GBP/USD Breaks Above 1.30 Despite Weak Services! Not A Good Sign For Sellers - Forex News by FX Leaders

GBP/USD Breaks Above 1.30 Despite Weak Services! Not A Good Sign For Sellers

Posted Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by
Skerdian Meta • 1 min read

This morning we received the UK services PMI report and it was another weak round of economic data coming from the UK.

I was expecting to see some downside on GBP pairs given that this sector accounts for around 4/5ths of the British economy, but the Pound didn’t even notice that report.

That wasn’t a good sign for GBP sellers and soon after GBP started climbing higher, with GBP/USD breaking above 1.30. This forex pair extended the daily range to 120 pips during that move.

The 200 SMA (purple) has provided solid support this week

As we often say, if a pair doesn’t fall on bad news it is likely to go higher. That’s what is happening to GBP right now. So, we remain bullish on GBP until we see signs of weakness.

When we see that GBP can’t push any higher, then we might try a long term sell signal in GBP/USD, because the upside is very limited too.

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Skerdian Meta // Lead Analyst
Skerdian Meta Lead Analyst. Skerdian is a professional Forex trader and a market analyst. He has been actively engaged in market analysis for the past 11 years. Before becoming our head analyst, Skerdian served as a trader and market analyst in Saxo Bank's local branch, Aksioner. Skerdian specialized in experimenting with developing models and hands-on trading. Skerdian has a masters degree in finance and investment.
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