Pound Sterling Price News and Forecast: GBP/USD mildly offered around 1.2550 as traders await Fed, BOE


GBP/USD opens flat at around 1.2580, focus shifts on Fed-BOE policy meet

The GBP/USD pair is hovering around 1.2580 and is likely to extend further amid a rebound in the risk-sensitive currencies, witnessed on Friday. The cable attracted significant bids around 1.2510 as responsive buyers found it a value bet and drove it higher. The asset is expected to deliver wild moves this week as the market participants are awaiting the announcement of the interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve (Fed) and Bank of England (BOE) this week.

The Fed is going to bring tremendous uncertainty in the FX domain amid its dominance and expectation of a jumbo rate hike. Multi-decade inflation print at 8.5% and consistency in full-employment levels are advocating a 50 basis point (bps) interest rate hike from Fed policymakers. Along with the hawkish tone on rate announcements, hawkish guidance from the Fed is also expected to contain the inflation mess.

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GBP/USD: Mildly offered around 1.2550 as traders await Fed, BOE

GBP/USD fails to extend the previous day’s corrective pullback from a two-year low, down 0.15% intraday as sellers attack 1.2550 during early Monday morning in Europe.

The cable pair’s latest weakness could be linked to the US dollar’s strong start to the key week comprising the monetary policy meeting of the Fed, as well as April’s Nonfarm Payrolls (NFP). Also weighing on the quote are the chatters surrounding the Bank of England (BOE) policymakers’ inability to copy the Fed’s tune, due to economic hardships at home.

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