- GBP/USD pares the first weekly gain in three as traders brace for the key data/events.
- Upside break of one-month-old descending trend line, bullish MACD signals favor buyers.
- Bulls need clear break of 50-DMA to retake control; 200-DMA puts a floor under the Cable price.
GBP/USD bulls take a breather around 1.2030 during Monday’s initial Asian session, after posting the biggest weekly jump since mid-January.
In doing so, the Cable pair fails to extend the previous day’s upside break of the one-month-old descending resistance line, now support around 1.2020.
However, the Cable price is yet to drop back below the resistance-turned-support and the MACD signals are bullish too, which in turn keeps the GBP/USD buyers hopeful amid steady RSI. Adding strength to the upside bias is the quote’s successful trading beyond the 200-DMA.
In addition to the 200-DMA support of around 1.1900, an upward-sloping trend line from early January, close to 1.1940 at the latest, also acts as the short-term key support for the GBP/USD pair.
In a case where the GBP/USD remains bearish past 1.1900, lows marked during January 2023 and late November 2022, respectively near 1.1840 and 1.1760, will be in focus.
On the flip side, a daily closing beyond the 50-DMA hurdle surrounding 1.2140 could quickly propel the Cable pair toward the mid-February swing high surrounding 1.2270.
It’s worth noting, however, that the GBP/USD pair’s successful trading above 1.2270 enables the buyers to aim for the 2.5-month-old horizontal resistance area nearing 1.2445-50.
GBP/USD: Daily chart
Trend: Limited upside expected