currency pair Pound Dollar GBP/USD continues to move within the correction and the downward channel. The potential for the formation of a double top reversal pattern remains. At the time of the publication of the forecast, the Pound to the US Dollar exchange rate on Forex is 1.2092. Moving averages indicate the presence of a short-term bearish trend. Prices have broken through the area between the signal lines down, which indicates pressure from sellers of the currency pair and a potential continuation of the fall of the instrument. At the moment, we should expect an attempt to develop a bullish price correction of the British Pound against the US Dollar and a test of the resistance area near the level of 1.2125. Where can we expect a rebound down again and a continuation of the fall in the quotes of the British Pound against the US Dollar. The target of the pair’s decline, as part of the Forex forecast for August 16, 2022, is the area at the level of 1.1715.
GBP/USD Forecast Pound Dollar August 16, 2022
An additional signal in favor of the fall of the currency pair will be a test of the resistance line on the relative strength index (RSI). The second signal in favor of the decline will be a rebound from the upper border of the descending channel. Cancellation of the fall option for the Pound/Dollar pair will be a strong growth of the pair and a breakdown of the resistance area with the price fixing above the level of 1.2335. This will indicate a breakdown of the upper border of the channel and the continued growth of the Pound/Dollar pair to the area at the level of 1.2485. It is worth waiting for confirmation of the fall of the pair with the breakdown of the support area and the closing of the price below the level of 1.1905, which will indicate the breakdown of the lower border of the reversal pattern and the beginning of the pattern with targets at the bottom.
Among the important news from the UK that may have an impact on the GBP/USD pair, it is worth highlighting: Change in the number of applications for unemployment benefits in the UK (United Kingdom Claimant Count Change).
Thus, GBP/USD Forecast Pound Dollar August 16, 2022 suggests an attempt to test the resistance area near the level of 1.2125. Then, the continuation of the fall with the target near the level of 1.1715. An additional signal in favor of the decline of the British Pound will be a test of the resistance line on the relative strength index (RSI). Cancellation of the fall option will be a strong growth of the Pound against the US Dollar and a breakdown of the 1.2335 area. This will indicate a continued rise in the Forex pair with a potential target above the level of 1.2485.