Bearish Triangle On USD Index Can Support GBPUSD – Elliott wave analysis 

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USD index is trading sideways for some time now, ideally unfolding an Elliott wave triangle correction in wave B that is part of a three-wave corrective decline. A triangle is a continuation pattern, which has five legs in a sideways range, so breakout is expected to occur lower after A-B-C-D-E sub-waves: ideally into the same direction as previous wave A.

At the moment we see price making an intra-day decline, however this may not be part of a wave C yet as waves D) and E) are still ongoing, meaning one more rally can be seen, before real bears take price lower and finally cause the breakdown.

USD Index, 4h

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Well, if USD Index is headed lower after that pattern unfolds, then cable can see more upside from current supports. In fact, on a daily chart of GBPUSD we see price in a possible higher degree recovery that should be made by three waves. Ideally, this recovery is missing a third leg up, which may resume from current 50.0 and 61.8% Fibonacci levels, so wave B can be ending.

GBPUSD, daily

gbpusd analysis

An Elliott Wave Triangle Formation

A Triangle is a common 5-wave pattern labelled A-B-C-D-E that moves countertrend and is corrective in nature. Triangles move within two channel lines drawn from waves A to C, and from waves B to D. A Triangle is either contracting or expanding depending on whether the channel lines are converging or expanding. Triangles are overlapping five wave affairs that subdivide 3-3-3-3-3.

Triangles can occur in wave 4, wave B, wave X position or in some very rare cases also in wave Y of a combination.

An example of a symmetrical triangle in a downtrend:

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By Gregor Horvat

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