Brexit

GBPUSD Set To Break 1.30 Amid Improving UK Data

Economic data out of the UK released in the last couple of days has been pound-positive, yet the GBPUSD is still holding below the 1.30 handle. But for how long? Given that the positively-correlating EURUSD pair has already broken well above its own corresponding psychological hurdle at 1.10 after a sharp rally, the cable could be playing catch up.

Dollar Unlikely To Go Down Without A Fight

Financial markets opened in a bit of a panic mode overnight in the wake of Trump’s failure to repeal Obamacare. Stock index futures slumped while the dollar index fell to its lowest since mid-November as the yen and euro both gapped higher. The dollar’s losses steepened after the London open as the GBP/USD climbed to near 1.26 handle and EUR/USD neared 1.0900. European stock indices bounced off their lows slightly.