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GBPUSD Price Slumps to Fresh 27-Month Low, No Respite in Sight

GBPUSD Price Slumps to Fresh 27-Month Low, No Respite in Sight

Nick Cawley, Senior Strategist


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Sterling (GBPUSD) Price, Chart and Analysis

  • GBPUSD slumps on weak Sterling, strong US dollar double.
  • A possibility the pair may trade below 1.2000 in the short-to-medium term

Brand New Q3 2019 GBP and USD Forecasts andTop Trading Opportunities

GBPUSD Weakness Continues

Cable has just traded at the lowest level since April 2017 as sellers take complete control of the market. In slightly holiday-thinned conditions, GBPUSD fell ahead of today’s UK jobs and wages data, steadied post-release and then fell further with sellers off stop losses on the way down.

We noted on Monday that Sterling looked weak and this is now playing out against a range of currencies with losses ranging between 0.50% and 0.90%

Sterling – GBPUSD Capped as UK Data, Tory Leadership Vote Loom

IG Client Sentiment data paints a mixed picture despite Sterling traders being 79.9% net-long of GBPUSD, a negative contrarian bias. Recent daily and weekly positional changes however give us a stronger bearish GBPUSD trading bias.

The daily chart shows the current sell-off and now the pair will be looking at potential support levels from over two years ago. The April 2017 low at 1.2360 is the next target ahead of 1.2108, the March 2017 low, before the January 2017 low around 1.1983 comes into view. To the upside, 1.2600 may be hard to pierce in the current environment.

GBPUSD Daily Price Chart (January 2018 – July 16, 2019)

Traders may be interested in two of our trading guides – Traits of Successful Traders and Top Trading Lessons – while technical analysts are likely to be interested in our latest Elliott Wave Guide.

What is your view on GBPUSD – bullish or bearish?? You can let us know via the form at the end of this piece or you can contact the author at or via Twitter @nickcawley1.

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