GBP/USD Technical Analysis – Short Trade Target in Sight

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Talking Points:

  • GBP/USD Technical Strategy: Short at 1.6789
  • Support:1.6751 (23.6% Fib ret.), 1.6695 (38.2% Fib ret.)
  • Resistance: 1.6822 (Feb 17 high)

The British Pound may be in the process of setting a double top against the US Dollar after prices produced a Shooting Star candlestick below resistance at 1.6822, the February 17 high. Negative RSI divergence bolsters the case for a downside scenario. Near-term support is at 1.6751, the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement, with a break below that on a daily closing basis targeting the 38.2% level at 1.6695.

We sold GBP/USD at 1.6789, setting a stop-loss to be triggered on a daily close above 1.6822. Profit on half of the position will be booked and the stop-loss trailed to breakeven at 1.6751. The remainder of the trade will be left to develop with subsequent downside momentum.

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GBP/USD Technical Analysis – Short Trade Target in Sight

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


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