GBP/USD recovered recently, but it faced a strong resistance near the 1.2700 level. USD/CAD remains in a solid uptrend and it recently broke the 1.3550 resistance area.
Important Takeaways for GBP/USD and USD/CAD
- The British Pound recovered above the 1.2600 and 1.2660 resistance levels.
- There is a major bullish trend line formed with support at 1.2625 on the hourly chart of GBP/USD.
- USD/CAD recently climbed above the 1.2500, 1.2550 and 1.2580 resistance levels.
- The pair is following two bullish trend lines with support at 1.3545 and 1.3490 on the hourly chart.
GBP/USD Technical Analysis
The British Pound started consolidating in a range above the 1.2500 level this past week against the US Dollar. Later, the GBP/USD pair started a decent recovery and moved above the 1.2600 and 1.2660 resistance levels.
The pair even settled above the 1.2660 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average. However, the pair struggled a lot to break the 1.2700 resistance area and it recently formed a high at 1.2705 on FXOpen.
The pair corrected lower below 1.2680 and the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the 1.2529 low to 1.2705 high. However, there is a strong support formed near the 1.2600-1.2620 zone.
Buyers also defended the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the 1.2529 low to 1.2705 high. Moreover, there is a major bullish trend line formed with support at 1.2625 on the hourly chart of GBP/USD.
As long as the pair is above the trend line and 1.2600, it could make another attempt to break the 1.2700 resistance area. A successful close above the 1.2700 barrier may start a decent upward move towards the 1.2800 resistance in the near term.
Overall, GBP/USD is currently consolidating in a major range and it is likely preparing for the next key break either above 1.2700 or below 1.2620.
USD/CAD Technical Analysis
The US Dollar remained in a solid uptrend from the 1.3320 swing low against the Canadian Dollar. The USD/CAD pair climbed above the 1.3400 and 1.3480 resistance levels to move into a positive zone.
Later, there was a break above the 1.2550 resistance zone, which cleared the path for more gains. The pair traded close to the 1.2600 level and formed a high at 1.2599. At the moment, the pair is correcting lower and broke the 1.3580 level.
Sellers pushed the pair below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the 1.3492 low to 1.3599 high. However, the pair remains well supported on the downside near the 1.3540 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average.
Besides, there are two bullish trend lines in place with support at 1.3545 and 1.3490 on the hourly chart. The first trend line coincides with the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the 1.3492 low to 1.3599 high.
Should there be a break below the first trend line and the 1.3540 support, the pair could test the 1.3500 pivot area. The overall trend is very positive for USD/CAD and it seems like the pair could resume its upward move after a short term downside correction towards the 1.3540 or 1.3500 supports.