GBP/USD back above $1.6600

Cable recovered from a 1-month low hit yesterday at $1.6544 to $1.6620. The market is waiting for a bunch of UK data to come at 9:30 GMT (MPC March minutes, labor market numbers and later – UK annual budget). Weakening performance and its acknowledgement by the UK authorities may push traders to speculate that this will delay interest rate hikes for a longer period than currently expected.

Cable is trading under a moderate bearish pressure since mid-February, retracing from highs above $1.6800. Major near-term support lies in the $1.6545/40 area (55-day MA, 8-month uptrend). Break below here could open the way towards $1.6260/30 support (September high and the 23.6% retracement of the move up from July 2013).

Chart. H4 GBP/USD

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