Worrying figures from biggest economies in the world – GDPs contracted severely
In recent days, the market has been selling US Dollars, and the tone has not changed after the Federal Reserve meeting.
The Federal Reserve's monetary policy statement from this meeting, through its president Powell, has not changed the trend.
The Fed warned that the virus poses considerable risks and will use a full range of tools to support it.
In reaction, market participants pushed the Dollar to new lows against all major currencies.
Part of this has to do with Fed President Powell, who said that household spending recovered about half the drop.
Still, business investment has yet to show recovery. The pandemic has left a significant mark on the inflation, higher food prices have increased burdens, and rising virus cases will weigh on the economy.
In light of growing coronavirus cases, deaths, and the expiration of additional unemployment benefits, no one expected Powell's optimism, which may explain the relatively muted response in the markets.
Stock markets were green yesterday, although today they have lost everything they have gained, and the bearish path of yields of American treasuries continues with a new historical low in the 5-year bond.
European stock markets started the day with significant declines, mostly caused by Germany's worst 2Q GDP data plummeting at 10.1%, higher than expected by the market.
The economic figure for 2Q GDP in the United States, however, although it shows a considerable loss, has been somewhat better than expected by the market, -32.9%.
In any case, it supposes a steady deterioration of the economy that ensures the continuity of the stimulus policies and will keep the US Dollar pressed down soon.
GBP & UK Economy
In the currency market, the Pound Sterling performance is remarkable; it has had the most robust behavior in the entire market. It is difficult to give a fundamental argument to this movement since the British economy faces problems that remain unresolved:
- the end of unemployment coverage programs that finish in October;
- an issue that will be even more worrying in the weeks and next months, the lack of progress for a consensual Brexit, talks that have been postponed until September and pose a threat to the economy of this country and the GBP if the time limit, set at the end of the year, approaches without that this important matter is solved.
Purchases of Pounds today can be attributed to month-end adjustment flows, which has been prevalent lately. If so, we should witness bearish corrections in the coming days in the Pound Sterling crosses.
GBP/JPY, perhaps the most vulnerable pair in a bearish Pound move, finds resistance at 137.50, 200-day SMA, and its first downside target would be 133.50, 100-day SMA.
GBP/USD is near a resistance zone around 1.3060, where there was a price concentration earlier this year.
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