GBP/USD and EUR/GBP: British Pound Buyers Under Pressure

GBP/USD declined heavily after it failed to break the 1.3200 resistance area. EUR/GBP is correcting lower, but dips remain supported near the 0.8580 area.

Important Takeaways for GBP/USD and EUR/GBP

  • The British Pound failed to break the 1.3200 resistance and declined heavily below 1.3120.
  • There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support at 1.3065 on the hourly chart of GBP/USD.
  • EUR/GBP climbed higher recently above the 0.8550 and 0.8600 resistance levels.
  • There was a break above a major bearish trend line at 0.8565 on the hourly chart.

GBP/USD Technical Analysis

The British Pound made a couple of attempts to break the 1.3200 resistance area against the US Dollar, but it failed. The GBP/USD pair started a downward move and broke the 1.3120 and 1.3080 support levels.

The pair even broke the 1.3060 support and the 50 hourly simple moving average. It revisited the main 1.3000 support area, where buyers emerged. Besides, there was a break below a key bullish trend line with support at 1.3065 on the hourly chart of GBP/USD.

GBP/USD Technical Analysis British Pound US Dollar

A swing low was formed at 1.2985 on FXOpen before the pair started a decent upside correction. It climbed above the 1.3020 and 1.3050 resistance levels.

There was also a break above the 50% fib retracement level of the recent decline from the 1.3121 high to 1.2985 low. However, the pair is now approaching a crucial resistance area near the 1.3080 level and the 50 hourly SMA.

Besides, the 76.4% fib retracement level of the recent decline from the 1.3121 high to 1.2985 low is also near the 1.3090 level to act as strong resistance. Therefore, a break above the 1.3080 and 1.3090 resistance levels is must for buyers to gain control in the near term.

If there is now upside break above the 1.3080 or 1.3090, the pair is likely to start a fresh decline towards the 1.3040 or 1.3020 support levels.

EUR/GBP Technical Analysis

The Euro formed a strong support base near the 0.8500-0.8510 zone against the British Pound. The EUR/GBP pair started a fresh increase and moved above the 0.8550 and 0.8600 resistance levels.

The pair even settled above the 0.8560 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average. Moreover, there was a break above a major bearish trend line at 0.8565 on the hourly chart.

EUR/GBP Technical Analysis Euro Chart

Buyers pushed the price above the 0.8620 level and a swing high was formed near 0.8636 before the pair started a downside correction. The pair recently corrected below the 0.8620 level and the 50% fib retracement level of the last wave from the 0.8557 low to 0.8636 high.

However, the pair is now approaching a solid support above the 0.8580 level. The 61.8% fib retracement level of the last wave from the 0.8557 low to 0.8636 high is also near the 0.8585 zone.

Therefore, dips towards the 0.8580 level and the 50 hourly SMA are likely to find a strong buying interest in the near term. Below 0.8580, the next key support is near the 0.8550 level.

On the upside, EUR/GBP could face resistance near the 0.8615 level, above which the pair is likely to revisit the 0.8635 level in the near term. The next major hurdle above 0.8635 is at 0.8650.

Aayush Jindal

Aayush has spent over a DECADE as a financial markets contributor and observer. He specializes in market strategies and technical analysis, comes with an IT background. He possesses strong technical analytical skills and is well known for his entertaining and informative analysis of the currency, commodities, Bitcoin and Ethereum markets. He is a software engineer by profession, loves blogging and observing financial markets.

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