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British Pound (GBP) Latest: EUR/GBP and GBP/NZD Outlooks

British Pound (GBP) Latest: EUR/GBP and GBP/NZD Outlooks

Nick Cawley, Senior Strategist


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EUR/GBP and GBP/NZD Outlooks

  • GBP/NZD continue to grind higher.
  • EUR/GBP sitting in the middle of a multi-month range.
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Sterling pairs have been quiet of late after the recent BoE meeting. On Friday the latest UK GDP figures are released, while next week heavyweight employment, inflation, and retail sales data will need to be closely followed.

GBP/NZD continues to grind higher and is touching highs last seen back in March 2020. The pair have moved higher since February this year on diverging central bank policy and while one technical indicator (CCI) suggests that the pair are overbought, the short- and medium-term term outlook remains positive.

Looking at the daily chart, GBP/NZD continues to print a series of higher lows and higher highs, while the 20- and 50-day moving averages are seen propping up the move higher. A 50-day/200-day golden cross made in late March has added to the positive sentiment in the pair. Any pullback in the pair should be relatively minor with a block of recent highs and lows in July acting as a support zone. With little in the way of resistance, the pair may continue to nudge higher.

GBP/NZD Daily Price Chart – August 9, 2023


In contrast to GBP/NZD, another British Pound pair, EUR/GBP, remains locked in a range with little reason at the moment to attempt a breakout. The range between 0.8504 and 0.8721 has held for nearly three months, while the pair have started to narrow this range recently. Resistance at 0.8721, originally formed off a prior level of support, is strengthened by the 200-day simple moving average that currently sits just above at 0.8722. The daily charts outlook is not helped by the recent 20-day and 50-day crossover, while the CCI indicator shows that the pair is neither overbought nor oversold. The current range is likely to persist unless a fundamental driver appears.

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EUR/GBP Daily Price Chart – August 9, 2023


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