December 13th was the deadline for the negotiations between British and European politicians about the conditions of the United Kingdom’s exiting the European Union. However, no decisions have been made and there is no extra time to make them. There were some tricks with phone calls later, though, which said that the parties agreed to continue discussing critical problems until they reached a compromise. But as time goes by, the whole situation is looking more and more ridiculous: policymakers had a year to help them avoid the “hardcore” Brexit and this year is now over.
The Pound is currently trying to make an impression that it takes no interest in all these concerns and that politicians will finally make a deal on fishing, trade border, and even Ireland, which will help the UK somehow leave the EU on December 31st. Not with flying colors but without a white flag neither.
However, this is just an illusion. The “hardcore” Brexit seems like the only possible scenario for the United Kingdom, which never saw fit to meet its opponent halfway. Unfortunately, it is the business community that will pay for ambitious decisions made by politicians.
As we can see in the H4 chart, after reaching the short-term correctional target at 1.3137, GBP/USD is growing towards 1.3430 and may later complete the correction by reaching 1.3160. After that, the instrument may grow towards 1.3330 or even break it. In this case, the market may continue trading upwards with the target at 1.3590. From the technical point of view, this scenario is confirmed by MACD Oscillator: after breaking the histogram area, its signal line is steadily moving upwards to reach 0. After a breakout of this level to the upside, the asset may boost its growth on the price chart.
In the H1 chart, after breaking 1.3278 to the upside, the asset is expected to form one more ascending structure to reach 1.3370 and may later return to 1.3278 to test it from above. After that, the instrument may start another growth towards 1.3430 and then form a new descending wave with the target at 1.3120. From the technical point of view, this scenario is confirmed by Stochastic Oscillator: its signal line is moving above 80, which suggests that the market is trading within the “overbought area” and may start a new decline on the price chart.