The European Central Bank (ECB) has raised interest rates by 25 basis points, marking its tenth consecutive rate hike since July 2022 and bringing the total increase to 450 basis points. The ECB is primarily concerned about high inflation levels, both current and projected, with concerns extending into the future.
GBP/USD: the pound strengthens
2019-11-11 • Updated
BUY 1.274 SL 1.2685 TP1 1.2890 TP2 1.3065 TP3 1.3315
On the daily chart of GBP/USD, bulls try to push the pair back within the triangle's borders and implement the "Wolfe Waves" pattern. The first target of that pattern complies with the 1.3315 mark. To begin with, bulls need to stick above the resistance at 1.27.
On H1, if the combination of the "Three Indians" and "Spike and Ledge" patterns based on the 1-2-3 one is implemented, bulls will manage to reverse the downward trend. At first, they need to push the pair above the resistance at 1.274.
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