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GBP/USD hammered to fresh five-year lows

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  1. FXStreet_Team

    FXStreet_Team Well-Known Member Trader

    Oct 7, 2015
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    FXStreet (Mumbai) - The appetite for risk got completely smashed over the last hours, keeping risk currencies such as the cable at five-year lows.

    GBP/USD drops nearly 100-pips so far

    The GBP/USD pair trades -0.49% to 1.4343, testing multi-year lows reached at 1.4339. The offered tone around GBP/USD keeps growing bigger as markets give-up higher yielding currencies, the GBP, in favour of safe-havens such as the yen amid global sell-off triggered by oil decline below $ 30 mark.

    Moreover, Thursday’s dovish BOE minutes, which raised concerns over lower wage-price growth and inflation outlook, almost out-prices a BOE rate hike in H1 2016 and contributes partly to the recent sell-off in the cable.

    Meanwhile, markets paid little attention to the BOE’s credit conditions survey published last hours, as focus remains on oil, stocks and US macro releases.

    GBP/USD Levels to consider

    The pair has an immediate resistance at 1.4400/09 (round number/ 1h 50-SMA), above which 1.4432/1.4453 (5-DMA/ 1h 100-SMA) would be tested. On the flip side, supports are seen at 1.4300-1.4230 (May 2010 levels)
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