The pound hit a fresh four-week low against USD after the US manufacturing data release. The US dollar dominated against major pairs at yesterday's session.
The seasonally adjusted Markit/CIPS PMI ticked higher to 52.0 in May, up from a revised reading of 51.8 in April (previously reported as 51.9). The UK manufacturing sector showed further modest expansions of both output and new orders in May. Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in May for the 29th consecutive month. The overall economy grew for the 72nd consecutive month.
Upcoming event: Today, traders eye construction PMI. The UK construction sector has been struggling for a while, led by housing market.
Technical analysis: The cable held the 20Wsma and was trading above. The weekly support was found at 1.5150 and 1.5089. At yesterday's session, the cable touched the 100Dsma and 50Dsma junction placed at 1.5165. We expect a technical bounce with a target at 1.5300 in a day or two, later 1.5525 in the extreme case. We advised to buy between 1.5150 and 1.5100 with sl 1.5089. The same theme we still recommend this week as well. In the H1 chart, lower lows and lower highs are expanding. The price has been consolidating at 1.5200 for 8-hours. As we explained earlier, technical bounce likely. For today's session risky buying is available with sl 1.5160 and targets at 1.5240, 1.5260, and 1.5300 CMP 1.5200. Safe buying will trigger above 1.5220. Intraday support is found at 1.5160 and 1.5130. Positional buying is advised with small quantity. Bulls are likely to regain strength above 1.5300 with targets at 1.5340, 1.5380, and 1.5420. In case dip takes place buyers available between 1.5130 and 1.5100.
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