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Forex pairs in this Article » GBP/USD (Barcelona) - Unable to extend gains above 1.5810, the GBPUSD eased across the chart still ahead of the London opening, finding its current daily low, at 1.5750, as bells jingled.

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"The Elliott wave count on the daily chart is suggesting that we allow for the possibility of a deeper retracement towards 1.5913 and possibly 1.6000, the 38.2% and 50% retracements of the move seen this year. However we then look for failure and a retest of the trend line", wrote Commerzbank analyst Karen Jones, favoring a break below here to 1.5271/35 (2012 low) in the longer term.
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