GBP/USD Stuck Below Key Hurdles Near 1.3150

Key Highlights

  • GBP/USD is slowly declining after it failed to clear the 1.3150 resistance.
  • A crucial contracting triangle is forming with resistance near 1.3120 on the 4-hours chart.

GBP/USD Technical Analysis

Looking at the 4-hours chart, the pair settled below the 1.3100 support level, the 100 simple moving average (red, 4-hours), and the 200 simple moving average (green, 4-hours).

Moreover, there was a break below the 50% Fib retracement level of the last key upward move from the 1.2962 low to 1.3174 high. However, the pair is currently finding bids near the 1.3040 area.

It seems like the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last key upward move from the 1.2962 low to 1.3174 high is protecting further downsides. More importantly, there is a crucial contracting triangle forming with resistance near 1.3120 on the same chart.

Therefore, a clear break above the triangle resistance and then a follow up above the 1.3150 resistance is needed for the bulls to gain momentum.

On the downside, there are a couple of decent supports near the 1.3040 level. If there is a downside break below 1.3040, the pair may even struggle to stay above the 1.3000 handle.


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