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Technical Analysis for GBP/USD: March 28, 2016
The British pound slightly recovered from last week’s trading as it hit a daily high at 1.4180, taking advantage of the dollar’s respite. However, the pound’s strength is expected to be short-lived as the uncertainty of the Brexit looms over the market.
A bearish outlook on the pound remains leading to the EU referendum in June. On the other end, a stronger dollar is anticipated in the following days as investors remain hopeful for a rate hike in the near future based on Fed officials’ vague remarks.
The first support occurred at 1.4098 and 1.4028 subsequently. The first resistance was at 1.4149 and 1.4220 subsequently.
The MACD indicator is at a negative location. The price is falling.
The extensive demand for the dollar reinforced the pound/dollar pair. The Manufacturing PMI will be issued on Friday and so we propose to focus on it as well as we wait for Bank of England Chairman Mark Carney's performance on Thursday.
The price's first support occurs at 1.4320 and at 1.4240 subsequently. Meanwhile, the first resistance resides at 1.4400 and at 1.4480 subsequently.
A non-confirmed and a sturdy buy signal has been found. The price is over the Ichimoku Cloud and it is on top of the Chikou Span. The Tenkan-sen and the Kijun-sen display an ascending movement creating a "Golden Cross". The ascending motion will remain until the price is over the Cloud.
The MACD indicator is in a positive location. The price is increasing.
In the midst of the Construction Sector increase, the Gross Domestic Product of the UK in Q4 was re-assessed upwards. The business activity index occurs at 54.2 contrary to the reported 54.0 which is more than expected. The increase of the pair was finite due to fears about Brexit and the market could not disregard the probable demand on the oil market. The activity of the GBP/USD pair was merely influenced by the oil price.
The first support of price occurs at 1.4240 and at 1.4160 subsequently. The first resistance lies at 1.4320 and at 1.4400 subsequently.
The price is along the Ichimoku Cloud and it is over the Chikou Span. The Tenkan-sen forms a descending movement and the Kijun-sen displays a horizontal motion creating a "Dead Cross".
The MACD indicator is in a neutral location. The price is revising.
Initially, the main drivers for the pound/dollar pair firstly, is an escape from risks, second is decline in oil prices and lastly is the poor Service PMI in the country. In March the index increase to 53.7 from 52.7 when the market was expecting an increase to 54,0. Apparently, the descending movement was also in the Bonds Market which made the 10-year UK government bonds yield to diminish. The Sterling grew by the end of the trades.
The first support occurs at 1.4080 and at 1.4000 subsequently. The first resistance lies at 1.4160 and at 1.4240 subsequently.
A confirmed and a sturdy sell signal has been found. The price is below the Ichimoku Cloud and it is below the Chikou Span. The Tenkan-sen and the Kijun-sen form a descending movement. The descending movement will remain until the price is below the Cloud.
The MACD indicator is in a negative location. The price is rectifying.
The UK investors were perturbed by the poor macroeconomic data. Because of the seasonal correction which came at 1.1%, The Manufacturing Production for February decreased wherein it was way farther than the reported 0.2%. Moreover, from 12.16 billion pounds in January to 11.96 billion pounds in February, the Britain Trade Balance Deficit lessened.
The first support occurs at 1.4080 and at 1.4000 subsequently. The first resistance lies at 1.4160 and at 1.4240 subsequently.
A confirmed and a sturdy sell signal has been found. The price is below the Ichimoku Cloud and it is below the Chikou Span. The Tenkan-sen displays a descending movement and the Kijun-sen forms a horizontal motion. The descending movement will remain until the price is below the Cloud.
The MACD indicator is in a negative location. The price is retrieving.
The repercussions of three days imposing increase of the pound/dollar was it has initiated rectification. The Bank of England has announced its minutes and the interest rate decision wherein the rate was kept at the same level. The unpredictability of the Brexit caused the currency to remain under pressure.
The first support occurs at 1.4080 and at 1.4000 subsequently. The first resistance resides at 1.4160 and at 1.4240 subsequently.
The price is in the Ichimoku Cloud and it is below the Chikou Span. The Tenkan-sen displays a horizontal movement and the Kijun-sen forms an ascending movement which creates a "Dead Cross".
The MACD indicator is in a neutral location. The price is retrieving.
The probability of a rate hike was lessened by the Bank of England which may cause the pound to stay unstable. The English regulator dwelt the risks for the country economy when Brexit takes place amidst decision-making regarding the interest rates last week. Mark Carney stated on Tuesday that the effect of Brexit would not be sustainable and it would cause a financing of the payment balance more pricey.
The first support occurs at 1.4320 and at 1.4240 subsequently. The first resistance stands at 1.4400 and at 1.4480 subsequently.
A confirmed and a sturdy buy signal has been found. The price is over the Ichimoku Cloud and it is over the Chikou Span. The Tenkan-sen displays an ascending movement and the Kijun-sen forms a horizontal motion creating a "Golden Cross". The ascending movement will remain until the price is over the Cloud.
The MACD indicator is in a positive location. The price is growing.
The GBP/USD strengthened as the pair positively increased earlier despite oil prices gains and the attraction in risky assets. The Brexit rivals count has been decreased. Perhaps, there had been a positive impact on the British people the deterrents of government lately regarding the immense effect of the country exit from the European Union.
The first support occurs at 1.4320 and at 1.4240 subsequently. The first resistance resides at 1.4400 and at 1.4480 subsequently.
A confirmed and a sturdy buy signal has been found. The price is over the Ichimoku Cloud and it is on top of the Chikou Span. The Tenkan-sen displays an ascending motion and the Kijun-sen creates a horizontal movement. The ascending movement will remain until the price is over the Cloud.
The MACD indicator is in a positive location. The price is correcting.
As it has been expected, the Gross Domestic Product of the UK heightened by 0.4%, while its economy made an increase of 0.6%. The interest for the pound were sustained a bit by the 10-year UK government bonds yield which showed a growth in the Bonds Market.
The first support stands at 1.4480 and at 1.4400 subsequently. While the first resistance occurs at 1.4560 and at 1.4650 subsequently.
A confirmed and a sturdy buy signal has been found. The price is over the Ichimoku Cloud and it is on top of the Chikou span. The Tenkan-sen displays an ascending movement and the Kijun-sen creates a horizontal movement. The ascending movement will remain until the price is over the Cloud.
The MACD indicator is in a positive location. The price is consolidating.
Declining to its bottom-most level since February 2013, the Markit Manufacturing PMI in the UK modulated to 49.2 in April. This data was lower than the re-assessed value of 50.7 in March and below the economists' expectation of 51.2. The Manufacturing is still one of the most unpredictable sectors of the economy and still faces challenges including poor demand in the Asian markets and the slowing down of the euro area.
The first support occurs at 1.4480 and at 1.4400 subsequently. The first resistance stands at 1.4560 and at 1.4670 subsequently.
A confirmed and a sturdy buy signal has been found. The price is over the Ichimoku Cloud and it is on top of the Chikou Span. The Tenkan-sen and the Kijun-sen display a horizontal motion. The ascending movement will remain until the price is on top of the Cloud.
The MACD indicator is in a positive location. The price is strengthening.
The sterling hardly reached the 1.45 level when dismal figures on the UK’s services sector was released. GBP/USD retreated to 1.44 levels and bottomed at 1.4456. The current exchange rate is 1.4496.
The service industry’s purchasing managers index (PMI) slimmed to 52.3 in April from the previous month’s 53.7, recording the softest PMI in three years. Economists expected a 53.5 growth. Traders are closely watching for the NFP data from the US which will help decide the Fed’s next move on its interest rates.
The first support is at 1.4442 and 1.4403 subsequently while the first resistance is at 1.4494 and 1.4496 subsequently. The MACD indicator is in neutral location. The price is increasing.
The significant event on Thursday was the inflation report of the Bank of England. As we have expected, the Central Bank statements about the economy and the inflation increase were quite negative. The rate remained unmodified by the UK regulator at the level of 0,5%.
The first support occurs at 1.4400 and at 1.4320 subsequently. The first resistance stands at 1.4480 and at 1.4560 subsequently.
A confirmed and a sturdy sell signal has been found. The price is below the Ichimoku Cloud and it is below the Chikou Span. The Tenkan-sen displays a horizontal motion and the Kijun-sen forms a descending movement creating a "Golden Cross". The descending movement will remain until the price is below the Cloud.
The MACD indicator is in a negative location. The price is declining.
Bonds Market. The 10-year UK government bonds yield decreased which lessen the investments of the British assets. The UK presented Consumer Price index for April wherein the data came in at 0,3% y/y against the report of 0,5% y/y.
The first support occurs at 1.4400 and at 1.4320 subsequently. The first resistance stands at 1.4480 and at 1.4560 subsequently.
The price is in the Ichimoku Cloud and it is below the Chikou Span. The Tenkan-sen and the Kijun-sen form a horizontal movement creating a "Dead Cross".
The MACD indicator is in an impartial location. The price is correcting.
The decreasing doubts regarding the result of the referendum cause the pound to come nearly to its high for the week. The volume of Brexit opponents is 55% against 42% who want to exit the EU, according to the recent poll.
The first support occurs at 1.4670 and at 1.4560 subsequently. The first resistance stands at 1.4760 and at 1.4880 subsequently.
An inveterate and a solid buy signal has been found. The price is over the Ichimoku Cloud and it is on top of the Chinkou Span. The Tenkan-sen ascends in movement and the Kijun-sen displays a horizontal movement creating a "Golden Cross". This activity will remain until the price is over the Cloud.
The MACD indicator is in a positive location. The price is growing.
AUD/USD is taking a beating after Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen said that a rate hike is “appropriate in the next coming months,” fueling speculations of a rate hike in June’s monetary policy meeting.
Bears are surrounding the Australian dollar as high it loses steam, trading at 0.7175 from last week’s 0.72 level. The MACD indicator is in neutral position.
The first support occurs at 0.7065 and 0.6827, while the first resistance occurs at 0.7243 and 0.7331 subsequently.
The pair is in for a volatile ride this week with a deluge of data coming from both sides. Australia’s Company Gross Operating Profits slowed down again to -4.7 percent in the first quarter after sliding by 3.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015. This indicates weakening profits of private firms.
New home sales in April declined by 4.7 percent from the previous reading’s 8.9 percent increase. The country’s current account and number of building approvals will follow today, while trade balance, retail data, and GDP will be released on Tuesday.
On the greenback’s side, consumer confidence and Core CPE Price Index will start the week of significant volatility, trailing to manufacturing PMI and nonfarm payrolls in the later part of the week. Several Fed officials are also scheduled to deliver speeches.
GBP broke through 1.48 in early European session, peaking at 1.4830 due to two polls that showed the Remain camp leading by several points. This is the sterling’s highest rate against the USD in 2016.
According to YouGov, the Remain camp gathered 51 percent of voters while the Brexit camp recorded 49 percent. ComRes, another major polling firm, revealed similar results with the Bremain leading by 6 percent at 48 percent while the Brexit side was at 42 percent. GBP/USD is now in a consolidating phase as traders remain cautious in the hours leading to the referendum.
In the US, traders are going short on the USD as they wait for the huge impact the referendum’s result could bring. It is understood that the result along with the outcome of Fed’s assessment on a soft labor market will largely affect the interest rate in July.
Dutch bank ING predicted that a Bremain will propel the GBP/USD to the 1.52 level while a Brexit will push it to as low as 1.30.
The first support occurs at 1.4700 and 1.4659 subsequently. The first resistance occurs at 1.4830 and 1.4897. The MACD indicator is in positive location.
The British Pound’s value decreased after Wednesday’s session in spite of the positive GDP data for the 2nd quarter of the year. But the sterling pound obtained support from the United States after the Fed’s decision to keep their rates unchanged.
The GBP/USD pair remained neutral all throughout the session last Wednesday, with its trading instrument maintaining a support of 1.3100. Meanwhile, the resistance amounted to 1.3300. MACD’s indicator has dropped near the centerline, which signals a negative outcome for this particular indicator. A lack of movement from the histogram and its refusal to leave negative territories will mean a significant increase in the strength of buyers. However, if the MACD returns to its positive state then the buyers will ultimately have the ball, while the RSI remains ambiguous.
A downward trend is also seen in the 50, 100, and 200-day EMAs, which eventually led to a bearish cross forming in the hourly charts. The instrument went over the said EMAs and went past the 1 hour chart.
Ultimately, trends are looking bearish, with the GBP/USD pair in danger of falling below 1.3100. But this does not not eliminate the possibility of the said currency pair experiencing an increase of up to 1.3300.
Subsequent to the weak data introduced on Thursday is the debilitation of the sterling whilst the dollar stay behind its strong position even when the Fed announced the imminent raise for the rates intended this current year.
The pair drawn against its weekly low throughout the trades done on Thursday but the British pound demonstrated a positive gains. GBP/USD resistance is positioned in the 1.3200 level, its support moves in the 1.3100 level.
The two main indicators had a negative feedback. The MACD signaled strength for the sellers, at the same time the RSI shifted in the oversold area. The pair price recurred under the 50-EMA in the 4-hour chart. It is speculated that GBP/USD will have a downtrend when the level of support falls into 1.3050.
Macroeconomic announcements of UK were not yet issued since Monday. The property market of UK will tend to focus more on the upcoming session of the Core Consumer Price Index.
The trading range of the pound indicates an upward movement on a low volume last Monday which is not distant to the low result on Friday.
The price of the pair ranges from 1.3244 to 1.3285 throughout the day trading.
Upon the outset of the North American session the dollar and the pound regained.
GBP/USD introduced a higher position in the 4-hour chart which made its price to reach the 50-EMA.
The 100-EMA moved upward and crosses over the 20-EMA with a similar chart.
Moving averages established a bullish pattern. The resistance is in the level of 1.3360, support comes in 1.3200 level.
MACD is in the negative territory. MACD decreased which confirms the strength of sellers.
As the MACD enters the negative zone, it affirmed for the seller's strength. RSI sets in the oversold condition.
The issue about the next cut rate of the BoE resulted the pound to hover within the pressured area. According to BoE, the cut rate will aid the improvement of the country's economy.
The sterling and dollar recorded a negative balance on Friday. Bearish investors were able to steer the market. GPB/USD had lose its winning track and crossed the 1.3200 level and hit the level of 1.3100 during the closed out trade. The pair as presented in the 4-hour lies below the 50, 100 and 200 EMAs. The overall direction moving averages 50, 100 and 200 are descending.
The resistance of the pair is 1.3100,the support is identified at 1.3000. MACD indicated a negative downtrend and remained at its current level which affirmed the seller's strength. RSI represented an oversold condition.
The cable pair GBP/USD bounced back to trade at 1.3013 after dropping to its 1-month low at 1.2946 during Wednesday’s trading session. The cable pair then went down slightly at 1.2954 before finally rallying at 1.3046 after the Federal Reserve chose to maintain its previous interest rates.
The GBP/USD’s rally from July’s new low in 31 years at 1.2798 from its previous value of 1.3481 indicates that the downward trend is a mere temporary low. Meanwhile, the consecutive value swings suggest a possible triangle unfolding with a-leg terminus at 1.3481, a b-leg trough at 1.2865, and September’s highest increase at 1.3445 points pinpoints the c-leg terminus while the d-leg would go over 1.2865 points, inducing a final rebound at the e-leg before the downward trend reappears.
The rebound of the cable pair during the last trading session from its monthly low at 1.2946 indicates that the dropping trend will only be temporary since this particular drop was accompanied by bullish convergences on the 1-hour indicators and will likely gain further to trade at 1.3137 points next week, going over 1.3092 points.
The dollar still hovers in the pressured area compared to other major pairs, seeing that the stocks remains affected regarding the Fed's resolution. Traders are taking some precautionary movements for every execution because of the impact that the U.S Presidential debate might bring.
The pair experienced a downward pressured on Monday because the pound and dollar throw over their acquired profits on Friday. Moreover, the pair also indicated a steep decline against the level of support lied at 1.2900.
The 50, 100 and 200 EMAs sustained a bearish outlook. The resistance is found in the 1.3000 level, support is present in the 1.2900 level.
MACD fail off but give out strength for the sellers. RSI is positioned in the negative condition.
BOE deputy Shafik’s dovish statements has caused the sterling pound to be weighed down, after Shafik stated that the central bank requires more economic stimulus, and the bank is willing to widen its asset purchase program if ever the need arises.
The technical trend for the currency pair is mainly bearish since a lot of sellers are holding fast to their current positions. The GBP/USD exhibited volatile and low trading points during Wednesday’s session, with the price staying within the 1.3000 range for buyers. The pair’s growth was somewhat hindered by a bearish 50 EMA, while the 50, 100, and 200 EMA are still steadily declining. Resistance levels are currently at 1.3000 while support levels are at 1.2900.
MACD levels are presently in the negative side, with MACD’s growth indicative of a weakening of sellers’ positions. Meanwhile, RSI levels are expected to go within the overbought range. The general outlook for the currency pair is bearish, with an expected drop towards the 1.2950 range. However, speculators are also expecting an upsurge to the 1.3100 trading range.
The sterling pound was hit hard during the last trading session after UK Prime Minister Theresa May released a statement saying that the UK will be starting its formal process of leaving the European Union this coming March 2017. The GBP/USD pair is aligned fundamentally and technically, and analysts are expecting a retesting of the pair at 1.2796 points. The currency pair is now in full bearish stance.
The GBP/USD’s inner trend line, bearish channels, 38.2, L3, and multiple rejection points at POC 1.2915-30 might cause the pair’s price to become rejected if another retracement occurs. However, if the GBP/USD would extend at the 1.2845 trading range, then there is a possibility that the pair would go beyond the 1.2796 trading range.
In order to maintain its short-term bearish stance, then the currency pair must be able to stay below the 1.2950 trading range.
The GBP/USD pair is now trading within the 1.2370 range after the pair failed to take out in the 50-MA during the North American session and the Asian trading session. The two-year treasury yields increased by two points as a result of investors’ reaction to a heightened probability of an interest rate hike this coming December due to the positive data release of the ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI.
The GBP/USD is generally on the downside since market players are generally worried about a possible “hard brexit”. Should the GBP/USD break above the 50-MA level of 1.2751 points, then this could increase the possibility of a break into the 1.2789 trading range, which would then cause the currency pair to target the 1.2836 level of the 100-MA. However, if the GBP/USD continues to decrease, then this could cause the pair to break below the support levels of 1.2685, which was the pair’s lowest reach during the last trading session, and can also lead to the 1.2590 range.
The GBP/USD pair dropped from its peak of 1.2440 points and has now recorded a new low during the New York trading session. The pair is now trading within the 1.2360 range and its slight recovery during the earlier part of the London session caused the GBP/USD to retain its downward direction in the middle of little market volatility.
The direction of the currency pair was driven by the movement of the USD due to lack of any relevant economic data released during the last trading session. The USD movement has recently been benefitting from an ease in risk aversion following the results of the US Presidential Debate. On the other hand, the sterling pound is experiencing downward pressures due to post-Brexit uncertainties, causing the GBP to decrease further during the last trading session.
The 4-hour chart for the currency pair shows that the GBP/USD is starting to bounce back from Friday’s sudden decline even though technical indicators are still a long way from fully recovering. The 20-SMA has also decreased further and is now at 1.2560. The pair reached 1.2476 points, its highest point reached after its most recent decline. The GBP/USD must go beyond this range and reach up to 1.2520 and 1.2600 in case the USD succumbs to selling pressure.
The GBP/USD pair closed the last trading session with a minimal decrease in its value after closing the session at 1.2260 points after reaching a weekly high of 1.2332 points, which was due to the release of the UK employment data. The employment data showed that the number of employed people in the UK increased up to 106,000 from June to August 2016, although the unemployment rate maintained its previous stance at 4.9%. On the other hand, the data for wages exceeded market expectations after surging to 2.3% excluding bonuses.
However, in spite of the fairly positive jobs data which is expected to persist until the following months, investors and traders are expressing concerns with regards to the possible divergence in inflation rates and salary increases, which might create market problems in the long run.
The resistance levels for the currency pair retreated significantly in the 4-hour chart. The resistance levels moved back from the 1.2320-1.2330 range, while other technical indicators are also reverting back from their previous values but still manages to remain in the positive side of the chart. If the pair breaks below 1.2230, then the pair is most likely to drop further into the 1.21 trading range.
The GBP/USD pair closed down the last trading session with little activity after the pair was unable to break through a large-scale resistance at the 1.2330 region. The sterling pound suffered during the first part of the London trading session after the release of retail sales data for September turned out to be a major disappointment for investors and traders. The initial demand for the EUR/GBP also increased significantly due to a reaction from investors after the release of the ECB’s statement, causing the GBP/USD to further plummet to a daily basis of 1.2209 points. However, the pair was able to revert back to its present value of 1.2260 during the New York session.
The general risk for the GBP/USD is currently leaning towards the negative territory, especially if the currency pair fails to go back to the 1.2300 region. The 4-hour chart for the currency pair is exhibiting a bearish-neutral stance, with the pair’s momentum possibly going over the downside with a significant downward curve.
Meanwhile, the pair’s RSI levels could possibly consolidate at 48 and the price could hit the 20 SMA. The currency pair might decline further to the 1.2100 trading range if selling interest gets reverted below the pair’s daily lows.
The GBP/USD pair lost some of its footing during the last trading session and has settled within the 1.2200 region. The sterling pound experienced ambiguity after the release of the UK CBI Industrial data showed a drop in manufacturing orders for October and manufacturing output increasing in the previous quarter and volume levels for export reaching its highest levels in over two years as a result of a weakening in the GBP.
The market is expecting that the GBP will be subject to even more pressure due to the uncertainties surrounding the UK amid Theresa May’s Brexit strategies which were subject to questions and concerns from various lawmakers in the UK government. The GBP/USD generally maintains a neutral-bearish stance in its 4-hour chart, with a somewhat bearish 20 SMA and an absence of directional strength in the pair’s technical indicators in the negative side of the chart. Current support levels for the currency pair is at 1.2170, and analysts are expecting a bearish extension if the pair manages to go even lower than the indicated support level.
The GBP/USD was able to revert back from its losses during the previous trading day after the cable pair dropped down to its lowest levels since the Brexit referendum was announced. The currency pair fell by up to 150 pips during Tuesday’s trading session and hit 1.2081 points before reaching support levels. The currency pair was then able to recover some of its lost value and has recently had a session high of 1.2243 points. The pair was last seen trading at around 1.2225 points.
On the other hand, the expected US economic data came out as very ambiguous, after Services PMI data increased by 54.8 points for October, going above the expected 52.3 range. US home sales data surged by up to 3.1% for September and had a seasonal yearly rate of 593,000 after failing to reach the expected range of 600,000.
Support levels for the GBP/USD are expected to be at 1.2081 and 1.2000, while resistance levels are expected to be around the region of 1.2259 and 1.2297 points.
The sterling pound was able to acquire some measure of support following the release of a highly positive GDP report for the region. The GBP has now significantly increased in value. However, further profits for the sterling pound was restrained after the USD was able to recover its previous losses.
The GBP/USD remained a few points away from its current support level of 1.2200 during Thursday’s session, with its most recent reversion stalling within the 1.2150 range which caused the pair’s price rate to drop. Meanwhile, the GBP stayed within the 1.2200 range and increased in value during the London session, but the GBP/USD pair slightly weakened during the New York session. The GBP reverted from the 50-EMA within the 1.2200 range and was able to break through the 200-EMA in its hourly chart. The 200 EMA is is exhibiting a downward trend, while the 50 and 100 EMA is currently at the neutral territory. Resistance levels for the GBP/USD is at 1.2300, while support levels for the pair are expected to be at 1.2200.
The MACD technical indicator for the pair is currently at the middle, and an increase in buyer strength is expected once the histogram indicator moves to the positive side of the chart. However, once the MACD enters the negative side, then this will signal a market takeover by sellers. If the sterling continues to weaken, then the GBP/USD pair is expected to go below 1.2200, wherein sellers are expected to move the currency’s value further into 1.2100. On the other hand, the downward pressure on the sterling might be lessened if the pair goes beyond the 1.2300 range.
The GBP/USD pair increased up to 1.2280 points but immediately reverted back to 1.2200 points before closing the previous trading session at 1.2230 points. The momentum of the GBP slowed down after the release of the UK Markit manufacturing PMI data for October which plummeted to 54.3 points from its previous reading of 55.5 points. Market speculators are waiting for the results of the Bank of England’s Thursday meeting even though the BoE is not expected to make adjustments to its monetary policies as of the moment.
However, BoE governor Mark Carney relieved the market on Monday after announcing that the governor will be serving another term in order to help the bank’s economic policies adjust to the effects of Brexit. The technical indicators for the pair have maintained their neutral bearings with the 20 SMA now at 1.2200 and other indicators seen at the positive territory but lacking decisive directional strength.
Market players are advised to monitor the 1.2335 region on the upward territory and its support levels at 1.2170 points since the pair will have to break through any of these levels in order to gain significant directional momentum.
The Goods Trade Balance and Total Trade Balance established an optimistic data on Friday along with the strengthening of the sterling pound. The British currency procured some ground during the earlier trading session on Friday. Buyers drove the prices towards a higher position and tested the 1.2600 level amid the European session. The upward impetus short-lived consequent to the test, following the GBP’s rollback below the level. As indicated in the 4-hour chart, the cable pair rebounded through the 50-EMA. Moving averages uphold its bullish bias.
Resistance lies in the 1.2600 are, the support sits at the 1.2500 region. The MACD histogram pierced through the negative range. When the MACD stayed in the negative zone, sellers will obtain more strength. The RSI is within the neutral territory.
The GBPUSD is expected to weaken upon the break below the 1.2600 level. Likewise, this could lead the prices towards 1.2500.
The decision of the BoE to remain a constant rates did not surprise the market at all, seeing the rates to exist at 0.25%. The British currency was able to gain strength in spite of the reverse movement of its American counterpart subsequent to rally that took place on Friday.
Moreover, the sterling had a stronger stance as it bounced off its losses during the trades on Friday. The current rebound are considered as bear’s activity in selling its stock in order to gain despite of the sharp rise last week. Recovery seems weak and even there is a dollar retracement, the greens established a solid position generally.
The 4-hour chart showed that the price tested the 200-EMA, while the 50-EMA headed towards a lower level, both 100 and 200- day moving averages sustained a bullish pattern. Resistance is seen at the 1.2500 region, support is at the 1.2400 level. The MACD histogram increased which means a weak position for the sellers. RSI stayed in the oversold levels.
It is best to go short within the 1.2400 handle as its first target. In case that a price consolidation arise below the first target, it is expected that the GBP/USD will moved in the 1.2300 mark. However, a break on top of the 1.25 handle would weaken the U.S dollar. The pound have the tendency to expand its recovery through 1.2550.
The GBP/USD pair traded within a tight range of 50 pips during yesterday’s trading session, and is expected to continue this particular trend along with ranging and consolidation for today’s session unless interrupted by a currency flow just before the month ends. The UK market was characterized by a remarkably low level of liquidity yesterday due to a UK holiday. However, some market players are banking on an increase in volatility just before this month draws to a close, as well as currency flows which could possibly occur towards the end of the week. However, the recent market trends are not expected to become completely altered even if the month-end currency flows appear and induce market volatility. This is because the recent dollar weakness is expected to continue up until the end of this week, and since the USD is expected to bounce back immediately after the holiday season, the recent trends might still be sustained even after the holidays.
For today’s trading session, there are no major economic news releases expected from UK, and this means that the GBP/USD would most likely engage in more ranging and consolidation up until the end of today’s series of sessions.
The manufacturing PMI of the United Kingdom had supported the sterling temporarily amid trades on Tuesday. While the strength of greenbacks had curbed the major gains.
Moreover, the GBP presented a neutral-to-bearish position yesterday. The cable pair reversed its early lows during the Asian session but the pound lose its legs to move ahead the 1.2300 level where major currencies work over new offers.
The pour lowered down in the 1.2245 region, although a renewed bout of buying interest stimulate the British currency to regain its previous losses hence it continued to bounced back towards the 1.23 barrier.
As presented in the 4-hour chart, the price pushed the 50-EMA upwards. Meanwhile, majors failed to escape around the area of 50-EMA thus, it hovered within the region all throughout the trading day. Moving averages (50, 100 and 200). The resistance highlighted the 1.2300, support jump in through 1.2200 mark.
The MACD histogram is set in the centerline. In case the indicator came back to the negative zone, seller’s strength will grow. If it entered the positive territory, buyers have the power to dominate the market. The RSI kept intact in the neutral stance.
According to forecasts, the bearish sentiment will prevail. Most likely, the scenario will exhibit a further downward movement around the 1.2200 region.
NZD/USD Technical Analysis: January 9, 2016
The kiwi expand its recovery against its U.S peer during the middle session of Asia. Meanwhile, the NZD/USD is unable to move further the 0.7050 level and bounce back after it touched the aforesaid level.
During the EU session, the pair remained in a tight range that lies in the middle of 0.7000 and 0.7030. Another session of selling interest drove the New Zealand dollar downwards prior to the opening of the NY trades.
The price had a steep decline towards the 0.7000 range and extended its losses. According in the 4-hour chart, the price pushed the 50 and 100-EMAs higher and the 200-EMA was tested. It continued to struggle together with the neutral 200-EMA in the course of the EU hours. Moreover, the 50-EMA ascended, at the same time the 100-EMA moved southwards. Resistance touched the 0.7050, support is seen at 0.7000.
The indicators en route north around the bullish zone. The MACD histogram increased, favoring buyer’s strength. The RSI lies in overvalued territory.
The technical represents a bullish momentum. A The technical picture presents a bullish tone. A rapid price decline on top of the 0.7050 impedes the increase within the 0.7100 resistance level.
There is no major economic news anticipated in the United Kingdom last Friday. While the data from U.S affected the market as traders awaits for the figures of trade balance and labor data.
After it reached the 1.2430 level in the Asian session, the GBP/USD weakened and shifted downside. The British currency returned to the support region 1.2400 where it met a stable support during the morning trades.
The cable pair extremely toggles in a narrow range amid EU session waiting for a renewed stimulus. Furthermore, a selling interest arises before the onset of the NY trades as it pushed the pair downwards.
As shown in the 4-hour chart, the price drove the 50 and 100-EMAs higher. The pair remained in the middle of the neutralize 200-EMA and bearish 100-EMA in the earlier trading. Resistance entered the 1.2400, support touched the 1.2300 region.
The technicals had a moderate reversal from the overbought zone. The MACD indicator traded in the downside. The RSI stayed around the overvalued readings.
In case the GBPUSD breakout within the 1.2400 resistance level upon the establishing of buy orders, the price recovery may extend through the marks 1.2450 and 1.2500. However, a negative signal and further risk easing would emerge when a movement push through the 1.23 level. Furthermore, sellers were able to send the pair towards 1.2200.
GBP/USD Technical Analysis: January 10, 2017
As the week starts, the British currency was marked red. The GBP/USD softened due to rising concerns about Hard-Brexit. However, the price index of Halifax provided minor support for the pound because the House Prices published a higher than expected results. Meanwhile, sellers consistently manage the overall market on Monday.
The sterling had a downward price break during the daily trades opening as it promptly spread its weakness until the 1.2200 level.
After the pair reached the level, the pressured area continued to fade while the pair advance towards the consolidation phase. However, the consolidation was short-lived making another bout of selling pressure which drove the Cable to the 1.2100 area.
A downward momentum further faded with some pips on top of the 1.2200 handle after it touched the 1.2123 mark, the price rebounded and lessened the amount of their losses.
The 1-hour chart showed that the sterling lead the moving averages towards a lower point, seeing the 50-EMA descended while 200 and 100-EMAs are trending flat. Resistance took the 1.2200 range, support entered the 1.2100.
The MACD indicator jumps into the negative zone. In case the histogram hovered in the negative territory, sellers will strengthen. The RSI stay close to the oversold condition, indicating another lower movement.
As shown in the 4-hour chart, the bearish bias will prevail. Sellers were able to come at 1.2100 level in the near-term, heading to 1.2000. There is still a possibility for the GBPUSD to make an attempt in reclaiming the resistance regions 1.2200 – 1.2230.
The British pound had maintained its present stance on the back of the remarks made by PM Theresa May. The hard-Brexit continue to affect the investor’s sentiment while the attention of investors was focused on the data release of Industrial and Manufacturing Production.
Bears remains to dominate the market and their holds are becoming tighter.
Furthermore, the sterling continued to weaken on Tuesday followed by the short consolidation amid the Asian hours. The sellers moved the cable downwards and touched the 1.2100 level in the London session.
The 4-hour chart showed the price stayed below the moving averages and further cope with the consolidation period before the opening of the NY session. The MAs preserved its bearish trend. Resistance plunged into the 1.2200, support lies at 1.2100 region. The technicals shifted towards a lower point.
The MACD indicator had a dip which favors strength for the sellers. The RSI stick around the oversold levels.
The GBP seems oversold in the near-term which allows reversal of losses. The probable minor recovery around 1.2200 provides an opportunity for short positions. The pair may not change its movements in the near future even though the readings suggests an oversold condition.
The sellers have the chance to regain its seat in case the trend will reached 1.2100 and lead the cable through 1.2000.
GBP/USD Technical Analysis: January 16, 2017
The USD regained its previous losses following the release of a highly positive Producer Price Index data, while the sterling pound dropped in value as a response to dollar strength and the recent uncertainties surrounding the Brexit process. The GBP/USD pair lost its momentum as it reached over 1.2100 during the early trading sessions last Friday. As the European trading session opened, the pound regained its losses and buyers induced the pricing of the currency pair to increase and reach 1.2200 points during the European session. However, the pair’s momentum faded almost immediately afterwards, with the GBP extending its losses up to 1.2118 points.
The moving averages for the currency pair were all able to sustain its bearish stance, and resistance levels for the GBP/USD pair are expected to be at 1.2200 points. Meanwhile, support levels are expected to be at 1.2100 points. The GBP/USD pair could revert back its losses if it manages to regain its strength at the 1.2200 trading range. If the currency pair will be able to exceed this particular value, then this could cause the bulls for the currency pair to drive the value of the pair towards 1.2300. On the other hand, if the pair drops and moves toward 1.2100, then this means that seller strength will be returning and will cause the pair’s price to plummet further towards 1.2000 points.
Hard Brexit issues continued to affect the cable pair. The British currency weakened in spite of the upbeat in the labor market data as the unemployment stat maintained its rate and Claimant Count Change rose.
The sterling is in the red versus its American rival on Wednesday. The GBP/USD climb the edge of the overbought area and pointed downwards amid Asian hours. Sellers take out the 1.2400 level during the morning trades and tested the mark 1.2300 in the EU session. However, the mark stalled the progress of sellers. Having touched the level, the price reduced and stayed on top of the region prior to the onset of NY trading.
According to the 4-hour chart, spot bounced off to 200-EMA. The entire moving averages moved downwards. Resistance highlighted 1.2400 region, support entered 1.2300 area.
The MACD slowed down which favored seller’s strength. RSI kept intact in the overbought zone.
Moreover, the 4-hour chart showed a prevailing bearish tone.The primary target 1.2200 showed some signs as it will be going short followed by the consolidation phase, the pair is expected to move ahead through 1.2100 handle.
GBP/USD Technical Analysis: January 25, 2017
Traders have locked in few profits prior to the ruling of the UK Supreme Court regarding the EU exit. The court should make a decision if it is required for a Parliament approval in launching the Article 50.
The market structure presented a bullish sentiment on Tuesday. Buyers were unable to regain 1.2500 level and needed to give up the floor to the sellers. A renewed buying interest around the greenbacks had supported the US currency to recover from its recent lows.
Sellers were able to lead the price lower amid Asian session, however, failed to move beyond the lower mark 1.2460 before the onset of the EU hours.
The GBPUSD keep on sliding through the area of 1.2450 before the opening of the New York session. According to the 4-hour chart, the moving averages are trading mixed. The 200-EMA preserved its bearish signal while 100 and 50-EMAs moved higher as the 50- day MA crossed the 100-EMA upwards.
MACD grew less which confirmed growing strength for the sellers. RSI stayed in the overbought area.
A break on top of the 1.2500 mark is the least required point in order to establish a bullish resumption. The most probable scenario is that buyers could take the price through the 1.2540 region and took 1.2600. While a close below the level 1.2400 will lessen the prevailing upward pressure but before reaching this level, a buy signal will be implied.
The sterling softened on the back of the demand growth for the greenbacks. The GBPUSD was able to recover few of its losses subsequent to the meeting between Trump and May. The US data showed some pessimism which further hit the pair higher.
The British currency loses its value against its U.S peer during the night trades on Thursday. The spot was removed from 1.2600 level and placed in 1.2500 region amid Asian session. The pound extends its losses during EU hours, en route 1.2500. However, the level stalled the seller’s progress and kicked the spot higher. The price resumed its development on top of the moving averages as shown in the 4-hour chart while the 100 and 50-EMAs stirred upwards and the 200-EMA sits in the neutral position. Resistance touched 1.2600, support jump in the 1.2500 mark. The MACD histogram weakened which further slowed down buyer’s position. The RSI escaped from the overvalued territory and came in through the neutral zone.
The bullish outlook generally exists in the market while the pair got an opportunity to make recovery in case it surpassed 1.2600. A breakout within the 1.2600 handle would direct to 1.2700. Furthermore, the prevailing selling pressure could impact the spot and pushed below the mark 1.2500.
The figures for the United Kingdom Industrial Production exceeded the expected results which further give a temporary support for the British currency. Nevertheless, the recovery of the greens is wide-ranging causing the GBPUSD to conduct a reversal.
The sterling preserved its neutral stance amid Asian session on Friday. The spot hovered on top of 1.2500 close to the handle.
Traders were able to surpass the region after the EU hours and continued to push the spot through 1.2450 area.
The 4-hour chart presented that the price drove 100 and 50-EMAs towards a lower point. The 50 and 200-EMAs seem neutral while the 100-day moving averages descended as seen in the aforesaid chart. Resistance touched 1.2500 mark, support lies at 1.2400.
MACD is placed in the centerline. An entry within the positive zone will provide added strength for the buyers while an attempt towards the negative territory will allow sellers to take over the market. The RSI stayed in the neutral region. Either a move lower than 1.2500 would help produce an opportunity to test 1.2400.
The technical pictures the GBPUSD to hover around the trading range of the previous week. The cable came across with a wave of selling pressure after the failure of the spot in reacquiring the psychological mark 1.2500.
The British currency weakened to 1.2500 amid Asian hours and touched 1.2400 level overnight. The level prevents its losses which rejected the price higher. The pair pushed the 50-EMA lower, tested the 200-EMA and rebounded the 100-day moving averages as shown in the 4-hour chart.
Furthermore, the 200-EMA seems bullish-neutral while the 50 and 100-EMA are neutralized. Resistance settled at 1.2500, support entered 1.2400 area.
The MACD sits in the center point. Should the histogram move near the positive zone to provide further strength for the buyers. While an entry towards the negative territory will imply sellers capacity to manage the market. RSI departed from the neutral zone and advance south.
The technicals manifested a moderate bearish signal. We projected the major will proceed towards 1.2400 and the price might decline to 1.2340 after reaching the initial target.
GBP/USD Technical Analysis: February 27, 2017
The British currency preserved a bid tone close to its recent highs. The sterling gained strength following the favorable results for the BBA Mortgage Approvals along with the USD retracement.
The GBPUSD lacks momentum and failed to touch resistance region 1.2600. The bulls stalled near the 1.2565 level due to failure in driving the spot upwards. The pair is confined in a tight range around 50 pips amid the European trades. A bout of renewed selling interest developed amid EU morning trades.
The Cable weakened versus the greenbacks moving near 1.2500 area. The GBP/USD bounced back from the 200-EMA and surpassed the 50 and 100-EMA higher viewed in the 4-hour chart. The GBP resumed its development over the moving averages. The 200 and 50-EMA directed higher while the 100-EMA preserved a bearish pattern indicated in the same chart. Resistance is set at 1.2600, support pierced the 1.2500 mark.
The MACD indicator increased which confirmed strength for the buyers. RSI weakened and descended.
Bullish sentiment would likely prevail. A trend on top of 1.2550 would restore the bullish tone through 1.2600 – 1.2650.
GBP/USD Technical Analysis: March 6, 2017
The downbeat data of UK non-manufacturing PMI coupled with the growing expectation for the rate increase in US occurred on the back of British currency’s 6-week low recovery versus the greenbacks. Moreover, the sterling resumed its period of consolidation during the Asian trades took place on Friday. The price traded range-bound lower in a tight range of 50 pips. The sellers were able to push the GBP towards 1.2200 as it became active throughout the morning EU trades.
The 4-hour chart continued its development under the moving averages while the 50, 100 and 200-EMAs drove lower. Meanwhile, the 100 and 50-EMA made a downward crossover to the 200-EMA. Resistance is seen at 1.2300, support highlighted 1.2200.
The MACD histogram weakened which indicates seller’s strength. RSI came in the oversold territory, en route south.
Technicals are expected to support a downward extension to 1.2200 level. The final break would suggest further weakness at 1.2150 region. The possible minor correction still predicted to happen if the spot appeared to be oversold. In order to ease the downward pressure, buyers may push the price through the mark 1.2300.
GBP/USD Technical Analysis: March 9, 2017
The House of Lords decided to allow the Parliament to exercise a veto with regards to the management of the Prime Minister towards the European Union. This resolution made some impact to the British currency. Moreover, Theresa May has to face another difficulty with the Brexit negations.
The sterling remained flat during the Asian hours. The sellers spend the whole night accumulating strength for another support and pushed the price lower in the morning.
The spot was removed from the region 1.2200 and progress lower prior to the opening of London session. The Cable was able to hold 1.2150 amid noon trades. As mentioned in 4-hour chart, the price resumed its development under the moving averages. The 50, 100 and 200-EMAs headed downwards. Resistance is seen at 1.220, support highlighted 1.2100.
The MACD indicator decline as the sellers gained strength. RSI belong in the undervalued zone and expected to favor for a new lower trend.
Based on the current flow, a scenario where a downward movement at 1.2100 is considered.
GBP/USD Technical Analysis: March 17, 2017
The market mainly focused on the meeting of the Bank of England about its monetary policy decision. Investors anticipate that regulator will keep an unchanged rate and does not assume any other surprising events.
The market became bearish yesterday. Investors believe that the sterling should be lifted on top of 1.2300. The major stayed near the barrier and moved downwards during the first part of the day. The Cable preserved an ask tone throughout the day.
According to the 4-hour chart, the GBP/USD broke the 50-EMA and tested 100-EMA afterwards. At the same, the 100 and 200-EMAs drove lower while the 50-EMA came in neutral.
Resistance is found at 1.2300 level, support is at 1.2200.
The histogram made its entry to the positive territory. Upon maintaining this position the buyer’s strength will increase. The RSI consolidated alongside the overbought readings.
Moving downwards near the 1.2200 level would the be the next possible scenario.
GBP/USD Technical Analysis: March 20, 2017
The upside bias continued to exist until Friday. Buyers stalled its activity during the night. Moreover, the night correction was considered as a profit-taking action of buyers who failure to hold its place.
Bulls became active in the morning trades pushing the major near 1.2400 region and slowed down further. In line with the presentation of the 4-hour chart, the price cross above the 100-EMA and confined under the 200-EMA. Meanwhile, the 200 and 100-EMAs remained to be in a bearish pattern, 50-EMA directed up as mentioned in the chart. Resistance highlighted 1.2400, support entered 1.2300.
MACD indicator strengthened confirming for a buy signal. The RSI consolidated around the positive area.
Should the GBP/USD pair accomplish to breakout from the 1.2400 mark, the next focus is 1.2500 resistance region. However, there is an outside chance for a move on top of 1.2400 due to an overbought condition. Due to this probable scenario, the Cable is expected to reverse at 1.2300.
GBP/USD Technical Analysis: March 27, 2017
The recovery of the greenbacks coupled with the BBA Mortgage Approvals of UK place pressure towards the British currency on Friday.
The Cable secured its bullish market position on Friday. The spot leaves the upper limit of the channel in the night and slowed down near its lower limit during the morning session of Europe. The GBPUSD kept steady amid the day maintaining its seat close to the 1.2500 region.
The 4-hour timeframe illustrated the major stayed aloft moving averages, seeing the 100 and 50-EMAs to drive higher while 200-EMA turned neutral.
Resistance touched 1.2500, support hit 1.2400.
The MACD indicator grew less presenting weak position of the buyers. RSI oscillator sits next to the overbought grounds, confirming for a higher move.
A move over the 1.2500 level would likely take an advance move towards 1.2600 mark.
GBP/USD Technical Analysis: April 3, 2017
The renewed figures of British Gross Domestic Product saddened the investors as it presented lower than expected results. The report stalled the current recovery which pushed the spot downwards.
The Cable started the day with a bullish tone. Traders successfully lead the price near the resistance level 1.2500 where the spot met new offers. The GBP/USD stirred away from the barrier in the mid-session of Asian hours and sustained a downward sentiment amid European trades.
The price moved close the mark 1.2450 in the middle part of the day in which the sterling lost its selling impetus.
The 4-hour chart pointed out the 50-EMA being tested by the major. Meanwhile, the 50 and 100-EMAs preserved its bullish pattern, alongside the 200-EMA to appear neutral.
Resistance touched 1.2500, support entered 1.2400.
The MACD histogram increased indicating weak seller’s position. The RSI maintained its position within the neutral grounds.
The major is seen struggling with an aim to build towards the recovery gains. A break over the region 1.2500, the next focus would probably the 1.2600 mark.
GBP/USD Technical Analysis: April 17, 2017
The 1.2500 level halted the sellers activity on Thursday. The price rebounded the mark during the Asian hours and continued to climb higher. The British currency strengthen overnight and highlighted the area 1.2515 during the first part of the day.
The spot maintained a spot nearly its recent highs within the day. Resistance is at 1.2600 region, support touched the 1.2500 range.
It is much anticipated for a move below the 1.2400 area.
GBP/USD Technical Analysis: April 19, 2017
The British pound versus the U.S. dollar sustained the bid tone during the Tuesday Asian session. The price climbed from 1.2550 during the night and proceeded towards the 1.2600 level the next morning. The pound rebounded moved downhill during the post-London open. It almost reached the 1.2500 level as the trend turned bullish again. It surged upwards reversing losses as it broke exceeding the 1.2600 mark.
The Resistance level came in at 1.2700 while the support level was seen at 1.2600 mark. If the market is capable of sustaining the psychological levels higher than the 1.2600, the buyers will have the upper hand towards 1.2700.