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GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Stalling Above 1.60 Figure

GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Stalling Above 1.60 Figure

Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC

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Talking Points:

  • GBP/USD Technical Strategy: Short at 1.6233
  • Support: 1.6043, 1.5931, 1.5749
  • Resistance: 1.6183, 1.6237, 1.6459

The British Pound advanced against the US Dollar as expected after producing a bullish Piercing Line candlestick pattern. Near-term resistance is at 1.6183, the site of a falling trend line set from mid-July, with a break above that on a daily closing basis exposing the 23.6%Fibonacci retracement at 1.6237. Alternatively, a reversal below the 14.6% Fib expansion at 1.6043 clears the way for a challenge of the 23.6% threshold at 1.5931.

We sold GBPUSD at 1.6233 and have since taken profit on half of our exposure. The remainder of the trade is open to capture any further downside momentum. The stop-loss is now at the breakeven level (1.6233).

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GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Stalling Above 1.60 Figure

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

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

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