GBP/USD bulls flirt with 1.3800 around monthly high, focus on UK inflation
GBP/USD seesaws around 1.3800 as traders brace for the key inflation data during Wednesday’s Asian session. The cable pair cheered hopes of the Bank of England’s (BOE) rate hike, as well as broad US dollar weakness, to refresh the multi-day high the previous day. However, challenges surrounding the UK’s covid conditions and Brexit woes probed the bulls.
GBP/USD analysis: Surges despite breaking pattern
The GBP/USD passed the support of the channel up pattern. However, as the rate approached the 55-hour simple moving average and the 1.3710 level, a recovery began. By the start of Tuesday’s European trading hours, the pair had almost reached the 1.3800 mark. If the rate finds resistance at the 1.3800 mark, it could either trade sideways below it or decline.