GBP/USD Current Price: 1.2844

  • A stalemate Brexit continues pressuring Sterling against all major rivals.
  • USD stronger despite some positive news regarding car tariffs.

The GBP/USD pair fell to 1.2825, its lowest since last February, amid a combination of dismal market mood and Brexit-related headlines. Concerns about global economic growth got triggered by softer-than-expected Chinese data, adding to persistent US-Sino tensions. The Sterling, meanwhile, was negatively affected by comments coming from Labour's spokesman, who said that gaps remained between the Labour Party and the government. PM May, on the other hand, plans to pass her Brexit deal through the Parliament in the first week of June, still struggling to build a majority. Clearly, the market doesn't believe she will succeed in this new attempt, without giving up some of her red-lines, something she clearly won't do. The UK didn't release relevant data this Wednesday, and the kingdom's macroeconomic calendar will remain empty also Thursday.

The pair bounced just modestly on risk-positive news, now heading into the Asian opening trading in the 1.2860 region, and short-term bearish, despite oversold according to intraday technical readings. The GBP/USD pair is being unable to recover beyond the April low at around 1.2850, now an immediate resistance, while, in the 4 hours chart, the price collapsed below a bearish 20 SMA, while technical indicators maintain their bearish slopes, the Momentum extending its decline and the RSI resuming it, both well into oversold territory. February low at 1.2772 comes as the next possible bearish target, with a break below it opening doors for a downward extension toward the 1.2500 figure.

Support levels: 1.2825 1.2770 1.2730

Resistance levels: 1.2865 1.2905 1.2940       

View Live Chart for the GBP/USD

Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Markets and instruments profiled on this page are for informational purposes only and should not in any way come across as a recommendation to buy or sell in these assets. You should do your own thorough research before making any investment decisions. FXStreet does not in any way guarantee that this information is free from mistakes, errors, or material misstatements. It also does not guarantee that this information is of a timely nature. Investing in Open Markets involves a great deal of risk, including the loss of all or a portion of your investment, as well as emotional distress. All risks, losses and costs associated with investing, including total loss of principal, are your responsibility.

Feed news

Latest Forex Analysis

Editors’ Picks

EUR/USD extends gains to 1.1200 on sliding US yields, weak data

EUR/USD is trading close to 1.1200, in the wake of the European session as US yields continue falling. The European Parliament elections are in play. US durable goods fell short of expectations with -2.1%. 


GBP/USD off the highs as May announces stepping down on June 7th

GBP/USD is trading below 1.2700 after a quick rise to the upside as UK PM Theresa May announced she will step down on June 7th with Boris Johnson set to take over.


USD/JPY extends slide and looks for a test of May’s low

The USD/JPY pair dropped further ahead of the London fix on the back of a decline of the US Dollar across the board and a pullback in equity prices. 


The market may surprise on the upside in the next few hours with BTC/USD topping $8,250

We reach the end of a week can be characterized as a week of transition. After the strongly bullish days of the beginning of the month, cryptos have reached critical levels of resistance...

Read more

Gold: Bullish flag pattern spotted on 1-hourly chart

The lower end of the descending trend-channel coincides with 200-hour EMA support and should act as a key pivotal point for intraday traders. 

Gold News