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GBP/USD Reverses Down, Forming A Head and Shoulders Pattern

Posted Thursday, February 27, 2020 by
Skerdian Meta • 1 min read

GBP/USD surged higher after the UK elections in December, which were won by Boris Johnson. But, the reality hit back, as the UK still needs to reach a trade deal with the EU. Yesterday we heard EU’s top Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier say that the UK is not Canada and cannot have a Canada style trade deal.

Today we are hearing more comments that the trade talks between UK and EU might fall apart by June. This has turned the GBP bearish today. GBP/USD has been trading mostly sideways, since retreating lower after the spike, following the elections.

GBP/USD was retracing higher earlier today, but the 100 SMA (green) stopped the climb, aided by the 50 SMA (yellow) as well, on the H4 chart.  The price returned back down and now it seems like a head and shoulders pattern has formed for this pair. It’s not very geometrical, with the right shoulder being lower than the left, but don’t expect them to be. This points to further declines, and the fundamentals also point down. So, we have a bearish bias for this pair.

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Skerdian Meta // Lead Analyst
Skerdian Meta Lead Analyst. Skerdian is a professional Forex trader and a market analyst. He has been actively engaged in market analysis for the past 11 years. Before becoming our head analyst, Skerdian served as a trader and market analyst in Saxo Bank's local branch, Aksioner. Skerdian specialized in experimenting with developing models and hands-on trading. Skerdian has a masters degree in finance and investment.
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