GBP/USD Hot Forecast for 24 February, 2021
- GBP continues to advance strongly against major currencies and that strength will likely persist medium term.
- However, there is a near-term risk of a correction, with GBP/USD overbought on the hourly chart.
GBP/USD STRENGTH TO CONTINUE, CORRECTION IS POSSIBLE
GBP/USD is trading close to 1.4200, reversing towards the three-year high near 1.4240. GBP continues to advance strongly against major currencies and that strength will likely persist in the medium term. The US dollar is losing ground once again amid risk-recovery. The UK aims for faster vaccinations to regain economic traction before time.
As the chart of GBP/USD shows, the pair is now hovering around overbought levels, with the relative strength index (RSI) close to the 70 mark that indicates an overbought market. As the chart also shows, there was a brief spike higher in GBP/USD in Asian trading Wednesday but no obvious reason why it happened.
Sustained break of highs marked during March 2018, around 1.4240 becomes necessary to target January 2018 tops and the yearly peak of 2018, respectively near 1.4345 and 1.4375. Meanwhile, pullback moves may eye the 1.4000 threshold but remain less strong above the three-week-old support line near 1.3950-45.
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