Central banks and GBP centre stage on currency matrix

GBPUSD MT4We have four central banks on today’s trading horizon, BOJ, RBA, BOE & later this evening we have interest rate decision, policy statement and a press conference from the RBNZ. I really must come up with a collective noun for the CB’s! In between we have the Manufacturing Number for the UK where forecast is for 0.1% against a previous of 0.4%. This release can be very difficult to judge as there has been no clear trend since 2009 when the number was consistently awful. On the GBP matrix we have seen some strong buying of GBP against USD, which is not surprising given the alleged Obama comments at the G7.

However, GBP buying actually started last week after NFP. It was the deep lower wick to Friday’s candle which signaled a potential reversal for cable. This was given further impetus on Monday, & the buying was cemented as yesterday’s candle ended the session with an even deeper lower wick. The current daily chart structure for cable shows a potential for the pair to move to test the 1.55 region, and where the 200 ma also awaits. The VPOC continues to remain well below in this timeframe and confirming the bullish sentiment for Cable at present.

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