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British Pound vs Brexit Chaos Timeline

Currencies / British Pound Sep 14, 2019 - 12:21 PM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Currencies

The consensus view is that the market seeks a resolution to Brexit uncertainty of when or even if the UK would leave the EU. Which given current extreme chaos would suggest that the British Pound should be an death spiral of sorts.


(Charts courtesy of stockcharts.com)

The Pound fell sharply following the announcement that Parliament would be suspended so as to enable a hard Brexit. However subsequent chaos of the Governments loss of control of Parliament with Remainer's taking control of business of the house has seen a sharp bounce in sterling which is contrary to what one would expect given extreme chaos and uncertainty.

Taking a look at the British Pound since Theresa May took office July 2016 against key Brexit events paints a different picture of what is driving the British Pound where the Brexit factor is concerned.

The message from the chart is that Sterling favours Britain REMAINING in the European Union and the further Britain is from that Objective then the weaker Sterling tends to be. So certainty or uncertainty of outcome does not matter as much as the direction of travel. For instance sterling entered into a mini bull market following Theresa May's disastrous June 2017 general election, as the result had crippled her chances of achieving a Brexit in anything other than name only. Likewise the Chaos of a paralysed May government since the publication of the EU Brexit deal in November 2018 with it's Northern Ireland backstab resulted in sterling rally from 1.26 to 1.32. Against which Brexiteer Boris Johnson taking control saw sterling fall from 1.27 to a low of 1.195 before Remainer's took control of Parliament.

Therefore for sterling strength there needs to be NO Brexit or a very weak Brexit. Whilst sterling weakness would accompany a Hard No Deal Brexit which is what the market had been pricing in since Johnson took office. However on the flip side the market has already priced in a NO deal brexit to some degree which is on par with the original drop of October 2017 on No deal fears.

In terms of the range of possibilities for sterling for the remainder of this year then GBP could range as high as 1.34 or as low as 1.10. And no one knows which is more likely given the state of extreme chaos in Westminster.

However, I am not going to just leave things at that, instead will seek to conclude in the most probable direction of travel for sterling over the coming months.

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