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GPB/USD forex signal - U.S. Producer Prices Index - 10 Apr 2018

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The producer prices index data will be released today at 12:30 GMT. According to the economists polled, producer prices are forecast to rise 0.1% on the month in March. This marks a slower increase in producer prices after the data from February showed an increase of 0.2%.

The core PPI which excludes the volatile food and energy prices is forecast to rise 0.2% on the month. This marks the same pace of increase as seen in the previous month.

On an annual basis, headline producer prices are forecast to rise 2.9%, accelerating slightly from 2.8% that was registered in the previous month on the year. Core PPI is expected to rise 2.6%, again rising slightly from 2.5% that was registered in the previous month.

The PPI data is seen as a key component as it could potentially forecast higher inflation on the consumer side in the near term. The PPI data comes just a day before the monthly consumer price index data. Although the report is unlikely to impact the markets much it could no doubt fuel speculation on the pace of increase in consumer prices in the United States.

Based on the above, today's forex trading signal is GBPUSD. The currency pair was seen posting some strong gains yesterday led by a weaker U.S. dollar. Price action briefly tested the upper resistance at 1.4162 before easing back.

We expect to see a near term correction as a result. Therefore, we are looking to short GDPUSD at 1.4150 with stops at 1.4173 targeting 1.4100. We expect the near term price action to potentially pullback to the lower support and close lower on the day.

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