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British Pound Undermined by the Bank of England, Sterling Bear Market Resumes

Currencies / British Pound Sep 25, 2009 - 12:39 AM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Currencies

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Bank of England and Mervyn King's recent announcements in the mainstream press have clearly been aimed at sending the markets a signal that official policy favours a weak currency so as to support the economic recovery by boosting the export sector. The reaction in the markets was for a swift drop in the exchange rate across all major currencies and most notably against the Euro which triggered a fall of over 8% from the recent high of 1.20 to below 1.10


Following the fall in the Sterling to £/$ 1.62, Mervyn King stated :

“The fall in the exchange rate that we have seen will be helpful to that process but there’s no doubt that what we need to see now is a shift of resources into net exports – whether directly or in producing things that compete with imports.”

The resumption of the sterling bear market against all major currencies that are themselves engaged in a programme of competitive devaluation is inline with my analysis of the past 2 years following the peak of sterling in December 2007, that ever escalating measures to bailout the banks and stimulate an economy entering first recession and later depression would result in ever larger increase in the debt that tax payers would be lumbered with, far beyond that which the chancellor was estimating way back in November 2008, which prompted in depth analysis - Bankrupt Britain Trending Towards Hyper-Inflation?

The below debt and liabilities graphs illustrate the reasons why the sterling bear market has a long way to run which targets an eventual break below the 2008 low of £/$ 1.36.

Despite recent political rhetoric the politicians have yet to come clean on the degree of spending cuts and tax hikes necessary to narrow the budget deficit that projects to an average £150 billion per year for the next 4 years. This is not sustainable as I have repeatedly pointed out in in-depth analysis over the past 2 years as below selection illustrates -

The consequences of NOT effecting deep cuts in public spending AND raising taxes that narrows the budget deficit to under £40 billion per annum is that the unsustainable deficit could trigger a currency collapse and ignite hyper inflation. However cutting the budget deficit and sparking a double dip depression would also hit sterling therefore a lose, lose situation.

The British Pound is clearly discounting forward relative economic weakness which implies more quantitative easing and cuts on the interest rates paid to the banks on reserves parked at the Bank of England, so as to force the banks to take risks by increasing lending which they are not doing - Bailed Out Banks Not Lending, Sitting on Tax Payers Cash

British Pound Technical Picture

Sterling hit the contra trend rally target of £/$ 1.70 in early August after which it has been in a downtrend that has brought it to support at 1.60. At the moment the currency remains in a shallow down trending channel that continues to project towards a target of £/$1.55 by the end of October. The clear risk to sterling is for a break below the down sloping channel that would see a steeper drop to £/$ 1.50, which is my favoured expectation for sterling to reach by the end of October, which is also inline with my strong dollar expectations U.S. Dollar Bull Market Trend Forecast 2009 Update. However £/$ 1.50 would in my opinion be just a stepping stone enroute towards an eventual break of £/$ 1.36.

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Comments

AM
17 Nov 09, 08:35
Sterling

Nadeem,

Your call for sterling to be 155, or favoured 150 by end of october clearly did not happen. We are back around the 168 region mid November.

What are your thought on sterling at the moment? Would appreciate an update on your thoughts.

Regards


Nadeem_Walayat
17 Nov 09, 09:26
Sterling

Sterlings just moved sideways, it's still pending a probable break to the downside. A lot hinges on the dollar scenerio which has not done anything for the past 3 months i.e. stuck in the tight 77 to 75 range.

I will need to analyse, inflation, GDp and debt to enable me to project sterling out, which I will do in the coming weeks.

Best.

NW


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