Thursday, September 29, 2016

GBP/USD continues to have a quiet week

GBP/USD continues to have a quiet week, as the pair trades at the 1.30 line in Thursday’s North American session. On the release front, it’s a data-heavy day. British Net Lending to Individuals improved to GBP 4.5 billion, beating the estimate of GBP 4.0 billion. In the US, Final GDP gained 1.4%, edging above the forecast of 1.3%. Unemployment Claims edged up to 254 thousand, beating the forecast of 260 thousand. Later in the day, the US releases Pending Home Sales. On Friday, the UK releases Current Account and Final GDP. The US will publish the UoM Consumer Sentiment report.
•GBP/USD posted small losses in the Asian session. The pair was choppy in European trade and has posted slight losses in the North American session
•1.2899 is providing strong support
•1.3033 is a weak resistance line. It could see further action in the North American session
Further levels in both directions:
•Below: 1.2899, 1.2778 and 1.2612
•Above: 1.3033, 1.3142, 1.3219 and 1.3327
•Current range: 1.2899 to 1.3033
GBP/USD ratio is unchanged in the Thursday session. Currently, long positions have a strong majority (72%). This is indicative of trader bias towards GBP/USD reversing directions and moving to higher ground.