GBP vs USD (FX:GBPUSD) and doom

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Back in 1985, the UK enjoyed what was probably the most recent “real” Prime Minister in Margaret Thatcher, along with the release of Dire Straits cracker of a tune, “Money for Nothing”. Quite aptly, it also marked the last time Sterling collapsed against the Dollar, finding itself at a bottom of 1.05, marginally above the most recent fall from grace.

This time around, obviously entirely due to the lack of a “proper” Prime Minister, along with anyone producing decent music, we’re not convinced bottom is “in” for the GBPUSD relationship.


From our perspective, the problem comes from the pairing reaching 1.03x (the exact number varies depending on which platform data is taken from). From a Big Picture perspective, we’ve been expecting 1.01, perhaps even 0.99 as “bottom”. Perhaps it shall be the case residual strength in Sterling is presenting itself as capable of a solid bounce but, this being the case, movements in the last couple of days fail to inspire us with any confidence. In theory, the bounce should have ensured the pairing CLOSED Monday above 1.088 but despite briefly exceeding such a level, failed to close in relative safety. As a result, we suspect the agony may not be over for the UK Pound.

Maybe the UK Government needs rush out pound coins with the new Kings likeness stamped on them. That’ll do it! Or maybe not.

From a near term perspective, if weakness is indeed hiding within the pair, below 1.0610 looks capable of reversal to 1.0402 with secondary, if broken, down at 1.0160 from a near term perspective. Strangely, this is extremely close to 0.9986, the bottom the Big Picture almost demands must provide a bounce.


In the event the relationship manages above Mondays “spike” high of 1.095, there is apparently an encouraging potential of recovery to an initial 1.1353 with secondary, if beaten, at 1.2184.

Unfortunately, we feel duty bound to now mention Sterling is trading in a quite absurd area, one where we are allowed to mention 0.65 as the “ultimate” bottom.


Time Issued Market Price At Issue Short Entry Fast Exit Slow Exit Stop Long Entry Fast Exit Slow Exit Stop Prior
10:39:27PM BRENT 84.59 Success
10:40:53PM GOLD 1629.26
10:42:43PM FTSE 6975 6954 6932 6886 6982 6981 6995 7015 6955
10:44:42PM STOX50 3326.5 Shambles
10:47:35PM GERMANY 12109 ‘cess
10:49:36PM US500 3652.37 3621 3606 3569 3660 3672 3678 3697 3656 Shambles
10:52:05PM DOW 29176.5 Success
10:54:20PM NASDAQ 11278 Shambles
10:56:36PM JAPAN 26421


27/09/2022 FTSE Closed at 6984 points. Change of -0.51%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,923,595,633 a change of 5.34%
26/09/2022 FTSE Closed at 7020 points. Change of 0.03%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,572,681,049 a change of 1.53%
23/09/2022 FTSE Closed at 7018 points. Change of -1.97%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,473,438,666 a change of 23.11%
22/09/2022 FTSE Closed at 7159 points. Change of -1.08%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,258,363,393 a change of -10.68%
21/09/2022 FTSE Closed at 7237 points. Change of 0.63%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,887,379,129 a change of 9.29%
20/09/2022 FTSE Closed at 7192 points. Change of -0.61%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,386,737,074 a change of -59.64%
16/09/2022 FTSE Closed at 7236 points. Change of -100%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 13,346,961,271 a change of 0%

SUCCESS above means both FAST & SLOW targets were met. ‘CESS means just the FAST target met and probably the next time it is exceeded, movement to the SLOW target shall commence.

Our commentary is in two sections. Immediately below are today’s updated comments. If our commentary remains valid, the share can be found in the bottom section which has a RED heading. Hopefully, this will mean you no longer need to flip back through previous reports. HYPERLINKS DISABLED IN THIS VERSION

Please remember, all prices are mid-price (halfway between the Buy and Sell). When we refer to a price CLOSING above a specific level, we are viewing the point where we can regard a trend as changing. Otherwise, we are simply speculating on near term trading targets. Our website is

UPDATE. We often give an initial and a secondary price. If the initial is exceeded, we still expect it to fall back but the next time the initial is bettered, the price should continue to the secondary. The converse it true with price drops.

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Section One – Outlook Updated Today. Click here for Section Two – Outlook Remains Valid shares

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LSE:BDEV Barrett Devs Close Mid-Price: 360.3 Percentage Change: -6.46% Day High: 391.3 Day Low: 361.4

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LSE:BT.A British Telecom Close Mid-Price: 125.55 Percentage Change: -1.68% Day High: 128.6 Day Low: 125.3

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LSE:IGAS Igas Energy Close Mid-Price: 60 Percentage Change: -14.53% Day High: 70 Day Low: 54

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LSE:ITV ITV Close Mid-Price: 58.6 Percentage Change: -2.27% Day High: 61.86 Day Low: 58.8

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LSE:MKS Marks and Spencer Close Mid-Price: 102.3 Percentage Change: -0.68% Day High: 106.8 Day Low: 102.1

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LSE:NG. National Glib Close Mid-Price: 948.2 Percentage Change: -4.05% Day High: 991.6 Day Low: 953.8

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LSE:OCDO Ocado Plc Close Mid-Price: 541.2 Percentage Change: -2.70% Day High: 572.2 Day Low: 539.8

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LSE:PHP Primary Health Close Mid-Price: 110.2 Percentage Change: -5.41% Day High: 120 Day Low: 110.3

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LSE:PPC President Energy Close Mid-Price: 0.88 Percentage Change: -22.22% Day High: 1.15 Day Low: 0.88

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LSE:SBRY Sainsbury Close Mid-Price: 189.1 Percentage Change: -1.23% Day High: 194.4 Day Low: 189.45

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LSE:SDY Speedyhire Close Mid-Price: 37.05 Percentage Change: -1.20% Day High: 38.7 Day Low: 37.35

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LSE:TRN The Trainline Close Mid-Price: 302 Percentage Change: -4.58% Day High: 322.1 Day Low: 296.7

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LSE:TW. Taylor Wimpey Close Mid-Price: 88.92 Percentage Change: -7.22% Day High: 97.24 Day Low: 89.48

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