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Pounds To Dollars – Daily Chart GBP/USD 29th July 2009

Pounds To Dollars - Daily Candle Chart GBP/USD 29th July 2009

The fall in Cable yesterday, was less pronounced than in the euro vs dollar chart, but nevertheless the glimmer of strength exhibited by the US dollar yesterday, could be a sign of things to come, as once again the pounds to dollars pair continued to trade in this compressed range, just below the 1.66 price level. Yesterday’s down candle, in effect, created a two bar upthrust following the up candle of the day before, and if we add this to the bearish engulfing signal of Thursday last week, then this could be a further sign that the bulls are about to give up the fight, and admit defeat to the Cable bears. Naturally this is far too early to say at this stage, and with the close of yesterday finding support from the 14 day moving average, we may yet see further attempt to push higher. However as I have said many times before, only a break and hold above the 1.66 region will be good enough to confirm this picture – anything less simply WILL NOT DO! I would also urge you to watch the euro dollar – in the past these two currency pairs have often correlated extremely well at 0.90 and above – we may be seeing a resurgence in this positive correlation with the euro dollar leading the way.

I have covered all the  US fundamental news on the economic calendar for you  on the euro dollar site, whilst in the UK, the main item this morning was for mortgage approvals which came in at 48K, their highest level since April 2008, but still very weak compared with 2 to 3 years ago, and counterbalanced by total consumer lending which rose by the smallest amount on record.  The Bank said home loan approvals were 47,584 in June, up from 44,169 in May and just above analysts’ forecasts of 47,000.

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