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GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Buyers Struggle at 1.50 Anew

GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Buyers Struggle at 1.50 Anew

2015-04-19 06:07:00
Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC
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Talking Points:

  • GBP/USD Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 1.4798, 1.4709, 1.4565
  • Resistance: 1.4990, 1.5058, 1.5175

The British Pound advanced as expected against the US Dollar following the appearance of a bullish Piercing Line candlestick pattern. A daily close above the 1.4942-90 area (38.2% Fibonacci retracement, horizontal pivot) exposes the 50% level at 1.5058. Alternatively, a reversal below the 23.6% Fib at 1.4798 clears the way for a test of the 14.6% retracement at 1.4709.

Prices are too close to resistance to justify entering long from a risk/reward perspective. On the other hand, the absence of a defined bearish reversal signal suggests that taking up the short side is premature. With that in mind, we will remain flat for now.

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GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Buyers Struggle at 1.50 Anew

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

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