GBP/USD touches a low of 1.3005 on the day now
Of observe, worth is beginning to slip again beneath the 100-hour MA (purple line) and if sellers handle that, it could imply the near-term bullish momentum might be damaged. Nevertheless, there may be nonetheless key assist and lightweight bids sitting round 1.2995-00 that may assist to defend that bias in the interim.
There is not a lot Brexit headlines of observe in the present day however usually the headlines this week hasn’t been too optimistic for the pound. Firstly, there’s the truth that the European Union wouldn’t be capable to provide the wanted assurances earlier than subsequent week’s Brexit movement in parliament. Therefore, that throws a little bit of uncertainty up within the air.
Secondly, we have seen a dozen lawmakers now resign from each the Labour and Tory events, signaling a possible crack within the UK political framework due to Brexit. If this results in a mass exodus of some types, this might create extra political uncertainty forward of what’s already a giant mess in getting Brexit sorted out.
For my part, the 1.3000 deal with may be very a lot the center floor in balancing out Brexit optimism and pessimism and a transfer again in direction of the determine degree right here means that no matter optimistic sentiment from earlier this week may be very a lot all sapped out by now.
All eyes will flip in direction of the Brexit movement vote subsequent week, so till then anticipate the pound to proceed buying and selling choppily with headline dangers aplenty. If cable begins to slide beneath 1.3000 although, anticipate extra sellers to hitch in and purpose in direction of the 200-hour MA (blue line) which is now at 1.2936.