Sterling has succumbed to data and Fed-related dollar strength. To 1.40 or 1.42? Nonfarm Payrolls and also worries about the Delta variant are set to maneuver the GBP/USD pair. What’s more, Friday’s four-hour chart is showing that cable is at crossroads, Yohay Elam, an Analyst at FXStreet, briefs.
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GBP/USD stands at crossroads
“Mounting evidence of a rise in prices seems to be reaching Federal Reserve System officials, who could begin a discussion about printing fewer dollars soon. ny Fed President John Williams said that now’s not the time to taper bond buys, but perhaps a discussion is warranted. The bank’s baby steps toward tightening are causing tremors in markets.”
“Nonfarm Payrolls are projected to point out a rise of 664,000 jobs in May, but a good sort of estimates, mixed leading indicators, and revisions could cause a choppy reaction. A bounce in response to ‘as expected’ figures might be the result for EUR/USD, except for the pound, there’s additional downside pressure coming from virus variant fears.”
“Some support awaits at the daily low of 1.4080, followed by 1.4050 and therefore the all-important 1.40 level, which may be a clear separator of ranges.”
“Weak resistance is at 1.4130, the daily high, followed by 1.4170, then 1.42, which was the part before the drop.”