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MTrading Team • 2024-03-06

GBPUSD bulls jostle with multi-day-old resistance line at monthly high

GBPUSD bulls jostle with multi-day-old resistance line at monthly high

GBPUSD rose to the highest level in a month the previous day but failed to offer a daily closing beyond a downward-sloping resistance line from July 2023. In addition to the inability to cross the key trend line resistance, softer prints of the UK PMIs and sluggish MACD signals also challenged the Cable pair buyers. However, the quote’s capacity to remain firmer past the 200-bar Exponential Moving Average (EMA) and the firmer RSI (14) line push back the bears. Hence, the Pound Sterling bulls are likely to keep the reins and can overcome the immediate resistance line, close to 1.2700 by the press time, but its further advances need validation from the late 2023 swing high of around 1.2830 and the MACD signals to confirm the bullish trend. In that case, tops marked on July 23 and 13, respectively around 1.3000 and 1.3140, will be in the spotlight.

Meanwhile, the GBPUSD pair’s pullback moves remain elusive beyond a one-month-old rising support line, close to 1.2600. Following that, the Cable bears will need confirmation from the 200-EMA level of 1.2530 on a daily closing basis to retake control. Should that happen, the quote’s gradual downward trajectory toward highs marked in November and October of 2023, around 1.2430 and 1.2335 in that order, can’t be ruled out.

Overall, the GBPUSD pair remains on the bull’s radar despite the latest struggle with the key resistance line. Apart from the technical details, the cautious mood ahead of the US ADP Employment Change and Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s Testimony also appear crucial to determine near-term moves of the Pound Sterling.

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