This forced markets to sell Sterling in anticipation of BOE rate cut/QE in August.
- Sterling’s retreat from the high of 1.3290 on weak data if results in a break below 1.3064 would suggest an end of the corrective rally from the post Bexit low of 1.2789 and open doors for a slide to 1.29 levels next week.
- In case, 1.3604 holds till Monday’s NY session, the odds of a rebound to 1.3315 (23.6% of 1.5019-1.2789) would increase.
- Further gains towards 1.35 would need a day end closing above 1.3315.
Check out - Craig Erlam, Senior Market Analyst at Oanda presents his take on GBP/USD - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SZ_ZWl4PFM