UK Revised GDP q/q | May 25, 2017 | Currency News Plan

Event Details At-A-Glance:

UK Revised GDP q/q is a second GDP release for the Q1 of 2017 period, and since it is the second release for the same quarter market is less likely now to be surprised due to more economic data have been available since the first Prelim release.

Obviously with the “Brexit” effect on the UK economy, today’s release could still surprise, and as usual, we’ll follow the trade plan below and only trade if and when we get our tradable deviation.

4:30am (NY Time) UK Revised GDP q/q Forecast 0.3% Previous 0.3%
DEVIATION: 0.3% (BUY GBP 0.6% / SELL GBP 0.0%)

The Trade Plan
Since this is the second release of the 1st quarterly GDP for 2017 (Q1 2017), we’re likely to get plenty of reaction if we get a surprise today, as most second releases do still have the potential of surprising the market. Considering the recent uncertain atmosphere with UK economic data, we may need a little more of a surprise to see market move.

However, we´ll still be looking to trade the release using our after news retracement method. Our surprise factor is around 0.3% as we´ll look to possibly SELL GBP at 0.0% or worse, and BUY GBP at 0.6% or better.

Historically, if there is a 80% of chance that our S. Factor hits, the market will move up to 50~70 pips within the hour as GDP is a very high impact report.

For more information on my news trading methods:

I’d recommend to use the Recommended Pairs from above as they are based on my CSM, which should provide the best combination of currency pairs to trade based on better/worse news… of course, you can also trade the default pair: GBPUSD.




Outlook Score
Outlook score is derived from market sentiment, focus, and economic indicators for the currency. It represents the long-term trend of the currency and its market perception. In short, a strong Outlook Score means more long-term demand for the currency, and a weak Outlook Score is the opposite.

UK Revised GDP q/q, 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 measurement of the economy, and a stronger GDP means that the central bank will more likely raise interest rate as better economy usually brings higher inflationary pressure…


Currency Pair Stats
2H-50+ = % of 50+ pips move in 2hrs. | 2H-50 = % of 50+ pips move in 2hrs. for the last 2 years | Range = average range in 2 hrs. | Direction = % match following news direction | PN30 / PN60 / PN90 = average pips move before news release in 30, 60, or 90 mins. period | Spike = initial average spike