- GBP/USD continues with its strong intraday positive momentum.
- Tory lead in UK election polls continued underpinning the GBP.
- A modest USD rebound did little to hinder the ongoing upsurge.
The GBP/USD pair added to its goodish intraday gains and climbed to fresh seven-month tops, around the 1.3080-90 region in the last hour.
The British pound remained well supported by the fact that the incoming polls have been indicating a majority for the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's ruling Conservative Party at the upcoming general election on December 12. The pair built on this week's goodish positive move and continued gaining traction for the third consecutive session on Wednesday.
GBP well supported by UK political optimism
The positive momentum seemed rather unaffected by a modest intraday pickup in the US dollar demand, supported by a sharp intraday upsurge in the US Treasury bond yields and some positive trade-related headlines. A Bloomberg report indicated that the US and China the US and China are moving closer to a deal before the 15 December tariffs deadline.
Meanwhile, the pair's strong move up since the early European session lacked any fresh trigger and could be solely attributed to some follow-through technical buying. Given the overnight break through a multi-week-old descending trend-channel, a sustained move beyond the key 1.30 psychological mark was seen as a key trigger for bullish traders.
The pair might now be aiming to reclaim the 1.3100 round-figure mark, albeit slightly overbought conditions on intraday charts warrant some caution before initiating any fresh bullish positions. Market participants now look forward to the US economic docket, featuring the release of ADP report and ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI, for some short-term impetus.
Technical levels to watch
|Today last price||1.3067|
|Today Daily Change||0.0069|
|Today Daily Change %||0.53|
|Today daily open||1.2998|
|Previous Daily High||1.3013|
|Previous Daily Low||1.2925|
|Previous Weekly High||1.2952|
|Previous Weekly Low||1.2827|
|Previous Monthly High||1.2986|
|Previous Monthly Low||1.2769|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||1.2979|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||1.2959|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||1.2944|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||1.2891|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||1.2856|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||1.3032|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||1.3066|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1.312|
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