- GBP/USD remains stuck at key resistance despite the UK parliament approving the December election.
- A flag breakout on the 4-hour chart would revive the bullish view.
- The bull flag will likely fail if the Federal Reserve delivers a hawkish rate hike.
GBP/USD's struggle for a flag breakout continues even though the UK parliament on Tuesday backed a general election on December 12.
The House of Commons on Tuesday approved legislation paving the way for the first December election since 1923, according to the BBC. The bill is expected to become a law by the end of the week.
Even so, the British Pound is struggling to draw bids. The currency pair is currently trading at 1.2863 and has spent a better part of the last 12 hours chipping away at the resistance of the bull flag on the 4-hour chart.
A flag breakout, if confirmed, would imply a continuation of the rally from recent lows near 1.22 and could pave the way for a re-test of the Oct. 21 high of 1.3012.
The breakout, however, may remain elusive or fail if the Federal Reserve cuts rates by 25 basis points and signal a rate cut pause, sending Treasury yields and the US Dollar higher across the board. It is worth noting that the market has already priced in a 25 basis point rate cut.
|Today last price||1.286|
|Today Daily Change||-0.0008|
|Today Daily Change %||-0.06|
|Today daily open||1.2868|
|Previous Daily High||1.2906|
|Previous Daily Low||1.2804|
|Previous Weekly High||1.3013|
|Previous Weekly Low||1.2787|
|Previous Monthly High||1.2583|
|Previous Monthly Low||1.1958|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||1.2867|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||1.2843|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||1.2813|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||1.2758|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||1.2711|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||1.2914|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||1.2961|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1.3016|
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