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GBP/USD Signal - UK Inflation - 16 Aug 2016

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The GBP/USD pair has marked a sharp rally today so far after the release of higher than expected producer price inflation. The reading came in a +3.3 per cent, when compared to expectations for a 1 per cent increase. The prices which producers are paying are the first signal that inflation rates are moving higher, a development that may halt the Bank of England from cutting rates more and printing more money.

The sharp rally is likely to be halted on the approach towards key levels in the 1.3030-40 area. The pair has previously attempted a move towards this level last week, after which it fell through into the 1.28's on Monday. We would be buying daily and hourly puts at the 1.3035 level until the end of the trading session in New York.

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