GBP/USD is trading back at the 1.35 handle, around 400 pips off the lows seen on Monday. The reaction to Brexit was brutal but the correction is quite spectacular as well. What’s next for the pound? Will it continue higher or is the recovery over? Here are three reasons for the rise and three for the fall: Update: GBP/USD crashes 150 pips on Carney’s easing promise 3 Reasons for Recovery EU-turn: UK politicians are afraid to trigger the official exit, aka Article 50. With every day that passes, there are more doubts it will really happen, or at least not in a meaningful way. There are good arguments for a Bregret especially if the decision reaches parliament. The Norwegian model which means every obligation and every right within the EU but without a say in decision making is also an option. Necessary correction: A crash of 10% at the extreme on Friday and a fall of over 1800 pips between Thursday and Monday is not something you see every day. But forex trading is never a one way street. End of month / quarter re-balancing: towards the end of every cycle, portfolio managers need to make sure their books are balanced according to their commitments. A fall in the pound and pound denominated assets during June and Q2 means a correction. This time the magnitude is huge and the correction began early. 3 Reasons why ti could fall Out is still out: The UK has a strong democratic tradition. While Remain voters are devastated, the vast majority does not seek a new referendum. The process is seen as fair and the result was not really that close. This is according to a YouGov poll. We have also heard comments from pro-Remain Tories, saying “we are all Brexiteers”. This did not sink in yet. And while things can change in the future, as the economic situation deteriorates, in the next few sessions markets can come to grips that Brexit is here to stay. The weekend gap was not close: Contrary to EUR/USD, where the fall on Monday was minimal and the gap was closed quickly, we are not seeing the same for the pound. The close on Friday was at 1.3663 and the current high is 1.3533. Even in these volatile times, a gap of over 100 pips after three days of trading is a lot. The longer the gap stays open, the more bearish the signal is. End of end-of-month/quarter: These re-balancing moves mentioned beforehand have a time limit: the end of the month. This could mean Thursday afternoon in London, or it could begin beforehand. This re-re-balancing, aka a return to the general trend, could begin sooner than later. More: Brexit – All the updates in one place What do you think? 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. Yohay's Google Profile View All Post By Yohay Elam Opinions share Read Next Australian Election: Market Impacts Under Alternate Scenarios – Nomura Yohay Elam 6 years GBP/USD is trading back at the 1.35 handle, around 400 pips off the lows seen on Monday. The reaction to Brexit was brutal but the correction is quite spectacular as well. What's next for the pound? Will it continue higher or is the recovery over? Here are three reasons for the rise and three for the fall: Update: GBP/USD crashes 150 pips on Carney's easing promise 3 Reasons for Recovery EU-turn: UK politicians are afraid to trigger the official exit, aka Article 50. With every day that passes, there are more doubts it will really happen, or at least… Regulated Forex Brokers All Brokers Sponsored Brokers Broker Benefits Min Deposit Score Visit Broker 1 $100T&Cs Apply 0% Commission and No stamp DutyRegulated by US,UK & International StockCopy Successfull Traders 9.8 Visit Site FreeBets Reviews$100Your capital is at risk.2 T&Cs Apply 9.8 Visit Site FreeBets Reviews$100Your capital is at risk.3 Recommended Broker $100T&Cs Apply No deposit or withdrawal feesTrade major forex pairs such as EUR/USD with leverage up to 30:1 and tight spreads of 0.9 pips Low $100 minimum deposit to open a trading account 9 Visit Site FreeBets ReviewsYour capital is at risk.4 T&Cs Apply Visit Site FreeBets ReviewsYour capital is at risk.5 Recommended Broker $0T&Cs Apply Trade gold, silver, and platinum directly against major currenciesUp to 1:500 leverage for forex trading24/5 customer service by phone and email 9 Visit Site FreeBets ReviewsYour capital is at risk.