GBP: after last BOE report this year

GBP: after last BOE report this year

2020-12-17 • Updated

GBP/USD has just broken the key resistance of 1.3600. What’s next?

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Market reaction

GBP/USD surged to the 1.3600 level, which was unseen since April 2018. The way up to the next resistance of 1.3650 is clear. If the pair manages to break it, it may rise to the next round number of 1.3700. On the flip side, the move below yesterday’s low of 1.3450 will drive the pair lower to the next support of 1.3400.  

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