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GBP/USD Technical Analysis – Short Position Now in Play

By , Currency Strategist
18 April 2014 00:01 GMT

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Talking Points:

  • GBP/USD Technical Strategy: Short at 1.6789
  • Support:1.6751 (23.6% Fib ret.), 1.6695 (38.2% Fib ret.)
  • Resistance: 1.6822 (Feb 17 high)

The British Pound may be carving out a double top against the US Dollar as prices show a Shooting Star candlestick below resistance at 1.6822, the February 17 high. Negative RSI divergence bolsters the case for a downside scenario. Initial support is at 1.6751, the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement, with a break below that exposing the 38.2% level at 1.6695.

We will attempt to enter short here, setting a stop-loss to be activated on a daily close above 1.6822. Profit on half of the position will be booked and the stop-loss trailed to the breakeven level (1.6789) once prices hit 1.6751. The remainder of the trade left to develop with subsequent downside momentum.

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--- Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for DailyFX.com

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18 April 2014 00:01 GMT