UK BOE Interest Rate Decision will be the main focus of Sterling traders as BOE Carney announces the rate decision and the MPC vote counts. Although BOE has been somewhat hawkish, they really don’t have much in the terms of economic data to back it up. If we get a strong CPI earlier this week, then it will make today’s rate decision interesting. At any rate, in the absence of any surprises, we should stay out of the market.
7:00am (NY Time) UK BOE Interest Rate Forecast 0.25% Previous 0.50%
7:00am (NY Time) APT (Asset Purchasing Target) Forecast 375B Previous 375B
7:00am (NY Time) UK Votes Rate (2-0-7), APT (0-0-9)
The Trade Plan
In the extremely unlikely event BOE cuts rate to 0.00%, we´ll sell GBP immediately on a spike trade. Because of the level of this surprise, I think we´ll see a strong trend change for GBP in the next few weeks, so we should SELL and keep a small portion for larger gains… On the other hand, if we get a surprise unchanged decision on the Official Bank Rate, then we should see some buying in the GBP. Although there is still a huge amount of uncertainty over the future of the country, we should see some demand but the key is to get in and out, if you are going to buy.
I´ll be trading this release using my Spike Trading Method, for more information read: http://www.currencynewstrading.com/how-to-get-started-with-news-trading/
I’d recommend to use the Recommended Pairs from above as they are based on my CSM, which should provide the best combination of currency pairs to trade based on better/worse news… of course, you can also trade the default pair: GBPUSD.
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(From Wikipedia) BOE Interest Rate, or the official bank rate (also called the Bank of England base rate or BOEBR) is the interest rate that the Bank of England charges Banks for secured overnight lending. It is the British Government’s key interest rate for enacting monetary policy. It is more analogous to the US discount rate than to the Federal funds rate. The security for the lending can be any of a list of eligible securities (commonly Gilts) and are transacted as overnight repurchase agreements. When an announcement of the change in interest rates is made this is the rate the Bank of England is changing. Changes are recommended by the Monetary Policy Committee and enacted by the Governor.
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