GBP/USD was the top loser in Asia as the FX desks offered GBP across the board in response to weak UK Q1 GDP print and growing signs of UK PM May’s Conservative party losing ground ahead of the June 8 elections.
The demand for the US dollar spiked as well as the CME FedWatch June rate hike probability jumped to 87.7%.
Despite the retreat to 1.2870 in Asia, the broader uptrend is still intact, given the pair is trading above 1.2810 (support offered by the trend line sloping upwards from the March low and April low). The 11-week rally could come to an end if the US data due later today beats estimates.
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