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GBP/USD well bid and taking on 1.42 handle

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  1. FXStreet_Team

    FXStreet_Team Well-Known Member Trader

    Oct 7, 2015
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    GBP/USD has been choppy on the release of the mixed nonfarm payrolls result, dropping down to the 50 sma on the 1 hr sticks on the headline and then punished back on the detail.

    As ever, while a good headline number supports demand for the greenback, it is finer details that tell another story and in this case, the numbers showed a big fall in average weekly earnings from 878.15 to just 872.04. -0.7% is the biggest monthly drop in the entire series history and wage growth is non-existent in an economy that is supposedly recovering.

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    GBP/USD levels

    GBP/USD is testing the upside at the 1.42 handle and is continuing to recover from the Feb 1.4666 downside through the 4hr 100 sma. Next stop is the 200 sma on the same time frame at 1.4267, leaving behind recent lows of 1.3834.
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