GBP/USD Mid-Day Outlook

Daily Pivots: (S1) 1.2990; (P) 1.3041; (R1) 1.3080; More…

A temporary low is in place at 1.2999 and intraday bias in GBP/USD is turned neutral first. Near term outlook will remain bearish as long as 1.3216 resistance holds. Below 1.2999 will target 1.2784 support first. Break there will likely resume larger down trend from 1.4376 through 1.2661. However, break of 1.3216 will dampen our bearish view and turn focus back to 1.3316 key fibonacci resistance.

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 1.4062). The structure and momentum of the fall from 1.4376 argues that it’s resuming long term down trend. And this will be the preferred case as long as 38.2% retracement of 1.4376 to 1.2661 at 1.3316 holds. However, firm break of 1.3316 would bring stronger rebound to 61.8% retracement at 1.3721. And, the eventual depth of the fall from 1.4376, and the chance of hitting 1.1946 low, will depend on the strength of the interim corrective rebound from 1.2661.