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GBP/USD: a short-term uptrend
Information is not investment advice
GBP/USD continued its recovery yesterday. The pair rose to the 50-week MA at 1.3150. It’s quite natural to assume that this line will act as resistance. The next obstacle on the upside lies at 1.32 (100-week MA, January highs).
On H4, the pair formed a doji with a long upper wick — a negative sign. There’s also a negative divergence with Awesome Oscillator. All in all, there’s a significant probability that the pound will correct down. Notice though that the proposed trades are counter-trend, so make sure that you manage the risks properly. The levels around 1.3050 might become attractive for buying.
On Thursday, the 2nd of February, the Bank of England will publish its report concerning interest rates and inflation data for the Eurozone. Professionals and investors anticipate that Andrew Bailey’s lead team of policy makers will likely raise interest rates to 4%; the highest in over a decade, for the tenth time in a row.
The first FOMC meeting comes after a buildup of anticipation from traders and investors alike, as the markets await what posture the Fed will take regarding the interest rates; would there be a hike or a cut in interest rates? Recall that the Federal Open Market Committee had previously ended the year 2022 with a 50bps hike, and an indication from Powell, the committee chairman, that the Fed could consider raising interest rates by 75bps in the course of the year 2023.
Western countries are trying to find other options for oil and gas supplies after a 10th package of sanctions, which will put more pressure on Russian oil and decrease global oil supply. Italy, for example, is in talks with Libya.