Elliott Wave Weekly

GBP/USD Elliott Wave Analysis


GBP/USD – 1.2930

GBP/USD – Wave 4 is unfolding as an (A)-(B)-(C) and could have ended at 1.7192

Although the British pound eased after rising to 1.2991 earlier and minor consolidation below this level would be seen, reckon downside would be limited to 1.2830-35 and renewed buying interest should emerge above support at 1.2757, bring another rise later, above said resistance would confirm the erratic rise from 1.1986 low has resumed for retracement of medium term decline to psychological resistance at 1.3000, then 1.3050-55, however, loss of near term upward momentum should prevent sharp move beyond 1.3100 and price should falter below 1.3140-50 (38.2% Fibonacci retracement of 1.5018-1.1986), risk from there has increased for a retreat later. 

Our preferred count on the daily chart is that cable's rebound from 1.3500 (wave (A) trough) is unfolding as a wave (B) with A ended at 1.7043, followed by triangle wave B and wave C as well as wave (B) has possibly ended at 1.7192, below support at 1.4232 would add credence to this count, then further fall to 1.4000 level would follow but reckon downside would be limited to 1.3655 support and price should stay above previous support at 1.3500.

On the downside, whilst initial pullback to 1.2830-35 cannot be ruled out, reckon downside would be limited to 1.2757 support and previous resistance at 1.2706 would turn into support and contain downside, bring another rise later. Only below previous resistance at 1.2616 (tentatively wave i top) would abort and suggest top is possibly formed, risk weakness to 1.2550-60 but break of 1.2500 support is needed to provide confirmation.
Recommendation: Buy at 1.2760 for 1.3000 with stop below 1.2660.

Longer term - Cable's rise from 1.0520 (Feb 1985) to 2.0100 (September 1992) is seen as [A], the decline to 1.3682 is labeled as (B) and (C) wave rally has ended at 2.1162 (9 Nov, 2007) which is also the top of larger degree wave B with circle. The selloff from there is a 5-waver with wave (A) ended at 1.3500 (23 Jan 2009), wave (B) itself is labeled as A: 1.6733, triangle wave B: 1.4813 and wave C as well as top of wave (B) ended at 1.7192 (2014), hence the selloff from there is an impulsive wave (C) with wave I : 1.4566, wave II 1.5930, an extended wave III is unfolding and already exceeded our downside target at 1.3500 and 1.3000, hence weakness to 1.2500 and possibly 1.2000 cannot be ruled out, however, price should stay well above psychological level at 1.0000.