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Forex: GBP/USD Technical Analysis – Resistance Met Above 1.67

Ilya Spivak

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Talking Points:

  • GBP/USD Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 1.6562 (38.2% Fib exp.), 1.6443 (23.6% Fib exp.)
  • Resistance: 1.6658 (50% Fib exp.), 1.6754 (61.8% Fib exp.)

The British Pound continues soar against the US Dollar having started a recovery as we suspected. Prices are testing resistance represented by the 61.8% Fibonacci expansion at 1.6754, with a break above that targeting the 76.4% level at 1.6873. Alternatively, a reversal below the 1.6658-67 area marked by the January 24 swing high and the 50% Fibonacci expansion aims for the 38.2% Fib at 1.6562.

Entering long seems premature until a break of resistance is confirmed on a daily closing basis. On the other hand, attempting to pick a top and taking a trade on the short side presupposes current momentum will unravel without any readily apparent evidence. As such, we will remain flat for the time being.

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

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