British Pound (GBP) Price Outlook: GBP/USD Range Trading to Persist

British Pound (GBP) Price Outlook: GBP/USD Range Trading to Persist

GBP/USD can be expected to trade between 1.38 and 1.40 in the days ahead unless the Bank of England‘s monetary policy committee is more aggressive on policy than analysts are expecting. A small tightening of policy is predicted via a minor tapering of the BoE’s asset-purchase program but a more combative move is not impossible given the extent of the UK economys recovery in the current quarter.To get more news about WikiFX, you can visit wikifx.com official website.

  The risk for GBP/USD is therefore tilted to the upside, with the February 24 high at 1.4242 a possible longer-term target if 1.40 were to break conclusively.  Domestically, Thursdays other main focus will be elections for the Scottish and Welsh devolved authorities, a by-election in Hartlepool and elections in England for many councils, city mayors, and police and crime commissioners. These are not likely to have an impact on GBP though, particularly as the results will dribble out over several days. GBP/USD continues to trade within the broad 1.38 to 1.40 range in place since April 16 and will likely continue to do so.

  That‘s unless the Bank of England’s rate-setting monetary policy committee is more aggressive than expected after its meeting that ends Thursday.