US Q4 GDP soared by 5.7%, overshooting consensus forecasts of 4.6%, driving down JPY across the board and propping USD vs. EUR and GBP. Subscribers to our IMT and twitter followers were warned (see previous IMT below) about the possibility of an !explosive GDP. US GDP was NOT mainly driven by inventory accumulation but also by a 2.2% increase in final sales following 1.5%. GBPUSD target of 1.6080 has been hit before extending losses to 1.6038. GBP shorts could consider fresh entries at 1.6070-80 for 1.6030s. CAD Q4 GDP rose 0.4% vs. exp of 0.3%, which is capping the USDCAD gains at 1.0680, with support holding at 1.0610.

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