FXStreet (Mumbai) - The oversold GBP/USD pair neared 1.42 handle after the US housing starts unexpectedly fell in December, while the economy fell into deflation. Oversold GBP poised for a recovery? Sterling has reacted positive to a weaker-than-expected US data. The currency pair is oversold on the technical charts due to a 1000 pip fall in one month. Furthermore, the UK unemployment rate dipped in three months to November. Hence, the currency pair appears poised for a recovery given the US data has disappointed market expectations. As of now the pair is trading at 1.4180 after having clocked a daily high of 1.4196. GBP/USD Technical Levels The immediate resistance is seen at 1.4214 (hourly 50-MA), under which the pair could test 1.4274 (hourly 100-MA). On the other hand, a break below 1.4125 (daily low) would open doors for a drop 1.41 handle. For more information, read our latest forex news.