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Friday, 29 April 2016

Alex Hartley

United States Dollar: Cable pushes higher overnight. The Dovish tone was set by the FED on Wednesday as interest rates were kept on hold and bets on future interest rates being sooner rather than later were pinned back from the expected June meeting. This tone continued into yesterday’s session and growth figures supported this. GDP q/q posted 0.5 % versus an expected 0.7 % and against a previous 1.4 %. This showed that growth slowed to the fastest pace in 2 years and backed the bets interest rates will remain on hold for a period of time. The other noteworthy release came in the form of employment, unemployment claims to be precise and it came as a light relief to the US as it came in as expected. The growth news is what investors and markets have clung onto and cable has pushed back above 1.4600 for today’s start. GBP/USD 1.4640 – 8:45am. Middle impact data is due ahead, but nothing of real note. This does mean we are likely to see month end trading push volatility today ahead also of the UK bank holiday. There could be some profit taking on the recent Pound gains, so would be worth keeping an eye on this afternoon.

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