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GBP/USD goes down steeply to 1.2870
On Monday, the GBP/USD pair didn’t manage to sustain the revival above 1.29 handle, and took a steep U-turn over the previous hour, as the bears were about to test the 1.2850 support.
The currency pair GBP/USD slumped below daily pivot, showing 1.2887
The latest series of dismal British fundamentals also keeps market sentiment around the British pound undermined because traders fear that the negative macro news could keep the Bank of England away from maintaining its latest hawkish stance.
Further, renewed weakness in crude prices along with fresh USD buying across the board, contributes to the latest leg lower in the spot. The greenback is still broadly underpinned because the bulls keep riding higher on positive American payrolls data published last Friday.
Traders are currently focused on the American labor market conditions index for new trading impetus because the British docket is still data-dry today.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.