GBP/USD May Increase Gains if it Breaks Above 1.2100

Key Take-Aways

  • GBP/USD began to correct upward above 1.1940.
  • On the 4-hours chart, it broke through a significant negative trend line that had resistance near 1.1895.
  • If there is a definite move above 1.0280, the EUR/USD may also increase.
  • The $1,740 zone represents an obstacle for the gold price.

Technical Analysis of GBP/USD

From the area of 1.1900 to 1.2000 versus the US Dollar, the British pound began an upward correction. Although the GBP/USD exchange rate is back over 1.1900, it still has a lot of significant obstacles to overcome.

On the 4-hours chart, the pair was able to overcome the resistance levels of 1.1920 and 1.1940. A significant negative trend line with resistance near 1.1895 was broken above. The path was now clear for a move to the 50% Fibonacci retracement level of the decline from the 1.2333 swing high to 1.1759 low.

The pair is trading above both the 100 simple moving average and the 1.2000 mark (red, 4-hours). The 200 simple moving average and the 1.2100 level, however, are providing resistance (green, 4-hours).

Resistance is also present around the 61.8 percent Fib retracement level of the decline from the 1.2333 swing high to the 1.1759 low. A closing above the level of 1.2100 might pave the way for a gradual rise.

Near the 1.2150 mark, which would be the next significant barrier, the pair might advance to 1.2250. The pair could correct lower and dip below 1.2000 if there is no upside break.

The next significant support level is 1.1950, below which the pair may start to fall again. In the aforementioned scenario, the pair may fall near the level of 1.1850.

With regard to EUR/USD, the pair is also attempting a recovery wave; if a move is made above the 1.0280 level, the wave may pick up speed.

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Author:
Amogo Solomon is a Broker-Dealer/Market Research analyst and writer in ACT Brokers with a background in Computer Science, Data Analytics, and Forex Broker Dealing. He specializes in Forex Dealing, markets Analysis, Currency research, forex fundamental and technical analysis, and Monitoring of Forex trends, Stocks, Equities, Cryptos, and Commodities. He possesses strong technical and analytical skills and is well known for his entertaining and informative analysis of the global economy, fiat currency, commodities, Stocks, Indexes, Futures, and Options markets. He held a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Nanodegree in Programming for Data Science Enterprise.

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