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Forex pairs in this Article » GBP/USD (Barcelona) - Despite the steady gains in GBP/USD, according to Thomas Anthonj, FX Strategist at JP Morgan Securities, the big picture for GBP 'has hardly improved yet'.

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"A string of positive UK data led to an extended GBP recovery, but given the latest failures to clear previous highs at 1.5752 in Cable and at 156.77 in GBP/JPY, the good news looks discounted."

"That said the risk of accelerating down south is particularly high in Cable where a minimum setback to 1.4339 (76.4 %) if not the resumption of the pre-2009 downtrend is still a very realistic threat due to the triangle breakdown in February."

"Only a break above 1.5718/52 (last tops) would open the way for a re-test of weekly/monthly triangle resistance at 1.5916 to 1.6038."

"A break below 1.5496/34 (200 DMA/daily neckline) would end the idea of an upside extension but to confirm a minimum decline to 1.4339, it takes breaks below 1.5102 (pivot) and 1.5027 (minor 76.4 %)."
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