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Forex: GBP/USD stalls ahead of 1.5300

FXstreet.com (Córdoba) - The British pound extended gains versus the greenback at the beginning of the New York session and climbed over 80 pips within the last hours, underpinned by better risk sentiment.

GBP/USD recovered from a low of 1.5213, but found resistance just a few pips shy from the 1.5300 psychological level. At time of writing, GBP/USD is trading around 1.5280, where it posts a 0.3% daily gain, having hit a high of 1.5297.

As for technical levels, immediate resistance is seen at 1.5300, followed by 1.5370 (Apr 17 high) and 1.5383 (Apr 15 high). On the other hand, below 1.5213 (intraday low) next support could be found at 1.5200 (psychological level/Apr 5 low).

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