• Dollar ends a positive weekly streak across the board, even as risk aversion prevails.
  • Pound offers signs of life, rebounds more than 200 pips.
  • GBP/USD could correct further, considering magnitude of recent slide.

The GBP/USD is moving sideways on Friday, consolidating slightly below 1.2500. The pair remained steady even as stocks in Wall Street turned negative. Risk aversion is offering no boost to the dollar.

The pound is rising versus the US dollar for the first time in five weeks as it recovers from the lowest level in almost two years and following a 900 pips slide. The main trend is still bearish for GBP/USD. The pair moved off YTD lows giving signs of an interim bottom. The recovery appears to have room to go, particularly is financial tensions across global markets ease.

Technical outlook

The GBP/USD pair tested the 1.2540 resistance, where the Fibonacci 23.6% retracement of the downtrend that started in late March is located, before going into a consolidation phase on Friday, noted Dwani Mehta, analysts at FXStreet. “On a bullish note, the pair managed to close above the 21 DMA for the first time since March 22 and the Relative Strength Index (RSI) indicator on the daily chart rose to 50.”

According to Mehta, in case 1.2450 holds as support in the near term, GBP/USD could test 1.2540 and eye 1.2630 as its next bullish target. “A daily close above the latter could attract buyers and open the door for additional gains toward 1.2750 (Fibonacci 38.2% retracement).”

Technical levels


Today last price 1.2486
Today Daily Change 0.0020
Today Daily Change % 0.16
Today daily open 1.2466
Daily SMA20 1.2453
Daily SMA50 1.2839
Daily SMA100 1.3167
Daily SMA200 1.3368
Previous Daily High 1.2525
Previous Daily Low 1.2337
Previous Weekly High 1.2406
Previous Weekly Low 1.2155
Previous Monthly High 1.3167
Previous Monthly Low 1.2411
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1.2453
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1.2409
Daily Pivot Point S1 1.2361
Daily Pivot Point S2 1.2256
Daily Pivot Point S3 1.2174
Daily Pivot Point R1 1.2548
Daily Pivot Point R2 1.263
Daily Pivot Point R3 1.2736



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