GBP/USD rises further on top of 1.2400 on USD weakness and Brexit headlines


  • A moderate Brexit optimism boosts Pound across the board. 
  • Greenback remains under pressure after another negative economic report. 

The Pound remains among the top performers on Thursday. Cable extended gains and rose to 1.2413, reaching the highest level in a week. As of writing, trades at 1.2400, posting a daily gain of a hundred pips, the best performance September 13. 

Another report points to US weakness 

The US Dollar tumbled after the release of data from the service sector. The ISM  Non-Manufacturing PMI dropped from 56.4 to 52.6 in September, significantly below market expectation of 55. The reading was a new negative surprise from US data after Tuesday’s ISM Manufacturing and Wednesday ADP for September (particularly the revision to August’s numbers). On Friday, more US data is due including the critical official employment report.

The DXY is falling sharply for the third day in-a-row. Following the latest reports tumbled to 98.68, a fresh weekly low and is down 0.35%. Two days ago it traded at the highest level in two years before starting a sharp reversal. 

Pound among top performers 

The improvement in expectations about a possible Brexit deal boosted the Pound across the board. The new Brexit proposal from UK Prime Minister Johnson received support from Tories who previously opposed a deal and also from the DUP. 

European Council President Tusk spoke with PM Johnson. He said that they remain open regarding Brexit but still unconvinced. 

Technical levels

Cable broke decisively above the 1.2330 resistance zone that now should act as a support. The rally also pushed the price above the 20-day moving average that stands at 1.2350. If GBP/USD extends gains resistance levels might be located at 1.2415 followed by 1.2435/40.

GBP/USD

Overview
Today last price 1.2402
Today Daily Change 0.0104
Today Daily Change % 0.85
Today daily open 1.2298
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 1.2383
Daily SMA50 1.2256
Daily SMA100 1.2438
Daily SMA200 1.2726
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 1.2325
Previous Daily Low 1.2227
Previous Weekly High 1.2504
Previous Weekly Low 1.2271
Previous Monthly High 1.2583
Previous Monthly Low 1.1958
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1.2264
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1.2287
Daily Pivot Point S1 1.2242
Daily Pivot Point S2 1.2185
Daily Pivot Point S3 1.2144
Daily Pivot Point R1 1.234
Daily Pivot Point R2 1.2381
Daily Pivot Point R3 1.2437

 

 

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