The GBP/USD pair has been moving downward respecting the depicted bearish channel since mid-September when the ongoing channel was initiated.
The price zone of 1.5890-1.5870 constituted a transient daily support that paused the bearish movement for a few days. However, bears quickly managed to push lower.
Failure of the market to defend the price zone of 1.5890-1.5900 allowed bears to push towards the support level located around 1.5550 where recent congestion zone was established above.
Recently, the market failed to express bullish breakout above the price level of 1.5760 (upper limit of the daily bearish channel). Instead, extensive bearish breakout was applied against the price levels of 1.5540-1.5560 (this breakdown is being resumed today).
Note that DAILY fixation below the recent bottoms established around 1.5540-1.5560 renders the current consolidation range as a bearish flag pattern with potential projected target at 1.5310 (similar scenario to what happened back in October 2014).
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