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GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Pound Rebounds as Expected

GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Pound Rebounds as Expected

2015-04-15 03:07:00
Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC
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Talking Points:

  • GBP/USD Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 1.4597, 1.4463, 1.4247
  • Resistance: 1.4798, 1.4847, 1.4990

The British Pound moved higher against the US Dollar as expected after prices produced a bullish Piercing Line candlestick pattern. Near-term resistance is at 1.4798, the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement, with a break above that on a daily closing basis exposing trend line support-turned-resistance at 1.4847. Alternatively, a turn below the 14.6% retracement at 1.4709 opens the door for a challenge of the 61.8% Fib expansion at 1.4597.

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 an actionable opportunity to present itself.

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GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Pound Rebounds as Expected

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

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