The grenback strengthened on Monday and it continued to move higher on Tuesday as well, with the cable slipping 0.25% during the London session, trading at around 1.2780, which are September lows for this pair.

If this support is defended, a possible double bottom pattern could be formed, which is a bullish formation. In that case, we could see a nice rally targeting the 1.30 level. However, this resistance seems to be well defended by bears and each jump to this level has been met with selling pressure.

Thus, as long as the GBPUSD pair trades below 1.30, the medium-term outlook seems bearish.

Alternatively, if the bearish pressure reappears during the US session, the support of 1.2780 will be tested again. In case of a bearish breakdown, stop-losses of long positions should be hit, which could send the Pound further lower.

The next target for bears in this scenario will most likely be at the 1.27 level, followed by a possible leg lower to 1.25.

Sentiment has worsened notably over the previous days, which usually benefits the US dollar. Therefore, if stocks continue falling, we will most likely see the continuation of the decline in the GBPUSD pair.

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Peter Bukov

Peter comes from a background in corporate finance which began in 2013 when he completed the Corporate Finance Program at the University of Economics in Bratislava. He’s been actively involved in the market sector since 2008 and got his hands-on experience in trading in 2011. His experience in finance and trading continues not only as a market analyst at Axiory Intelligence but also through his studies to obtain a degree in Capital Markets. The study is in line with MIFID II regulations and is under the supervision of the European Regulator ESMA, which strongly emphasizes ethics and morale in investing and working with a client.

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