by the BOE before the end of this year.

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Arslan Butt // Index & Commodity Analyst
Arslan Butt is our Lead Commodities and Indices Analyst. Arslan is a professional market analyst and day trader. He holds an MBA in Behavioral Finance and is working towards his Ph.D. Before joining FX Leaders Arslan served as a senior analyst in a major brokerage firm. Arslan is also an experienced instructor and public speaker.
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