- October 24, 2008
- Posted by: Ramki Ramakrishnan
- Category: GBP
I have been looking for Sterling to find support around 1.5850 because that area (as marked in this chart) was respected several times in the past 20 years. But today is a different story. Incredible as it seems, we were at 1.75 just 4 days back, and today’s low was 1.5260. That is a cool 22 BIG FIGURES down. It reminds me of Black Wednesday. As I was repeatedly saying, buying at 1.5850 is not a recommendation for short term traders. It is a recommendation for corporate managers because they have hedging needs, and have a longer term perspective. Even for them, the damage is severe, and if they have not already locked into a trade at that level, they are better advised to wait. As I have explained in the attached chart, getting above 1.5850 now needs help from the Central Bank.
Here is yesterday’s chart!