Thursday ended with the EUR/USD being high above of local resistance of 1.10. What's the target now?
British pound slumps after mixed UK data
On Friday, the British pound decreased against the American dollar, following the publication of dismal British economic growth data as well as a more upbeat report on the country’s current account. Meanwhile, market participants eyed upcoming American economic reports.
The currency pair GBP/USD reached 1.2447 during European morning trade, which is the session minimum. This pair consolidated at 1.2465, sliding 0.10%.
Cable was about to get backed at 1.2401, Thursday’s minimum and resistance at 1.2598, the peak of March 28.
The UK Office for National Statistics reported that its final reading of fourth quarter GDP was a 0.7% soar, which is in line with hopes as well as a previous estimate.
However, year-on-hear GDP added 1.9% during the fourth quarter, which is below expectations and a previous forecast for a surge rate of 2%.
A separate report revealed that the UK current account deficit dropped to £12.1 billion in the fourth quarter of the previous year from £25.7 billion of the third quarter.
The Reserve Bank of Australia will publish its statement and announce the interest rate on July 7, at 7:30 MT time.
The overall market sentiment was mixed after the USA recorded the largest increase in virus cases since May 9. The data even offset the better-than-expected NFP.
The risk-on tone is back on the market again. Let’s look at main trading opportunities.