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GBP/USD Price Gains Above 1.21 as Dollar Takes Breather

  • Taking out the 1.2101 signaled more gains.
  • The downtrend line stands as a potential target.
  • The US economic figures should move the rate today.

The GBP/USD price rallied, passing above 1.2100 handle, far above today’s low of 1.2037. The DXY’s retreat favors the risk assets.

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The US dollar may enter a corrective phase after gaining for 11 consecutive months. The Dollar Index showed overbought signs even though the US JOLTS Job Openings and Wards Total Vehicle Sales came in better than expected.

Today, the British Pound received a helping hand from the United Kingdom Final Services PMI data. The economic indicator came in at 49.3 points versus 47.3 points expected and 47.2 points in the previous reporting period.

Later, the US data should bring high volatility. The ADP Non-Farm Employment Change is expected at 154K in September versus 177K in August.

ISM Services PMI may drop to 53.5 points from 54.5 points. Final Services PMI could remain steady at 50.2 points, while Factory Orders may register a 0.2% growth after the 2.1% fall in the previous reporting period.

Tomorrow, the UK Construction PMI and the US Unemployment Claims should bring some action.

GBP/USD Price Technical Analysis: Bullish Momentum

GBP/USD price
GBP/USD price

The GBP/USD price dropped within a down-channel pattern. It has failed to retest the downside line, signaling exhausted sellers. It has registered a false breakdown with great separation below 1.2052 former low, confirming strong upside pressure.

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As you can see from the hourly chart, the rate jumped above the former high of 1.2101, activating a larger rebound. Still, after its bullish momentum, we cannot exclude a temporary retreat. The rate could come back to test and retest the broken levels (support) before extending its leg higher.

The weekly pivot point of 1.2190, the median line (ml), and the downtrend line represent upside targets.

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Olimpiu Tuns

Olimpiu Tuns

Olimpiu Tuns graduated with a Master in Business Administration and is a seasoned Market Analyst / Trader / Trainer with 10 years of experience in the financial markets having expertise in Forex, Commodities, Index, Cryptocurrencies, and Stocks. He worked as a Market Analyst for three major brokerage companies, as a prop trader, and as a contributor/content creator for news portals and educational platforms.