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  • Writer's pictureMike Paterson

Pound on the back foot again amid general US Dollar demand

Tuesday 23 July 2019

Today at 10.45 GMT the UK gets a new PM but that's the only the start of what is widely expected to be period of accelerated political fallout and Brexit debacle and the Pound remains under pressure as I have long warned. Elsewhere tensions in the Middle East and ongoing US-China trade talk uncertainty continue to understandably create a fragile back drop but we've seen some Greenback grabbing as the tight ranges play out still.

GBPUSD has posted lows of 1.2432 as I type just above some 1.2430 and 1.2400 support and remains on the back foot.EURGBP remains underpinned amid the GBP pressure but upside being limited as EURUSD finally falls through 1.1200. GBPJPY sellers remain poised as ever amid the fragile risk prevailing still.

I remain GBP bearish overall still and will continue to rally-sell as my preferred strategy amid all the uncertainty/indecision including Brexit/political fallout.

EURUSD has finally broken down through the good support around 1.1200 after finding rally sellers still as we continue to range tightly amid much cross-currency play. USDJPY is back above 108.00 amid the general USD demand but rally sellers remain poised again on the fragile risk sentiment.USDCHF has also failed at 0.9850 but seen dip demand into 0.9800 again and still capped by EURCHF supply with the SNB always going to be vigilant as we continue to look soggy and CHF demand prevails.

AUDUSD remains underpinned above 0.7000 but equally rallies still being sold. USDCAD remains tightly bound but underpinned now on the USD demand albeit tempered by firmer oil prices amid the Iran-led uncertainty.

Fickle Forex markets ever prevailing so be ready with your entry/exit levels and orders as always.

Have a good day out there one and all.

Interbank Rate 08.30 BST

GBPUSD   1.2442

EURUSD   1.1193

EURGBP   0.8995

GBPEUR   1.1115

GBPAUD   1.7718

GBPCAD   1.6337

GBPJPY   134.52

GBPZAR   17.3098

GBPHKD   9.6409

USDJPY   108.11

USDZAR   13.9337

EURJPY   121.01

EURCHF   1.1010

EURHKD   8.6735

AUDUSD   0.7023

USDCAD   1.3130

USDCHF   0.9836

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