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GBP/USD has just emerged above 1.25, up 0.25% on a day, amidst general US dollar weakness. Karen Jones, Team Head FICC Technical Analysis Research at Commerzbank, targets the 1.2684 200-DMA after the initial resistance at 1.2517.

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“GBP/USD has recovered off the 1.2247 mid-April low. Initial resistance is the 20-day ma at 1.2517 and this guards the 200-day ma at 1.2684 and we suspect this may hold the initial test. Above 1.2684 targets the 78.6% retracement at 1.2818 (of the move down from the March peak) and the 200-week ma at 1.2911.” 

“Below the 1.2247 support lies the 1.2203 channel and while above here we will assume an upside bias.”