Mildly bid above 1.2200 inside short-term triangle, UK Retail Sales eyed

  • GBP/USD snaps two-day losing streak while recovering from 1.2185.
  • 61.8% Fibonacci retracement can offer intermediate resistance.
  • Downside break of the triangle will recall sub-1.2100 area on the charts.
  • UK Retail Sales for April become the key fundamental catalyst.

GBP/USD extends recovery moves from 1.2185 while taking the bids near 1.2230, up 0.10% on a day, amid the early Friday trading.

Looking at the Cable’s moves from late-Monday, a short-term falling triangle seems to appear on the hourly (H1) chart. That said, the quote presently confronts an intermediate resistance line, around 1.2235, following the bounce from the formation’s support.

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Should the pullback cross 1.2235, 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level of May 12-17 fall near 1.2265 can offer extra resistance before fueling the pair towards the pattern’s upper line, at 1.2275 now.

It should also be noted that the pair’s rise past-1.2275 enables it to cross 1.2300 round-figure and aim for May 13 high near 1.2340 before rising further.

On the downside, the pair’s declines below 1.2185 support can wait for the validation from the 1.2170 rest-point, which if broken can drag the quote to the monthly low surrounding 1.2075.

GBP/USD hourly chart

Trend: Further recovery expected