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British Pound Mar '21 (B6H21)

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British Pound Futures Market News and Commentary

Dollar Rallies to a 3-1/4 Month High on a Strong U.S. Feb Payroll Report and Jump in T-note Yields

The dollar index (DXY00) on Friday rose +0.354 (+0.39%). March euro-fx futures (E6H1) closed down -0.0053 (-0.44%), and EUR/USD (^EURUSD) fell -0.0052 (-0.43%). March yen futures (J6H1) closed down -0.0037 (-0.40%), and USD/JPY (^USDJPY) rose +0.39 (+0.36%).

The dollar index on Friday extended Thursday's rally and posted a 3-1/4 month high. A stronger-than-expected U.S. Feb payroll report pushed the dollar higher Friday, along with a jump in the 10-year T-note yield to a 1-year high. EUR/USD (^EURUSD) fell to a 3-1/4 month low on dollar strength.USD/JPY (^USDJPY) rallied to an 8-3/4 month high after BOJ Governor Kuroda pushed back on speculation the BOJ will widen its 10-year bond yield target range.

Friday's monthly U.S payroll data was bullish for the dollar. U.S. Feb nonfarm payrolls rose +379,000, stronger than expectations of +200,000 and the biggest increase in 4 months. Also, the Feb unemployment rate unexpectedly fell -0.1 to an 11-month low of 6.... 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
$2,640/2,400
First Notice Date
03/15/21 (8 days)
Expiration Date
03/15/21 (8 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Mar 2, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
65,635 (-1,318)
113,805 (+2,217)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
65,138 (-3,128)
29,056 (-8,232)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
10,067 (-1,455)
51,166 (+157)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
57,190 (-3,260)
51,030 (+3,106)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
52,516 (+1,854)
25,879 (-9,033)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
2,907 (-1,114)
6,693 (+226)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1.3740 +0.60%
on 02/09/21
1.4245 -2.96%
on 02/24/21
+0.0077 (+0.56%)
since 02/08/21
3-Month
1.3146 +5.15%
on 12/11/20
1.4245 -2.96%
on 02/24/21
+0.0455 (+3.40%)
since 12/08/20
52-Week
1.1525 +19.94%
on 03/23/20
1.4245 -2.96%
on 02/24/21
+0.0769 (+5.89%)
since 03/06/20

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 1.4033
2nd Resistance Point 1.3970
1st Resistance Point 1.3906
Last Price 1.3824
1st Support Level 1.3779
2nd Support Level 1.3716
3rd Support Level 1.3652

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52-Week High 1.4245
Last Price 1.3824
Fibonacci 61.8% 1.3206
Fibonacci 50% 1.2885
Fibonacci 38.2% 1.2564
52-Week Low 1.1525

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