The British pound initially tried to rally during the week, reaching towards the 200 week EMA before rolling over. That shows signs of weakness, and perhaps more than likely going to show that the British pound is clearly susceptible to the global “risk off” situation that we find ourselves in. That being the case, it’s likely that we will continue to see a lot of back and forth and although the British pound is going to suffer at the hands of risk appetite falling, the reality is that there is significant support just below so if you are looking to buy the US dollar, although the trade may work in this pair, you may find better momentum in some of the other pairs, specifically the Euro.
GBP/USD Video 02.03.20
At this point, I believe that short-term traders will continue to try to fade rallies, but if we were to break down below the red 50 week EMA on the chart, that probably sends this market much lower, perhaps even as low as the 1.25 handle. At this point in time though it’s obvious that the markets are very jittery and it’s going to take very little to knock them over. As far as rallies are concerned, I would not believe them in this pair until we break above the 200 week EMA which is painted in black on the chart. At that point, we could go as high as the 1.35 handle over the longer term. Expect a lot of volatility but in the end, I believe that the US dollar will strengthen against most currencies.