GBPUSD Technical Analysis – Closer Look to UK Economy

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In today’s comprehensive GBPUSD technical analysis, we will scrutinize the currency pair’s price action and then meticulously delve into the pound sterling’s fundamental analysis.

GBPUSD Technical Analysis and Forecast

FxNews – The GBPUSD pair has been declining in the bearish trend since it reached the December peak at the 1.2792 mark. The market is testing the 38.2% Fibonacci support, which coincides with the Ichimoku cloud. The general outlook of the market is bearish because the pair is hovering above the Ichimoku Kinko Hyo cloud.

The technical indicators present mixed signals. The RSI is near the 50 level, and the Awesome Oscillator bars are small and close to the signal line. From a technical perspective, the price could rise to test the December high if the GBPUSD price remains above the cloud.

On the other hand, if the 50% level of the Fibonacci support is breached and broken, the bullish technical analysis should be invalidated. If this scenario continues, the bearish trend will likely extend to the 61.8% level, followed by the 78% Fibonacci retracement level.

GBPUSD Technical Analysis - Closer Look to UK Economy

GBPUSD Technical Analysis – Closer Look to UK Economy

Closer Look to UK Economy

Bloomberg—The British pound recently rose above $1.27. This happened as investors looked at new data and considered what the Bank of England might do next. Data from the third quarter showed that the British economy is shrinking. The second quarter data was also adjusted to show a decrease. This makes it more likely that there will be a recession. But retail sales in November were better than expected.

The Consumer Price Index report showed that inflation in the UK is slowing down. It’s now at 3.8%, less than the predicted 4.4%. The core inflation rate also fell to 5.1%, less than the predicted 5.6%. Because of this, traders think that the Bank of England will cut interest rates next year. They expect a total cut of 143 basis points.

This means they think there will be five quarter-point cuts each, and there’s a 70% chance of a sixth cut. This is even though Andrew Bailey, the Governor of the Bank of England, has said he wants to keep rates high for longer. Inflation is still almost double the Bank of England’s target of 2%. It’s also the highest out of all the Group of Seven countries.

  • 26 December 2023