GBPUSD Outlook: Strong Bullish Sentiment on Upbeat UK Earnings, Positive Brexit News

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Cable holds firm tone ahead of US session on Monday and hit new high at 1.3230. Extension of two-day recovery from Monday’s low at 1.3083 (posted after Brexit talks stalled over the weekend) showed 147-pips advance and is establishing above 1.32 barrier. Sterling was inflated by better than expected UK earnings data (Aug 2.7% vs 2.6% f/c / prev) while earnings excluding volatile bonuses rose by 3.1% in three months to Aug, overshooting forecast for 2.9% rise, in the highest increase since 2009. Strong earnings data support hawks advocating for BoE rate hike in Feb. Positive tones about Brexit were heard on Tuesday, as France expressed its confidence that Brexit deal could be reached in the near future. Break above 1.32 handle eyes 1.3257 (12 Oct high) violation of which would expose key barriers at 1.3297 (20Sep high) and 1.3316 (Fibo 61.8% of 1.4376/1.2661 fall).

Res: 1.3230; 1.3257; 1.3297; 1.3316
Sup: 1.3216; 1.3191; 1.3170; 1.3139