FXStreet (Edinburgh) - The bearish sentiment is not giving up on the sterling today, taking GBP/USD to the low-1.5000s after a brief test of the 1.4990/85 band. GBP/USD consolidates as Fed looms Mixed results from UK’s labour market during last month was insufficient to spark some buying interest around the sterling, which is extending its negative streak to the third session so far after hitting recent peaks near 1.5250. Next on tap will be the FOMC meeting, with market expectations of a (50 bp?) rate hike after almost a decade of exceptionally low rates remains firm. GBP/USD important levels The pair is now losing 0.04% at 1.5030 with the next support at 1.4954 (low Dec.8) followed by 1.4893 (low Dec.2) and then 1.4853 (low Aprl.21). On the flip side, a breakout of 1.5227 (55-day sma) would open the door to 1.5336 (high Nov.9) and finally 1.5322 (200-day sma). ------- What will 2016 bring to the Forex traders? Attend our Forex Forecast 2016 - The Panel with Ashraf Laidi, Valeria Bednarik, Boris Schlossberg, Adam Button, Ivan Delgado and Dale Pinkert. Register for the live event on Dec. 18th and get the recording too. ------- For more information, read our latest forex news.