Sterling jumps sharply on news that Brexit transition deal is agreed. And, it’s only awaiting sign-off by UK Brexit Secretary David Davis and EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier. David and Barnier are meeting in Brussels to hammer out the details today. The legal text of the agreement is expected to be delivered to the EU summit on Thursday and Friday for final approval. Davis and Barnier will hold a joint press conference later today.
It’s reported elsewhere that the cut off date for the transition period will be December 2020. And, UK will be allowed to make 3rd party trade deals during the transition.
GBP/USD takes out 1.3995 to resume the rally from 1.3711. It’s on course for a test on 1.4144. And, it’s getting more convincing that the correction from 1.4345 is completed. And the pair is ready for resuming larger up trend from 2016 low at 1.1946.
EUR/GBP’s break of 0.8871 support also confirm that the corrective rise from 0.8686 has completed at 0.8967. Deeper fall should be seen to retest 0.8686 in near term. It’s a bit early to tell if fall from 0.9305 is resuming. But momentum looks promising.