GBP/USD Price Outlook: Pound Testing Key Resistance Amid Brexit Talks

The British Pound has rallied more than 3.7% against the US Dollar off the monthly lows despite a steady stream of Brexit headlines. The advance takes price into a critical resistance zone that if broken, would shift the broader focus higher in Sterling. These are the updated targets and invalidation levels that matter on the GBP/USD charts.

GBP/USD DAILY PRICE CHART

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GBP/USD Daily Price Chart

Technical Outlook: In my latest GBP/USD Weekly Technical Outlook our ‘bottom line’ noted that Sterling was, “losing steam just ahead of broader downtrend resistance and leaves the immediate recovery at risk while below 1.2972.” This level is defined by the 61.8% retracement of the September decline and converges on near-term uptrend & longer-term downtrend pitchfork resistance. A breach/close above this barrier is needed to validate the breakout and suggest that a more significant low was registered earlier this month. Yearly open support rests at 1.2754 with a break below the January opening-range lows needed to mark the resumption of the broader downtrend.

GBP/USD 240MIN PRICE CHART

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GBP/USD 240min Price Chart

Notes: A closer look at price action shows Sterling trading within the confines of a near-term pitchfork formation extending off the December / January lows with the upper parallel further highlighting the 1.2972resistance zone. Interim support rests with the weekly open at 1.2851 with near-term bullish invalidation at 1.2754- weakness beyond this threshold would risk a drop towards the lower parallel with such a scenario exposing 1.2697 and 1.2616/26- an area of interest for possible exhaustion / long-entries IF reached.

A topside breach targets subsequent resistance objectives at 1.3072 and the 78.6% retracement at 1.3116. Key resistance stands with the 38.2% retracement of the 2018 decline / November high at 1.3181.

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