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by FXOpen on April 17th, 2019

GBP/USD outlook: the pair declined recently to move into a bearish zone

Yesterday, the British Pound fell after the release of the UK labour market data. The data were at the level of forecasts, but this was not enough to keep the rate against the US Dollar. Today, the GBP/USD pair was trading slightly higher during the Asian session, as the British Pound is consolidating due to the absence of negative Brexit reports.

There is little news due to the Easter break in the UK Parliament. Nevertheless, talks about slow progress in inter-party negotiations on voting for the EU customs union pact have kept the Pound trade within the range over the past few days. The monthly consumer price index (CPI) in the UK was slightly worse than expected.

GBP/USD technical analysis

The British Pound declined recently below the 1.3075 support to move into a bearish zone against the US Dollar. The GBP/USD pair even broke the 1.3050 support and traded close to the 1.3030 level.


There was a close below the 1.3070 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average. A swing low was formed at 1.3031 and the pair recently corrected above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the 1.3118 high to 1.3031 low.

On the upside, there are many hurdles near the previous support at 1.3075. It also represents the 50% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the 1.3118 high to 1.3031 low.

Therefore, if the pair corrects higher towards the 1.3075 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average, it is likely to face strong resistance. On the downside, the main supports are 1.3040 and 1.3020.

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