Stocks, oil, and risk currencies gained on Tuesday as the formal go-ahead for US President-elect Joe Biden to begin his transition burnished a November already boosted by Covid-19 vaccines.
GBP/USD: bearish “Crab” pattern
Information is not investment advice
On the D1 chart of GBP/USD the price action conforms to the bearish “Crab” pattern. Currently the market is trying to find the point D. The difficulty with harmonic pattern is that it provides a potential range of reversal and not the exact level. For GBP/USD, this range is between 1.2650 and 1.2760.
Notice that the pair came to the resistance of the 200-day MA and the previous highs around 1.2660. On the H4, there’s bearish divergence. As a result, the pair may test support of the short-term channel around 1.2570. The next levels to watch on the downside will be 1.2520 and 1.2425.
GBP/USD will fall if the US Nonfarm payrolls are better than expected.
Trade ideas for GBP/USD
SELL 1.2625; TP 1.2580; SL 1.2640
SELL 1.2550; TP1 1.2530; TP2 1.2430; SL 1.2565
EUR/USD fell below 1.1850 after reaching 1.1920 on Monday. The pair consolidated after the initial bearish move.
USD/CAD remains within a downtrend. As a result, selling the pair as it turns down from resistance is the best strategy. Support lies at 1.3125.
World shares paused on Monday to assess a record-breaking month
Looking ahead, highlights from macroeconomic calendar include regional and national German CPIs, US Chicago PMI, OPEC meeting, ECB's Lagarde and BoE's Tenreyro speeches.
U.S. stocks are set to open higher Friday, although gains are likely to be limited with the market set to close early in the aftermath of the Thanksgiving Holiday.