Ahead of the release of the Monetary Policy Minutes from the RBA, and tomorrow’s CPI number for the UK, it’s been interesting to see how the Aussie and British pound have been behaving in today’s trading session. And of the two currencies it has been the British pound which has seen some heavy selling against both the USD and the Aussie.
The hourly chart of the CSI (currency strength indicator) highlighted the extent to which the British pound was overbought, and Cable’s failure to take out the resistance at 1.5688 signaled the start of a reversal in fortune for the pair and a move lower of over 100 pips. And it has only been a combination of the VPOC at 1.5585 and support at 1.5578 that has prevented any further move lower for Cable.
Moving to the GBP/AUD here too we have seen a move lower for the British pound with the pair eventually finding support at 2.1094 from which we have seen a small bounce higher. Whether this can be sustained given the news ahead, remains to be seen.