GBP/USD Could Continue Higher, USD/CAD Facing Hurdles

GBP/USD Could Continue Higher, USD/CAD Facing Hurdles

GBP/USD rallied in the past few days above the 1.3300 and 1.3400 resistance levels. USD/CAD is currently correcting higher, but it is facing hurdles near 1.3200.

Important Takeaways for GBP/USD and USD/CAD

  • The British Pound is trading with a solid bullish bias above the 1.3200 and 1.3300 levels.
  • There is a connecting bullish trend line forming with support near 1.3360 on the hourly chart of GBP/USD.
  • USD/CAD is currently trading in a bearish zone below the 1.3200 resistance area
  • There are two major bearish trend lines forming with resistance near 1.3200 on the hourly chart.

GBP/USD Technical Analysis

This past week, the British Pound started a strong increase above the 1.3200 resistance area against the US Dollar. The GBP/USD pair even surged above the 1.3300 level to move into a positive zone.

Moreover, there was a sharp rally above the 1.3400 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average. It opened the doors for more gains above the 1.3500 level. Finally, the pair traded as high as 1.3513 on FXOpen before starting a downside correction.

GBP/USD Technical Analysis British Pound US Dollar

The pair corrected lower below the 1.3400 support area. Besides, there was a break below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the 1.3050 low to 1.3513 high.

The correction was such that the pair even corrected below the 1.3350 level. It spiked below the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the 1.3050 low to 1.3513 high.

However, the 1.3300-1.3310 area acted as a decent support. At the moment, there is a connecting bullish trend line forming with support near 1.3360 on the hourly chart of GBP/USD.

The pair is trading nicely above 1.3350 and it seems like it could continue to rise above the 1.3400 level. An immediate resistance is near the 1.3420 level, above which the pair could continue to climb towards the 1.3500 area.

Conversely, if there is a downside break below the trend line and 1.3350, the pair could retest the 1.3300 support area in the near term.

USD/CAD Technical Analysis

The US Dollar followed a bearish path below the 1.3300 and 1.3250 levels against the Canadian Dollar. Besides, the USD/CAD pair settled below the 1.3200 support area.

It even traded below the 50 hourly simple moving average and 1.3160. A low was formed near 1.3150 and the pair is currently correcting higher.

USD/CAD Technical Analysis US Dollar Canadian Dollar

It recently tested the 1.3180 resistance area, plus the 50% Fib retracement level of the latest decline from the 1.3204 high to 1.3159 low. On the upside, there are many resistances near 1.3180 and 1.3200.

More importantly, there are two major bearish trend lines forming with resistance near 1.3200 on the hourly chart. Above the trend lines, the pair could start a strong rise in the coming sessions.

The next major resistance is near the 1.3220 and 1.3240 levels. Any further gains could push the pair towards the 1.3300 level.

On the downside, the pair might find bids near the 1.3160 and 1.3150 levels. If USD/CAD fails to stay above 1.3150, there is a risk of another bearish wave. The next major supports are seen near the 1.3120 and 1.3100 levels.

Any further losses may perhaps lead the pair towards the 1.3050 support area in the near term.

Aayush Jindal

Aayush has spent over a DECADE as a financial markets contributor and observer. He specializes in market strategies and technical analysis, comes with an IT background. He possesses strong technical analytical skills and is well known for his entertaining and informative analysis of the currency, commodities, Bitcoin and Ethereum markets. He is a software engineer by profession, loves blogging and observing financial markets.

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