GBP/USD recovers fairly quickly

By FXstreet.com | Updated July 30, 2014 AAA

FXStreet (Córdoba) - Unlike the euro, pound losses versus the greenback were only short-lived as the GBP/USD bounced sharply from post-nonfarm payrolls lows and recovered almost completely the lost ground.



The GBP/USD fell to a 2-day low of 1.7095 as the knee-jerk reaction to US nonfarm payrolls. The greenback rallied across the board as the US jobs gain 288K came in well above consensus 213K.



However, the USD surrendered gains versus the pound as regardless these numbers, investors continue to bet the BoE will hike rates before the Fed and that very same reason took the Cable to a fresh 6-year high of 1.7176 yesterday. At time of writing, the GBP/USD is trading at 1.7143, still 0.12% below its opening price.



GBP/USD technical levels



As for technical levels, immediate supports for GBP/USD are seen at 1.7095 (Jul 3 & 1 lows), 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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