GBP/USD Price Analysis: Refreshes 12-day top but rising wedge on 4H probes the bulls


  • GBP/USD prints three-day winning streak to probe September 18 top surrounding 1.3000.
  • Resistance line of the bearish chart pattern, 200-bar SMA will be a tough nut to crack for the buyers.
  • 100-bar SMA adds to the downside support below rising wedge’s lower line.

GBP/USD rises to the highest in more than two weeks while trading around 1.2985, the intraday top being 1.2992, during the early Tuesday morning in Asia. In doing so, the Cable attacks 38.2% Fibonacci retracement of the September month’s downside amid upbeat RSI conditions.

However, a bearish chart pattern, the rising wedge, on the four-hour chart (4H) challenges the GBP/USD buyers above the 1.3000 threshold.

Other than the upper line of the sellers’ favorite chart play, 200-bar SMA also adds strength to the 1.3015/20 resistance confluence.

If at all the pair manages to cross 1.3020, the September 10 high near 1.3035 and 61.8% Fibonacci retracement around 1.3175 will be the key to watch.

Alternatively, a downside break of the rising wedge support, at 1.2895 now, needs confirmation from a 100-bar SMA level of 1.2860 before challenging the previous month’s low of 1.2675.

GBP/USD four-hour chart

Trend: Pullback expected

Additional important levels

Overview
Today last price 1.2989
Today Daily Change 46 pips
Today Daily Change % 0.36%
Today daily open 1.2943
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 1.2878
Daily SMA50 1.3034
Daily SMA100 1.2766
Daily SMA200 1.2718
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 1.2954
Previous Daily Low 1.2837
Previous Weekly High 1.2979
Previous Weekly Low 1.2747
Previous Monthly High 1.3482
Previous Monthly Low 1.2676
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1.291
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1.2882
Daily Pivot Point S1 1.2869
Daily Pivot Point S2 1.2795
Daily Pivot Point S3 1.2752
Daily Pivot Point R1 1.2986
Daily Pivot Point R2 1.3029
Daily Pivot Point R3 1.3103

 

 

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