GBP/USD erases gains after strong ADP

By FXstreet.com | Updated July 30, 2014 AAA

FXStreet (Córdoba) - The GBP/USD pulled back from multi-year highs and erased intraday gains after solid US employment data lifted the greenback across the board.



The ADP employment report showed US private sector added 281K jobs in June versus 205K expected, recording its highest since November 2012 a day ahead of the US nonfarm payrolls.



The GBP/USD fell after data but managed to hold above its Asian session low of 1.7139. At time of writing, the pair is trading at the 1.7140 area, just a few pips below its opening price, having hit a fresh 6-year peak of 1.7176 earlier on the back of strong UK construction PMI.



GBP/USD supports & resistances



As for technical levels, immediate supports for GBP/USD are seen at 1.7139 (Jul 2 low), 1.7095 (Jul 1 low), 1.7030 (10-day SMA) and 1.7007 (Jun 30 low). On the other hand, resistances could be found at 1.7176 (Jul 2 high), 1.7196/1.7200 (Oct 21 2008 high/psychological level) and then 1.7300 (psychological level).



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