GBPUSD, GBPJPY, & UK100 Day by day
The fallout from (i) Mrs Could resigning in June, (ii) the Brexit stalemate between the UK Authorities and the opposition Labour celebration (why negotiate with a PM in her twilight days) and (iii) the prospect of PM Boris Johnson (once more) all conspire to spook Sterling. All lower than every week earlier than the EU Elections, which most within the UK thought they’d not be contesting. As with each post-referendum disaster since June 2016, it’s the Pound that suffers from the fear and uncertainty, whereas for fairness merchants the Sterling weak spot solely advantages the UK100. The UK100 is up over 200 factors (2.eight%) this week.
Sterling is down for a tenth consecutive day immediately with some indicators of it being oversold, however the political information circulate continues to weigh. Cable is buying and selling beneath 1.2800 at Three-month lows (over 400 pips down in two weeks) and GBPJPY is testing 140.00 (a 650 pip transfer over the identical time-frame).
Technically, GBPJPY has been oversold all week and Cable is flirting with the zone immediately, nevertheless, till the political noise clears Sterling will stay pressured.
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