GBP/USD inching higher

The bullish momentum in the sterling is now gathering steam, lifting the GBP/USD to the vicinity of 1.6200 the figure on Tuesday.

GBP/USD attention on the Inflation Report Hearings

The risk appetite is reining in the markets in the European morning, allowing the pair to break above the recent attempt of consolidation between 1.6040 and 1.6060. In today’s main event for the pound, BoE’s Carney, Bean and Dale will testify before the Treasury Committee on the last Quarterly Inflation Report, although consensus almost ruled out a different tone from the last report. “We expect the BoE to repeat that the unexpectedly strong growth momentum is the reason that the MPC lowered its unemployment rate projection and that there could be a case for not raising the Bank Rate immediately at the 7% unemployment threshold”, observed Signe Roed-Frederiksen, Senior Analyst at Danske Bank.

GBP/USD key levels

The pair is now up 0.20% at 1.6186 with the next resistance at 1.6241 (high Nov.25) ahead of 1.6248 (high Oct.25) and then 1.6258 (high Oct.23). On the flip side, a breakdown of 1.6134 (low Nov.25) would target 1.6105 (MA10d) en route to 1.6081 (MA50d).

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