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Forex Signal (Wed July 20 2011, 4:30am NY Time EDT) - UK MPC Meeting Minutes

Discussion in 'Current Forex Trading Signals' started by Henry Liu, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Henry Liu

    Henry Liu Former FPA Special Consultant

    Jul 5, 2010
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    MPC Meeting Minutes is scheduled to be released today and since it’s customary for BOE (Bank of England) not to release a statement along with its interest rate decision (2 weeks ago) if there were no changes to either rate decision or APF (Asset Purchasing Facility, UK’s quantitative easing program); today will be the first time for a glimpse into what took place during this meeting, here is the forecast:

    4:30am NY Time UK MPC Minutes Forecast 2-0-7 Previous 2-0-7
    ACTION: GBP/USD BUY (3 Vote For Hike) / SELL (2 Vote For QE)

    The Trade Plan
    We will be looking at the vote count today. If we get 3 votes for hiking 25 basis points, we should see some strengthening in the Sterling and a BUY GBP/USD trade should be justified. If we get 2 votes for quantitative easing, or to increase the current APF from 200 Billion Pound, GBP should weaken and a SELL GBP/USD trade should be justified.

    Due to the nature of this release, you need to have a newswire or audio service in order to trade it. We should see a steady market reaction after the release and possible carry over to the NY Session.

    I’ll be looking for an after news retracement trade. For more information, please read:
    Henry Liu's Trading Method

    The Market
    Last MPC Minutes stated that members of BOE are concerned over recent economic recovery struggles and the "downside" risks to both inflation and growth. Moreover, the statement "the fiscal challenges in the euro-area periphery highlighted the potential for further adverse shocks to demand" is likely to remain true, while BOE's bond buying program remains "very much on the table".

    With last CPI y/y figure decreased to 4.2% from an expectation of 4.5%, it is likely to give the dovish camps more reason to keep rates unchanged in the future... If today's vote count changes from 2 hike votes to 1, then GBP will take a tumble.

    Additional Thoughts
    It is my opinion that GBP is in a worse situation than the EURO for the long-term. I believe the key to trading the Sterling is to sell on rallies.

    Pre-news Consideration
    There should be no pre-news trading, but if I were a betting man, I would SELL GBPUSD at close or break of 1.6200

    Historical Chart and Data for UK MPC Meeting Munutes


    #1 Henry Liu, Jul 19, 2011
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