GBPUSD pares the early-week recovery from 78.6% Fibonacci retracement of January 06-23 upside while taking a U-turn from the 200-SMA hurdle. The pullback also take justifies the downbeat RSI and MACD conditions, suggesting further declines towards 61.8% and 78.6% Fibonacci retracement levels, around 1.2070 and 1.1970 in that order. It’s worth noting, however, that the GBP/USD pair’s weakness below 1.1970 will make it vulnerable to drop toward the previous monthly low of near 1.1840.
Alternatively, a successful break of the aforementioned key SMA hurdle surrounding 1.2190 isn’t an open invitation to the GBPUSD buyers. That said, the 1.2200 and late January swing low around 1.2265 could challenge the Cable buyers before the three-week-old resistance line of 1.2370. In a case where the quote remains firmer past 1.2370, the two-month-long horizontal area around 1.2440-50 appears a tough nut to crack for the bulls.
To sum up, GBPUSD braces for the key UK Q4 GDP which is likely to disappoint.