GBP/USD technical analysis: Bulls and bears jostle between 100-HMA, immediate support-line


  • 100-HMA can limit bounce off 38.2% Fibonacci retracement.
  • 10-day old ascending trend-line caps the downside.

Having bounced off 38.2% Fibonacci retracement of May-end to June-start upside, the GBP/USD remains modestly flat as it trades near 1.2690 ahead of the UK open on Thursday.

While 100-hour moving average (HMA) at 1.2710 limits the pair’s immediate upside, the aforementioned trend-line figure of 1.2675 becomes the key for sellers.

Should prices respect gradually recovering 14-bar relative strength index (RSI) by crossing 1.2710 upside barrier, 1.2730 and 1.2765 are likely following number to appear on the chart.

Alternatively, a downside break of 1.2675 can drag the pair to 1.2650 and then to 1.2610.

In a case where bears refrain from respecting 1.2610, May-end bottom surrounding 1.2560 could become bears’ favorites.

GBP/USD hourly chart

Trend: Sideways

    1. R3 1.2817
    2. R2 1.2788
    3. R1 1.2739
  1. PP 1.271
    1. S1 1.2661
    2. S2 1.2632
    3. S3 1.2583

 

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