GBP/USD hits resistance
While GBP/USD has pushed above the downtrend line from the January high, and has also pushed above last week’s high, it has faltered at $1.40.
Further declines may see a retest of the breakout, around $1.3890, or a move back below would see $1.38 and then $1.37 tested. Above $1.40, the price targets $1.4070 and then $1.4145.
USD/CAD creates new higher low
Yesterday saw a classic example of fundamental news intervening to liven up a market, this time for USD/CAD.
The Bank of Canada (BoC) governor Stephen S. Poloz made a speech widely viewed as dovish, causing the US dollar to gain vis-à-vis its Canadian counterpart. While a new higher high in the uptrend has yet to be posted, a new higher low has been created. Crucially, the price has broken back above C$1.2916 again, which brings C$1.30 and higher into play.