The Great Britain Pound (GBP) inched higher against the US Dollar (USD) on Monday, increasing the price of GBPUSD to more than 1.2850 following some key economic events. The technical bias remains bullish because of a higher low in the recent upside rally.
GBP/USD Technical Analysis
As of this writing, the pair is being traded near 1.2893. A hurdle may be noted around 1.3158 (the high of the last major upside rally) ahead of 1.3247 (another key horizontal resistance) and then 1.3300 (the psychological number).
On the downside, a support can be noted around 1.2700 (a psychological number) ahead of 1.2634 (the low of the last major downside move) and then 1.2500 (the confluence of horizontal support as well as psychological number) as demonstrated in the given above chart. The technical bias shall remain bullish as long as the 1.2700 support area is intact.
US Durable Goods Orders
New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods rose slightly more than expected in July and shipments surged, pointing to an acceleration in business spending early in the third quarter. The Commerce Department said on Friday non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, increased 0.4 percent last month after being unchanged in June. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast these so-called core capital goods orders rising 0.3 percent last month. They were up 3.3 percent from a year ago.
Considering the overall technical and fundamental outlook, buying the pair around current levels may be a good strategy in short to medium term.