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The 1H GBP/USD chart reflects a bearish bias as a the market respected the 200 hour simple moving average, staying under the 50% retracement level (of the 1.6066 to 1.5808 swing), and followed with a downswing in the 4/10 Asian-European session that broke the very short-term rising channel. This can be interpreted as a sign of bearish continuation.

However, the bearish scenario has another technical challenge. Entering the 4/10 US session, the market is near last week's low of 1.5808, and now close to a rising trendline seen in the daily chart. There is also a support pivot at 1.5775, which is near the 1.5778, 61.8% retracement of the 1.56-1.6066 swing.

Thus this 1.5775-1.58 area is an important support zone to monitor.  If the market does respect this support cluster, we can see a push toward 1.60, 1.6066. A break below 1.5770, opens up 1.5650, 1.56 key support pivots.

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