GBP/USD in a bearish consolidation phase, UK jobs eyed

The GBP/USD pair is seen moving back and forth in a 30-pips narrow range, as the bears consolidate sharp losses incurred on the back of hawkish Fed Yellen’s testimony before the Senate Banking Committee. Yellen noted that it would be appropriate to hike rates in the upcoming months and that every meeting is a ‘live’ one.

The greenback rallied hard versus its main competitors as the treasury yields surged across the curve on Yellen’s hawkish remarks, knocking-off cable almost one big figure down. In the day ahead, the spot is likely to get influenced by the UK jobs report, which will be followed by the US CPI, retail sales and industrial production releases. While Fedspeaks will also remain in focus.

GBP/USD Levels to consider            

At, 1.2457, the upside barriers are lined up at 1.2483/96 (5-DMA), 1.2528 (20-DMA) and 1.2550 (round figure). While supports are aligned at 1.2417 (100-DMA) and 1.2400 (zero figure) and below that at 1.2379 (50-DMA).

1 Week
Avg Forecast 1.2408
  • 21% Bullish
  • 50% Bearish
  • 29% Sideways
Bias Bearish
1 Month
Avg Forecast 1.2358
  • 29% Bullish
  • 53% Bearish
  • 18% Sideways
Bias Bearish
1 Quarter
Avg Forecast 1.2142
  • 12% Bullish
  • 68% Bearish
  • 20% Sideways
Bias Bearish