GBPUSD seesaws at the highest level in 12 weeks, printing mild intraday gains during a four-day uptrend, amid early Tuesday. In doing so, the Cable buyers jostle with a one-month-old bullish channel’s top line amid an overbought RSI (14) line. As a result, the quote’s pullback appears imminent. However, an ascending trend line from early November, close to 1.2560 at the latest, puts a floor under the Pound Sterling. In a case where the pair breaks the 1.2560 support, it becomes capable of challenging the short-term bullish channel formation, as well as the 200-EMA, by poking the 1.2370-65 support confluence. It’s worth noting, however, that the bear’s dominance past 1.2365 won’t hesitate to challenge the monthly low of around 1.2100.
Alternatively, GBPUSD bulls need to cross the aforementioned channel’s top line, close to 1.2645-50 at the latest, to defy the odds of witnessing a pullback. In that case, the early August swing high of around 1.2820 and the 1.3000 psychological magnet will lure the Cable buyers. However, the run-up will need validation from the US Q3 GDP, PCE Core Price Index and Fed Chair Powell’s speech, not to forget the concerns surrounding the UK’s economic growth and BoE’s hawkish move.
Hence, the odds of witnessing the GBPUSD pair’s further upside appear thin but the pullback needs to break 1.2560 to convince sellers.