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GBP/USD rises through 1.6800

FXStreet (Córdoba) - The GBP/USD picked up momentum during the New York session and rose to fresh daily highs above 1.6800.

The Cable took a U-turn after hitting a fresh 2-month low of 1.6756 during the European trade and reversed daily losses rising more than half a cent to a high of 1.6808. With no much data scheduled for today, focus now turns to the Bank of England Quarterly Inflation report to be released tomorrow as investors look for clues about the timing of a rate hike in the UK.

GBP/USD technical levels

At time of writing, the GBP/USD is trading at 1.6805, recording a 0.12% gain, with immediate resistances lining up at 1.6840 (10-day SMA), 1.6863 (Aug 7 high) and 1.6878 (100-day SMA). On the other hand, supports are seen at 1.6756 (Aug 12 low), 1.6737 (Jun 11 low) and 1.6722 (Jun 5 low).

GBP/USD: Will the BoE make any difference? - FXStreet

ablo Piovano, editor at FXStreet, commented that waning expectations of a rate hike plus speculative positioning keep taking a toll on the sterling, dragging GBP/USD from multi-year peaks to levels sub-1.6800. In this line, tomorrow’s Quarterly Inflation Report by the BoE will take special attention as investors look for any clue regarding the timing of the rate hike.
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