Momentum remains with the pound
The pound has been on an incredible run against the dollar, smashing through 1. 40 over the last week and gathering momentum to extend its gains.
When you look at where price is compared to the moving averages, there is an argument that the move is now quite overextended and perhaps poised for consolidation or a correction. But theand just don’t back this up yet.
We have seen some consolidation over the last 48 hours, but the price is still very stretched regardless. Should we see a move back towards 1. 40 then this would bring it back towards the moving averages on the 4-hour chart and could generate some interest once more.
We’ve just seen a lower high so a small pullback wouldn’t be an enormous surprise and on the, it would only represent a very modest correction. It would also roughly coincide with the of the move from 17 Feb lows to 23 Feb highs.
The vaccine rollout in the UK has been the primary driver behind the pound’s outperformance, with traders seemingly banking on a super-charged recovery this summer as a result of the lockdown being lifted. Life should be back to normal by 21 June under the current roadmap.
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