GBPUSD Analysis: Sterling Rises After May’s Vote of Confidence

UK Prime Minister survived yesterday’s vote of confidence to remain the leader of the conservative party for at least another one year. Sterling is up by 200 Pips. What next? The following give insights based on Elliott wave theory.

December 13, 2018 | AtoZ MarketsGBPUSD has been on the rise since yesterday prior to the vote of confidence to decide if PM Theresa May would continue as the conservative leader. Prior to the vote, majority of the conservative MPs have shown their support for May and so she was expected to cruise to victory. GBP was already priced in, when the result was announced and so the move was minimal thereafter.

Cable has been very much bearish this year after a strong Dollar and Brexit uncertainties. Price dropped to 1.2477 this month to hit its lowest since April 2017. However, price has rallied back to 1.266- 1.27 zone. The bullish recovery might continue into the 1.27-1.285 congestion zone before price decides where to go next.

GBPUSD Elliott Wave Analysis and Important Price Levels

The last bearish swing happened between 1.3175 in early November and 1.2477 attained yesterday. However, the dip looks corrective and has completed a double zigzag pattern within a channel. At the base of 1.2477, there appears an intraday head and shoulder reversal pattern giving more bullish clues. A break above the upper line (or 1.27) of the blue channel might lead to further rallies to at least 1.3 before the bears continue. The long term trend is still bearish and price might just be making a complex bullish correction. While the market awaits November Fed minutes, the Brexit is still a big concern among traders and investors of Pound Sterling.

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