GBP/USD and AUD/USD Monthly Outlook

GBP/USD declined heavily in April and May 2018 after forming a double top pattern around 1.4350. It remains in a downtrend as long as it is below 1.3600. AUD/USD recovered slightly this past month and it recently tested a major resistance at 0.7660.

Important Takeaways for GBP/USD and AUD/USD

  • The British Pound has settled below a few important supports such as 1.3700 and 1.3600.
  • Recoveries this month are likely to be capped by 1.3600 and 50-day SMA.
  • AUD/USD has to settle above 0.7660 and 0.7700 to move back in a bullish zone.
  • On the downside, the 0.7500 handle is a major support for buyers.

GBP/USD Technical Analysis

Looking at the larger picture, GBP/USD faced a strong selling interest around the 1.4350-70 zone. The pair formed a double top pattern in April 2018 and started a sharp decline.

It declined and broke many supports on the way down such as 1.4200, 1.4000, 1.3700 and 1.3600. There was also a break below a key bullish trend line with support at 1.4050 on the daily chart.

GBP/USD Technical Analysis Chart

More importantly, there was a break below the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the 1.3025 low to 1.4376 high. The pair settled below the 1.4500 pivot level and the 50-day simple moving average.

These are negative signs and indicates that the pair moved into a bearish zone below 1.3600. There are high chances that the pair could continue to move down towards 1.3050 since there was a break below the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the 1.3025 low to 1.4376 high.

Any recoveries from the current levels may perhaps face sellers near 1.3600 and 1.3700. To start a fresh uptrend, the pair has to settle above the 1.3700 hurdle and the 50-day SMA.

AUD/USD Technical Analysis

After a solid decline, the Aussie Dollar found support near 0.7400 during the start of May 2018 against the US Dollar. The AUD/USD pair traded as low as 0.7410 and started an upside correction.

The pair moved above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the 0.7812 high to 0.7410 low. However, the upside move is facing a monster resistance near the 0.7660 level.

AUD/USD Technical Analysis Chart

There is a crucial bearish trend line in place with resistance at 0.7670. Moreover, the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the 0.7812 high to 0.7410 low is around 0.7660.

Therefore, a break and close above the trend line, 0.7670, and the 50-day SMA is needed for more gains in the near term. Above 0.7670, an immediate hurdle is at 0.7700. Above this last, the pair will most likely surge towards the 0.7800 level.

If the pair fails to move above 0.7700, it could correct lower towards the 0.7550 support. The most important support and a strong pivot zone is at 0.7500, which can be considered as a buy zone this month.

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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