GBPUSD Technical Analysis – December-19-2023
In today’s comprehensive GBPUSD technical analysis, we will first scrutinize the price action in the 4-hour chart, and then meticulously delve into the fundamental analysis pertaining to the currency pair.
GBPUSD Technical Analysis
FxNews – The currency pair is showing signs that it might enter a new bullish phase. Recently, the market approached the Ichimoku cloud, aligning with the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level. This convergence has led to an increase in the value of British Pound in today’s trading session. Additionally, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) indicator is climbing above the 50 mark, further supporting our bullish technical analysis.
The Ichimoku cloud reinforces this bullish outlook. As long as the pair remains above the cloud, we can target the narrow resistance zone between 1.2724 and 1.2734. This resistance area is also strengthened by the 23.6% Fibonacci resistance level. If the pair manages to break through this barrier, it could potentially pave the way to reaching the highs seen in December.
FTSE 100 Edges Up Amid Policy Speculation
Reuters – The FTSE 100 index experienced modest gains, moving towards the 7,650 level on Tuesday. This uptick followed a similar rise in the previous session, nearing the two-month high reached last week. Investors continue to evaluate the potential policy directions of the Bank of England (BoE) and the Federal Reserve in the coming year. Tomorrow’s opening is anticipated to bring the domestic inflation report, which is likely to indicate a slight deceleration in both headline and core inflation rates. However, these rates are expected to stay significantly above the BoE’s target, reinforcing the central bank’s firm stance established in last week’s meeting.
Despite this, Gilt yields saw a drop of about 5 basis points, which in turn supported rate-sensitive businesses in London. Among these, Ocado Group saw an increase of over 3%. Additionally, Flutter Entertainment gained 2% following an upgrade from brokerage firm Peel Hunt. On the flip side, energy giants BP and Shell experienced declines. Their stocks were affected by falling oil prices and escalated shipping expenses, as tankers are currently compelled to reroute from the Red Sea.
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