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Trading the News: Bank of England (BoE) Interest Rate Decision

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by , 07-09-2015 at 09:37 AM (1471 Views)
      
   
Trading the News: Bank of England (BoE) Interest Rate Decision

The Bank of England (BoE) interest rate decision may offer little relief to recent decline in GBP/USD as the central bank is widely expected to retain its current policy in July, and the committee may continue to endorse a wait-and-see approach amid the growing threat of a Greek exit.

Whats Expected:

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Why Is This Event Important:

Heightening uncertainties surrounding the Euro-Zone the U.K.s largest trading partner may prompt the BoE to further delay its normalization cycle, and the British Pound may face additional headwinds in the second-half of the year should Governor Mark Carney highlight a more dovish outlook for monetary policy.

Expectations: Bullish Argument/Scenario

Release Expected Actual
Industrial Production (MoM) (MAY) -0.2% 0.4%
Retail Sales ex Auto Fuel (MoM) (MAY) -0.2% 0.2%
Average Weekly Earnings ex. Bonus (3MoY) (APR) 2.5% 2.7%

Stronger wage growth along with the narrowing slack in the real economy may encourage the BoE to adopt a more upbeat tone this time around, and the sterling may trade on a firmer footing in the second-half of 2015 should Governor Carney continue to prepare U.K. households and businesses for higher borrowing-costs.

Risk: Bearish Argument/Scenario

Release Expected Actual
Mortgage Approvals (MAY) 68.8K 64.4K
Consumer Price Index Core (YoY) (MAY) 1.0% 0.9%
Construction Output s.a. (MoM) (APR) 0.1% -0.8%

However, the BoE may largely retain its current policy throughout the remainder of the year as the geopolitical risks surrounding the U.K. dampens the outlook for growth and inflation, and the central bank may carry the record-low interest rate into 2016 in an effort to encourage a stronger recovery.

How To Trade This Event Risk

Bullish GBP Trade: BoE to Stay on Course to Remove Record-Low Interest Rate

  • Need green, five-minute candle following the decision to consider a long GBP/USD trade.
  • If market reaction favors buying Cable, go long GBP/USD with two separate position.
  • Set stop at the near-by swing low/reasonable distance from entry; look for at least 1:1 risk-to-reward.
  • Move stop to entry on remaining position once initial target is hit, set reasonable limit.

Bearish GBP Trade: MPC Highlights Dovish Outlook for Monetary Policy

  • Need red, five-minute candle to favor a short GBP/USD trade.
  • Implement same setup as the bullish sterling trade, just in opposite direction.

Potential Price Targets For The Release

GBP/USD Daily

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  • Failure to preserve the bullish RSI momentum carried over from March raises the risk for a further decline in GBP/USD; break/close below 1.5330 (78.6% retracement) may spark a run at the June low (1.5169).
  • Interim Resistance: 1.5550 (50% retracement) to 1.5570 (38.2% retracement)
  • Interim Support: 1.5169 (June low) to 1.5180 (23.6% retracement)

Impact that the BoE rate decision has had on GBP during the last meeting

Period Data Released Estimate Actual Pips Change
(1 Hour post event )
Pips Change
(End of Day post event)
JUN 2015 06/04/2015 11:00 GMT 0.50% 0.50% -33 -72

As expected, the Bank of England (BoE) refrained from releasing a policy statement as the central bank kept the benchmark interest rate steady at 0.50% in June. It seems as though the BoE will stick to the sidelines in 2015 as the committee gauges the margin of slack in the real economy, but Governor Mark Carney may continue to prepare U.K. households and businesses for higher borrowing-costs as the central bank head anticipates a stronger recovery over the coming months. The initial uptick in the sterling was short-lived, with GBPUSD struggling to hold above the 1.5400 handle and ending the day at 1.5357.

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