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Technical Analysis – GBP/USD moves towards 27-month lows

GBP/USD has declined considerably again after it failed to surpass the short-term moving averages from the beginning of the month. During the preceding week, cable reached a fresh more than two-year low of 1.2380 and touched the return line of the downward sloping channel.

The negatively aligned Tenkan-Sen line serves as a testament to the negative short-term momentum that is in place. The RSI indicator is moving south in the bearish territory, while the %K line of the stochastic oscillator created a downside crossover with its %D line, suggesting an extension of the selling interest.

Immediate support to further declines may be taking place around the 1.2360 – 1.2380 support zone, while the 1.2100 level, identified by the low on March 2017, could provide additional support in case of steeper losses.

A move to the upside may meet resistance near 1.2878, this being a peak recorded on July 12, with the area around it also encapsulating the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement level of the down-leg from 1.3380 to 1.2380 near 1.2615. In case of stronger bullish movement could send prices towards the 38.2% Fibonacci mark of 1.2760.

To summarise, GBP/USD looks negative in the near-term, while in the medium-term the picture is seen bearish unless the price breaks above the descending channel, which has been holding since March 13.


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Source: XM

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