GBP/USD hits 4-month lows near 1.2775 amid bleak UK political climate


  • Cable hit by fresh UK political woes, with PM May to quit.
  • The potential collapse of the cross-party Brexit talks and trade war-led risk-off weigh.
  • Eyes on UK political development and US data for fresh directives.

The GBP/USD pair fell for the third straight session and refresh four-month lows at 1.2775 levels, as the offered tone around the pound strengthened amid deteriorating UK political scenario.

Markets are already pricing in that the ongoing Brexit negations between the ruling Tories party and opposition Labour will end without reaching a deal. Meanwhile, Labour party source recently commented, “there is no point doing a deal with a government which is about to collapse” that added to the latest leg down in the spot.

Adding to the bearishness, the risk sentiment continues to play a spoilsport amid escalating US-China trade tensions. The latest reports cite that China is not keen on having trade talks with the US and is considering over suspending the trade talks. The higher-yielding/ risk currencies such as the GBP tend to suffer amid panic and market unrest.

Further, the macro-economic divergence also continues to weigh on the Cable, with the US dollar hovering near two-week tops across its main competitors, in light of the recent upbeat US fundamentals.

Looking ahead, “US consumer sentiment will be of interest. See Michigan Consumer Sentiment Preview: Growth, jobs and sentiment. Overall, political developments in the UK and also later in the US are set to dominate,” FXStreet’s Senior Analyst, Yohay Elam notes.

GBP/USD Technical Levels

GBP/USD

Overview
Today last price 1.2780
Today Daily Change -0.0016
Today Daily Change % -0.13
Today daily open 1.2799
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 1.2977
Daily SMA50 1.3068
Daily SMA100 1.3017
Daily SMA200 1.2958
Levels
Previous Daily High 1.2862
Previous Daily Low 1.2788
Previous Weekly High 1.3171
Previous Weekly Low 1.2967
Previous Monthly High 1.3196
Previous Monthly Low 1.2865
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1.2816
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1.2834
Daily Pivot Point S1 1.277
Daily Pivot Point S2 1.2741
Daily Pivot Point S3 1.2695
Daily Pivot Point R1 1.2845
Daily Pivot Point R2 1.2891
Daily Pivot Point R3 1.292

 

 

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 News

Editors’ Picks

EUR/USD: Looks south after the weakest weekly close since May 2017

EUR/USD is on the defensive, having closed at 1.1089 on Friday, the weakest weekly close since May 2017. The daily chart shows the pair repeatedly faced rejection above 1.1230.

EUR/USD News

GBP/USD: On the bids to 1.2160 after latest US/UK headlines

GBP/USD rises after the UK government turns down pessimistic predictions in the Yellowhammer report. The latest statements from the US President Donald Trump add to the strength.

GBP/USD News

USD/JPY: Bears taking back charge, awaits Jackson Hole

USD/JPY is seen losing ground on the 106 handle amid the latest trade-negative comments from the US President Trump's that offset the risk-on action in the Asian equities and rallying Treasury yields. 

USD/JPY News

Gold gives back territory towards a 23.6% retracement

Gold prices were a touch lower by the end of the week, falling -0.68% having travelled between a high of $1,528.00 to a low of $1,503.87, ending the NY session around $1,513. 

Gold News

Week Ahead: Jackson Hole, FOMC minutes & recession fear

There is some Deja vu to this backdrop, its basically a continuation of last week but with some big new developments. This was the worst week of 2019 for equities.

Read more

MAJORS

Cryptocurrencies

Signatures


  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •