Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Sterling extends falls

 Sterling extends falls, dropping more than 1.5% against the dollar to a 31-year low of $1.3055, leaving open the potential for a break below the $1.30 level. Technical analysts see little below $1.30 in the way of chart support, with low volume and high volatility leaving the potential for more substantial falls. Commerzbank technical analysts cite a 1992-2016 support line at $1.2972/65. Below that, they say $1.2750 would be the "last defense for the $1.0463 1985 low", although Rabobank cites a 61.8% Fibonacci extension level at $1.2459. EUR/GBP hits a 2.5 year high of 0.8546, just shy of the October 2014 peak of 0.8547; GBP/JPY slides to a three-and-a-half year low of 132.66,