Daily Pivots: (S1) 1.2883; (P) 1.2929; (R1) 1.3004; More….
GBP/USD’s rebound from 1.2391 resumes today by taking out 1.3001 and reaches as high as 1.3042 so far. Intraday bias is back on the upside for 1.3174 resistance, which is close to 38.2% retracement of 1.4376 to 1.2391 at 1.3149. We’d expect strong resistance from there to limit upside, at least on first attempt. On the downside, break of 1.2830 support is needed to be the first sign of near term reversal. Otherwise, outlook will stays cautiously bullish in case of retreat.
In the bigger picture, whole medium term rebound from 1.1946 (2016 low) should have completed at 1.4376 already, after rejection from 55 month EMA. The structure and momentum of the fall from 1.4376 argues that it’s resuming long term down trend from 2.1161 (2007 high). And this will remain the preferred case as long as 1.3174 structural resistance holds. GBP/USD should target a test on 1.1946 first. Decisive break there will confirm our bearish view. However, sustained break of 1.3174 will invalidate this case and turn outlook bullish.