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GBP/USD inches higher amid GDP report

FX:GBPUSD   British Pound / U.S. Dollar
Morning outlook - GBP/USD inches higher amid GDP report

According to the Office for National Statistics, the temps of growth of British economy spiked to 0.4% in the third quarter. This news gave the cable an upside momentum, which it used to break through the upper trend-line of a dominant descending channel . As there are no significant UK or US data releases planned for today, bulls might use this lull to elevate the pair to the weekly R1 at 1.3306.

In support of this assumption, there is need to take into account that some of the Pound traders are simultaneously following the ECB meeting and are trying to push the Sterling in parallel with the Euro . On the other hand, bears might use an area between the 1.3285 and 1.3290 marks to either halt or even turnaround the pair.
Comment: GBP/USD returns to Wednesday minimum

Following a report that the key Brexit draft law will be debated in parliament in the middle of November, the Pound dropped against the Dollar. This news as well as prolongation of the quantitative easing program announced by the Mario Draghi gave an excellent opportunity to return the cable to the 1.3130 level, from which it started a massive surge this Wednesday.

Despite such high volatility the lower trend-line of a dominant ascending channel is expected to block any further attempts of the rate to sneak to the bottom at least until release of the US Advance GDP later this day. However, another round of rapid surge is not expected either, as path to the north is reliably secured by a combination of the 55-, 100- and 200-hour SMAs together with the weekly PP at 1.3197.

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