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MTrading Team • 2023-10-18

GBPUSD stays pressured on UK inflation day

GBPUSD stays pressured on UK inflation day

GBPUSD prints mild losses below 1.2200 during early Wednesday as market players await the UK inflation data while consolidating the week-start gains of the Cable pair. That said, a likely easing inflation pressure in Britain joins the downbeat RSI (14) and the impending bear cross on the MACD keeps the pair sellers hopeful. With this, the quote’s fall toward the 78.6% Fibonacci retracement of March-July upside, near 1.2090, becomes imminent. However, a seven-month-old upward-sloping support line surrounding 1.2070 appears a tough nut to crack for the pair sellers afterward. In a case where the bears manage to conquer the 1.2070 support, the 1.2000 psychological magnet and March’s bottom of around 1.1800 will be in the spotlight.

On the contrary, GBPUSD recovery needs validation from the strong UK inflation data and the US Dollar’s weakness to convince intraday buyers. Additionally, a three-month-long descending trend line, close to 1.2280 at the latest, holds the key to the bull’s conviction. Following that, the Cable pair’s run-up toward the 200-day SMA level of around 1.2445 can’t be ruled out. It’s worth observing that the Pound Sterling’s successful trading above 1.2445 will aim for August month’s low of around 1.2550 while May’s high of 1.2680 could lure the optimists after.

Overall, GBPUSD is likely to witness further downside but the road toward the south is long and bumpy.

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