UK Services Purchasing Manager Index is usually a very tradable indicator and if we get a strong surprise today, we should see plenty of market reaction.
Considering it’s already December, I’d expect to see some pulling back in liquidities, therefore I would use caution with any trade that I take this month.
4:30 am (NY Time) UK Services PMI Forecast 55.2 Previous 55.6 Deviation: 2.5 (BUY GBP 57.7 / SELL GBP 52.7)
The Services PMI is tradable with a minimum deviation of 2.5 between the forecast and the actual release. If we get at least 57.7 or better, we could see some demand in the GBP and we will consider BUYING GBP against weaker currencies. If we get a 52.7 or lower, GBP could weaken and we should look to SELL GBP against stronger currencies.
Use the after-news trading method.
I’d recommend using the Recommended Pairs from above as they are based on my CSM, which should provide the best combination of currency pairs to trade based on better/worse news… of course, you can also trade the default pair: GBP/USD.
Outlook ScoreOutlook score is derived from market sentiment, focus, and economic indicators for the currency. It represents the long-term trend of the currency and its market perception. In short, a strong Outlook Score means more long-term demand for the currency, and a weak Outlook Score is an opposite.
DEFINITIONThe Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Services Purchasing Manager´s Index (PMI) measures the activity level of purchasing managers in the services sector, with a reading above 50 indicating expansion. A rising trend has a positive effect on the nation´s currency. To produce the index, purchasing managers are surveyed on a number of subjects including employment, production, new orders, supplier deliveries, and inventories. Traders watch these surveys closely because of purchasing managers, by virtue of their jobs, have early access to data about their company´s performance, which can be a leading indicator of overall economic performance.