- The formation of a symmetrical triangle indicates a consolidation ahead.
- Overlapping short-to-medium-term EMAs signals a volatility contraction.
- Quiet market mood is keeping the risk-perceived assets in a rangebound structure.
The GBP/USD pair turned sideways in the early Tokyo session after attempting a rebound below the critical support of 1.1800. The Cable is looking to extend its recovery above 1.1820 as risk-perceived currencies are gaining some traction in a quiet market mood.
Meanwhile, the US dollar index (DXY) is hovering around 107.80 after a bullish Monday. Apart from that, the 10-year US Treasury yields also rebounded to near 3.83% despite bleak chances of continuation of the 75 basis points (bps) rate hike structure by the Federal Reserve (Fed).
A formation of a Symmetrical Triangle on an hourly scale is indicating a volatility contraction. The upward-sloping trendline of the chart pattern is placed from November 14 low at 1.1710 while the downward-sloping trendline is plotted from November 15 high at 1.2029. A breakout of the same will result in wider ticks and heavy volume.
The 20-and 50-period Exponential Moving Averages (EMAs) are overlapping with each other, which signals a consolidation ahead.
Meanwhile, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) (14) has shifted into 40.00-60.00, which indicates the unavailability of a fresh trigger for decisive action ahead.
Going forward, a break above Friday’s high at 1.1950 will drive Cable towards November 15 high at 1.2029, followed by the round-level resistance at 1.2100.
On the flip side, a drop below Monday’s low at 1.1780 will drag the asset toward November 14 low at 1.1710. A slippage below November 14 low will expose the asset to the horizontal support plotted from October 27 high at 1.1646.
GBP/USD hourly chart
|Today last price||1.1822|
|Today Daily Change||-0.0062|
|Today Daily Change %||-0.52|
|Today daily open||1.1884|
|Previous Daily High||1.1951|
|Previous Daily Low||1.1858|
|Previous Weekly High||1.2029|
|Previous Weekly Low||1.171|
|Previous Monthly High||1.1646|
|Previous Monthly Low||1.0924|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||1.1915|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||1.1893|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||1.1844|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||1.1805|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||1.1751|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||1.1937|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||1.199|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1.203|
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