GBP/USD dips under 1.3300 as sterling traders worry about impact of UK Omicron outbreak
Sterling has been under pressure during US trading hours, pulling back from earlier session highs above 1.3350 to fresh session lows under 1.3300. That leaves the pair only a few pips above annual lows printed last Friday at 1.3278. Recent weakness could be a reflection of fears that the Omicron Covid-19 variant, multiple infections of which have now been picked up across the UK, poses downside risks to the UK’s economic recovery this winter.
GBP/USD analysis: Respects weekly pivot point
The weekly simple pivot point and the high-level zone at 1.3364/1.3370 has provided the GBP/USD pair with enough resistance for the rate to decline. Namely, during the first half of Monday’s trading hours, the currency rate passed below the 100-hour SMA at 1.3340 and the 50-hour simple moving average at 1.3326.