Strategy Video: Inflation Data Can Spark GBPUSD Volatility

By DailyFx | August 18, 2014 AAA

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Talking Points:

• UK and US inflation figures are due Tuesday at 8:30 and 12:30 GMT, respectively

• Rate speculation is a key fundamental driver for both the Pound and US Dollar

• Inflation pressures are the critical ingredient needed for a rate hike, whether for BoE or the Fed

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Fundamental event risk that changed the UK rate forecast last week prompted the biggest GBPUSD drop in 7 months. Can key data from both sides of the pair leverage a bigger move today? Scheduled for release Tuesday are sets of UK and US inflation data. These figures will tap directly into a key theme for both the British Pound. This is particularly true for GBPUSD which minimizes other fundamental considerations to further amplify the importance of rate spectulation on a relative basis. In today's Strategy Video, we look more closely at the market's expectations going in, the scenarios for the outcomes and what pairs are better positioned to respond.

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