- GBP/USD edges higher on the first trading day of the week in the Asian trading hours.
- The pair faces strong resistance near 1.3850 below the bearish sloping line.
- MACD signals sideways momentum with the underlying neutral sentiment.
GBP/USD trades cautiously on Monday following the previous session's decline. The pair stayed in a narrow range band with an upside bias. At the time of writing, GBP/USD is trading at 1.3763,up 0.08% for the day.
GBP/USD daily chart
On the daily chart, the GBP/USD pair has been in the continuous downward trend since the high made on July 30 at 1.3983. The descending trendline from the mentioned level acts as a strong barrier for GBP/USD. Further, the spot trades below the 100-day Simple Moving Average (SMA) at 1.3792, which strengthen the current downside momentum.
If the pair sustains the intraday high it could go back to test the psychological 1.3800 mark, breaking above the 100-day SMA. A successful break of the 100-day SMA could pave way for the 1.3850 horizontal resistance level.
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) indicator holds above the midline. Any uptick in the MACD could bring more upside momentum for the spot. The bulls would approach the psychological 1.3900 level in that case.
Alternatively, a break below the intraday’s low would result in the continuation of the prevailing trend with the first downside target at Tuesday’s low of 1.3723 followed by the 1.3700 horizontal support zone.
Next, the bears would not mind taking out the low made on October 14 at 1.3655.
GBP/USD additional levels
|Today last price||1.3762|
|Today Daily Change||0.0007|
|Today Daily Change %||0.05|
|Today daily open||1.3755|
|Previous Daily High||1.3815|
|Previous Daily Low||1.3736|
|Previous Weekly High||1.3834|
|Previous Weekly Low||1.3709|
|Previous Monthly High||1.3913|
|Previous Monthly Low||1.3412|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||1.3766|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||1.3785|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||1.3722|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||1.369|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||1.3644|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||1.3801|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||1.3848|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1.388|
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