GBP/USD Mid-Day Outlook

Daily Pivots: (S1) 1.2897; (P) 1.2960; (R1) 1.3001; More…

GBP/USD’s recovery suggests that a temporary low is formed 1.2921 and intraday bias is turned neutral for consolidations. Upside of recovery should be limited by 1.3115 resistance to bring another decline. We’ll holding on to the view that corrective rise from 1.2661 has completed and larger decline from 1.4376 might be resuming. Below 1.2921 will target 1.2784 support next. Nonetheless, break of 1.3115 will dampen our view and turn focus back to 1.3297 resistance instead.

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.