- Pound erases losses against USD, EUR and CHF.
- Wall Street indexes up by more than 3%, after having on Tuesday the best day in 87 years.
The GBP/USD pair bounced sharply, rising more than two hundred pips from the daily low and it is back in positive territory for the day. The bounce took place amid a decline of the US dollar and as Wall Street extends gains. Cable had bottomed out at 1.1633 and recently tested 1.1840/50. As of writing it trades at 1.1800/10, modestly higher for the day.
DXY tumbles to fresh lows
Equity prices in the US broke higher over the last hour. The Dow Jones is up 6% and the Nasdaq 3.1%. US yields are falling on Wednesday, with the 10-year one standing at 0.80%. As Wall Street jumped to fresh highs, the US Dollar Index broke lower. The DXY trades at 101.15, about to test the 101.05/10 support (Mar 20 & 23 lows), down 0.88%.
The weaker greenback boosted GBP/USD back to positive territory. Risk appetite across financial markets on Wednesday favors particularly main European and emerging market currencies.
Economic data from the UK (inflation) and from the US on Wednesday was mostly ignored by market participants. On Thursday, the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England will announce its decision and will release the minutes of this meeting and also the minutes from the March 19 emergency meeting. In the US, initial jobless claims number is expected to show a large increase.
|Today last price||1.1836|
|Today Daily Change||0.0077|
|Today Daily Change %||0.65|
|Today daily open||1.1759|
|Previous Daily High||1.18|
|Previous Daily Low||1.1501|
|Previous Weekly High||1.24|
|Previous Weekly Low||1.1412|
|Previous Monthly High||1.3204|
|Previous Monthly Low||1.2726|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||1.1685|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||1.1615|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||1.1573|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||1.1388|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||1.1275|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||1.1872|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||1.1985|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1.217|
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