Technical Analysis

GBP/USD Price Analysis – July 28, 2023

By LonghornFX Technical Analysis
Jul 28, 20233 min
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Daily Price Outlook

The GBP/USD currency pair is currently trading at around 1.2788, which is near a two-week low. It has decreased by -0.03% in the past 24 hours as traders wait for the Federal Reserve to release their preferred inflation gauge. The recent drop in the Cable pair is due to the US Dollar's strong rally, driven by positive economic data. Additionally, concerns about the Bank of England's rate hike plans are impacting the Pound Sterling's price.

One significant factor affecting the GBP/USD pair is the news about British Chancellor Jeremy Hunt's advisers expressing their dissatisfaction with the BoE's rate hike plans. They are worried that an aggressive rate hike trajectory could lead to an economic slowdown or even a recession, which puts additional pressure on the Pound.

Meanwhile, the US economic data has been mostly positive, which is boosting the US Dollar. The preliminary readings of the US GDP Annualized for Q2 surpassed expectations, indicating a growth rate of 2.4% compared to the previous 2.0%. Additionally, the US Durable Goods Orders for June jumped by 4.7%, far exceeding the market forecast of 1.0%. The decrease in Initial Jobless Claims also signals a strong labor market.

Despite the positive data, concerns about fresh US-China tensions remain. The White House is prepared to prevent the Hong Kong Leader from attending a key economic summit, which could add uncertainty to the market.

Looking ahead, the GBP/USD pair may receive some support from the retreat of the US Dollar. However, ongoing fears about the UK economy and the BoE's rate hike plans could limit the pair's upside momentum. The focus is now on the release of the Core Personal Consumption Expenditure (PCE) Price Index for June by the Federal Reserve. If this inflation gauge is lower than the previous reading of 4.6%, it could relieve GBP/USD.

GBP/USD (SPX) Price Chart – Source: Tradingview
GBP/USD (SPX) Price Chart – Source: Tradingview

 GBP/USD - Technical Analysis

During yesterday's evening, the GBPUSD pair displayed significant bearish movement, breaking below the support line of the previously established bullish channel. Upon closer analysis of the chart, it becomes evident that the price has formed a double top pattern, signaling a potential decline in the upcoming trading sessions.

This bearish correction aligns with the longer-term perspective, considering the bullish wave measured from 1.2308 to 1.3142.

As such, we anticipate witnessing negative trades in the near future, with the next target set at 1.2725. However, it is essential to keep in mind that a breach of the 1.2825 level will halt the expected decline and pave the way for the price to resume the main bullish trend.

For today's trading range, we expect support at 1.2710 and resistance at 1.2880. Traders are advised to closely monitor price movements as the pair navigates this bearish correction phase.



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