The GBPUSD pair fell by 127 points, to 1.2905. Concerns about a hard Brexit have intensified again amongst market players. The pound lost all gains made after the Conservative victory in the UK general election - we believe that someone is trying to rock the market before the Christmas and New Year holidays.
The publication of weak American statistics shook the dollar. Data concerning orders for durable goods came out worse than expected – with a decrease of 2.0% (MoM) in November. This was largely due to a fall in civil aviation and defense orders, but there were some slight improvements elsewhere.
Today’s events (GMT 3):
- Market closes early at 21:00 MT.
- Christmas – Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Honk Kong.
- Christmas Eve - Great Britain, Germany, Finland, Czech Republic, Sweden, Slovakia, Portugal, Iceland.
The forecast target was not achieved. Given events of the Asian session, the correction from 1.1066 looks very similar to the correction from 1.1111 (the correction is highlighted on the chart above). The price is now under the balance line and is ready to fall to 1.1043. In addition, the economic calendar is empty. We are not considering a fall to below the indicated level, since today the market closes at 21:00 terminal time. The target 1.1043 is located on the lower line of the downwards channel (indicated by the dashed lines). If everything works out to plan, and a sharp rebound follows from the 1.1020-1.1045 zone, then from Thursday, we can expect to see the euro gain in strength until the turn of the year.