GBP/USD tests 1.4150 and retreats

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  1. FXStreet_Team

    FXStreet_Team Well-Known Member Trader

    Oct 7, 2015
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    FXStreet (Mumbai) - The GBP/USD pair extends its consolidative mode into the European session, and recovers from lows, although remains within a 70-pips range seen over the last trading session.

    GBP/USD losing sight of 1.42 handle?

    The GBP/USD pair trades -0.13% lower at 1.4171, reversing from fresh session lows reached at 1.4154 over the last hours. Broad based US dollar weakness coupled with positive sentiment on the European markets helped lift the cable from session lows.

    The GBP/USD pair found fresh bids just ahead of the midpoint of 1.41 handle and now climbs back higher in a bid to regain 1.42 handle, with no major fundamental catalyst behind the move as the UK docket remains light for today. While a firmer EUR/GBP cross may be limit the upside in the cable.

    GBP/USD Levels to consider

    The pair has an immediate resistance at 1.4204/20 (daily high/ Jan 20 High), above which 1.4244/50 (1h 100-SMA/ psychological levels) would be tested. On the flip side, support is seen at 1.4142 (daily S1) below which it could extend losses to towards 1.4123 (Jan 20 Low).
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