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GBP/USD Technical Analysis – A Double Top in the Works?

GBP/USD Technical Analysis – A Double Top in the Works?

Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC

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Talking Points:

  • GBP/USD Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support:1.6681 (38.2% Fib exp.), 1.6638 (50% Fib exp.)
  • Resistance: 1.6734 (23.6% Fib exp.), 1.6822 (Feb 17 high)

The British Pound may be forming a double top against the US Dollar after prices signaled forthcoming weakness with an Evening Star candlestick pattern below resistance at 1.6822, the February 17 high. A break below support at 1.6734, the 23.6% Fibonacci expansion, has exposed the 38.2% level at 1.6681. Pushing further beneath that eyes the 50% Fib at 1.6638.

A 53-pip trading range between near-term support and resistance doesn’t offer sufficient space for a short position given a 20-day ATR reading of 77 pips. We will continue to stand aside for now, looking for a more attractive setup to present itself.

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

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