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GBP/USD Technical Analysis – 3-Month Support Pressured

GBP/USD Technical Analysis – 3-Month Support Pressured

Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC

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Talking Points:

  • GBP/USD Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support:1.6750 (trend line), 1.6711 (38.2% Fib ret.)
  • Resistance: 1.6820 (23.6% Fib ret.),1.6887 (14.6% Fib ret.),

The British Pound declined as expected after the release of the BOE Inflation Report, sinking to the lowest level in a month against the US Dollar. Prices are now set to test support at 1.6750, marked by a rising trend line set from early February. A break below this barrier on a daily closing basis exposes the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement at 1.6711. Near-term resistance is at 1.6820, marked by the 23.6% level. A reversal back above that aims for the 14.6% Fib at 1.6887.

Prices are too close to support to justify a short position from a risk/reward perspective. On the other hand, the absence of a defined bullish reversal signal warns against taking up the long side. With that in mind, we remain flat for now.

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GBP/USD Technical Analysis – 3-Month Support Pressured

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

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

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