Trading the GBP/USD short in 2023 is a top 2023 trade. UK economic headwinds and technical hurdles await


Due to prudent fiscal policy measures taken by PM Sunak and Chancellor Hunt, the British Pound has recovered for the end of 2022. This coincided with some degree of U.S. Dollar weakness and improving global sentiment, which has since been dented by growing recessionary fears for 2023. My bias for U.S. Dollar appreciation against the British Pound comes from the economic headwinds facing the U.K. economy, as tighter fiscal and monetary policy could make U.K. markets unattractive.

Conversations have consisted of brief announcements and furtive updates that only provided a pointer or a tease of what the next few months would be revealing about the macroeconomy. But despite these constant warnings, it became surprisingly straightforward that there would be insufficient enthusiasm for change.

There is plenty more opportunity for market creation, including enhanced customer experience, growing tech automation, and deepening customer insight using A.I. at scale.

The 2018 UK GDP growth forecast for 2018 remained firm with a 1.9% GDP peak, a significant improvement from last year’s disappointing 1%, which was the lowest since 2009.

The U.K. economy experienced significant headwinds since 2011 and diversified further in 2014. Tax hikes, mounting trade barriers, a struggling euro, and stubborn long-term debt have battered capital accumulation in the country.

Despite these impacts, the U.K. has sustained economic growth in recent years. While it has strengthened for 2018, economic growth will significantly slow in 2019 as higher energy costs spread across sectors.

Once a global economic powerhouse and home to manufacturing, innovation, and finance industries, the U.K. is facing an uphill battle in achieving long-term sustainable economic growth.

The greatest challenge facing the U.K. is addressing technical hurdles ahead. Barriers to generational change, such as pensions reform, healthcare, and wages, have run into a brick wall.

The U.K. economy is still declining as Brexit uncertainties, and Brexit-related uncertainty continues. This, as well as the potential dangers arising from disruptive technologies, bans digital transformation and, in doing so, faces a major technical hurdle toward future growth.

Over the past few years, designers have yet to have much guidance to understand changes triggered by new developments and what audiences will respond most positively to. Artificial Intelligence can brighten up this prospect.

Several European and American countries face economic headwinds that may significantly impact their economies. For instance, the U.S. exposed the U.K. to many recent punitive tariffs in March 2019 and quickly responded with retaliatory tariffs on Canadian goods.

Brexit and other developments may also be suitable for some sectors of the United Kingdom and some problems at home, such as Brexit. These changes lead to challenges that will include: A shortage of incremental opportunities created by Brexit; Tightened labor markets for new graduates; Nearly 400 000 people moving from the U.K. every year; Heightened political unrest ahead of the U.K. General Election in 2020.

The market is currently experiencing tight labor markets, which has led specific sectors (like tech) to experience high rates of layoffs or unfilled positions, such as – 7% of roles unfilled at top tech firm Source Sharp. The labor market has tightened due to the low unemployment rate, which is at an 18-year low and has led to a more insufficient supply of qualified applicants for employers. This lack of available applicants for these positions has caused the average wage for these jobs to increase and become more competitive. Labor market tightness is when public workers are in short supply.

Labor markets are typically considered tight when there is a high demand for labor, such as when there are not enough unemployed workers to accommodate the number of people seeking work. Labor market tightness can also be described as an imbalance between supply and demand for workers, which occurs when there are more job seekers than current openings.

With the economy suffering from economic headwinds and technical hurdles ahead, the central bank has remained cautious in its Brexit plans.

Fathom CSO states, “the prospect of significant government instability was dealt a blow by the resignation of Chancellor Philip Hammond in connection with Brexit.”

The post said, “despite what market observers may have thought about ‘heading for a November or December rate hike,’ it is far from certain that rates will ever be increased this year.”

Technical issues, Brexit, geopolitical swings, and sustained uncertainty on the global outlook resulted in overall negative trends.

Over the last 18 months, our economy has been increasingly buffeted by political headwinds at both a macro and near-term technical level. Confidence is fraying as companies remain cautious, consumers worldwide struggle with austerity-driven sales declines, and the market shares of many multinational consumer electronics firms have suffered dramatically.

More than consumer hardware is needed to power growth in the short term. There need to be new ideas at the tech scale to help drive consumer spending forward – whether through productivity gains or fast-near-obsolete catch-up innovation.

In the U.K., Brexit has added external economic and political headwinds in Europe. A new report releases data predicting what businesses would do in the U.K. if ties are cut with other exporters. Players in the U.S. have been adjusting to trade wars and war clouds by looking at China or elsewhere for markets or countries with cheaper labor.

Here is a short preview of London 2020’s report on ambitions that point towards what might come from such a scenario, mainly how businesses could deal with these obstacles head-on:

“LONDON, England – With their side of the divorce settled, businesses can now focus more on whether their adaptation to Brexit will bring them more cost savings than anticipated.”

Industries’ success may depend significantly upon these adjustments no matter how many feel it can’t get worse. It might not entitle Smithy’s India to flourish even though Brexit was originally a self-limiting-made belief.

The hope is that where there is a gap, A.I. can fill that void with automation, whether it’s going to be in the manufacturing of automobiles, the finance industry, or other spaces that have yet to enter into this regression or advance.

The challenge will be creating value – bots break quickly and need a high level of customization to keep them aligned with customer expectations. This will also come hand in hand with cultural resistance from manual laborers who fear robots taking away their opportunities. The report argues that this is not a problem because the jobs in which robots more easily replace humans require minimal skill-set and low pay. “It would also be possible to provide a basic income for manual laborers as long as it was high enough to offset some of the income loss from reduced labor demand,” said Zingales.

The U.S. market reports alarming signs due to Fed tightening and U.K. economic decline.

Last year the U.S. market was already struggling because of the trade war with China. After the trade war got worse, domestic companies were severely affected. Central banks were forced to use aggressive monetary policies to mitigate trade risks and economic decline.

The U.K. is still in the wood about its economic development. The country has been battling to remain a country of choice, spearheaded by Brexit. Their rising financial endeavors, gradual falling interest rates, and upbeat GDP pace so far have been indicative of sound contributions from the economy. However, experts believe there are still many technical and institutional impediments standing in the economy’s way to its final achievement of being a key player in developed economies. Chinese researchers have been trying to find a way out of this deadlock. That is why they have constantly devised proposals and strategies to make the economy more efficient.

Economic Headwinds:

Slim margin margins for macroeconomic assumptions

Introduction: Economic consequences stemming from political turmoil as a result of Brexit negotiation, meeting complex forms

Inflationary pressures on household goods and fuel surcharge prices are increasing costs for trading in the pharmaceuticals, construction, and clothing sectors. The U.S. needs an adequate policy response to these pressures on households.

The U.K. economy is predicted to continue to experience slow and gloomy strides in economic growth. However, the risks of any outcomes are reduced due to Brexit progress. But regarding tech firms, there’s a significant performance ceiling that the role can’t eclipse.

The earlier article suggests that companies using A.I. should limit their investment and focus on developing human infrastructure. Another report suggests starting new A.I. models with small investments to establish a competitive advantage before adopting such a model onto the old ones.

Among investors, startups and corporations will be operating at higher costs while adjusting their strategies accordingly, with economic growth in the region being slowed. The Indian government will need urgent measures to address these problems, create more employment opportunities for the young and provide better working conditions.

The U.K. must develop creative solutions like increased tech use and A.I. to meet significant headwinds and technical hurdles. New ideas must be created with the CI group, such as projects from London Tech City, Lloyds Bankʼs “Billion Trees One Million Lives” program, and Kings College’s Open Knowledge Initiative. The U.K. economy heavily depends on banking, with over half of its economy fueled by finance.

As a result, ways to invest in the financial services industry must be identified. While blockchain technology can create new opportunities, the U.K. should prioritize collaboration with other countries leading in this area.

With the current economic trends in Britain and global market challenges as evidenced by Brexit, this country needs a fresh start on long-term projects such as having its technology infrastructure capable of introducing A.I.

Creating these ideas with the additional collaboration of institutions will improve this economy in the long run by positioning them internationally.

The British Pound is affected by large current account deficits and recessionary fears.

As market jitters in December illustrate, the inversion of the global yield curve is increasing globally, increasing the risk of a 2023 recession. The U.S. remains in a better economic position, with recent data releases hinting that the chances of a recession remain less than those for the U.K.

As recession fears intensify, there is every chance that market participants will likely seek safe havens, with the dollar primarily benefitting from haven demand in 2022, which should extend into 2023.

Taking this into account, together with the current U.K. deficit, I expect the Sterling to face renewed selling pressure as we head into 2023.

From a technical perspective, GBPUSD saw a break of the descending trendline early in November before rallying 500-odd pips higher. The 50-day M.A. is trading just above the current price, with the 61.8% fib level slightly higher likely to provide some resistance as it perfectly aligns with the psychological 1.25000 level. A break higher could see a test of the late May swing high around 1.2640.

We can see that the M.A.s all currently rest below the current support price on the daily timeframe. There is also an ascending trendline in play as we await the potential third touch, which could come into play should the pair find resistance at either the 1.2500 or 1.2640 levels. Gradients on the 50-day and 100-day moving averages are beginning to tilt upward, indicating the possibility of an uptrend.

There could be one more push higher before we encounter resistance around 1.25000. This would also allow the RSI on the weekly and daily chart to enter the overbought territory, adding further confluence. Any push higher than this will see the 1.2640 (May swing high) level come into play which could provide the best risk-to-reward for potential shorts with potential downside targets provided by the 200-day M.A. and further down the psychological 1.2000 level.

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