GBP/USD Forecast: Continues to Sell Off

We are getting extraordinarily stretched in the short term, so I think this is setting up for a bit of a bounce after the jobs number.

The GBP/USD continued to fall significantly during the trading session on Thursday as we are now starting to threaten the 1.15 level. The 1.15 level obviously has a certain amount of psychology attached to it, but at the end of the day, we are more likely than not going to see sellers return every time we rally rather quite nicely.

Any bounce now will more likely than not see resistance near the 1.17 level, possibly even the 1.19 level. After that, we have the 1.12 level which not only has previous support and now could have a bit of “market memory” come into the picture and offers quite a bit of resistance. Beyond that, we also have the 50-Day EMA approaching the 1.20 level, so I do think that is essentially going to be the “ceiling” in the market now. It’s very difficult to imagine a scenario where we rally from here and go higher, but even if we did, breaking above that level would take quite a bit of momentum.

Noise Expected After Labor Market Data Release

  • If we break down below the 1.15 level, then it’s possible that we could go down to the 1.1350 level, and possibly even 1.12 after that.
  • We are getting extraordinarily stretched in the short term, so I think this is setting up for a bit of a bounce after the jobs number.
  • That doesn’t necessarily mean that you should be buying this pair, just that if you are ready to short of this pair, you may need to take a bit of profit.
  • Alternatively, move your stop losses lower to catch up to the price, keeping as much of the gain as possible.

I hope the market shoot straight up in the air for a short-term move, so that I can start selling again as the market will almost certainly rethink its situation. Having said that, keep in mind that Monday is Labor Day in the United States it’s very likely what we have is a situation where we get a lot of noise right after the jobs figure, and then markets will probably quiet down quite quickly. After all, most people will not want to hold on to huge positions heading into a 3-day weekend. This is a very negative pair.

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Christopher Lewis

Christopher Lewis has been trading Forex for several years. He writes about Forex for many online publications, including his own site, aptly named The Trader Guy.

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