GBP-USD Recovers on a Hammer Candle

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NEW YORK ( - The pound vs. dollar are showing a hammer-generated recovery off the 1.5326 level triggering a fresh upside gains in early trading today. Hope of further gains is developing. This would put the GPB-USD pair on the path of further recovery toward the Sept. 30 high of 1.5661. A breach there will turn risk toward the 1.5713 to 1.5779 levels. However, we expect these levels to cap gains and then turn the pair back lower in the direction of its medium-term downtrend.

Further out, resistance stands at the 1.5863 level, representing the Sept. 15 high. On the downside, a return below 1.5270, its hammer candle low will resume its medium-term downtrend toward the July 18 low of 1.5122 and possibly lower toward the big psychological support of 1.5000.

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