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GBP-USD: When Support Line Becomes A Resistance Line

Currencies / British Pound Sep 16, 2013 - 03:14 PM GMT

By: Gregor_Horvat

Currencies

A decline on GBPUSD from 2008 peak to 2009 low was in five waves, which in Elliott Wave theory indicates a direction of a larger trend. This is called an impulse wave, and once this leg is complete you will see a reversal in price, against the trend, normally into a slow, choppy and overlapping price action which is personality of a correction.


Well, this is exactly what has market experienced since 2009 lows. As such, we think that pair made a corrective pattern in wave (B) position called a triangle. In fact, this triangle appears complete after recent break through 2009 trend-line that put prices in bearish mode for wave (C) down. If we are correct, then current pull-back should find a top around 1.6000 area where broken support line will ideally become a resistance line and send prices sharply to the downside.

GBPUSD Weekly Elliott Wave Analysis

On the daily chart we are tracking a corrective rally from March low, which is a complex pattern, most likely a flat in wave II. If we are correct then pair is now in final stages of an up-trend which means that reversal could follow in the near future, especially if we considering an ending diagonal that usually predicts a sharp reversal in price. However, from a confirmation point of view we need impulsive fall back to 1.5700 to call end of a corrective rally.

GBPUSD Daily Elliott Wave Analysis

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