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MTrading Team • 2023-07-19

UK inflation and 1.3170 need to vouch for GBPUSD bulls

UK inflation and 1.3170 need to vouch for GBPUSD bulls

GBPUSD extends pullback from a 15-month high, marked the last week, as it awaits the UK’s headline inflation data for June, per the Consumer Price Index (CPI) gauge. The pair previously cheered the US Dollar weakness to refresh the multi-month high before the fears of British recession weighed on the prices. The upside momentum also took clues from a clear break of a downward-sloping resistance line from May 2021 and the 200-week SMA. However, the overbought RSI highlights a horizontal area comprising multiple levels marked since December 2021, near 1.3170, as the immediate key hurdle to cross for the Cable buyers to keep the reins. Following that, the pair’s run-up toward the January 2022 low and 78.6% Fibonacci retracement of its May 2021 to September 2022 downturn, respectively near 1.3360 and 1.3440, can’t be ruled.

On the contrary, downbeat UK inflation data and a failure to cross the 1.3170 resistance can trigger the GBPUSD pair’s pullback toward the 1.3000 psychological magnet before highlighting the 200-week SMA support, close to 1.2885 by the press time. In a case where the Pound Sterling falls below the 200-week SMA, the previous monthly low of around 1.2760 and the broad resistance-turned-support line, near 1.2520, will be in the spotlight for the pair sellers.

Overall, GBPUSD bulls are near the testing point as the UK inflation data looms.

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