GBP/USD catches fresh bid ahead of UK PMI

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  1. FXStreet_Team

    FXStreet_Team Well-Known Member Trader

    Oct 7, 2015
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    The GBP/USD pair caught a sudden bid-wave over the last hour, and now attempts to retest daily highs ahead of the UK manufacturing PMI report.

    GBP/USD jumps-off hourly 20-SMA at 1.3930

    The GBP/USD pair trades 0.33% higher at 1.3964, heading towards fresh session highs posted at 1.3980 in early trades. The cable keeps the bids intact and revisits daily highs as the underlying risk-on market profile continue to underpin the risk-currency GPB. The pan-European benchmark, the Euro Stoxx 50 advances 0.70%, while the UK’s FTSE gains 0.30%.

    Moreover, the renewed weakness seen in the US dollar against its major rivals also pushed the cable higher. Attention now shifts towards the UK manufacturing PMI report due for out shortly, with markets expecting the PMI to show further weakness, down from 52.9 to 52.3 in February.

    GBP/USD Levels to consider

    The pair has an immediate resistance at 1.3980/1.4000 (daily high/ round number), above which 1.4033 (10-DMA) would be tested. On the flip side, support is seen at 1.3913 (5-DMA), below that at 1.3852 (Feb 26 Low).
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