Daily Chart – GBPUSD 26/3/2020 06:00am

Essential Insights

Cable has fallen to a record low of around 1.1413 slipping far below levels seen since the financial crisis. Prices have retraced slightly, bolstered by greater risk appetite and anticipation of the BOE’s monetary policy decision today.

Technicals

Cable has upheld the long term weekly blue trendline support outlined in the chart above, there has also been a bullish engulfing candlestick close above the trendline support, confirming its validity. Currently price has broken and is retesting the 8-day EMA, a successful close above this is likely to see a further push to the previous low on the trendline support at 1.200. Expect volatility to be high during today’s BOE monetary policy decision and conference.

Fundamentals

Market participants are eagerly waiting for todays Bank of England Monetary Policy decision.

The BOE have already cut rates twice in emergency meetings, with rates now sitting at 0.10%. It is unlikely rates will be cut again however the BOE may decide to follow in the foot steps of the FED and cut rates to 0%.

Boris Johnson’s approach to Covid-19 has been remarkably slow, and thus the risk of Covid-19 spreading remains significantly high. Despite initiating a lock down this week, underground train services remain heavily congested and people are still out.

The worst for the UK is still to come and as a result, downside risks remain greater than upside for now.