GBP/USD Forecast: British Pound Shows Signs of Weakness – 08 August 2022
The downward pressure should continue, thereby pushing much lower over the next several months, perhaps to the end year.
When you look at this chart, it’s easy to see that we have been in a downtrend, so therefore like many other currency pairs when it comes to trading against the US dollar. Interest rates in America rising will continue to put upward pressure on the value of the greenback, and therefore downward pressure on the British pound.
Was also worth paying attention to is the fact that the Bank of England raised interest rates by 50 basis points during the week, and the currency still fell. This was probably due to the fact that the Bank of England suggests that the English economy is going to slip into recession between now and the end of the year.
The 50 Day EMA sits just above and is dropping, so it looks like we are going to continue to see downward pressure and a bit of dynamic resistance in that general vicinity. If we do break above that area, which is extensively the 1.22 handle, then we could see the British pound try to squeeze to the 1.24 level. I would not hold my breath for that, as most rallies at this point in time will probably show signs of exhaustion on short-term charts that you can take advantage of. This is a market that has been rather negative for a while, and I just don’t see how that changes anytime soon considering that the geopolitical, macroeconomic, and interest rate situation has not changed much.
In this environment, it makes quite a bit of sense that the US dollar continues to see strength due to the fact that the market is trying to factor in a lot of negativity worldwide, which I think continues to be the main story. With that being the case, the downward pressure should continue, thereby pushing much lower over the next several months, perhaps to the end year.
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