GBP/USD jumps from below 1.1700 to the 1.1850 zone


  • Pound erases losses against USD, EUR and CHF. 
  • Wall Street indexes up by more than 3%, after having on Tuesday the best day in 87 years. 

The GBP/USD pair bounced sharply, rising more than two hundred pips from the daily low and it is back in positive territory for the day. The bounce took place amid a decline of the US dollar and as Wall Street extends gains. Cable had bottomed out at 1.1633 and recently tested 1.1840/50. As of writing it trades at 1.1800/10, modestly higher for the day. 

DXY tumbles to fresh lows 

Equity prices in the US broke higher over the last hour. The Dow Jones is up 6% and the Nasdaq 3.1%. US yields are falling on Wednesday, with the 10-year one standing at 0.80%. As Wall Street jumped to fresh highs, the US Dollar Index broke lower. The DXY trades at 101.15, about to test the 101.05/10 support (Mar 20 & 23 lows), down 0.88%. 

The weaker greenback boosted GBP/USD back to positive territory. Risk appetite across financial markets on Wednesday favors particularly main European and emerging market currencies. 

Economic data from the UK (inflation) and from the US on Wednesday was mostly ignored by market participants. On Thursday, the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England will announce its decision and will release the minutes of this meeting and also the minutes from the March 19 emergency meeting. In the US, initial jobless claims number is expected to show a large increase.  

Technical levels 

GBP/USD

Overview
Today last price 1.1836
Today Daily Change 0.0077
Today Daily Change % 0.65
Today daily open 1.1759
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 1.2456
Daily SMA50 1.2789
Daily SMA100 1.2905
Daily SMA200 1.2677
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 1.18
Previous Daily Low 1.1501
Previous Weekly High 1.24
Previous Weekly Low 1.1412
Previous Monthly High 1.3204
Previous Monthly Low 1.2726
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1.1685
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1.1615
Daily Pivot Point S1 1.1573
Daily Pivot Point S2 1.1388
Daily Pivot Point S3 1.1275
Daily Pivot Point R1 1.1872
Daily Pivot Point R2 1.1985
Daily Pivot Point R3 1.217

 

 

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