Forex Technical Update

GBP/USD 1H Chart 7/5/2012 11:25AM EDT


The GBP/USD broke below a range before the BoE meeting in anticipation of more QE. Indeed, the MPC decided to expand its asset purchase program by £50 bn to £375 bn. Following this announcement the GBP/USD accelerated this week's losses opening up last week's low and support pivot near 1.5490.

A swing projection seen in the 4H chart targets the 1.5430 area. We have a pivot zone in the 1.54-1.5430 area. Below that we open up the June low of 1.5280.

It should be noted that 1.5240/50 area is a key support pivot that has provided demand. This was support Jan.2012 ,Oct., Sept, 2011, and Sept. 2010, and is the lowest since Sept. 2010.


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