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Old 07-08-2023, 17:58
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Default Re: Daily Market Analysis by ForexMart

The Bank of England will raise interest rates in September

The week ended quite predictably for both instruments, but the wave analysis suggests that it is quite challenging to predict what lies ahead. Both uptrends cannot be impulsive, but they can be five-wave corrective patterns of the a-b-c-d-e kind. Consequently, quotes can rise within the wave e. The recent downward waves have taken a three-wave corrective pattern at the moment, which corresponds to a corrective status but not an impulsive one. However, after three waves, two more waves can be built. Based on the above, both instruments, from current levels, have an equal probability of either starting a new upward movement or extending the decline.

In this situation, I recommend focusing on the nearest Fibonacci levels. For the euro, the wave analysis is somewhat more complicated, while for the pound, we see a clear three-wave downward movement. A successful attempt to break the 161.8% Fibonacci level may indicate the end of the downward wave, which would be the fourth wave within an uptrend. The euro may also construct a similar wave formation.

The question of further interest rate hikes by the Bank of England is also crucial for the market right now. Many analysts (including myself) believe that the tightening cycle will end this year, with only three meetings remaining until the end of the year. The next meeting is likely to result in a 100% rate hike, as BoE Governor Andrew Bailey has not signaled any pause, and inflation remains high. Bailey has also given an approximate inflation target for autumn 2023. If inflation decreases to 5%, the BoE will take a less aggressive approach to interest rates.

In November, the probability of a rate hike is 50/50. Consequently, by December, the likelihood of a rate increase approaches zero. This implies that, at best, there may be two more rate hikes. Meanwhile, the FOMC may raise rates one more time, resulting in almost complete parity between the two central banks. In my view, this scenario suggests a horizontal movement or continuation of the downward trend, but not a new upward wave for both instruments. After all, the ECB is also starting to talk about a possible pause in September in recent weeks.

Therefore, I believe that there's a high probability that both instruments will fall, and the nearest Fibonacci levels should help determine the resumption of the downward movement. I also want to draw attention to the similarity in the movements of the euro and the pound. Hence, a signal for one instrument can be used for the other as well.

Based on the conducted analysis, I conclude that the formation of the upward wave set is complete. I still consider targets around 1.0500-1.0600 quite realistic, and with these targets in mind, I recommend selling the instrument. The a-b-c structure looks complete and convincing, and closing below the 1.1172 mark indirectly confirms the formation of the downtrend segment. Therefore, I insist on selling the instrument with targets around 1.0836 and below. I believe that the formation of the downtrend segment will continue.

The wave pattern of the GBP/USD instrument suggests a decline. As the attempt to break the 1.3084 mark (from top to bottom) was successful, my readers were able to open short positions, as I mentioned in my recent reviews. The target was set at 1.2618 and the pair managed to reach this mark. There is a risk of completing the current downward wave if it is the 4th wave. In this case, a new upward movement will start from the current levels as part of the 5th wave. In my opinion, this is not the most likely scenario, and a successful attempt to break 1.2618 (or an unsuccessful attempt at 1.2840) will indicate the market's readiness to continue building the downward wave and trend segment.
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