GBP/USD Fundamental Analysis, May 13, 2015 – Forecast

Analysis and Recommendations (GBP/USD Forecast):

The GBP/USD continued to rally gaining 80 points against a weaker US dollar to trade at 1.5667. Economic data was very strong in the UK today as industrial production n ramped up in March after going through a lull in recent months, adding to hopes the U.K. economy slowed less than previously thought during the first quarter of 2015.

U.K. industrial output rose 0.5% on the month, the Office for National Statistics said Tuesday, compared with 0.1% growth in February. This was higher than analysts polled by The Wall Street Journal last week were expecting.

The sector had struggled in recent months due to a fall in oil and gas production in the North Sea, as oil prices tumbled to new lows in the international markets. However, the extraction industry posted a strong recovery in March and increased its output at the fastest pace in more than a year, just as global oil prices started climbing back up.

An improvement in Britain’s industrial sector, which added to the recovery in 2014, is a sign the U.K. economy will remain healthy into 2015. Previous official data believed factories were a drag for economic growth during the first quarter, but Tuesday’s figures showed they actually made a small positive contribution to gross domestic product.

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Today’s economic releases actual vs. forecast:

Cur. Event Actual Forecast Previous
  AUD Home Loans (MoM) (Mar) 1.6% 1.0% 1.1%
  JPY 10-Year JGB Auction 0.434% 0.369%
  GBP Industrial Production (MoM) 0.5% 0.1% 0.1%
  GBP Manufacturing Production 0.4% 0.3% 0.5%
  GBP NIESR GDP Estimate 0.6%
  USD JOLTs Job Openings (Mar) 5.085M 5.133M


Upcoming Economic Events that you should be monitoring in forex trading:

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Cur.   Event Actual Forecast Previous
  NZD RBNZ Gov Wheeler Speaks
  JPY Adjusted Current Account 1.34T 0.60T
  AUD Wage Price Index (QoQ) (Q1) 0.6% 0.6%
  CNY Fixed Asset Investment (YoY) 13.5% 13.5%
  CNY Industrial Production (YoY) 6.0% 5.6%
  EUR German CPI (MoM) (Apr) -0.1% -0.1%
  EUR German GDP (QoQ) (Q1) 0.5% 0.7%
  GBP Claimant Count Change (Apr) -20.0K -20.7K
  GBP Unemployment Rate (Mar) 5.5% 5.6%
  EUR GDP (QoQ) (Q1) 0.5% 0.3%
  EUR Industrial Production (MoM) 0.2% 1.1%
  GBP BoE Inflation Report
  EUR ECB Monetary Policy Meeting
  USD Core Retail Sales (MoM) (Apr) 0.5% 0.4%
  USD Retail Sales (MoM) (Apr) 0.2% 0.9%
  USD Crude Oil Inventories -3.882M

Government Bond Auctions

Date Time Country

May 12 08:10 Dutch Eur 2-3bn 0.25% Jul 2025 DSL

May 12 09:15 Norway Eur 4bn 4.5% May 2019 bond

May 12 09:30 Germany Eur 1bn 0.1% Apr 2026 I/L Bund

May 12 17:00 US USD 24bn 3-year notes

May 13 09:10 Italy Eur 2.5-3bn 0.25% May 2018 & Eur 2-2.5bn 1.35% Apr 2022

BTPs, plus Eur 1-1.5bn 1.65% Mar 2032 & 3.25% Sep 2046

May 13 09:30 Germany Eur 3bn 0.5% Feb 2025 Bund

May 13 14:30 Sweden Details bond auction on 20 May

May 13 17:00 US USD 24bn 10-year notes

May 14 09:00 Ireland Eur 0.75bn 0.8% Mar 2022 IGBs

May 14 09:30 UK GBP 3.75bn 2% Jul 2020 Conventional Gilt

May 14 15:00 US Announces details of 10-year TIPS sale on 21 May

May 14 17:00 US USD 16bn 30-year bond

May 18 09:30 Germany Eur 1.5bn 12M (May 2016) Bubills

May 18 10:00 Belgium Auctions OLOs

GBP/USD Analysis Forecast 2015 May 13


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