GBP/USD posted slight gains last week, as the pair rose for a fourth consecutive week. The upcoming week has four releases. Here is an outlook for the highlights and an updated technical analysis for GBP/USD. In the UK, Public Sector Net Borrowing rose to GBP 31.0 billion in May, up from GBP 27.3 billion. The Confederation of British Industry Realized Sales index posted a second straight gain after a long streak of declines. The May reading of 18 was slightly down from the previous read of 20. BoE member Gertjan Vlieghe suggested that a rate hike could be on the table as soon as early next year. This sent the pound sharply higher on Thursday. In the US, Conference Board Consumer Confidence Consumer Confidence held steady in May, at 117.2. This was down marginally from 117.5 in April. Second-estimate GDP for the first quarter came in unchanged at 6.4%, confirming the initial reading. Unemployment claims fell to a new post-Covid low of 406 thousand, down from 444 thousand. Durable goods orders disappointed with a read of -1.3% in April, its second decline in three months. The PCE index, the Fed’s preferred inflation gauge, jumped to 3.6% in April, up from 2.2%. This could lift the US dollar if investors believe that the Fed will re-evaluate whether to taper QE sooner rather than later. GBP/USD daily chart with support and resistance lines on it. Click to enlarge: Manufacturing PMI: Tuesday, 8:30. Manufacturing growth continues to accelerate and the PMI improved to 60.9 in April. The PMI is expected to rise sharply in May, with a consensus of 66.1. The neutral 50-level separates contraction from expansion. Net Lending to Individuals: Wednesday, 8:30. Credit levels shot up in April to GBP 11.3 billion, up from GBP 4.9 billion previously. The May estimate stands at GBP 7.4 billion. Services PMI: Thursday, 8:30. With the UK economy reopening, business activity has pointed higher. The PMI improved to 61.8 in April and an identical reading is projected for May. Construction PMI: Friday, 8:30. Construction continues to show strong growth. The PMI came in at 61.6 in April and is forecast to rise in May to 62.3. 1.4387 has provided resistance since June 2016. 1.4310 is next. 1.4231 is the next resistance line. 1.4154 is an immediate support level. 1.4075 (mentioned last week) follows. 1.3998 has provided support since early May. 1.3919 is the final support level for now. . I remain bullish on GDP/USD The pound remains at high levels and with the economic recovery gaining more traction, there is talk in the BoE of a tightening of policy, which is bullish for the pound. Further reading: EUR/USD forecast – for everything related to the euro USD/JPY forecast – projections for dollar/yen AUD/USD forecast – predictions for the Aussie dollar USD/CAD forecast – Canadian dollar analysis Forex weekly forecast – Outlook for the major events of the week Safe trading! Kenny Fisher Kenny Fisher Kenny Fisher - Senior Writer A native of Toronto, Canada, Kenneth worked for seven years in the marketing and trading departments at Bendix, a foreign exchange company in Toronto. Kenneth is also a lawyer, and has extensive experience as an editor and writer. Kenny's Google Profile View All Post By Kenny Fisher GBP USD ForecastMajorsWeekly Forex Forecasts share Read Next EUR/USD Forecast May 31-June 4 – Investors eye PMIs, inflation Kenny Fisher 2 years GBP/USD posted slight gains last week, as the pair rose for a fourth consecutive week. The upcoming week has four releases. Here is an outlook for the highlights and an updated technical analysis for GBP/USD. In the UK, Public Sector Net Borrowing rose to GBP 31.0 billion in May, up from GBP 27.3 billion. The Confederation of British Industry Realized Sales index posted a second straight gain after a long streak of declines. The May reading of 18 was slightly down from the previous read of 20. BoE member Gertjan Vlieghe suggested that a rate hike could be on… Regulated Forex Brokers All Brokers Sponsored Brokers Broker Benefits Min Deposit Score Visit Broker 1 $100T&Cs Apply 0% Commission and No stamp DutyRegulated by US,UK & International StockCopy Successfull Traders 9.8 Visit Site FreeBets Reviews$100Your capital is at risk.2 T&Cs Apply 9.8 Visit Site FreeBets Reviews$100Your capital is at risk.3 Recommended Broker $100T&Cs Apply No deposit or withdrawal feesTrade major forex pairs such as EUR/USD with leverage up to 30:1 and tight spreads of 0.9 pips Low $100 minimum deposit to open a trading account 9 Visit Site FreeBets ReviewsYour capital is at risk.4 T&Cs Apply Visit Site FreeBets ReviewsYour capital is at risk.5 Recommended Broker $0T&Cs Apply Trade gold, silver, and platinum directly against major currenciesUp to 1:500 leverage for forex trading24/5 customer service by phone and email 9 Visit Site FreeBets ReviewsYour capital is at risk.