Daily Forex Market Preview, 09/05/2018
The newswires were dominated by Trump’s decision on Iran nuclear deal which saw oil prices turning volatile on the day. The Trump administration announced that they would be pulling out the Iran nuclear deal. Oil prices reacted little to the news with price already pushing higher in anticipation of the outcome.
On the economic front, retail sales report from Australia showed a flat print and missed estimates of a 0.2% increase. Data from the Eurozone showed a modest improvement in German industrial orders which increased 1.0% compared to estimates of 0.8%. The German trade balance figures are ticked higher to 22 billion compared to estimates of 19.9 billion.
Looking ahead, the U.S. Producer prices index report will be coming out. Economists’ polled expect headline PPI to rise 0.2% on the month, a slower pace compared to 0.3% increase previously. Core PPI is also forecast to rise 0.2% on the month.
Later in the day, the RBNZ monetary policy meeting will be a key event to watch for. However, no change to monetary policy is expected at today’s meeting.
GBPUSD 09-05-2018 Intra-day analysis
GBPUSD (1.3530): The British pound remained trading near the 1.3530 level with price action seen briefly slipping below this level only to recover back modestly. The consolidation at this level is expected to continue and it also indicates a potential rebound in price action in the near term. The British pound could be seen most likely to post a correction with the breached trend line likely to turn as resistance. To the downside, the round number support at 1.3500 remains the next target.