GBP/USD Weekly Outlook

GBP/USD’s decline continued last week and hit as low as 1.2661 before turning sideway. Initial bias stays neutral this week for consolidation first. As long as 1.2826 minor resistance holds, deeper fall is still expected. Break of 1.2661 will resume the whole fall from 1.4376 and target 161.8% projection of 1.3362 to 1.2956 from 1.3212 at 1.2555. Though, break of 1.2826 will indicate short term bottoming on bullish convergence condition in 4 hour MACD. And that would bring stronger rebound and lengthier consolidation first.

In the bigger picture, whole medium term rebound from 1.1946 (2016 low) should have completed at 1.4376 already, after rejection from 55 month EMA (now at 1.4091). Current downside acceleration argues that it’s possibly resuming long term down trend. In any case, outlook will stay bearish as long as 1.3212 resistance holds. Retest of 1.1946 should be seen next.

In the longer term picture, outlook in GBP/USD is held bearish. Rebound from 1.1946 was rejected solidly by falling 55 month EMA. The pair was limited well below 38.2% retracement of 2.1161 (2007 high) to 1.1946, as well as the decade long falling trend line. On break of 1.1946, next target will be 61.8% projection of 1.7190 to 1.1946 from 1.4376 at 1.1135.