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Turkish Lire Rallies As CBRT Tightens.

The USD/TRY has fallen over  200 pips in the last hour after the CBRT increased the late liquidity window by 75 basis points (bp) to 11.75% late yesterday and just announced it would flow through to higher funding costs this morning. (see headline below)
14:03 (TR) Turkey Central Bank: Targets to increase avg funding cost by 40- 50bps – Decision to raise late liquidity window lending rate was meant to strengthen monetary tightening – Source
The TRY has enjoyed a stellar performance since the no new news is good news of a couple of days ago. Rallying from 3.7600 to 3.6000 this morning, an impressive 4.2% in three days. The latest headline will add more fuel to the fire as yield-hungry investors look with glee at a yield curve that boasts rates over around 11% implied from 1 month to 5 years. Even the 10-year government bonds are still yielding just over 11% as of the close of trading yesterday.
The tightening is part of the process of holding up the currency as Turkey’s current account, and debt dynamics (it has a lot of USD denominated debt) means it is one of the most exposed countries to rising U.S. yields. The no surprises Fed did it a big favour on Wednesday night, and the short-term charts imply this can continue as the carry traders pile back in.
USD/TRY Short-term/tactical
Looking at the hourly chart USD/TRY has support at 3.6000 with a break possibly triggering another round of stop loss selling.
Resistance is solid in the 3.6300 area and then just above 3.6700.


USD/TRY Longer-term 
The daily chart also reveals some crucial support levels that are coming into view. At 3.5550 are we have a double bottom and the 200-day moving average. This is followed by 3.5000, where we have a series of daily lows from December.


Image – TRY Lira Turkey The Central Bank Of The Republic Of Turkey

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