GBP/USD Testing Lows Near 1.4350 Ahead of UK Data

GBP/USD Testing Lows Near 1.4350 Ahead of UK Data

20 April 2016, 07:49
Roberto Jacobs
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GBP/USD Testing Lows Near 1.4350 Ahead of UK Data

The sterling is giving away part of yesterday’s strong advance and is now sending GBP/USD to test daily lows in the mid-1.4300s.

GBP/USD focus on UK data

Spot has abandoned the area of 3-week tops above the 1.4400 key barrier and sparked a leg lower, as the greenback is seen recovering some ground and market participants seem biased to some profit taking as well.

Later in the session, UK’s key labour market figures are due, with consensus expecting the Claimant Count Change to decrease by more than 11K and the jobless rate to stay put at 5.1%.

GBP/USD levels to consider

As of writing the pair is down 0.27% at 1.4358 and a breakdown of 1.4247 (55-day sma) would open the door to 1.4092 (38.2% Fibo of 1.3833-1.4517) and then 1.4004 (low Apr.6). On the other hand, the next up barrier aligns at 1.4435 (100-day sma) followed by 1.4460 (high Mar.30) and finally 1.4517 (high Mar.18).

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