A decision of the BoE not to change the Official Bank Rate was expected to lead to sharp depreciation of the Pound. This assumption was based not only on historical market reaction on similar fundamental event but also technical analysis. Namely, on a daily chart prior to release the currency pair hit the upper edge of a long-term rising wedge and, in essence, had to make a rebound. Contrary to expectations, bulls pushed the pair in the opposite direction. As a result, the Pound has appreciated against the Greenback by 1.40% just in couple of hours, in the process leaving the dominant formation. Now the pair faces only two barriers on its way, i.e. the weekly and monthly R2 at 1.3425 and 1.3485. Thus, a short-term rebound might follow. But, generally, the pair is expected to continue to move to the top.
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