The previous consolidation movement extended between the price levels of 1.5550 and 1.5770, it represented a period of indecision on the market after such a long bearish rally that started off 1.7100 and 1.6500.
Bearish breakout below 1.5550 directly exposed lower targets. Bears have already pushed towards the price levels of 1.5050 and 1.4960 which have not been visited since July 2013.
As mentioned in the previous articles, conservative traders should have been waiting for the current bullish pullback towards the recent SUPPLY zone around 1.5250-1.5280 for a low-risk SELL entry.
This SUPPLY zone also corresponds to the upper limit of the depicted daily channel where bearish pressure should be anticipated today at retesting.
On January 8, the GBP/USD pair has shown initial bullish recovery off the price level of 1.5050. Since then, the pair has been trapped within a consolidation zone ranging between 1.4960 and 1.5230.
The price level of 1.5280 corresponds to the upper limit of the depicted H4 channel as well as 50% Fibonacci level of the recent bearish swing that extended between 1.5600 and 1.4976.
The short-term price action should be watched closely around 1.5280 for a low-risk SHORT entry. Stop loss should be located above 1.5360 (61.8% Fibonacci level).
Uitgevoerd door, Analytische expert
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