Pound Sterling Price News And Forecast: GBP/USD Refreshes Weekly High

GBP/USD Forecast: Pound Sterling closes in on key resistance

GBP/USD preserved its bullish momentum early Thursday after having registered strong daily gains on Wednesday. The pair trades in positive territory above 1.2100 and remains on track to test the key resistance area that seems to have formed near 1.2150.

The broad-based selling pressure surrounding the US Dollar fueled the GBP/USD rally mid-week. After FOMC Chairman Jerome Powell reaffirmed that smaller rate hikes could come as early as December, the CME Group FedWatch Tool's probability of a 50 basis points (bps) rate hike at the next policy meeting jumped to 80% from 66%. 

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GBP/USD Price Analysis: Refreshes weekly high, eyes 200-day SMA near mid-1.2100s

The GBP/USD pair builds on the previous day's goodish rebound from a one-week low and gains traction for the second successive day on Thursday. The pair maintains its bid tone through the first half of the European session and hits a fresh weekly high, around the 1.2130-1.2135 area in the last hour.

The overnight dovish-sounding remarks by Fed Chair Jerome Powell, along with a further decline in the US Treasury bond yields, keep the US Dollar bulls on the defensive near a multi-month low. Apart from this, a generally positive tone around the equity markets is seen undermining the safe-haven buck and acting as a tailwind for the GBP/USD pair. 

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GBP/USD to push on to the 1.24/1.25 zone in the next few weeks – Scotiabank

GBP/USD extends gains through the mid-1.21 area. Economists at Scotiabank expect the pair to test the 1.24/25 area in the next few weeks.

“Marginal new highs for the GBP through 1.2150 suggest more upward pressure on Cable in the short and medium term.” “GBP/USD is breaking out bullishly from a downward sloping channel (bull flag) that has developed over the past week, implying the resumption of short-term trend gains, while sustained strength through 1.2060 on the week (50% retracement of the 2022 decline) pave the way for the pair to push on to the 1.24/1.25 zone (61.8% Fib at 1.2458) in the next few weeks.”


Today last price 1.2186
Today Daily Change 0.0130
Today Daily Change % 1.08
Today daily open 1.2056
Daily SMA20 1.1786
Daily SMA50 1.1455
Daily SMA100 1.1647
Daily SMA200 1.2161
Previous Daily High 1.2087
Previous Daily Low 1.19
Previous Weekly High 1.2154
Previous Weekly Low 1.1779
Previous Monthly High 1.2154
Previous Monthly Low 1.1147
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1.2016
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1.1972
Daily Pivot Point S1 1.1942
Daily Pivot Point S2 1.1828
Daily Pivot Point S3 1.1755
Daily Pivot Point R1 1.2128
Daily Pivot Point R2 1.2201
Daily Pivot Point R3 1.2315

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