On December 12, the previously-dominating bearish momentum came to an end when the GBP/USD pair visited the price levels of 1.2500 where the backside of the broken daily uptrend was located.
Since then, the current bullish swing has been taking place. Recent bullish spike reached the price level of 1.2999 where significant bearish rejection was demonstrated (Bearish Engulfing candlestick around the down trend line).
This probably pauses the bullish scenario for a while, allowing sometime for bearish correction towards 1.2800 where confluence of demand levels as well as the H4 up-trend line come to meet the pair.
For the bullish scenario to remain valid, bullish persistence above the price level of 1.2800 should be maintained on a daily basis. Bullish breakout above 1.3000 will be needed to enhance further advancement towards 1.3130-1.3180.
Otherwise, any decline below 1.2800 invalidates the bullish scenario bringing the GBP/USD pair again into sideway consolidations that may extend down towards 1.2710 (Next demand level to meet the pair).
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