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A wage subsidy plan helped stem the pound’s losses last week. So, what will happen when pound traders focus on Brexit this week?

Here are the points you need to know if you’re trading the British pound in the next couple of days:

Key round of Brexit talks

  • PM Boris Johnson has threatened to break off talks if no deal is reached by October 15
  • EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, and his British counterpart, David Frost, will meet in Brussels on Tuesday
  • Sticking points include which state aid rules the U.K. will follow and the EU bloc’s access to the U.K.’s fishing waters
  • Enough progress will lead to intensive “tunnel” talks that could produce a decent deal in time for the EU Summit on October 15
  • Negotiators and outside observers have expressed cautious optimism on this week’s negotiations results

U.K.’s data releases

  • Economic data points can clarify the odds of a negative interest rate from the Bank of England (BOE)
  • Mortgage approvals (Sept 29, 8:30 am GMT) seen improving from 66K to 69K in August
  • Net individual lending (Sept 29, 8:30 am GMT) to weaken from 3.9B GBP to 3.2B GBP in August
  • BRC’s shop price index (Sept 29, 11:01 pm GMT) could improve from -1.6% to -1.4% September
  • Final Q2 GDP reading (Sept 30, 6:00 am GMT) expected to be revised from -1.7% to -21.7%, the U.K,’s deepest recession
  • Markit’s final manufacturing PMI (Oct 1, 8:30 am GMT) to dip from 55.2 to 54.3 in September

Technical snapshot

  • The pound has lost value against ALL of its major counterparts in the last month
  • It lost the most value against the yen, dollar, and the Loonie
GBP Forex Pairs Performance from MarketMilk
GBP Forex Pairs Performance from MarketMilk
  • Stochastic is flagging GBP’s “overbought” conditions against AUD
  • GBP/USD and GBP/JPY are both in “oversold” territory
GBP Forex Pairs Stochastic from MarketMilk
GBP Forex Pairs Stochastic from MarketMilk
  • EMAs reflect the short-term bullish pressure across the board
  • GBP/JPY and GBP/CAD are still mainly bearish on the daily time frame
GBP Forex Pairs EMAs from MarketMilk
GBP Forex Pairs EMAs from MarketMilk

Missed last week’s price action? Read GBP’s price recap for September 21 – 25!