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British Pound Jun '19 (B6M19)

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British Pound Futures Market News and Commentary

Dollar Index Moves Slightly Lower on Dovish Bullard Comments and Safe-Haven Yen Demand

The dollar index (DXY00) on Wednesday closed down by -0.032 (-0.03%). June euro-fx futures (E6M9) closed up +1 (+0.01%) EUR/USD (^EURUSD) fell -0.0002 (-0.02%). June yen futures (J6M9) closed up +27 (+0.30%) and USD/JPY (^USDJPY) fell -0.21 (-0.19%). The dollar index moved slightly lower Wednesday as weakness in stocks fueled safe-haven demand for the yen at the dollar's expense. USD/JPY was already weak Wednesday as the yen strengthened on stronger-than-expected Japanese economic data after Japan Mar core machine orders unexpectedly rose +3.8% m/m, the biggest increase in 5 months. Also, dovish comments from St. Louis Fed President Bullard (FOMC voter) weighed on the dollar when he said he "wouldn't rule out" a Fed interest rate cut later this year. Losses in the dollar were limited Wednesday on weakness in the British pound as GBP/USD slid -0.41% to a 4-1/2 month low. The pound sank as pressure mounts on UK Prime Minister May to abandon her Brexit plan and resign after her revised Brexit plan (released on Tuesday) was panned by both Labour Party members and by Conservative Party Brexiteers and seems to have little chance of passing in the vote scheduled for early June. Wednesday's minutes of the Apr 30-May 1 FOMC were neutral for the dollar as Fed members signaled patience on interest rate moves for "some time."

Contract Specifications

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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
Point Value
First Notice Date
06/17/19 (25 days)
Expiration Date
06/17/19 (25 days)

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British Pound Jun '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jun Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 14, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
79,235 (-799)
67,252 (+991)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
49,332 (+4,100)
52,650 (+539)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
24,830 (+1,727)
4,347 (-2,673)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
60,132 (-3,477)
78,114 (+4,406)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
37,005 (+5,038)
23,467 (-318)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
0 (-517)
7,374 (-415)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1.2618 +0.32%
on 05/23/19
1.3208 -4.16%
on 05/03/19
-0.0317 (-2.44%)
since 04/23/19
1.2618 +0.32%
on 05/23/19
1.3442 -5.83%
on 03/13/19
-0.0476 (-3.62%)
since 02/22/19
1.2591 +0.54%
on 01/03/19
1.3673 -7.42%
on 06/07/18
-0.0955 (-7.01%)
since 05/23/18

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Price uptrend still in place and bulls have solid technical power to suggest more upside in near term.

Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 96% Sell with a Strongest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Maximum. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

The market is in highly oversold territory. Beware of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 1.2783
1st Resistance Point 1.2734
Last Price 1.2662
1st Support Level 1.2638
2nd Support Level 1.2591

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52-Week High 1.3673
Fibonacci 61.8% 1.3260
Fibonacci 50% 1.3132
Fibonacci 38.2% 1.3004
Last Price 1.2662
52-Week Low 1.2591

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