GBP/USD Price Analysis: Remains on the defensive below the 1.2250 mark amid the oversold condition
The GBP/USD pair remains on the defensive below the mid-1.2200s during the Asian session on Monday. Market players await the release of the UK’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the second quarter and the US highly-anticipated Core Personal Consumption Expenditure (PCE) Price Index data due on Friday. The major pair currently trades near 1.2242, gaining 0.02% on the day.
That said, the hawkish stance from the Federal Reserve (Fed) officials lifted the US Dollar (USD) against the British Pound (GBP). Fed Banks of Boston and San Francisco Presidents, Susan Collins and Mary Daly, emphasized that although inflation is cooling down, additional rate hikes would be necessary. This, in turn, might act as a headwind for the GBP/USD pair. Read more...
GBP/USD consolidates in a range below mid-1.2200s, seems vulnerable near multi-month low
The GBP/USD pair is seen oscillating in a narrow trading band during the Asian session on Monday and consolidating its recent losses to the lowest level since late March touched last week. Spot prices currently trade just below mid-1.2200s and seem vulnerable to prolonging a well-established downtrend from the 1.3140 area, or a 15-month peak touched on July 14.
The US Dollar (USD) stands tall near its highest level in more than six months and remains well supported by the Federal Reserve's (Fed) hawkish stance, which, in turn, is seen as a key factor acting as a headwind for the GBP/USD pair. The Fed emphasized the need to keep interest rates higher for longer to push inflation back to the 2% target and lifted market bets for at least one more 25 bps lift-off by the year-end. Moreover, the so-called 'dot-plot' suggested just two rate cuts in 2024 as compared to four projected previously. Read more...
|Today last price||1.2242|
|Today Daily Change||0.0002|
|Today Daily Change %||0.02|
|Today daily open||1.224|
|Previous Daily High||1.2302|
|Previous Daily Low||1.2231|
|Previous Weekly High||1.2425|
|Previous Weekly Low||1.2231|
|Previous Monthly High||1.2841|
|Previous Monthly Low||1.2548|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||1.2258|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||1.2275|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||1.2213|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||1.2187|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||1.2143|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||1.2284|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||1.2328|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1.2355|
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