Share:
  • Unable to crack the 200-day EMA, the GBP/USD fell beneath the psychological 1.2000 figure.
  • Short-term, the GBP/USD is downward biased, and once reclaiming 1.1900, it might fall to 1.1820s.

The GBP/USD moved downward on Monday, spurred by tensions arising in China due to Covid-19 zero-tolerance restrictions. US central bankers foresee a 2023 year of high-interest rates as they commit to higher for longer bolstered the US Dollar (USD). At the time of writing, the GBP/USD is trading at 1.1957, below its opening price by 0.07%, as the Asian session begins.

GBP/USD Price Analysis: Technical outlook

On Monday, the GBP/USD dived below the 1.2000 figure, exacerbated by Pound Sterling (GBP) buyers unable to crack the 200-day Exponential Moving Average (EMA) around 1.2170. Therefore, the GBP/USD dropped below the 1.2000 figure, eyeing a re-test of an upslope trendline drawn from September lows that pass around 1.1640/60. For that scenario to play out, the GBP/USD needs to drop below the November 23 daily low of 1.1872, which, once cleared, could pave the way for the previously mentioned upslope trendline.

Short term, the GBP/USD is testing the 50-Exponential Moving Average (EMA) in the 4-hour chart at 1.1953. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) sliding below the 50-midline suggests sellers outweigh buyers. Hence, the GBP/USD path of least resistance is downward biased.

The GBP/USD first support would be 1.1953. A decisive break will expose the 1.1900 figure, followed by the S1 daily pivot at 1.1890, ahead of the S2 daily pivot at 1.1828. On the flip side, the GBP/USD first resistance would be 1.2000, followed by the daily pivot point at 1.2010, followed by the R1 daily pivot at 1.2070.

GBP/USD Key Technical Levels

GBP/USD

Overview
Today last price 1.1958
Today Daily Change -0.0139
Today Daily Change % -1.15
Today daily open 1.2097
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 1.1706
Daily SMA50 1.1417
Daily SMA100 1.1644
Daily SMA200 1.2185
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 1.2128
Previous Daily Low 1.2058
Previous Weekly High 1.2154
Previous Weekly Low 1.1779
Previous Monthly High 1.1646
Previous Monthly Low 1.0924
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1.2085
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1.2101
Daily Pivot Point S1 1.2061
Daily Pivot Point S2 1.2025
Daily Pivot Point S3 1.1992
Daily Pivot Point R1 1.2131
Daily Pivot Point R2 1.2164
Daily Pivot Point R3 1.22

 

 

Share: Feed news

Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Markets and instruments profiled on this page are for informational purposes only and should not in any way come across as a recommendation to buy or sell in these assets. You should do your own thorough research before making any investment decisions. FXStreet does not in any way guarantee that this information is free from mistakes, errors, or material misstatements. It also does not guarantee that this information is of a timely nature. Investing in Open Markets involves a great deal of risk, including the loss of all or a portion of your investment, as well as emotional distress. All risks, losses and costs associated with investing, including total loss of principal, are your responsibility. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of FXStreet nor its advertisers. The author will not be held responsible for information that is found at the end of links posted on this page.

If not otherwise explicitly mentioned in the body of the article, at the time of writing, the author has no position in any stock mentioned in this article and no business relationship with any company mentioned. The author has not received compensation for writing this article, other than from FXStreet.

FXStreet and the author do not provide personalized recommendations. The author makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, or suitability of this information. FXStreet and the author will not be liable for any errors, omissions or any losses, injuries or damages arising from this information and its display or use. Errors and omissions excepted.

The author and FXStreet are not registered investment advisors and nothing in this article is intended to be investment advice.

Follow us on Telegram

Stay updated of all the news

Join Telegram

Recommended content


Follow us on Telegram

Stay updated of all the news

Join Telegram

Recommended content

Editors’ Picks

EUR/USD struggles near 1.0750, focus on ECB-speak, Powell

EUR/USD struggles near 1.0750, focus on ECB-speak, Powell

EUR/USD is consolidating gains near 1.0750 in the early European morning. The main currency pair is capitalizing on a broad-based US Dollar retreat, in the face of sluggish Treasury bond yields and a mild risk-on market profile. ECB commentary and Powell's speech eyed. 

EUR/USD News

GBP/USD clings to gains around 1.2050 ahead of Powell

GBP/USD clings to gains around 1.2050 ahead of Powell

GBP/USD is trading close to 1.2050, preserving gains ahead of the London Open. The upbeat market mood and renewed Brexit optimism boes well for the Pound Sterling while the US Dollar retreats with Treasury yields ahead of Fed Chair Powell's speech. 

GBP/USD News

Gold encounters barricades around $1,875 as USD Index attempts recovery

Gold encounters barricades around $1,875 as USD Index attempts recovery

Gold price (XAU/USD) is facing pressures in recovery extension above the critical resistance of $1,875.00 in the Asian session. The precious metal has sensed selling interest as the US Dollar Index (DXY) has attempted a recovery after correcting to near 103.10.

Gold News

Will Bitcoin price test $20,000 again?

Will Bitcoin price test $20,000 again?

Bitcoin price shows clear signs of distribution occurring on the four-hour chart, which indicates the possibility of a trend reversal. Moreover, BTC has been consolidating for more than two weeks with no direction in sight.

Read more

Central banks, markets and the economy: Three times wrongfooted

Central banks, markets and the economy: Three times wrongfooted

In the US, financial conditions have eased in recent months and weighed on the effectiveness of the Fed’s policy tightening. Jerome Powell recently gave the impression of not being too concerned, so markets rallied.

Read more

Forex MAJORS

Cryptocurrencies

Signatures