GBPUSD is down 0.11% at 1.2798 and a breakdown of 1.2766 (low Apr.19) would expose 1.2619 (200-day sma) and finally 1.2549 (20-day sma). On the upside, the next next resistance lines up at 1.2904 (high Apr.18) followed by 1.3125 (high Sep.22 2016) and then 1.3279 (high Sep.15)
The British pound was up against the US dollar on Friday. By the close of US trading, GBP/USD is trading at 1.2826, gaining 0.11%. I believe that support is now at around 1.2513, Tuesday's low, and resistance is likely at 1.2909, Tuesday's high.
As expected, the lightweight bearish correction from Wednesday was only temporary. On Thursday, we saw renewed demand below the 1.2800 level, and although the bullish outcome was not particularly long, rejecting the lower values was almost restored. This holds the 'cable' over the 200 MA. Countering these positive facts, the price movement in the currency pair met support from investors during the Asian session of Friday. Conflicting signals indicate that timely analysis should be done with caution, although at this point I expect the corrective movement to deepen, forming lower bottoms.
GBP/USD: The GBP/USD pair prolonged its consolidative price action and is currently placed closer to the lower band of its five-day old trading range, near 1.2775 levels.
The pair traded with mild bearish bias for the third consecutive session and continued with its struggle to build on previous week's strong up-surge led by the UK PM Theresa May's announcement to call for a snap election on June 8th.
GBP/USD Technical Levels: On a sustained break below 1.2775-70 support, leading to a subsequent break below mid-1.2700s, would turn the pair vulnerable to aim back towards 1.2710-1.2700 support area. On the flip side, momentum back above the 1.2800 handle might continue to confront resistance near 1.2835-40 resistance area, above which a fresh bout of buying interest is likely to lift the pair back towards reclaiming the 1.2900 handle with some intermediate resistance near 1.2870-75 zone.
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