The GBP/USD pair traded on a strong note during yesterday’s session as it was able to not only maintain its gains but has also managed to propel itself forward and attempt to make a dent in the resistance region situated at 1.2600 points. As of the moment it is still unable to make a significant impact in this particular region but it has yet to be seen whether it will be able to make a dent as the European traders are now going back to work after the holidays. A retraction towards the 1.2500 trading range is expected to occur before making any serious gains.
The sterling pound has been doing really well as the market is now waiting for the start of the Brexit negotiations between the EU and UK officials. The negotiations are expected to be very long and very winding, and both sides should be able to hold onto their respective gains. The Brexit process itself is also expected to affect the sterling pound in the long run. The string of economic data released from the UK economy looks good so far, with the Bank of England managing to hold the current economic situation together, however it remains to be seen whether it will still be able to do so once the negotiations begin. The 1.2600 region is expected to be sustained but as the negotiations wear on, this is expected to induce additional volatility into the pair and this is why traders should be extra careful when it comes to trading with the GBP/USD pair in the medium term outlook.
There are no major news releases from both the UK and the US economy for today, and as such, the GBP/USD pair is expected to continue its current trend of ranging and consolidation with a bullish undertone as it again tries to break through the 1.2600 range.