Near the end of yesterday’s North American session, I expressed that cable take another stab at the lows before moving higher. However, during the Asian session, the GBPUSD has been pivoting around the key 1.5750 large quarter point level instead of moving lower as expected. The 8hr candle close above that level signals that cable may, in fact, be done with the lows and move higher in today’s session.
Cable is weak headed into the Bank of England rate announcement. Interesting level where bulls have stepped in before but the market is obviously waiting on the central bank before pushing significantly in either direction. I’ve been biased for more correction into the red Fibs but I’m aware that we could push higher from here. 5 minutes until showtime!
Before the market open this week, I did hold a bearish bias on the GBPUSD. It would only change if price remained above 1.6250. It did. And the pair rallied to high of 1.6410. However, cable failed to remain above 1.6350. As a result, cable is trading lower at 1.6325 at the time of this writing. The 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level of Monday’s intraday price action at 1.6320 has been respected so far. However, the real level to watch on the news release is 1.6250. A break below and price heads towards the green zone. If price remains above, then it heads towards 1.6350 on its way to 1.6500. Ultimately, I remain a long-term bear until price trades above 1.6500. Trade what you see!
Despite the rally this week after finding support at 1.6250, cable was unable to take out the all important 1.6500 level. It was only a close above this level that turned the bounce off of the 1.5770 low into a true rally.
Alas, price failed at 1.6440 and we find ourselves back at the 1.6250. Previously, GBPUSD remained bullish as long as we had a 4-hour candle close above 1.6250. However, Thursday’s price action resulted in a candle that closed below the 1.6250 large quarter point. Though price remains above 1.6250 as of this writing, the pair has given a huge signal to further direction heading into US non-farm payrolls.
The EURGBP has managed to base at 0.8730 with a spike low at 0.8705. Buyers look ripe to step in at these levels if we do not get an hourly close below 0.8700. A failure targets first 0.8850 with an ultimate target of 0.8900. A break below targets 0.8680 with an ultimate target of 0.8600. News this week will be key with construction PMI out later this morning and Bank of England on deck for Thursday.
However, the market remains weary to strengthen the currency pair as the pair still fails to make a new high above 1.6200. The market awaits the release of UK retail sales. If better-than-expected expect cable to rally to 1.6250 which is also the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level of this entire bear trend. I wouldn’t be surprised to get a break of this level to test 1.6300 if retail sales surprises to the upside. However, if retail sales disappoint expect a move back towards 1.6000 with a break opening up a further breakdown to this week’s downside targets.
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