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Breaches 200-DMA, buyers eye 1.2600

  • GBP/USD trades above 200-DMA at 1.2547, lifted by positive sentiment.
  • Technicals suggest upward trend, with resistance at 50-DMA (1.2609) and 100-DMA (1.2634/42).
  • Fall below 200-DMA could favor sellers, next supports at 1.2500 and May 1 low of 1.2466.

During the North American session, the British Pound registered modest gains versus the US Dollar. The Bank of England (BoE) will decide on monetary policy in a week. That and an upbeat market sentiment underpin the GBP/USD’s higher trading at around 1.2579, above a key support level.

GBP/USD Price Analysis: Technical outlook

The GBP/USD is neutral to upward biased in the near term after breaching the 200-day moving average (DMA) at 1.2547. From a momentum standpoint, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) shifted bullishly, which could open the door for challenging the 1.2600 mark, slightly below the 50-DMA at 1.2609.

A breach of the latter will expose the confluence of the May 3 high and the 100-DMA at around 1.2634/42 before edging toward 1.2700.

On the other hand, if the GBP/USD tumbles below the 200-DMA, sellers could regain control. The first support would be the 1.2500 figure, followed by the May 1 low of 1.2466. Once cleared, the next stop would be 1.2400, followed by the April 22 low of 1.2299.

GBP/USD Price Action – Daily Chart


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