Daily Price Outlook

- GBP/USD sees an uptick to 1.24394, hinting at cautious market optimism amidst mixed economic signals.

- Resistance observed at 1.2470, with potential upward moves eyeing 1.2512 and 1.2568.

- Recommended strategy: Buy above 1.24198, with targets at 1.25114 and stop loss at 1.23728.

On April 17, the GBP/USD pair experienced a slight increase, closing at 1.24394, up by 0.10%. This modest gain suggests a tentative optimism among traders as they navigate a mix of economic signals from both the UK and the US. Currently, the pair is trading below the pivotal level of 1.2511, which acts as a key juncture for future price movements.

Immediate resistance is established at 1.2470, with subsequent levels at 1.2512 and 1.2568. A breach of these resistance points could signal a strengthening of the bullish momentum. On the downside, the pair finds initial support at 1.2375. Further declines could see the GBP/USD testing support at 1.2332 and 1.2295, potentially reinforcing a bearish trend if these levels are penetrated.

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) at 37 suggests that the currency pair is nearing oversold territory, indicating potential for an upward correction if bullish triggers are present in the market. The 50-day Exponential Moving Average (EMA) at 1.2552 also supports this view, as it lies just above the current price level, hinting at underlying buying pressure.

Given the technical setup, a prudent trading strategy would be to initiate a buy position if the GBP/USD moves above 1.24198, targeting a profit at 1.25114, while setting a stop loss at 1.23728 to manage potential downside risks.

GBP/USD Price Chart - Source: Tradingview
GBP/USD Price Chart - Source: Tradingview

GBP/USD - Trade Ideas

Entry Price – Buy Above 1.24198

Take Profit – 1.25114

Stop Loss – 1.23728

Risk to Reward – 1: 1.9

Profit & Loss Per Standard Lot = +$916/ -$470

Profit & Loss Per Mini Lot = +$91/ -$47



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