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    Intraday technical levels and trading recommendations for GBP/USD for February 18, 2016 2016-02-18


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    In June 2015, the pair pushed above the depicted level of 1.5550 trying to reach the zone of 1.5900 where the depicted Head and Shoulders pattern was formed.

    In November 2015, a bearish engulfing weekly candlestick closed below the level of 1.5200 (the neckline of the Head and Shoulders pattern). This enhanced the bearish side of the market in the long term.

    Extensive bearish pressure has been applied against the demand levels of 1.4620 and 1.4360. Both of them were broken to the downside.

    Shortly after the GBP/USD pair moved below 1.4220, evident signs of bullish recovery were expressed around 1.4075. Hence, the previous few weekly candlesticks closed above 1.4220 and 1.4360 again, indicating strong bullish demand.

    Bullish persistence above 1.4360 was mandatory to maintain enough bullish strength in the market. The first bullish target was seen at 1.4615.

    Recent bearish pullback was initiated at 1.4615 (a broken weekly demand level). It is currently acting as a strong supply level.

    On the other hand, the price zone of 1.4360-1.4220 remains a significant demand zone to be watched for a possible buy entry similar to what happened few weeks ago.


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    On February 4, the market failed to close above 1.4615. An inverted hammer daily candlestick was expressed. Hence, a bearish pullback took place towards 1.4360.

    Later on February 8, the market expressed significant bullish rejection around 1.4360.

    This led to a quick bullish swing towards 1.4570 where recent bearish pressure was applied. Hence, another bearish swing towards 1.4360 was performed last week.

    Note that the GBP/USD pair remains trapped between 1.4615 and 1.4220 until a breakout occurs in either direction. These levels are important key levels that determine the next destination for the pair.

    Note that a recent lower high was hit at the level of 1.4530, which enhanced ongoing bearish momentum towards the zone of 1.4360-1.4220.

    Although the price level of 1.4360 acted as a demand level for the GBP/USD pair, a temporary bearish breakout below 1.4360 was manifested on the daily chart.

    A quick bearish decline towards 1.4220 and a valid buy entry were suggested in the area around this level.

    Trading recommendation:

    The territory of 1.4360-1.4220 remains a significant demand zone to be watched for a possible buy entry similar to what happened two weeks ago.

    Conservative traders who missed on the initial buy entry around 1.4220 can wait for a bullish closure above 1.4360 to buy the GBP/USD pair. The initial T/P level should be located at 1.4530.

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