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British Pound Sep '19 (B6U19)

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British Pound Futures Market News and Commentary

Dollar Tumbles to a 1-3/4 Month Low on Dovish Fed Comments and Weak Chinese Growth

The dollar index (DXY00) on Friday fell by -0.328 (-0.34%). Dec euro-fx futures (E6Z9) closed up +0.0037 (+0.33%), and EUR/USD (^EURUSD) rose by +0.0038 (+0.34%). Dec yen futures (J6Z9) closed up +0.0019 (+0.20%), and USD/JPY (^USDJPY) fell by -0.24 (-0.22%). The dollar index moved lower for a fourth day Friday and posted a 1-3/4 month low on dovish Fed commentary along with slower-than-expected Chinese growth that is dovish for Fed policy. Fed comments on Friday pressured the dollar. Fed Vice Chair Clarida on Friday said the U.S. economy is in a good place but faces "evident risks" and the Fed will act "as appropriate" to sustain the expansion. Also, Dallas Fed President Kaplan said, "global growth is decelerating due to trade tensions and the U.S. is not immune to slowing global growth." Kaplan's and Clarida's comments signal they may favor additional Fed rate cuts to counter a slowdown in the global economy. Weakness in Chinese growth is negative for the global economy and may promp... 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
09/16/19
Expiration Date
09/16/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 15, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
187,491 (-3,822)
103,115 (+6,506)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
25,431 (-4,051)
98,383 (-4,318)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
129,273 (-7,120)
25,830 (+11,214)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
44,551 (+1,262)
102,267 (-16,755)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
29,860 (-2,849)
57,537 (+7,279)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
3,486 (+1,315)
10,112 (+931)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1.1965 +3.77%
on 09/03/19
1.2504 -0.70%
on 09/13/19
+0.0247 (+2.03%)
since 08/16/19
3-Month
1.1965 +3.77%
on 09/03/19
1.2830 -3.23%
on 06/25/19
-0.0220 (-1.74%)
since 06/14/19
52-Week
1.1965 +3.77%
on 09/03/19
1.3509 -8.09%
on 09/20/18
-0.0893 (-6.71%)
since 09/14/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 24% Buy with a Average short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Weak.

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

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 1.2533
1st Resistance Point 1.2474
Last Price 1.2416s
1st Support Level 1.2385
2nd Support Level 1.2355

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52-Week High 1.3509
Fibonacci 61.8% 1.2919
Fibonacci 50% 1.2737
Fibonacci 38.2% 1.2555
Last Price 1.2416s
52-Week Low 1.1965

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