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GBP/USD losses steam, falls back to hourly 200-MA

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  1. FXStreet_Team

    FXStreet_Team Well-Known Member Trader

    Oct 7, 2015
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    The bullish momentum in the GBP/USD pair ran out of steam around 1.43, pushing the pair back to around hourly 200-MA level of 1.4239 levels.

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    GBP/USD Technical Levels

    The immediate hurdle is seen at 1.4291 (session high), above which the spot could target 1.4330 (23.6% of 1.5930-1.3835). On the other hand, a breakdown of immediate support at 1.4200 would open doors for a slide to 1.4154 (38.2% of 1.4669-1.3835).
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