GBP/USD: possible resumption of up-trend

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   Cable has recovered and risen up strongly today, moving from 1.6307 to 1.6444 in under an hour, as a result of a particularly positive U.K retail sales report. This has probably signalled a resumption of the dominant short-term up-trend, after the completion of a classic A-B-C correction from the 1.6600 highs. A recovery above 1.6470, would clear the monthly pivot currently blocking further upside, break the sequence of lower highs, and provide more cast-iron confirmation of a resumption of the dominant trend. The next target higher is at the 1.6600 highs.

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