Today in forex news the Bank of England interest rate was cut, dropping interest rates from 0.50% to 0.25%. The Monetary Policy Committee left the door open to more cuts going forward. The cut was widely anticipated in this post Brexit business environment. So today, August 4, 2016 is the first Bank of England rate cut in 7 years.
For forex traders, Bank of England interest rate news can cause strong movements and formation of new market trends of the British Pound against the other major currencies we follow. The British Pound dropped strong against all 7 currencies we follow after the news today. The GBP/USD is at an intra-day low of 1.8240 and the GBP/NZD had an intra-day low of 1.7750. Most GBP pairs we follow remain inside ranges and clusters, but the GBP/NZD and GBP/JPY have broken short term support levels. A chart of the GBP/JPY is shown below illustrating the the intra-day price movement of over 200 pips.
We expect more GBP pairs to follow and form trends based on GBP weakness. The long term trends on the MN time frame on all of the GBP pairs continues to show GBP weakness. Today’s live sell signals from The Forex Heatmap ® forex heatmap are shown below to show the GBP sell off, along with the price chart movement after the Bank of England news announcement today. We will look to continue writing trading plans to sell these pairs in our daily trading plans, as the trends are now in place.
Forex news drivers like like the Bank Of England interest rate decisions can be profitable events for forex traders. If traders have the proper trading system, signal system and know the direction of the trends on the GBP pairs, they can successfully trade forex news in the direction of the trend.