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PIG TODAY-GBP/USD testing highs near 1.3060, BOE Carney in focus

 

 

The GBP/USD pair extends its post-FOMC upbeat momentum into Europe, having moved higher from a minor consolidation phase around 1.3030 region.

GBP/USD at four-day highs

Currently, GBP/USD rises +0.16% to 1.3055, trading within a striking distance of fresh four-day highs reached at 1.3058. The cable’s bullish run regained traction after the greenback resumed the FOMC-backed decline against its major peers in early Europe. Meanwhile, the USD index drops -0.10% to 95.36 levels.

Moreover, persistent risk-on sentiment, in response to higher commodities’ prices, particularly oil, boosted the demand for higher-yielding/ risk currencies such as the pound. Later today, we have the BOE FPC statement and CBI industrial orders data lined up for release from the UK docket. While BOE Carney speech due later in the NA session will be also closely eyed.

GBP/USD Levels to consider            

The pair has an immediate resistance at 1.3112 (10-DMA), above which 1.3146 (50-DMA) would be tested. On the flip side, support is seen at 1.3022 (5-DMA) below that at 1.3000 (round figure).

 

 

The GBP/USD pair extends its post-FOMC upbeat momentum into Europe, having moved higher from a minor consolidation phase around 1.3030 region.

GBP/USD at four-day highs

Currently, GBP/USD rises +0.16% to 1.3055, trading within a striking distance of fresh four-day highs reached at 1.3058. The cable’s bullish run regained traction after the greenback resumed the FOMC-backed decline against its major peers in early Europe. Meanwhile, the USD index drops -0.10% to 95.36 levels.

Moreover, persistent risk-on sentiment, in response to higher commodities’ prices, particularly oil, boosted the demand for higher-yielding/ risk currencies such as the pound. Later today, we have the BOE FPC statement and CBI industrial orders data lined up for release from the UK docket. While BOE Carney speech due later in the NA session will be also closely eyed.

GBP/USD Levels to consider            

The pair has an immediate resistance at 1.3112 (10-DMA), above which 1.3146 (50-DMA) would be tested. On the flip side, support is seen at 1.3022 (5-DMA) below that at 1.3000 (round figure).

TREND INDEX OB/OS INDEX VOLATILY INDEX 15M Strongly Bearish Oversold High 1H Strongly Bearish Neutral Expanding 4H Bearish Neutral Expanding 1D Bullish Neutral High 1W Bearish Oversold Low
Source: fxstreet.com

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