The upcoming August inflation data may send mixed signals. The 12-month headline inflation rate is expected to rise to 3.6%, causing concerns for the Biden administration. However, core inflation, which excludes food and energy prices, is projected to decrease to 4.3%, aligning with the Federal Reserve's goals. Past price trends influence both figures, so looking at recent data for a more accurate picture is crucial.
GBP/USD: will the pound leave the ledge?
2019-11-11 • Updated
On the GBP/USD daily chart, "bulls" are trying to implement the "Splash and ledge" pattern. If they succeed, the risks of continuation of the rally towards 161.8% target in the AB = CD pattern will increase. In contrast, a move of quotes to the middle level of the 1.2770 - 1.2860 trading range can lead to the formation of "Shakeout-fakeout" pattern and development of the correction to the current uptrend.
On the GBP/USD hourly chart, the failure of buyers to move higher will be a sign of their weakness. It might also lead to the formation of the expanding wedge reversal pattern,
Here we go again, my friends. It’s time to look critically into the future of what trading opportunities September might have in store for us. As always, it is essential to note that the views expressed here are mine and should not be considered financial advice without proper examination.
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