British Pound Pares Losses Following UK Inflation Data

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The March set of UK Inflation Data reported broadly in-line with expectations. The headline year-on-year CPI measure of price growth fell to the lowest level since October 2009, and the year-on-year measures of retail inflation fell to the weakest levels in nearly five years. The year-on-year ONS House Price index stands out the most as the print beat expectations and reached the highest level since August 2010. Currency Analyst Ilya Spivak cautions that weakening price pressures coupled with soft readings may push back against BOE policy normalization expectations.

Release

Actual

Survey

Previous

UK CPI (MoM) (Mar)

0.2%

0.2%

0.5%

UK CPI (YoY) (Mar)

1.6%

1.6%

1.7%

UK CPI Core (YoY) (Mar)

1.6%

1.6%

1.7%

UK ONS House Price (YoY) (Feb)

9.1%

7.4%

6.8%

UK RPI (MoM) (Mar)

0.2%

0.3%

0.6%

UK RPI (YoY) (Mar)

2.5%

2.5%

2.7%

The British Pound pared losses and returned to familiar overnight ranges after falling as much as 0.41% to 1.6660. The British Pound may push towards next resistance at 1.6783, according to Sr. Technical Strategist Jamie Saettele, CMT. Market Analyst David de Ferranti notes that GBPUSD may continue lower as candlestick analysis suggests bulls are losing conviction.

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GBP/USD 5-Minute Chart. April 15, 2014. Charted created using FXCM Marketscope 2.0.

-- Written by David Maycotte, DailyFX Research Team. Questions, comments or concerns can be sent to dmaycotte@FXCM.com.

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