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Forex pairs in this Article » GBP/USD (Barcelona) - The GBPUSD had already breached below the 1.5500 handle during the London morning, to 1.5492 low, but the psychological level pulled the market back up for the rest of the period. Now, as the US leads the FX market, the pair went under again, and is extending losses (to 1.5483, as of writing).

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"Technical readings in the hourly chart mostly flat as per the lack of interest around this level. 20 SMA acts as short term resistance around 1.5520, while daily low has been set so far at 1.5490, immediate support", wrote indepedent analyst Valeria Bednarik, pointing to other supports at 1.5445 and 1.54410.
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