Daily market commentary: The Pound is up by more than 0.1%

Daily Market analysis

ActivTrades’ Market Analysts have prepared for LeapRate their daily commentary on traditional markets for October 11, 2019. See details below:


Yesterday the Pound had its best day in 7 months, gaining almost 2%. On Friday the positive sentiment is continuing and Sterling is already up by more than 0.1%. The markets are reacting to widely reported rumours, that emerged after a meeting between the Irish and British Prime Ministers.

These are rumours of a deal between the UK and the EU being within sight, to establish a mutually acceptable solution for a post-brexit Irish border. The Irish backstop issue has been the main obstacle to an agreement being reached between the 2 sides; this is why, even though there are no details or official statements about this potential deal, the Pound is finding support as hopes rise that a hard Brexit can be avoided.

Ricardo Evangelista – Senior Analyst, ActivTrades


The long dance of gold around the key level of $1,500 is continuing, with prices still in a lateral trading range and without a clear direction. Investors are now waiting for further market movers, while prices are compressed between $1,480 and $1,520.

Looking at the charts, it is interesting to see the 3 recent highs declining. If there was a break out of this dynamic bearish trendline we would have a positive signal, confirming the strength of the bullish movement seen in the last few months.

Gold chart

Carlo Alberto De Casa – Chief Analyst, ActivTrades

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