GBP USD Technical Forex Analysis for Forex Traders
Rate extends briefly into the 1.4400 handle and rallies out as shorts cover; stops over the 1.4620 area are large lifting the rate to new highs. Holding firm into the close more upside is likely overnight. Stops said to be building above the 1.4720 area after rate clears close-in stops.
Tests of the psychological 1.5000 area now complete with the pullback likely about over. Rate likely to find buyers on any dip to the 1.4500 area as this was the breakout area. Rate is still holding the 100 day MA nicely and aggressive traders can look to buy dips.
Traders note support is likely firm above the 1.4650 area now; the shorts have lost control of the market above the 1.4440 area now; traders report stops in-range adding for two-way action. Test of further lows likely to encourage a round of short-covering.
Resistance 3: 1.4820
Resistance 2: 1.4780
Resistance 1: 1.4720/30
Latest New York: 1.4662
Support 1: 1.4500
Support 2: 1.4440/50
Support 3: 1.4400
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