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GBPUSD Technical Analysis: Potential Reversal at 1.26

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FxNews – Pound sterling trades at about 1.2653 against the U.S. dollar as of writing. That price is slightly below the 38.2% Fibonacci resistance and the upper band of the bearish flag, as depicted in the GBPUSD 4-hour chart below.

GBPUSD Technical Analysis

GBPUSD Technical Analysis

GBPUSD Technical Analysis

As for technical indicators, they are bullish, with the RSI indicator hovering above 50, and the awesome oscillator bars are green and above the signal level. However, the Standard deviation value is low at 0.0018, meaning the market has no trend or volatility. Therefore, there is a possibility for the trend to reverse from 1.265 or break out the %38.2 Fibonacci level.

From a technical standpoint, the primary trend is bearish, but for the downtrend to continue, the price of the GBPUSD should close below EMA 50 or the 23.6% Fibonacci support, which is the 1.2623 mark.

Conversely, if the price breaks the channel, the rise that began at 1.2539 will extend further and aim for the %50 Fibonacci resistance, the 1.276 mark.

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