The GBP/USD pair is on a four-day winning spree, now extending its bullish run towards 1.2600 levels amid renewed broad USD weakness, as the treasury yields continue to tumble in response to fading Trump trade.
GBP/USD Levels to consider The immediate resistance for the pair could be seen at 1.2595 (Classic R2/ Fib R3) followed by 1.2615 (Mar 27 high) and 1.2700 (zero figure). To the downside, supports are aligned at 1.2500 (psychological level), 1.2481/77 (20 & 5-DMA) and 1.2464/50 (10-DMA/psychological level).
A quiet and eventless Asian session was witnessed today, as dust settled over a volatile Tuesday led by extensive GBP flash rally. Cable corrected further away from six-month tops reached in a flash to 1.2912, now look to test the downside support at 1.2800 levels.
The GBP/USD pair had the best performance in three months. It broke two key medium-term resistance levels.
After yesterday, the pound made a modest retreat in the market on Thursday. It preserved key technical levels that broke during Wednesday’s rally.
The GBP/USD pair failed several attempts to regain 1.28 handle in early Asia, and now wavers in an almost 20-pips trading range, as persistent US dollar strength across the board keeps the prices in check.
However, the spot manages to find some support from risk-on trades amid positive Asian stocks and oil prices, which buoys the sentiment around the risk currency GBP.
GBP/USD LEVELS Momentum above 1.2860 (daily high) could lift the pair above 1.2912 (flash rally high), beyond which a test of 1.2950 (psychological levels) is imminent. Conversely, a break below 1.2773 (daily low), leading to a subsequent break below 1.2750 (psychological levels) is likely to drag the pair towards testing its next support near 1.2706 (5-DMA).
GBP/USD - the current levels (1.2808) does not look good to enter from the short side on this market. Would be better to looking for sell below 1.2765. Until then, the odds are more or less for long (except some scalps or short term trades) :)
Shorting (or 'selling') the pound means taking a position that will earn you a profit if the value of the pound goes down in relation to other currencies. Selling is the opposite of going long (buying), which means taking a position that makes profit if the pound's market price increases.