Not a lot going on in the U.K. this week, which means the pound could take its cues from its major counterparts.
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Check out the potential catalysts that might affect the pound’s volatility:
Lower tier economic releases
- Mortgage approvals (Sept 1, 8:30 am GMT) to improve from 40K to 51K in July
- Nationwide house price index (Sept 2, 6:00 am GMT) seen weakening from 1.7% to 0.4% in August
- Final readings of Markit’s PMIs are expected to confirm the manufacturing industry rising the most since February 2018; construction rising to its fastest rate since 2015, and the services industry expanding the most in more than six years
Demand for the British pound
- GBP/USD could make more headlines as it tests and makes new multi-month highs
- With less than two months to go before the final Brexit negotiations, all eyes will be on prospects of a no-deal Brexit
- Watch out for more speculations of Boris stepping down in 2021
- GBP gained the most against the safe havens and the euro in the last month but weakened against CAD and AUD
- Stochastic considers GBP/AUD and GBP/NZD “oversold” on the daily time frame
- GBP is “overbought” against the safe havens and EUR
- GBP was most volatile against USD, JPY, NZD, and CAD in the last seven days