GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Bulls remain in control near multi-week tops, around 1.30 handle


  • GBP/USD gained some follow-through traction and climbed to six-week tops.
  • A sustained move beyond a descending channel sets the stage for further gains.

The GBP/USD pair added to the overnight positive move from the 1.2900 round figure mark and continued gaining traction through the mid-European session on Tuesday.

The momentum lifted the pair to levels just above the key 1.30 psychological mark, beyond a key resistance marked by the top end of over six-week-old descending trend-channel.

With oscillators on the daily charts holding comfortably in the positive territory, the set-up now seems tilted in favour of bullish traders and support prospects for additional gains.

Some follow-through buying interest has the potential to lift the pair further towards an intermediate resistance near the 1.3045-50 region en-route the 1.3100 round-figure mark.

Meanwhile, technical indicators on hourly charts are already flashing slightly overbought conditions and warrant some caution before placing any aggressive bullish bets.

Hence, it will be prudent to wait for some consolidation or a modest retracement, possibly towards the resistance breakpoint, before positioning for any further appreciating move.

GBP/USD 4-hourly chart

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GBP/USD

Overview
Today last price 1.2997
Today Daily Change 0.0048
Today Daily Change % 0.37
Today daily open 1.2949
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 1.2885
Daily SMA50 1.2728
Daily SMA100 1.2501
Daily SMA200 1.27
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 1.295
Previous Daily Low 1.2896
Previous Weekly High 1.2952
Previous Weekly Low 1.2827
Previous Monthly High 1.2986
Previous Monthly Low 1.2769
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1.2929
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1.2917
Daily Pivot Point S1 1.2913
Daily Pivot Point S2 1.2878
Daily Pivot Point S3 1.2859
Daily Pivot Point R1 1.2967
Daily Pivot Point R2 1.2986
Daily Pivot Point R3 1.3021

 

 

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