- A long-term bull cross seen on technical charts favors the upside in GBP/USD.
- Gains will likely remain elusive if the UK parliament rejects early election offer.
The path of least resistance for GBP/USD is on the higher side, according to a key technical indicator. Big gains, however, may remain elusive if the UK parliament again rejects Prime Minister Borish Johnson's December election offer.
Bull cross confirmed
The 50-day moving average has crossed above the 100-day moving average, confirming a bullish cross for the first time since February.
The crossover indicates a continuation of the recent rally from lows near 1.22 and so does the bull flag seen on the 4-hour chart.
Focus on UK political drama
The European Union on Monday granted a three-month Brexit extension and the UK parliament rejected Johnson's proposal for snap elections.
PM Johnson will call another vote on a December election Tuesday, which has a greater chance of success, as it would only need a simple majority to succeed – not two thirds as required in previous attempts, according to the BBC.
That said, Johnson would still need support from the Liberal Democrats and the Scottish National Party. The two parties have expressed willingness to support an early election if the PM satisfies three conditions: a no-deal Brexit is ruled out, there is no attempt to pass the PM's Brexit deal before the election and the election date is stipulated.
The British Pound will likely challenge recent highs above 1.30, as suggested by technical studies if the Parliament approves an early election. If the vote fails, then GBP may drop below support at 1.2788.
On the data front, the UK housing prices, Consumer Credit, Money Supply, and Mortgage Approvals are scheduled for release during the European trading hours. Across the pond, the focus will be on the US Consumer Confidence data and Pending Home Sales.
|Today last price||1.2848|
|Today Daily Change||-0.0012|
|Today Daily Change %||-0.09|
|Today daily open||1.286|
|Previous Daily High||1.2878|
|Previous Daily Low||1.2811|
|Previous Weekly High||1.3013|
|Previous Weekly Low||1.2787|
|Previous Monthly High||1.2583|
|Previous Monthly Low||1.1958|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||1.2852|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||1.2836|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||1.2822|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||1.2783|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||1.2755|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||1.2888|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||1.2916|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1.2955|