GBP/USD: Is Bullish Bias Set To Persist?
Both major currency pairs experienced a volatile start to the new week and there was something for everyone. While bears initially set the tone, providing short-traders a good profit, bulls won out against the bears at the end of the day, sending the euro and British pound higher against the U.S. dollar.
Consequently, the current sentiment appears to be strongly bullish. But what’s next? Let’s have a look at the technical side.
Sterling still trades within a tertiary downward channel. After the recent rise the situation appears somewhat overbought, so traders should generally expect increased bearish momentum in the near-term. If the pair is able to break significantly above 1.43, we see next resistances at 1.4360 and 1.44. Even if concerns about a potential Brexit have eased somewhat, the latest U.K. economic reports were not really encouraging. We therefore favor a bearish stance and focus on next resistances from where GBP may bounce back.
GBP/USD 4-Hour Chart
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is scheduled to testify at Parliament’s Treasury Committee on the economic and financial benefits of EU membership today at 9:15 a.m. GMT. Carney has declined to reveal any details of the possible actions the BoE will be considering in the event of Brexit. A potential EU withdrawal fueled speculation the U.K. could fall into recession and the central bank would have to respond with a rate-cut. Traders should keep an eye on Carney’s testimony as any new insights or details could have a significant impact on the pound.
The Eurozone GDP is scheduled for release at 10:00 GMT, but no changes are expected.
Here are our daily signal alerts:
EUR/USD Long at 1.1030 SL 25 TP 35 Short at 1.0984 SL 25 TP 20, 40
GBP/USD Long at 1.4272 SL 25 TP 30-35 Short at 1.4214 SL 25 TP 20, 40
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