During yesterday’s trading session EUR/GBP traded within the range of 0.7973-0.8008 and closed at 0.7978.
At 7:17 GMT today EUR/GBP was losing 0.02% for the day to trade at 0.7974. The pair touched a daily low at 0.7970 at 7:05 GMT.
The final GDP estimate in the Euro zone for Q1 probably confirmed the revised estimate of 0.2%, which was reported on June 4th. The final GDP estimate during the first quarter of the year compared to Q1 2013 probably also confirmed the revised estimate of 0.9%, according to the median forecast by experts. The GDP represents the total monetary value of all goods and services produced by one nation over a specific period of time. What is more, it is the widest indicator of a countrys economic activity.
The report on GDP holds a lot of weight for traders, operating in the Foreign Exchange Market. It serves as evidence of growth in a productive economy, or as evidence of contraction in an unproductive one. As a result, currency traders will look for higher rates of growth as a sign that interest rates will follow the same direction. Higher interest rates will attract more investors, willing to purchase assets in the country, while, at the same time, this will increase demand for the national currency. If an economy is experiencing a robust rate of growth, the benefits will eventually affect the end consumer, because of the increased likelihood of spending, while through increased consumer expenditures economy has the potential to expand even further. Therefore, in case growth in the common currency zone exceeded expectations, this would provide support to the euro. Eurostat is expected to release the official GDP report at 9:00 GMT.
Activity in United Kingdom’s sector of construction probably slowed down in June, with the corresponding PMI coming in at 59.6, down from 60.0 in May. The index is based on a survey, encompassing managers of companies, operating in construction sector. They are asked about their estimate regarding current business conditions (new orders, output, employment, demand in the future). Values above the key level of 50.0 signify that activity in the sector has expanded. Higher than projected readings would certainly heighten the appeal of the pound. The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) is to announce the official reading at 8:30 GMT.
According to Binary Tribune’s daily analysis, in case EUR/GBP manages to breach the first resistance level at 0.8000, it will probably continue up to test 0.8021. In case the second key resistance is broken, the pair will probably attempt to advance to 0.8035.
If EUR/GBP manages to breach the first key support at 0.7967, it will probably continue to slide and test 0.7951. With this second key support broken, the movement to the downside will probably continue to 0.7930.