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Technical Outlook for GBP/USD, EUR/USD, Gold Price & More (Video)

Technical Outlook for GBP/USD, EUR/USD, Gold Price & More (Video)

2018-07-18 11:20:00
Paul Robinson, Strategist

GBP/USD is reeling at the moment and has support just above 13000 under assault, while EUR/USD is continuing to coil up for what looks like will be an eventual bearish break. Gold broke a long-term trend-line yesterday and on that is poised for further losses.

Technical Highlights:

  • GBP/USD testing support above 13000
  • EUR/USD wedge building above 11500
  • Gold price broke big support, heading lower

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GBP/USD testing support above 13000

It’s been a rough past couple of days for GBP/USD, cementing another lower-high and possibly lower-low in a sequence which continues to bode poorly for the pair. It is currently trading right around support extending over from October.

A daily close below 13027 will turn support into initial resistance on any attempt to recover, with the 12800-level targeted as next up as support. There is an underside slope to consider for as a spot to look for GBP/USD to bounce from, but not likely to offer enough support to allow for anything other than a minor relief bounce.

Even if cable can recover from here the overall trend structure suggests any strength will be short-loved as long as the sequence of lower-highs/lower-lows remain intact.

GBP/USD Daily Chart (Testing support)

GBP/USD daily chart, testing support

Check out the Q3 British Pound Forecast for a broader fundamental and technical view

EUR/USD wedge building above 11500

While the euro remains generally neither ‘here nor there’, the wedge forming since bottoming in late May points to a continuation-style pattern to eventually take price below the important 11500-threshold. For now, it may continue to fill out the rest of the pattern, but the burden of proof lies on buyers.

(We also took a look at a set-up in EUR/CAD, for full details you can check out this morning's analyst pick.)

EUR/USD Daily Chart (Wedge building…)

EUR/USD daily chart (wedge building...)

Check out the Q3 Euro Forecast for a broader fundamental and technical view

Gold price broke big support, heading lower

This morning, we discussed gold (&silver) in detail, pointing out the importance of breaking the 2015 trend-line/December low. Yesterday’s slice through paves the way for a move towards support down in the vicinity of 1205/1195.

Gold Daily Chart (Targeting 1205/1195)

Gold daily chart, targeting 1205/1195

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---Written by Paul Robinson, Market Analyst

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