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GBP: Short Preferable With A Tight Stop (1.23) As Long

Sterling has not been shining as Hard Brexit fears took over. The team at SocGen  reasons for a short trade, under conditions.

Here is their view, courtesy of eFXnews:

Maintaining my current infatuation with real yields as FX drivers, there’s a surprisingly good correlation, still, between the value of Sterling and UK real yields (no spreads, just the UK 10-year Linker). UK real yields have been drifting lower this year and are back down at -1.9%. Does it matter that, just for now, the UK economy is weathering the prospect of leaving the European single market better than expected, if the real yield offered to those who finance the country’ s near 6% GDP current account deficit is -1.9%?

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From here, I’m not really sure there’s much more downside to sterling on a 12-month view, but that’s only because I don’t think those real yield levels are sustainable.

I prefer to be short linkers than short GBP/USD here, but as long as the bond market keeps real yields so far below zero, we like short GBP/USD but keep a tighter stop (1.23) to manage the risk.*

*SocGen hit target on short GBP/USD earlier this week circa 1.2150.

Yohay Elam

Yohay Elam

Yohay Elam: Founder, Writer and Editor I have been into forex trading for over 5 years, and I share the experience that I have and the knowledge that I've accumulated. After taking a short course about forex. Like many forex traders, I've earned a significant share of my knowledge the hard way. Macroeconomics, the impact of news on the ever-moving currency markets and trading psychology have always fascinated me. Before founding Forex Crunch, I've worked as a programmer in various hi-tech companies. I have a B. Sc. in Computer Science from Ben Gurion University. Given this background, forex software has a relatively bigger share in the posts.