Thursday, August 5, 2010

GBPUSD—not giving up the fight yet

The drop to 1.5820 profit-stopped me out at +20 pips.

I shorted again this morning at 1.5910. However, with the strong uptrend this pair has been experiencing, a short is definitely bucking the trend. it's only because the .618 retracement is causing it to falter, the fact that I can have a tight stop and the reality that a corrective move down is overdue that makes me willing to risk a short position. The pair is fighting the move down which means the bulls are buying this small drop. I will be willing to reverse as there is more upside potential if the pair overtakes the 1.5958 resistance. Let's see what happens today.

Resistance is at 1.5958, 1.6000, and 1.6070. Support is at 1.5820, 1.5696 (Monday's low) and 1.5530.

Here's the three-hour chart:

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