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Did a GBPUSD trade hoping to catch some action on the release of the UK retail sales.  UK and BOE looking at economy closely; housing prices, retail sales, and services PMI are data that will be volatile.

I decided to do a straddle: –

GBPUSD  –  Spot at 1.5600, Long Stop if Bid at 1.5625 and Short Stop if Offered at 1.5575.

The data came out in favour of the UK at 1.2% stronger than forecast of 0.4%.

However, the GBP didn’t really move that much, so I squared the position at 1.5660 for a trading profit of 35bps.

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