Investors and traders are today focused on the U.S. economic data. While that is ongoing, we give you the 28 December GBPUSD Fundamental Outlook.
28 December, OctaFX –A steady stream of US economic data will headline an otherwise uneventful day for the global financial markets on Thursday. Trade volumes are expected to remain muted ahead of the new year.
Separately, the Department of Labor will issue its weekly report on jobless claims at 12:30 GMT. The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits is expected to fall by 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 240,000 for the week ended 22 December. Continuing claims, which reflect the number of people still receiving unemployment benefits, is expected to fall to 1.9 million in the period ended 15 December.
A report on wholesale inventories will also be released at 13:30 GMT. Inventory levels are forecast to rise 0.4% month-on-month following a 0.5% drop the month before.
Later in the morning, ISM-Chicago Inc. will release the December edition of the Chicago purchasing managers’ index (PMI). The monthly gauge is forecast to show a drop to 62.5 from 63.9 in November.
28 December GBPUSD Fundamental Outlook
The Cable traded at nearly two-week highs on Wednesday as the dollar declined across the board. The GBP/USD is still holding 1.3400, with key resistance levels expected at 1.3450 and 1.3500.
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