Tuesday, July 19, 2016

GBP/USD is on a downward trend

•GBP/USD is on a downward trend, having posted losses in the Asian and European sessions
•1.3142 is providing support
•1.3219 has switched to a resistance role following losses by GBP/USD. It is a weak line
Further levels in both directions:
•Below: 1.3142, 1.3064 and 1.2938
•Above: 1.3219, 1.3349, 1.3513 and 1.3675
•Current range: 1.3142 to 1.3219
The British pound has posted considerable losses on Tuesday, erasing the gains from the Monday session. GBP/USD is currently trading at the 1.32 level. On the release front, the UK released a host of consumer inflation indicators, led by CPI. The index posted a respectable gain of 0.5%, beating the forecast of 0.4%. In the US, we’ll get a look at construction data, with the release of Building Permits and Housing Starts. Neither indicator is expected to show much change in the June reports. On Wednesday, it’s another busy day in the UK, with the release of key employment reports, led by Employment Change.
The pound has started the week quietly, in sharp contrast to last week, which was marked by strong volatility. A solid CPI reading for June failed to boost GBP/USD. CPI climbed 0.5%, its strongest monthly gain in three months. Other inflation indicators also beat their estimates. Still, we’ll have to wait for the July CPI report to better gauge the fallout of the Brexit vote, which took place on June 23.