Forex News Trading Strategy For UK Prelim GDP q/q 11/01/11

UK quarterly GDP release is always a high impact report. With this being the Prelim release, or the first release of three, we are likely to see more market participation. Here is the forecast number:


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5:30am (NY Time) UK Revised GDP q/q Forecast 0.4% Previous 0.1%

The Trade Plan
Our deviation for today’s trade is 0.3% to SELL and 0.3% to BUY. We’ll look to possibly SELL GBP/USD at 0.1% of release figure or worse; BUY GBP/USD at 0.7% of release figure or better.  Depending on the surprise of this release, we could go from after news retracement trade to spike trading. I believe if we get a 0.8% or better release, it justifies spiking trading to buy GBPUSD immediately. If we get -0.1%or worse, then it is also justified to SELL GBPUSD on a spike trade.

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The Market
After a 0.1% for 2nd quarter 2011 release, today’s 3rd Quarter Prelim GDP release is going to be widely watched to say the least.  UK’s economy is suffering from high inflation, high unemployment, and low economic activities, although recent Retail Sales figure is showing consumers are surprisingly optimistic…  With the increase in stimulus by BOE in the tune of 75 billion pound still driving the market, all we need today is a strong GDP release to push GBP to the next level… 

Additional Thoughts
I’d be possibly inclined to jump in as a spike trade if we get a strong surprise either way, I believe market will remain driven by this release for an extended period of time, possibly extending the move through the end of the week, or end of the year even.

Pre-news Consideration
There is no pre-news consideration for this release today. But due to the uncertainty of it all, I would probably be more inclined to a BUY (LONG GBP) than a SELL.

GDP is defined as “the market value of all final goods and services produced within a country in a given period of time. It is also considered the sum of value added at every stage of production of all final goods and services produced within a country in a given period of time.” GDP is the basically direct measure of the economy’s health, and a stronger GDP means that the central bank will more likely to raise interest to curb inflation.




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