Skip to content

Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

EUR/GBP drops while GBP/USD rallies as UK inflation slows less than expected, EUR/USD flat

EUR/GBP drops while GBP/USD rallies as UK inflation slows less than expected despite it dropping significantly to 2.3% YoY, EUR/USD flat

EUR Source: Getty Images

EUR/USD consolidates

EUR/USD consolidates further below last week's high at $1.0895, above which still beckons the March peak at $1.0981.

Upside pressure will remain in play while Friday's low at $1.0836 underpins. Further minor support can be seen along the breached downtrend line at $1.0818.

EUR/USD chart Source: TradingView.com
EUR/USD chart Source: TradingView.com

EUR/GBP slips further still

EUR/GBP is trading in two-month lows and is fast approaching the £0.8503-to-£0.8499 significant support zone which is likely to at least short-term hold.

Minor resistance is seen along the breached support line at £0.8538.

EUR/GBP chart Source: TradingView.com
EUR/GBP chart Source: TradingView.com

GBP/USD surges ahead

These past few days GBP/USD range traded in low volatility in two-month highs ahead of today’s higher-than-expected UK consumer price index (CPI) data which led to an acceleration higher towards the $1.29 region taking place.

Potential slips may find support around Friday's low at $1.2645.

GBP/USD chart Source: TradingView.com
GBP/USD chart Source: TradingView.com

This information has been prepared by IG, a trading name of IG Markets Limited. In addition to the disclaimer below, the material on this page does not contain a record of our trading prices, or an offer of, or solicitation for, a transaction in any financial instrument. IG accepts no responsibility for any use that may be made of these comments and for any consequences that result. No representation or warranty is given as to the accuracy or completeness of this information. Consequently any person acting on it does so entirely at their own risk. Any research provided does not have regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation and needs of any specific person who may receive it. It has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research and as such is considered to be a marketing communication. Although we are not specifically constrained from dealing ahead of our recommendations we do not seek to take advantage of them before they are provided to our clients. See full non-independent research disclaimer and quarterly summary.

Start trading forex today

Find opportunity on the world’s most-traded – and most-volatile – financial market.

  • Trade spreads from just 0.6 points on EUR/USD
  • Analyse with clear, fast charts
  • Speculate wherever you are with our intuitive mobile apps

See an FX opportunity?

Try a risk-free trade in your demo account, and see whether you’re onto something.

  • Log in to your demo
  • Take your position
  • See whether your hunch pays off

See an FX opportunity?

Don’t miss your chance – upgrade to a live account to take advantage.

  • Get spreads from just 0.6 points on popular pairs
  • Analyse and deal seamlessly on fast, intuitive charts
  • See and react to breaking news in-platform

See an FX opportunity?

Don’t miss your chance. Log in to take your position.

Live prices on most popular markets

  • Equities
  • Indices
  • Forex
  • Commodities
website terms and agreements. Prices are indicative only. All share prices are delayed by at least 15 minutes.

" >


Prices above are subject to our website terms and agreements. Prices are indicative only. All share prices are delayed by at least 15 minutes.

Prices above are subject to our website terms and agreements. Prices are indicative only. All shares prices are delayed by at least 15 mins.

Plan your trading week

Get the week’s market-moving news sent directly to your inbox every Sunday. The Week Ahead gives you a full calendar of upcoming economic events, as well as commentary from our expert analysts on the key markets to watch.


For more info on how we might use your data, see our privacy notice and access policy and privacy webpage.

You might be interested in…

Find out what charges your trades could incur with our transparent fee structure.

Discover why so many clients choose us, and what makes us a world-leading provider of spread betting and CFDs.

Stay on top of upcoming market-moving events with our customisable economic calendar.