- GBP/USD has faced fragile barricades around 1.2450, however, more upside seems favored.
- US Services PMI hardly defended the contraction phase and expansion in service activity was extremely mild.
- UK households are facing the wrath of high inflation that has led to a decline in their spending for non-essential items.
The GBP/USD pair has witnessed delicate barricades after climbing to near 1.2450 in the early European session. The Cable is expected to remain on tenterhooks as the USD Dollar Index (DXY) has attempted a recovery after dropping to near 103.81. More downside for the US Dollar Index (DXY) seems solid as the United States economy is moving towards recession.
S&P500 futures have taken nominal gains in the European session, portraying a mild recovery in the risk appetite of the market participants. US equities witnessed some selling pressure on Monday after the United States Institute of Supply Management (ISM) agency reported weaker-than-anticipated Services PMI data. The demand for US government bonds has retreated. The 10-year US Treasury yields have jumped to near 3.71%.
On Tuesday, US ISM Services PMI managed to dodge the 50.0 threshold that bifurcates expansion from the contraction phase. The Service PMI for May landed lower at 50.3 than the expectation of 51.5. This indicates that the economic indicator has hardly defended the contraction phase and expansion in service activity was extremely mild.
Last week, the US Manufacturing PMI contracted for the seventh straight month. A collaborative impact of contracting factory activity and mildly expanded service activity could push the United States economy into recession. US firms are facing the heat of higher interest rates by the Federal Reserve (Fed) and tight credit conditions by US regional banks, which has led to a decline in their overall productivity.
On the Pound Sterling front, United Kingdom’s households are facing the wrath of high inflation, which has led to a decline in their spending for non-essential items. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said spending in its members' stores increased 3.9% in annual terms last month, well above the 1.1% fall a year ago, however, sales were below the 5.2% rise in April, as reported by Reuters.
This might provide some relief to Bank of England (BoE) policymakers from persistence in core inflation due to labor shortages. BoE Governor Andrew Bailey is expected to raise interest rates further in June to bring down extremely stubborn inflation.
|Today last price||1.2446|
|Today Daily Change||0.0004|
|Today Daily Change %||0.03|
|Today daily open||1.2442|
|Previous Daily High||1.246|
|Previous Daily Low||1.2369|
|Previous Weekly High||1.2545|
|Previous Weekly Low||1.2327|
|Previous Monthly High||1.268|
|Previous Monthly Low||1.2308|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||1.2403|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||1.2425|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||1.2387|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||1.2332|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||1.2296|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||1.2478|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||1.2514|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1.2569|
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. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of FXStreet nor its advertisers. The author will not be held responsible for information that is found at the end of links posted on this page.
If not otherwise explicitly mentioned in the body of the article, at the time of writing, the author has no position in any stock mentioned in this article and no business relationship with any company mentioned. The author has not received compensation for writing this article, other than from FXStreet.
FXStreet and the author do not provide personalized recommendations. The author makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, or suitability of this information. FXStreet and the author will not be liable for any errors, omissions or any losses, injuries or damages arising from this information and its display or use. Errors and omissions excepted.
The author and FXStreet are not registered investment advisors and nothing in this article is intended to be investment advice.