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British Pound Dec '21 (B6Z21)

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British Pound Futures Market News and Commentary

Dollar Is Undercut by Lower T-Note Yields

The dollar index (DXY00) on Friday fell -0.14%.  Lower T-note yields undercut the dollar along with strength in the euro.  The dollar was supported by Fed Chair Powell’s comment that seemed to confirm that the FOMC at its meeting next week will announce QE tapering, but the dollar was undercut as Mr. Powell went out of his way to also say that the FOMC is not close to raising interest rates.

EUR/USD (^EURUSD) on Friday rose by +0.14%. The euro received a lift after the Eurozone Oct Markit manufacturing PMI fell -0.1 to 58.5, stronger than expectations of 57.1. 

USD/JPY (^USDJPY) on Friday fell -0.45%.  The yen saw support from positive Japanese economic news after the Japan Oct Jibun Bank services PMI rose +2.9 to 50.7, the first time Japan’s service sector has expanded in 21 months.

December gold (GCZ21) on Friday closed +14.40 (+0.81%), and Dec silver (SIZ21) closed +0.279 (+1.15%). Gold on Friday climbed to a 1-1/4 month high,s while silver rose to a 1-1/2 month... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
British Pound
Contract Size
GBP 62,500
Tick Size
0.0001 points ($6.25 per contract)
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (Sun-Fri) (Settles 2:00p.m.) CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$62,500
Margin/Maintenance
$2,365/2,150
First Notice Date
12/13/21 (52 days)
Expiration Date
12/13/21 (52 days)

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British Pound Dec '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 19, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
79,459 (-19,053)
81,840 (+3,519)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
49,112 (+2,318)
47,497 (-11,276)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
30,282 (-21,849)
31,359 (+8,398)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
47,387 (+6,028)
50,160 (-22,330)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
41,964 (-311)
35,782 (+5,643)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
3,154 (unch)
6,252 (+1,135)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1.3412 +2.58%
on 09/29/21
1.3833 -0.54%
on 10/20/21
+0.0142 (+1.04%)
since 09/22/21
3-Month
1.3412 +2.58%
on 09/29/21
1.3986 -1.63%
on 07/30/21
-0.0020 (-0.15%)
since 07/22/21
52-Week
1.2920 +6.49%
on 11/02/20
1.4251 -3.46%
on 06/01/21
+0.0650 (+4.96%)
since 10/22/20

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Dollar Is Undercut by Lower T-Note Yields

The dollar index (DXY00 ) on Friday fell -0.14%. Lower T-note yields undercut the dollar along with strength in the euro. The dollar was supported by Fed Chair Powell’s comment that seemed to confirm...

DXY00 : 93.642s (-0.14%)
^EURUSD : 1.16444 (+0.18%)
^USDJPY : 113.433 (-0.46%)
GCZ21 : 1,796.3s (+0.81%)
SIZ21 : 24.449s (+1.15%)
Stocks Mixed with S&P 500 and DJIA at New Record Highs

What you need to know… The S&P 500 Index ($SPX ) (SPY ) this morning is up +0.06%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI ) (DIA ) is up +0.40%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX ) (QQQ ) is down -0.37%....

$SPX : 4,544.90 (-0.11%)
SPY : 453.12 (-0.10%)
$DOWI : 35,677.02 (+0.21%)
DIA : 356.74 (+0.22%)
$IUXX : 15,355.07 (-0.87%)
QQQ : 374.10 (-0.84%)
AXP : 187.08 (+5.41%)
STX : 87.23 (+6.07%)
PDD : 99.05 (+1.96%)
NTES : 102.24 (+0.48%)
JD : 83.07 (-1.07%)
BIDU : 177.64 (-1.64%)
INTC : 49.46 (-11.68%)
SNAP : 55.14 (-26.59%)
FB : 324.61 (-5.05%)
TWTR : 62.24 (-4.83%)
ZNZ21 : 130-110s (unch)
DXY00 : 93.642s (-0.14%)
^EURUSD : 1.16444 (+0.18%)
^USDJPY : 113.433 (-0.46%)
GCZ21 : 1,796.3s (+0.81%)
SIZ21 : 24.449s (+1.15%)
Dollar Gains on Higher T-Note Yields

The dollar index (DXY00 ) on Thursday rose +0.212 (+0.23%). EUR/USD (^EURUSD ) fell -0.0028 (-0.24%). USD/JPY (^USDJPY ) fell -0.34 (-0.30%). The dollar index on Thursday rose moderately on a jump in...

DXY00 : 93.642s (-0.14%)
^EURUSD : 1.16444 (+0.18%)
^USDJPY : 113.433 (-0.46%)
GCZ21 : 1,796.3s (+0.81%)
SIZ21 : 24.449s (+1.15%)
Stocks Slightly Lower on Growth Concerns

What you need to know… The S&P 500 Index ($SPX ) (SPY ) this morning is down -0.16%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI ) (DIA ) is down -0.28%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX ) (QQQ ) is down -0.03%....

$SPX : 4,544.90 (-0.11%)
SPY : 453.12 (-0.10%)
$DOWI : 35,677.02 (+0.21%)
DIA : 356.74 (+0.22%)
$IUXX : 15,355.07 (-0.87%)
QQQ : 374.10 (-0.84%)
LRCX : 556.74 (+0.24%)
AMAT : 135.93 (+1.94%)
KLAC : 343.03 (+2.24%)
OMC : 70.96 (-1.98%)
IBM : 127.88 (-0.35%)
ASML : 800.97 (+1.70%)
ZNZ21 : 130-110s (unch)
DXY00 : 93.642s (-0.14%)
^EURUSD : 1.16444 (+0.18%)
^USDJPY : 113.433 (-0.46%)
GCZ21 : 1,796.3s (+0.81%)
SIZ21 : 24.449s (+1.15%)
GBPUSD Nearing 50% Fib Retrace of Jun-Sep Slide

The (GBPUSD) is consolidating going into today’s European morning, but appears to have a bit more upside before bumping into upchannel resistance (on the 4hr and daily chart).  Significantly, after...

^GBPUSD : 1.37319 (-0.43%)
FXB : 132.50 (-0.22%)
Dollar Moves Lower on Strong Stocks and Lower T-Note Yields

The dollar index (DXY00 ) on Wednesday fell -0.161 (-0.17%). EUR/USD (^EURUSD ) rose +0.0020 (+0.17%). USD/JPY (^USDJPY ) fell -0.10 (-0.09%). The dollar index on Wednesday posted moderate losses but...

DXY00 : 93.642s (-0.14%)
^EURUSD : 1.16444 (+0.18%)
^USDJPY : 113.433 (-0.46%)
GCZ21 : 1,796.3s (+0.81%)
SIZ21 : 24.449s (+1.15%)
Stocks Climb Toward Record Highs on Strong Q3 Corporate Earnings Results

What you need to know… The S&P 500 Index ($SPX ) (SPY ) this morning is up +0.18%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI ) (DIA ) is up +0.28%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX ) (QQQ ) is up +0.03%....

$SPX : 4,544.90 (-0.11%)
SPY : 453.12 (-0.10%)
$DOWI : 35,677.02 (+0.21%)
DIA : 356.74 (+0.22%)
$IUXX : 15,355.07 (-0.87%)
QQQ : 374.10 (-0.84%)
ANTM : 433.34 (+0.68%)
MOH : 297.89 (+0.55%)
CNC : 69.24 (+0.36%)
HUM : 461.85 (+0.23%)
UNH : 449.16 (+1.56%)
VZ : 52.93 (-0.86%)
ABT : 126.72 (+1.34%)
OMC : 70.96 (-1.98%)
ASML : 800.97 (+1.70%)
ZNZ21 : 130-110s (unch)
DXY00 : 93.642s (-0.14%)
^EURUSD : 1.16444 (+0.18%)
^USDJPY : 113.433 (-0.46%)
GCZ21 : 1,796.3s (+0.81%)
SIZ21 : 24.449s (+1.15%)
Dollar Falls on Yuan Strength and a Rally in Stocks

The dollar index (DXY00 ) on Tuesday fell -0.216 (-0.23%). EUR/USD (^EURUSD ) rose +0.0028 (+0.24%). USD/JPY (^USDJPY ) fell -0.01 (-0.01%). The dollar index on Tuesday fell to a 3-week low. Strength...

DXY00 : 93.642s (-0.14%)
^EURUSD : 1.16444 (+0.18%)
^USDJPY : 113.433 (-0.46%)
GCZ21 : 1,796.3s (+0.81%)
SIZ21 : 24.449s (+1.15%)
$FXF Longer Term Elliott Wave Analysis & Cycles

Firstly there is data back to when the ETF fund began in 2006 as low as 78.43. Data correlated in the USDCHF foreign exchange pair suggests the FXF high in August 2011 is also the lows of a cycle lower...

^USDCHF : 0.91581 (-0.26%)
FXF : 98.56 (+0.21%)
Supply-Chain Disruptions May Boost Gift Card Use this Holiday Season

With the ongoing global supply-chain disruptions expected to last well into next year, the upcoming Christmas holiday shopping season may see consumers scrambling to obtain presents with store shelves...

SBUX : 114.55 (+0.10%)
BKS : 6.49 (-0.15%)

Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 8% Buy with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

The market is approaching overbought territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 1.3885
2nd Resistance Point 1.3851
1st Resistance Point 1.3804
Last Price 1.3758s
1st Support Level 1.3723
2nd Support Level 1.3689
3rd Support Level 1.3642

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52-Week High 1.4251
Last Price 1.3758s
Fibonacci 61.8% 1.3743
Fibonacci 50% 1.3585
Fibonacci 38.2% 1.3428
52-Week Low 1.2920

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