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: levels to trade
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GBP/USD has been consolidating between 1.30 and 1.2770 for the past month. The pair met resistance in the 1.2920 area (resistance line connecting October and November highs). A break above this level is needed to make the uptrend resume and allow the price to retest the 1.2970/1.30 zone. Only a close above 1.30 will allow the pound to head towards 1.3170 (50% Fibo of the 2018-2019 decline).
If the resistance is too hard an obstacle for bulls to break, the pullback below the MAs on the H4 at 1.2848 will open the way down for a decline to 1.2770 (November low). Notice that the 50-week MA is at 1.2730 - this makes it strong support.
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.
Joe Biden will take the post of president of the USA on the morning of 20 January 2021. Trump is going to skip the inauguration. What will be the market reaction? Let’s find out!
Asian equity markets mostly rallied with risk appetite spurred as trade picked up from Monday’s holiday.
Look at the H1 chart for USD/JPY - is it not a perfect example of a reversal in the resistance zone?