Canada will announce its monthly GDP on July 31, at 15:30 MT time.
Pound dropped as Boris Johnson’s health got worse
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Instruments to trade: GBP/USD, EUR/GBP, GBP/AUD, GBP/CAD
Almost two weeks ago Boris Johnson tested positive for the virus, yesterday his health deteriorated and he was placed in the intensive care. As a result, after such negative news the British pound plummeted dramatically today.
It created a political uncertainty in UK, as it would make things even more complicated than it was in such a fragile period for the country as struggling with the coronavirus and getting ready for future Brexit trade negotiations.
All the confidence that the British pound gained at the start of the week was immediately vanished. The market reacted so fast as the virus spread could be shrinking in the USA and Europe, and risk appetite of investors became stronger.
Let’s look at the EUR/GBP chart. The pair had been declining since March 19. However, it hit the 200-day Moving Average at the point of 0.8755 or 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level on March 3. Then it reversed and went upward. The resistant line is on 50% Fibonacci level or the 0.89 mark. The next one is on 38.2% or 0.905.
The US unemployment claims are announced on Thursday at 15:30 MT time.
The Australian Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes are announced on Tuesday at 04:30 MT time.
The RBA will make a rate statement on August 4 at 7:30 MT time.
The overall market sentiment is mixed as new virus cases continue rising throughout the world, but most economic indicators came out better than analysts expected. Let’s look at the main market movements.
The market sentiment switched to risk-off after the Fed’s Powell statement. The USD edged higher, while risker assets started falling after reaching quite high levels. Let’s have a closer look.