GBPUSD Technical Analysis – Break or Bounce?

Throughout the previous
week, we got many insights from various central bank speakers. The prevailing
consensus is that awaiting additional data will help to assess the extent of
further tightening. While the majority of the FOMC expects two more rate hikes this
year, they consistently stress that this decision hinges on the data. The data
from last week leans towards a rate hike, in fact we saw very strong housing market data, stable US Jobless Claims, and the US Services PMI beating expectations.

Naturally, the upcoming NFP
and CPI reports will play a crucial role in shaping future decisions, but if we
keep getting good data, it is likely that the market’s current anticipation of
a rate increase by the Fed in July will materialize. Conversely, the BoE surprised with a 50 bps rate
last week as
the incredibly strong employment report and a higher than expected core
inflation figure made the central bank to lean for a more aggressive action.

GBPUSD Technical Analysis –
Daily Timeframe

On the daily chart, we can see that GBPUSD has
retraced from the 1.2848 high all the way back to the previous 1.2680 high. We
can see that the price has been rejected many times at this level possibly
indicating that there are strong buyers leaning here and positioning for more

GBPUSD Technical Analysis –
4 hour Timeframe

On the 4 hour chart, we can see that GBPUSD has
been finding a bottom near the 1.2680 level and we are likely to see more
upside from here. The moving averages are
still crossed to the downside but as soon as they cross back to the upside, we
should see even more buying pressure coming in. The sellers, on the other hand,
will want to wait for the price to break below the support zone at
1.2650 to pile in and target the 1.2444 support.

GBPUSD Technical Analysis –
1 hour Timeframe

On the 1 hour chart, we can see that the
price started to consolidate in a tight range recently between 1.2680 and
1.2750. A break above the top of the range should lead to a rally as momentum
buyers would jump onboard and target a new high. From a risk management
perspective, the sellers don’t have many options here other than waiting for
the break below the support zone.

This week is a
bit bare on the data front with just the US Jobless Claims on Thursday and the
US PCE scheduled for Friday. Nonetheless, we will hear again from many central
bank members.

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