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GBP/USD Technical Analysis: 5-Month Resistance Under Fire

GBP/USD Technical Analysis: 5-Month Resistance Under Fire

2014-12-10 03:06:00
Ilya Spivak, Sr. Currency Strategist
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Talking Points:

  • GBP/USD Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 1.5540, 1.5447, 1.5213
  • Resistance: 1.5714, 1.5825, 1.5930

The British Pound is attempting to turn higher against the US Dollar as expected after putting in a bullish Piercing Line candlestick pattern. A daily close above falling trend line resistance set from mid-July – now at 1.5714 – exposes the November 27 high at 1.5825. Alternatively, a reversal below the December 8 low at 1.5540 clears the way for a test of the 23.6% Fibonacci expansion at 1.5447.

Risk/reward considerations argue against entering long with prices in close proximity to resistance. On the other hand, the absence of a defined bearish reversal signal suggests taking up the short side is premature. We will remain flat for now, waiting for a more actionable opportunity to present itself.

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GBP/USD Technical Analysis: 5-Month Resistance Under Fire

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

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