GBP/USD Fundamental Analysis September 3, 2012, Forecast

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Analysis and Recommendations:

The GBP/USD is trading at 1.5872. Markets have been paralyzed all day ahead of Mr. Bernanke’s speech and remain pretty even after. It was obvious from the presentation that the Feds are prepared to help boost the economy; it is the timing that is in question.

The USD remains depressed and will most likely stay this way until the September 13th FOMC meeting.

There are several stories floating around the markets today, nothing confirmed but news that Weiderman has resigned from the ECB and that Angela Merkel has requested Italy to delay requesting a bailout. Leaves markets focused back on the EU.

Now that Mr. Bernanke is finished, for the time being, attention will return to Greece, Spain and Italy and put pressure on the euro.

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Economic Data August 31, 2012 actual v. forecast

Date

 

Currency

 

 

Event

Actual

 

Forecast

 

Previous

 

 

Aug. 31

 

KRW

 

 

South Korean Industrial Production (YoY) 

0.3%

 

0.5% 

 

1.4% 

  

 

 

JPY

 

 

Unemployment Rate 

4.3%

 

4.3% 

 

4.3% 

 

 

 

 

JPY

 

 

Tokyo Core CPI (YoY) 

-0.5%

 

-0.6% 

 

-0.6% 

 

 

 

 

JPY

 

 

Industrial Production (MoM) 

-1.2%

 

1.7% 

 

0.4% 

 

 

 

 

INR

 

 

Indian GDP (YoY) 

5.5%

 

5.3% 

 

5.3% 

 

 

 

 

GBP

 

 

Nationwide HPI (MoM) 

1.3%

 

0.1% 

 

-0.8% 

  

 

 

NOK

 

 

Norwegian Core Retail Sales (MoM) 

0.20%

 

0.50% 

 

-1.40% 

 

 

 

 

EUR

 

 

CPI (YoY) 

2.6%

 

2.5% 

 

2.4% 

 

 

 

 

EUR

 

 

Unemployment Rate 

11.3%

 

11.3% 

 

11.3% 

  

 

 

CAD

 

 

GDP (MoM) 

0.2%

 

0.1% 

 

0.1% 

 

 

 

 

USD

 

 

Chicago PMI 

53.0 

 

53.5 

 

53.7 

 

 

 

 

USD

 

 

Michigan Consumer Sentiment 

74.3 

 

73.6 

 

73.6 

 

 

 

 

USD

 

 

Fed Chairman Bernanke Speaks 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Upcoming Economic Events that affect the CHF, EUR, GBP and US ( no CAD events)

Date

Time

 

Currency

 

 

Event

 

 

Previous

 

 

Sep 03 

08:15

 

CHF

 

 

Retail Sales (YoY) 

 

 

3.7% 

 

 

 

08:30

 

CHF

 

 

SVME PMI 

 

 

48.6 

 

 

Government Bond Auction

Date  Time  Country 

Sep 03  09:10  Norway  Bond auction

Sep 03  10:00  Belgium  OLO auction

Sep 04  00:30  Japan  Auctions 10Y JGBs

Sep 04  09:15  Austria  Bond auction

Sep 04  09:30  Belgium  Auctions Dec 2012 (3M) & Feb 2013 (6M) T-bills

Sep 04  14:30  UK  Details 0.75% 2034 I/L Gilt & 1.75% Sep 2022 Gilt on Sep

Sep 05  09:10  Sweden  Nominal bond auction

Sep 05  09:30  Germany  Eur 5.0bn Sep 2022 Bund auction

Sep 05  09:30  UK  4.5% 2042 Gilt auction

Sep 06  00:30  Japan  Auctions 30Y JGBs

Sep 06  08:30  Spain  Bono auction

Sep 06  08:50  France  OAT auction

Sep 06  09:10  Sweden  I/L bond auction

Sep 06  15:00  US  Announces 3Y Notes on Sep 11, 10Y Notes on Sep 12 &

Sep 07  15:30  Italy

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