- EUR/GBP slips from the intraday high of 0.8982 after mixed British CPI data.
- Dexamethasone trial results fail to ward off fresh coronavirus concerns.
- German intelligence rings alert for Iranian activities, UK indulges in post-Brexit talks with Australia and New Zealand.
- Virus update could direct immediate market moves amid a light calendar comprising final readings of the Eurozone CPI.
EUR/GBP declines to 0.8970, still up 0.13%, after the UK’s May month inflation data matched forecasts during the early Wednesday. In doing so, the pair defies the previous day’s pause to a five-day winning streak.
The UK’s headline Consumer Price Index for May came in as 0.5%, meeting forecasts, versus 0.8% prior on YoY. Further, the Core CPI that excludes volatile food and energy items grew by 1.2% on a yearly basis compared to 1.3% market consensus and 1.4% previous readouts.
Although the readings increase the odds of the BOE’s additional stimulus, backed by the recently mixed British data, EUR/GBP steps back from the intraday high of 0.8970 after the release.
The pair traders also remain cautious as fears of the coronavirus (COVID-19) wave 2.0 gains momentum. Increasing numbers from Beijing and a hike in pandemic data from Germany, Japan and some of the US states renew the market’s pessimism. In doing so, investors seem to pay little heed to the UK’s testing results of the second vaccine, namely Dexamethasone, which has been recently cheered by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director Tedros Adhanom.
On a different note, British policymakers are actively preparing for the post-Brexit trade relations with the rest of the world. Australia and New Zealand are on their radars after the differences with the European Union seem to have been cut off-late. Elsewhere, German Intelligence suggests Iran is undertaking suspicious activities to prepare banned weapons. Earlier during the day, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized the rogue nation’s refrain to let the international authority check two of its nuclear sites.
Amid all these catalysts, the market’s risk-tone part ways from the previous two-day optimism. As a result, the US 10-year treasury yields and the stock futures print mild losses as we write.
Considering the lack of major data/events, the pair moves are mostly expected to rely on the virus updates and/or geopolitical news for fresh impulse. Additionally, the final prints of the EUrozone CPI, expected to match an initial forecast of 0.1% YoY, as well as a speech by the ECB Vice President Luis de Guindos, will also entertain the traders.
A short-term triangle formation between 0.8920 and 0.9020 seems to restrict the EUR/GBP pair’s near-term moves. An ascending trend line since February 18, at 0.8905 now, offers additional support to the quote.
additional important levels
|Today last price||0.8981|
|Today Daily Change||23 pips|
|Today Daily Change %||0.26%|
|Today daily open||0.8958|
|Previous Daily High||0.8992|
|Previous Daily Low||0.8912|
|Previous Weekly High||0.9015|
|Previous Weekly Low||0.8864|
|Previous Monthly High||0.9054|
|Previous Monthly Low||0.8691|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||0.8943|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||0.8961|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||0.8916|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||0.8874|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||0.8837|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||0.8996|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||0.9034|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||0.9076|
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