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   “¢   The GBP remains supported by Carney’s more upbeat comments on Thursday.
   “¢   A subdued USD price action near two-week tops prompts some short-covering.

The GBP/USD pair quickly reversed a dip to an intraday low level of 1.2921 and rallied nearly 50-pips in the last hour, now eyeing a move towards the overnight swing high.

The British Pound remained supported by Thursday’s more upbeat comments by the BoE Governor Mark Carney, saying that markets should not prepare for a scenario of a rate cut and (or) no further rate hikes.  

Meanwhile, the US Dollar failed to capitalize on the recent rally and witnessed a subdued action, albeit held steady, near two-week highs, which could be one of the other factors extending some support to the major.  

The latest leg of a sudden pickup over the past couple of hours lacked any obvious fundamental catalyst and could be attributed to some follow-through short-covering on a sustained move back above mid-1.2900s.

Against the backdrop of the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, market participants expect volatility to remain elevated in the near-term and hence, it would now be interesting to see if the pair is able to reclaim the critical 1.30 handle.

Technical levels to watch

GBP/USD

Overview:
       Today Last Price:  1.2961
       Today Daily change %:  0.09%
       Today Daily Open:  1.2949
Trends:
       Daily SMA20:  1.2997
       Daily SMA50:  1.2808
       Daily SMA100:  1.2892
       Daily SMA200:  1.3027
Levels:
       Previous Daily High:  1.2997
       Previous Daily Low:  1.2854
       Previous Weekly High:  1.3212
       Previous Weekly Low:  1.3043
       Previous Monthly High:  1.3214
       Previous Monthly Low:  1.2438
       Daily Fibonacci 38.2%:  1.2942
       Daily Fibonacci 61.8%:  1.2908
       Daily Pivot Point S1:  1.287
       Daily Pivot Point S2:  1.2791
       Daily Pivot Point S3:  1.2727
       Daily Pivot Point R1:  1.3012
       Daily Pivot Point R2:  1.3076
       Daily Pivot Point R3:  1.3155