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MTrading Team • 2023-05-16

GBPUSD prints bullish consolidation ahead of UK employment data

GBPUSD prints bullish consolidation ahead of UK employment data

GBPUSD portrays a bullish megaphone trend widening formation as the Cable traders await the UK employment report on Tuesday. The quote’s latest rebound from the stated pattern’s bottom line allowed it to cross the weekly resistance line. However, a clear upside break of the 100-SMA and 23.6% Fibonacci retracement of the March-May upside, near 1.2525, becomes necessary for the buyer’s conviction. Following that, a fortnight-long horizontal hurdle around 1.2585 and the 1.2600 round figure may act as extra checks for the Cable buyers before directing them to the megaphone’s top line, close to the 1.2700 round figure. It should be noted that the latest multi-month peak of near 1.2680 and likely overbought RSI conditions around then may challenge the bulls ahead of the 1.2700 hurdle.

Alternatively, GBPUSD pullback remains elusive unless the quote breaks a convergence of the stated megaphone’s lower line and the previous resistance line from May 10, close to 1.2445 at the latest. Should the quote drop below the stated key support, a quick decline to the 50% Fibonacci retracement level of around 1.2340 can’t be ruled out. Additionally, the Cable pair’s weakness past 1.2340 makes it vulnerable to challenge the previous monthly low of around 1.2270.

Overall, GBPUSD is likely to grind higher but a surprise disappointment from the UK jobs report, like the last week’s BoE, can drag the quote lower.

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