Forex Technical Update
The GBP/USD was buoyed by Bank of England's meeting minutes, which brought increased attention to inflation. Sterling's strength was also seen in the EUR/GBP, which fell below its 2012 low. The GBP/USD pushed above the 1.60 handle, and is attacking the 2012 high at 1.6066. Resistance in the 4/18 US trading session begins in the 1.6050-1.6066 area.
The daily chart shows a market that is trading sideways. Above 1.6066, they next key resistance area is between 1.6150 and 1.6162. The market would also be testing a projected wedge resistance if the market heads there in the next few sessions. The last time the market was in this area we in October- November 2011, and the market fell toward 1.59 during that consolidation period.
If the market breaks above 1.6162, the next key resistance area is 1.64-1.6450.
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