GBP/USD tests multi-day lows near 1.3310 post-UK CPI

  • Cable drops further in the wake of UK CPI figures.
  • Further weakness in the pair could see a test of 1.3300.
  • UK CPI rose 0.4% MoM and 2.4% YoY in May.

The Sterling comes under renewed selling pressure on Wednesday and is now dragging GBP/USD to test fresh weekly lows in the 1.3320/10 band.

GBP/USD weaker on CPI

Cable falls to new multi-day lows in the 1.3320/10 band today after UK’s inflation figures showed headline consumer prices rose 0.4% inter-month during May and 2.4% over the last twelve months, both prints matching initial estimates.

Furthermore, the Core reading – which measures prices excluding food and energy costs – also matched expectations, advancing 2.1% during the same period.

In the meantime, spot is down for the fourth consecutive session, trading in multi-day lows and extending the correction lower following last week’s rally to the 1.3475/80 band.

Later in the session, Cable is poised to remain under pressure via USD-dynamics in light of the FOMC meeting.

GBP/USD levels to consider

As of writing, the pair is losing 0.33% at 1.3327 and a break below 1.3312 (low Jun.13) would expose 1.3205 (2018 low May 23) and finally 1.3039 (low Nov.3 2017). On the upside, initial resistance is located at 1.3375 (21-day sma) seconded by 3474 (high Jun.7) and then 1.3603 (200-day sma).

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