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Forex Market Analysis – GBPUSD Bullish Bat Pattern and 0.618RET

GBP long idea

Check the price action at 1.2350. Point C must be higher than Point A. So we can stop loss just a little below point A. I will set at 1.2250~1.2200. Bestly open this trade on January Because next week is Christmas, Merry Christmas to all of you.

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Forex Market Analysis – GBPUSD Bullish Bat Pattern and 0.618RET

The bullish Bat pattern completed at 1.235 level and the 1.618EXT of AB is at 1.241. The 0.618RET of previous rally is at 1.234 level. Meanwhile the previous structure also works at this zone. So it may be good to buy long at 1.235-1.240 levels when price action gives signals at the PRZ. SL:below 1.230 TP1:1.247 TP2:1.256 and further more

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In Other View Point – Two areas to short, 200 pips of scoot is coming

I like to keep these trade ideas simple, here are the areas of entry, where I want to take profit. If you want to know mow about how I came to this conclusion, leave a comment below. I’m looking for two areas to short GBPUSD: ENTRY: sell retracement at 1.2530-70 area OR sell break of low at 1.2365 STOPS: if the lower entry gets filled, my stops will be above 1.2500, if upper gets filled, stops above 1.2750 TARGET: 1.2200/1.2165

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  • GBP/USD Fundamental Analysis: December 28, 2016

    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.

  • GBP/USD Fundamental Analysis: December 29, 2016

    The USD was able to regain some of its lost strength during the earlier parts of yesterday’s trading session, which was felt all throughout the market, and has also affected the sentiment of the sterling pound. The GBP then plummeted and the GBP/USD pair went way below 1.2200 points after almost two months as a result of a very disappointing home sales data. However, as the North American session commenced, the GBP/USD pair was able to surface over 1.2200 points and has hovered over this level for the rest of the trading session. But it still remains to be seen whether the currency pair would be able to deflect the effects of the USD’s ever-growing strength.

    The effects of the long and winding Brexit process is expected to be seen during the next several months since various government leaders from the UK and the EU is set to debate on how to go through with the process in general. These are expected to create a constant pressure for the sterling pound, and all reversions on the part of the GBP/USD could immediately be sold by bears, therefore making it hard for this currency pair to make any significant advancements in the coming months.

    For today’s trading session, since there are no major economic data which is set to be released from the UK region, the GBP/USD pair is more likely to encounter more consolidation with a bullish undertone, especially since the market is currently experiencing low volatility and liquidity due to the holiday season.

  • GBP/USD Fundamental Analysis: January 3, 2017

    The pair GBP/USD has been moving softly and remains resilient despite the appreciation of U.S. dollar since yesterday. This was brought by closing of London market same with the New York market that causing the low liquidity and weak volatility of the pair. Since today is the opening again, it is expected for the pair to gain volatility and waiting for hints on what will happen to the short term trend.

    The U.S. dollar surged in the early weeks of December since the announcement of the Fed rate hike but a few correction were seen as the days advanced near the holidays. This pushed the pair to go lower towards the 1.2400 level predominant in thin market but it is expected that this will only occur for a short period of time. Since it is after holidays, then there will be high liquidity that guarantees the next moves compared to how it was 2 weeks ago.

    The Manufacturing PMI data from U.K. will be announced today that starts this week rich in data while the market awaits if the trend will continued to be supported by U.K. keep posting positive results in the midst of Brexit preparation. However, the surge of dollar may continue for some time while pound weakens. Hence, any form of rebound for the pair signals an opportunity for short-term position.

  • GBP/USD Technical Analysis: January 4, 2017

    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.

  • GBP/USD Fundamental Analysis: January 5, 2017

    The GBP/USD significantly increased in value during the previous trading session after the USD dropped following the release of the latest FOMC meeting minutes. The market was somewhat docile during the rest of yesterday’s session but immediately picked up after the release of the minutes during the North American session yesterday, and has caused the USD to undergo corrections across the board.

    However, the reaction of the GBP/USD pair to this phenomenon is somewhat docile compared to other USD-related currency pairs, and this is expected to keep the bulls on their toes. Initially, the GBP/USD pair was expected to rise exponentially since the UK construction PMI data clocked in a highly positive reading and exceeded its market expectations of 54.2, and the FOMC minutes lacked the expected hawkishness from the market. But the reason why this currency pair’s growth was significantly limited is that the various risks and uncertainties surrounding the Brexit process continues to dog a lot of traders due to the general confusion within this issue. This is why a number of speculators are saying that the GBP/USD would be receiving the shorter end of the stick once the USD regains its strength.

    Although the UK is not expected to release any economic data for today, the US will be releasing a number of important economic data along with the highly essential NFP report, which is expected to determine the overall market sentiment for the rest of the month. If these set of data comes out as positive, then the USD could possibly rebound and could be sustained until the end of January.

  • GBP/USD Technical Analysis: January 9, 2017

    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 Fundamental Analysis: January 9, 2017

    A lot of analysts have been initially saying that the GBP/USD pair will be the currency most likely to experience the majority of the adverse effects of the recent surge in the USD’s value, especially since there is a lot of confusion and discussion going on with regards to the provisions of the Brexit process, particularly with its stakeholders, who all have to step up their game in the next two years. This is why the GBP/USD pair has recently become more susceptible than ever, and traders are advised against selling any bounces in the GBP/USD pair. The downward trend in this particular currency pair is very evident, since its bounces have been very few and far in between, with deep corrections dogging the pair’s direction.

    Friday’s session proved this particular downtrend in the pair, since the market has seen the currency pair stop its consolidation and plummeted through 1.2400 points and eventually through 1.2300 points. The NFP report as well as the average wages data from the US also came in last Friday, with the data showing an increase in average wages, thereby increasing chances that the Federal Reserve would be soon stating its next interest rate hike. The Scottish Prime Minister has also released some comments over the weekend, saying that Scotland would most likely undergo yet another vote with regards to “Scexit”, or Scottish independence from the UK. During the controversial Brexit vote, it can be recalled that Scotland initially voted to remain in the European Union but eventually had to concede after majority of the UK states voted to “exit” from the EU. This is only one the many issues surrounding the Brexit process, and will be incessantly putting the sterling pound in great risk.

    There are no major economic data expected today from both the UK and the US, and the market is expected to be continuously dominated by the existing market trends for today’s trading session,and the USD strength is expected to be the driving force behind the market for today.

  • 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.

  • GBP/USD Fundamental Analysis: January 10, 2017

    The sterling pound continued its weak trading activity during yesterday’s session as the fears and confusion surrounding the Brexit process as well as other such concerns continue to weigh down on the GBP, a trend which has been going on for the past weeks. The GBP/USD pair was unable to increase in value in spite of the marked dollar weakness during the previous trading session. Market analysts are speculating that the currency pair is currently locked within a highly bearish stance and could possibly incur more losses in the coming days.

    Stock prices fell yesterday due to uncertainties surrounding the current position of commodity prices, particularly crude oil prices, as well as Brexit-related concerns. A lot of traders and investors are saying that the market might be well-headed for a hard Brexit, which means that the negotiations between UK leaders and EU officials might prove to be much harder than expected, and also implies that the UK might be unable to obtain free market zone access to the rest of the European Union once they formally leave the eurozone. In addition, Scotland seems to be taking measures to leave the UK in protest to Brexit, which means that the sterling pound is more likely to decrease further in value.

    For today’s session, the current market trends are expected to continue since there are no scheduled releases from the UK and the US. The sterling pound is still expected to fail to bounce back from its recent low levels due to the various negative economic factors which continue to affect the state of the pound.

  • GBP/USD Fundamental Analysis: January 11, 2017

    The sterling pound merely continued its previous activity of consolidation and ranging albeit with no clear direction as of the moment. The range of the GBP/USD is tightening further as we speak, and the market is expecting an explosion any time soon. However, this major event’s direction has yet to be seen but it can be assured that there is a movement by up to 300-400 pips. However, the risk for the GBP/USD pair is expected to remain in the downward direction due to the weak GBP and strong uptrend in the USD.

    However, the recent strength of the USD is expected to be tested today during Trump’s press conference since the market will be closely monitoring Trump’s approach with regards to a number of issues. If Trump decides to take the diplomatic route, then this could trigger a boost in the value of the USD, thereby putting immense pressure on the GBP/USD pair, even though the sterling pound is still currently undergoing pressure from the various confusions surrounding the Brexit process.

    The UK is set to release its manufacturing production data for today’s trading session, and this will be an indicator of whether the UK will be able to maintain its current trend of positive data releases which are not yet affected by the Brexit process. If this particular data comes out as negative, then this could increase the pressure on the sterling pound.

  • GBP/USD Fundamental Analysis: January 12, 2017

    The US dollar took the spotlight yesterday as the market reacted wildly to Donald Trump’s press conference during the latter part of the New York trading session. The market was initially subdued during the London and Tokyo trading sessions since the market was generally looking forward to gauge Trump’s demeanor, as well as to decipher his administration’s plans for the next 4 years and to see whether Trump will actually be pushing through with his proposed policies during his campaign.

    However, Trump went in for a very disappointing run as he displayed his usual tactlessness and brashness and even highlighted his desire to build a Mexican border within two years. This move was wholly unexpected by the market, and this caused the USD to crash and plummet across the board. The GBP/USD pair, which has been languishing in the bottom rungs of the market for the past 2 months, was able to immediately recover its losses and was able to push through 1.2200 points and even reached 1.2250 before finally settling at just under 1.2200 points.

    Since there are no major news releases expected from the UK for today, the previous market trend is expected to dominate today’s trading sessions. The bulls could possibly profit from a solid upward move from the GBP/USD pair if the pound would be able to break through 1.2300. Otherwise, the currency pair could be merely subject to short-term corrections.

  • 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.

  • GBP/USD Fundamental Analysis: January 16, 2017

    The GBP/USD closed the week with a sluggish stance and struggled to maintain its gains. These events put on some fears against the pound bulls because this will weigh over the Cable upon the return of dollar’s strength.

    The pair stayed below the 1.2200 on Friday until the weekend took place which triggered indications for a hard Brexit. This caused for the pair to create a large gap and traded shortly under 1.2000.

    The strong economic data of the UK shown for the previous months did not influenced the sterling’s value at all. However, it is deemed that the British currency is able to withstand its current situation and will accumulate gains afterwards. Looking forward, the bulls still needs to endure the worst impact as the bears tend to insurge. The hard Brexit cause risk and confusion for the investors which made them think twice prior pound purchase.

    In the last two weeks, there are news about the UK’s possibility to employ hard Brexit, whereas, PM May’s speech is highly anticipated within this week. This event brought the Britain’s economy a tough time but we believe the country will become much stronger eventually.

    For today, we expect no new UK economic release and losses is further expected with a fundamental near-term target of 1.17.

  • GBP/USD Fundamental Analysis: January 18, 2017

    The GBP/USD pair exhibited heightened volatility during the previous trading session as the dollar lost strength and the sterling pound regained much of its footing in the market. Theresa May’s speech yesterday helped in clearing up some of the murkier parts of the Brexit process, and this has helped in placating various investors and has minimized concerns surrounding the Brexit process, thereby increasing the value of the sterling pound. This has then prompted investors to pull out their funds from the USD, thereby causing the dollar to drop in value.

    Theresa May has highlighted in her speech yesterday that the UK will indeed be going for a hard Brexit and will be eliminating any kind of access from the eurozone. However, the PM has reiterated that the UK government will be negotiating with eurozone leaders in order to have a different kind of trade relations with the European bloc. Since this has eliminated confusions surrounding Brexit matters, thereby increasing the pair’s volatility levels. The GBP/USD pair initially dipped to 1.2015 points prior to Theresa May’s speech but quickly climbed up to a daily high of 1.2414 points.

    However, there are still a handful of concerns surrounding the Brexit process, and the expected invocation of Article 50 is also seen as a possibly risk for the stance of the currency pair as well as the UK economy. As such, these are expected to continuously pressure the GBP in the next few days.

    For today’s session, UK will be releasing its claimant count change data as well as its average earnings data, while US will be releasing its CPI data later today. It remains to be seen whether these data sets would be continuing the string of good economic data during the past few days. If the UK data comes out as positive, then this push the pair upwards to 1.2500 points, although this might not be enough to actually push the currency pair beyond this particular barrier.

  • 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.

  • GBP/USD Fundamental Analysis: February 3, 2017

    The GBP/USD pair is currently trading at 1.2500 points after briefly reaching 1.2700 points after traders took sell opportunities every time the GBP/USD exhibited reversions. The Bank of England released its statement yesterday and maintained its current rates as expected, while the monetary policy meetings and inflation reports did not deliver anything significant to the economy and did not induce any market activity. However, these neutral readings had adversely affected the currency pair since the majority of market players were expecting hawkish comments from the BoE as well as from the inflation reports, but since both of these data came out as neutral, the market was generally disappointed and this put a significant amount of downward pressure on the value of the sterling pound. However, it was a good thing that the dollar was weak, since if the dollar were stronger then the pound might sink even lower.

    The pound is expected to continue its losing streak, and any reversions are expected to be met with major sell-offs, especially with the oncoming volatility which will be caused by the implementation of the Brexit process. For today’s session, UK will be releasing its services PMI data and US will be releasing its NFP reports and wage earnings data. These string of economic readings set to be released today are expected to increase the pair’s volatility. The market is expecting a positive US labor report, and if this happens, then the GBP/USD pair might be able to break through 1.2500 and move further towards 1.2400 points.

  • GBP/USD Fundamental Analysis: February 14, 2017

    The GBP/USD pair exhibited a tight trading activity during yesterday’s session as the USD’s value surge was felt across the market. However, this activity somewhat failed to make a dent in the value of the sterling pound. A lot of analysts have been saying during the past few days that the GBP is practically the only currency which has resisted the negative effects of the dollar strength in spite of the fact that it continues to be weak as a result of the Brexit process. This is because UK government officials have been working very hard to make the Brexit process clear for everyone, and any kind of certainty is very much welcomed by market traders and investors.

    Another reason for the GBP/USD’s resistance against the strength of the dollar is the continuously positive string of economic data coming from UK which is an indicator that the country’s economy has not yet been affected by the repercussions of the Brexit process. This could also mean that both the UK economy and the sterling pound might even become better and stronger in the long term even when it finally relieves itself from the European Union. These speculations was able to maintain the GBP/USD pair’s position at 500 pips, with more ranging and consolidation expected to continue in the near future in spite of the dollar strength.

    UK will be releasing its CPI data today and this will be closely monitored by the market whether this will come out as positive and affirm the country’s strong economic status. US will also be releasing its PPI data today and Yellen will be making a statement with regards to the monetary policy of the Federal Reserve, including economic status and interest rate hikes.

  • GBP/USD Technical Analysis: February 20, 2017

    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 Fundamental Analysis: February 22, 2017

    The GBP/USD pair continues to trade very well during the past trading sessions in spite of the US dollar regaining the majority of its losses. The GBP/USD pair remains to be one of the most resilient currency pairs, with the pair even bouncing back significantly as the dollar exhibited weakness and managing to hold on its own once the USD strengthened.

    However, it is important to note that in spite of its relative strength, the GBP/USD pair is still trading within a very wide range of 400-500 pips, with the pair consistently trading within this range and not going much further. However, as the Brexit process starts to unfold and with the forthcoming invocation of Article 50, the pair might be in for some added volatility in the coming weeks. But it still remains to be seen whether the pair will be able to finally surpass its current ranges and record some significant change in trend.

    UK will be releasing its second GDP estimate today which is expected to give the market an inkling of the current state of the UK economy. The GDP estimate would most likely come out as somewhat positive since the economic state of the country has been well during the past periods. The FOMC minutes will also be released later today, and this is expected to be an indicator of the GBP/USD pair’s short-term trend. If the market expectations with regards to the FOMC minutes is met, then the currency pair could possibly revert back to 1.2400 points.

  • 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 Fundamental Analysis: February 28, 2017

    The GBP/USD took a heavy hitting during the previous session as the pair’s bulls were unable to create a continuously good run for the pair since every time a bounce in the pair manifests, the pair immediately drops as it is met with major selloffs. There are still overshadowing concerns with the currency pair since the Brexit process is still ongoing, and this ensures that the GBP/USD pair will be unable to go higher for quite some time.

    The GBP/USD pair was hit even more harder yesterday after rumors that Scotland is currently planning to implement another referendum in their favor in order to discern whether it would still be beneficial for them to continue becoming part of the UK. If this happens, then this would be disastrous for the UK economy since other parts of the UK might also be encouraged to do the same. This is probably the worst that could happen to the UK, especially since Scotland had initially voted to remain part of the European Union but was outvoted by the majority of UK members. But then further confirmation of this particular rumor never happened, and this caused the GBP/USD pair to bounce back from 1.2400 and is currently trading at just under 1.2450 points.

    There are no major news releases expected from the UK today but the US will be releasing its Preliminary GDP data and consumer confidence data. The currency pair would most likely remain under pressure for today, with the 1.2500 barrier presenting a possibly limit to any kind of uptrend in the pair.

  • GBP/USD Fundamental Analysis: March 3, 2017

    The GBP/USD pair has been nursing its wounds during the past trading session as the currency pair is still at a loss on what it needs to do in order to propel its value higher up the chart. The sterling pound has been experience a lot of pressure this week, with the shadows of the ongoing Brexit process hanging over the currency, especially since it is still uncertain whether the impending talks between EU and UK leaders would go smoothly or otherwise. The invocation of Article 50 is drawing nearer and once the line is drawn, there will be no returning for both the European Union and the UK.

    In addition to the pressure brought about by the Brexit, there have been also additional concerns that Scotland is planning to relieve itself from the UK, and though this has been nothing more than a rumor, it does not look like it’s going to die down any soon, and the USD is also undergoing a consistent rallying streak, another cause of trouble for the GBP/USD pair. The main reason behind the dollar strength is that the market is slowly getting used to Trump’s various eccentricities, and the Federal Reserve has also become increasingly hawkish, thereby cementing speculations that an interest rate hike is in the works.

    The GBP/USD pair is expected to remain under pressure during today’s session. The UK is scheduled to release its services PMI data today but the market’s main focus would be Yellen’s speech at the New York session. The market will be monitoring whether Yellen will be giving out indications of a March rate hike, and if this is the case, then the dollar would possibly continue rallying and send the GBP/USD pair towards 1.2200 points.

  • 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 Fundamental Analysis: March 8, 2017

    The GBP/USD pair continues to trade very weakly during the previous trading session. This could be initially attributed to the strengthening of the USD which was reflected across the board, but what has really affected the pound here is the fundamentals underlying the UK economy, as well as various uncertainties which is constantly putting pressure on the value of the GBP/USD pair.

    Once the Article 50 gets invoked, the Brexit process is pretty much locked in, and this means that there would be several negotiations between EU and UK leaders immediately after the invocation. UK leaders are expected to be stricter with regards to EU trade access since the majority of them would like the UK to realize the several benefits that it would lose once the country finally becomes a separate nation from the European Union. This uncertainty as well as the tediousness of the Brexit process is likely to take its toll on the GBP/USD pair and this is starting to become more evident as the currency pair continues its weak trading stance, with the currency pair just hovering over 1.2200 points.

    The UK will be releasing its yearly budget release today, and the country is expected to paint a pretty picture of their economy in order to boost public sentiment. This might give temporary resolve for the sterling pound but would eventually fizzle out as the fundamentals continue to put downward pressure on the state of the GBP/USD pair.

  • 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 Fundamental Analysis: March 14, 2017

    Although the UK economy saw a lot of events and developments during yesterday’s trading session, this has done practically nothing to induce added activity into the GBP/USD pair. A slight bounce occurred in the pair during the previous session but this was automatically met with a selloff, especially since the bounce was somewhat thin and was unable to hold on and prevent the said selloff from occurring. The GBP/USD pair has however managed to surpass 1.2200 points and even managed to reach 1.2250 following market rumors that Theresa May might not be invoking Article 50 within the week. However, since there was no actual confirmation that the invocation would indeed be happening this week, the market became initially confused on the British pound’s rally and the lack of basis to this particular assumption has caused this bounce to eventually die out.

    In addition, there have been rumors swirling around that the British government might not accept Scotland’s request to hold an independence referendum, especially since the UK is already neck-deep in uncertainties and another referendum would only cause more disaster for the country’s economy. These series of events has caused the GBP/USD pair to retreat towards 1.2200, where it is currently trading.

    For today’s trading session, there are no expected data releases from the UK economy, while the US economy will be releasing its PPI data. However, all eyes will be on the FOMC rate announcement which is set to be released tomorrow. This, in addition to the impending invocation of Article 50, are both expected to keep the GBP/USD pair under pressure in the short term.

  • 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 Fundamental Analysis: March 22, 2017

    The GBP/USD pair has been consistently making its way towards 1.2500 points and it looks like the pair’s bulls are more determined than ever to break through this particular range. As of the moment, the GBP/USD pair is now trading at just beneath 1.2500 points and is bracing itself once the currency pair pushes past 1.2500 points, where it is expected to be met with a lot of sells. The bulls must be able to weather these large-scale selloffs in order for the currency pair to go past this particular barrier.

    The UK economy released its inflation data yesterday with a reading of 2.3% going well beyond the initial market expectations. This, along with one of the BoE officials voting for a rate hike just goes to show that the Bank of England’s data and policy seem to be in sync, thereby causing the sterling pound to increase in value. However, now that the GBP/USD pair as well as the euro are both in a very critical situation, the market is waiting whether the currency bulls would be able to break through these respective regions.

    However, the positive bearing of the sterling pound does not mean that the currency does not run any risks. We still have the nearing invocation of Article 50 as well as Scotland’s recent demand for an independence referendum, although the market has chosen not to focus on these and instead focus on the weakness of the USD. There are no major news releases coming from both the US and UK economy for today and so the market will be focusing instead on the battle at the 1.2500 barrier, with the market focusing on whether the currency pair will be finally making it through this section or weaken eventually and resort to some more consolidation for the rest of the trading day.

  • 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 Fundamental Analysis: March 29, 2017

    The GBP/USD had a very disastrous trading day yesterday as the currency pair crashed by over 200 pips following the USD’s recovery, as well as the nearing invocation of Article 50. A lot of market players have been saying that today will be a very interesting day for the GBP/USD pair as the Article 50 will be invoked later today, which will mark the start of the Brexit process and basically a point of no return for the British economy.

    The GBP/USD pair has seen a consistent buildup of shorts during the past week as the market awaits a very large drop today. However, the value of the GBP/USD pair is also consistently moving higher and increasing towards 1.2600 points. This is a potentially very risky combination and the effect of this combo manifested yesterday, wherein both the USD’s strength and Brexit-related concerns caused the currency pair to drop from its range highs of 1.2600 towards 1.2400 points, where the pair is currently trading. The USD recovered amid possibilities that the Trump admin might again try to pass the healthcare bill by seeking help from like-minded Democrats. Theresa May will also be signing the order for Article 50, and it will be interesting to see how the sterling pound will react to this most recent development in the UK economy.

    For today’s session, there are no major releases from both the US and the UK economy and this is why the market will be mostly focusing on the invocation of Article 50 and the subsequent reaction of the GBP/USD pair following the said invocation.

  • 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 Fundamental Analysis: April 18, 2017

    The GBP/USD pair traded on a strong note during yesterday’s session as it was able to not only maintain its gains but has also managed to propel itself forward and attempt to make a dent in the resistance region situated at 1.2600 points. As of the moment it is still unable to make a significant impact in this particular region but it has yet to be seen whether it will be able to make a dent as the European traders are now going back to work after the holidays. A retraction towards the 1.2500 trading range is expected to occur before making any serious gains.

    The sterling pound has been doing really well as the market is now waiting for the start of the Brexit negotiations between the EU and UK officials. The negotiations are expected to be very long and very winding, and both sides should be able to hold onto their respective gains. The Brexit process itself is also expected to affect the sterling pound in the long run. The string of economic data released from the UK economy looks good so far, with the Bank of England managing to hold the current economic situation together, however it remains to be seen whether it will still be able to do so once the negotiations begin. The 1.2600 region is expected to be sustained but as the negotiations wear on, this is expected to induce additional volatility into the pair and this is why traders should be extra careful when it comes to trading with the GBP/USD pair in the medium term outlook.

    There are no major news releases from both the UK and the US economy for today, and as such, the GBP/USD pair is expected to continue its current trend of ranging and consolidation with a bullish undertone as it again tries to break through the 1.2600 range.

  • 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.

  • GBP/USD Technical Analysis: April 26, 2017

    The general situation persists to manifest the same scene as of Tuesday. The British currency seems rangebound amid day trades. The price has already reached the band’s lower limit during the first part of the day and rebounded afterward.

    The spot stalled having touched the range’s upper limit while technical indicators are in mixed signals.

    Moreover, the Exponential Moving Averages (EMAs) trailed lower while the RSI together with the MACD showed positive indications. Resistance entered 1.2900 level, support entered 1.2800 area.

    A negative scenario is projected to take place. In case that the GBPUSD touched below the 1.2800 support region will trigger a downtrend in the near future.

  • GBP/USD Fundamental Analysis: May 2, 2017

    Yesterday was a very slow trading day for the GBP/USD pair as the market holidays in Europe and Asia left several trading desks vacant, thereby decreasing the amount of market volatility. The currency pair had briefly attempted to test its range highs at 1.2945 points but then eventually dropped in value as the day progressed before finally closing down yesterday’s session at 1.2900 points.

    There is little market volatility nowadays in spite of Trump being as crass as usual with regards to his public comments on Twitter regarding US relationships with other countries such as Russia and China, mostly because market players have somehow gotten used to the President’s attitude. As a result, the GBP/USD pair was largely affected since it still has no definite course of action as of late. However, it is only a matter of time before the expected surge of economic data which usually occurs during the first week of a new month. The GBP/USD pair is expected to exhibit more consolidation until all the scheduled economic reports are released within the week, starting from the FOMC minutes this coming Wednesday.

    For today’s session, the UK economy will be releasing its Manufacturing PMI data during the EU session, with the said reading expected to follow the recent slew of positive economic data from the region during these past few months. If this indeed happens, then the cable pair could possibly test its range highs yet again within today’s session.

  • GBP/USD Fundamental Analysis: May 4, 2017

    The GBP/USD pair was unable to move past its resistance level of 1.2950 points, causing the pair to retreat under this region where it is currently situated. The construction PMI data was released yesterday, and this particular bit of data had exceeded initial market expectations, adding up to the string of positive economic data coming in from Tuesday’s session. These series of data was able to help keep the sterling pound under its bid price and traded in a relatively steady trading manner during the first few hours of yesterday’s session.

    The ADP employment report as well as the non-manufacturing data came in next, and these helped to further strengthen the stance of the USD as they both were able to meet expectations. The FOMC minutes were then released hereafter, wherein members of the central bank chose to snob the results of the Q1 GDP data, which was taken as a bullish mark for the USD since a large-scale buy was triggered during the NY session. The GBP/USD pair then plummeted through 1.2900 points and is now trading at 1.2875 points. The pair’s support levels are situated at 1.2850 points and since the NFP is expected to come in during yesterday’s session, the cable pair is expected to be able to maintain its hold on this particular region while it continues to consolidate.

    For today’s session, we have the UK economy’s services PMI data as well as the US economy’s unemployment claims data, both of which are expected to induce volatility in the currency pair. The market is not expected to have much activity today as there is an influx of economic data scheduled for tomorrow.

  • GBP/USD Technical Analysis: May 15, 2017

    The Cable decline within the week as it tested the bottom of the hammer in the past week. The range 1.2950 appeared to be resistive, moving near the 1.3 region. A break over the mentioned level will push the market around 1.3450, wherein a previous resistance was seen.
    A cut through in that area would likely be bullish, however, there is a significant level of support found at 1.2750 range.

    To be honest, it will be a tedious job to grind below just like breaking upwards. The short-term trading could possibly the simplest thing to accomplish since the market has high possibility to consolidate amid the two regions.

    A move in the long-term is anticipated and a needs to break out within area to execute the trade. Meanwhile, a range bound short term is predicted as it will remain to take notice.
    Moreover, a breakdown underneath 1.2750 will cause the market to continue to slide.

    A significant amount of support can be found below, however, it would appear like the longer term downtrend resumption.

    The British currency is currently surrounded by lots of dynamic strains, hence expect for a complex trend over here. In light of this, we decided to allow the market to take an action deliberately.

  • GBP/USD Fundamental Analysis: May 17, 2017

    The sterling pound’s bulls experienced a very harrowing trading day yesterday after the GBP/USD pair was unable to make any significant progress even after all the other major currency pairs were able to take advantage of the greenback going on backfoot. The cable pair remained within a very limited trading range and was unable to even advance towards its range highs, much less surpass this particular range. Several geopolitical issues has caused the dollar to drop, however, the GBP/USD pair did not have enough fuel for it to actually gain from the dollar losses.

    The US housing data fell short of initial market expectations, and this proved to be somewhat damaging for the interest rate bulls who had already priced in the possibility of a June rate hike from the Fed. However, the market was more affected by news that Trump had apparently leaked top-secret information to the Russian government straight from the Oval Office, in addition to reports that Trump has apparently been caught dipping his fingers into a certain continuing investigation. These series of events triggered a massive dollar selloff, and while other major currencies such as the EUR were able to make use of this particular development, the sterling pound barely moved from its original position. The GBP/USD pair only slightly advanced from 1.2900 points and is now placed at just under 1.2950 points and does not look like it could induce a rally anytime soon. This is an indicator of just how weak the currency pair as of the moment and it could only be a matter of time before things take a turn for the worse.

    For today’s trading session, there are no expected releases coming from the UK economy although international geopolitical events could possibly dominate the market for today. However, the GBP/USD pair is not expected to exhibit that much volatility given its recent weakness, and the pair should start a rally soon in order to placate any risk of the pair’s current standing taking a turn for the worse.

  • GBP/USD Technical Analysis: May 19, 2017

    The national currency of Britain climbed higher as the data of retail sales presented stronger figures beating expected result.

    The level 1.30 contained some amount of psychological significance. A break out on top of it provides signs of bullishness. With that being said, the market is expected to move higher on a longer-term however the overall place appeared to be complex.

    There is a likelihood that the market will trail upwards hitting the region above 1.3450.
    The stronger statistics of the retail sales could be linked on some side of inflation because the figures and U.K suddenly gained greater strength.

    We could still experience pullbacks occasionally and it should provide buying opportunities intended for longer-term traders.

    A huge increase throughout the day indicates a bullish sign while trends could possibly break and when it happen, the market may need to take some time to rest.

    The downtrend is over for the GBPUSD however, plenty of noise are needed to beat amidst the current range together with the mark 1.3450 which requires patience and diligence.

  • GBP/USD Technical Analysis: May 22, 2017

    During the Friday session, the pair GBPUSD remarkably did well since an extreme and rapid price decline occurred on Thursday. While an uptrend is tested, however, a turnaround was carried out promptly.

    As the traders calm down, the market eventually break out in the upside hitting the top of the 1.30 region. In the previous trades, a renewed highs were formed and the Britain’s currency would likely look forward through the 1.3450 area that has consolidated in the longer term.

    A break on top of the range 1.30 seems significant and the flash crash happened on Thursday still not clear which brought fears to many people. Moreover, the uptrend line amid that sudden drop matters a lot and it appears that the 1.29 mark can be the acting basement of this market.

    The choppiness was still expected to continue but the market may indicate a bullish attitude.

    The pullback eyes some support within the level 1.30 but a breakout towards a fresh peak would trigger a buying behavior.

    The GBP attempted to change its general trend in the upside which could go a long way throughout establishing trend confidence.1

    In addition, the uptrend will continue since the moving averages drove to the upside and selling is not an option at all. While a move forward would pave the way for the “buy on the dips”.

  • GBP/USD Fundamental Analysis: May 26, 2017

    The strength of the greenback has been the dominant market trend during the previous trading session. In addition, the bulls of the GBP/USD pair are also having a hard time with regards to keeping the value of the cable pair afloat, which is seen on how the bulls had repeatedly attempted and failed to break through 1.3030 points even though the USD has clearly dropped in value. This development shows just how the bears are slowly gaining the upper hand with regards to taking control of the cable pair.

    But on the bright side, the drop in the cable pair’s value was not as much of a crash as initially expected since the pair’s drop has been somewhat slow and steady. But then again the corrections of the pair is now starting to get more significant, while its reversions are becoming more and more shallow, which is an indication that the pair’s bears are indeed taking over the currency pair. The GBP/USD pair was unable to even reach the 1.3000 range as the greenback starts to regain more strength due to the market re-pricing the interest rate hike next month.

    For today’s trading session, the market is expecting the release of the Preliminary GDP data and the durable goods data from the US, while the British economy is not scheduled to have any economic releases for today. The GBP/USD pair is then expected to remain under pressure for the entirety of today’s trading session.

  • GBP/USD Fundamental Analysis: May 30, 2017

    In a sea of otherwise very inactive major currency pairs, the GBP/USD pair seems to be the only pair which has gained significant volatility during yesterday’s trading session. The cable pair shot up by over 40 pips in spite of a market holiday across several locations throughout the world such as the US, UK, and China. The lack of market activity yesterday gave the pair’s traders an opportunity to induce a bounce in the pair although it was unable to offset the 150-pip crash of the cable pair during the session last Friday. In spite of this recent reversal, the GBP/USD pair is expected to remain trading in a very weak manner as a lot of economic factors seem to be going against the sterling pound at least for the time being.

    Members of the ruling political party in Scotland have recently outlined the possibility of a Scottish referendum if ever they get reinstated in the Scottish government. But then again there have been recent rumors swirling around with regards to the ongoing Brexit negotiations, specifically on how the negotiations will pan out once the snap elections in June come to a close. In addition, the results of the recent opinion polls are showing that Theresa May lacked the expected lead in the upcoming snap elections, which puts May in danger since anything less than a landslide victory for the UK PM will make this particular risk of hers in order to establish herself in the international scene a failure. The GBP/USD pair is also currently struggling to surpass 1.3030 points, and all of these factors have turned against the cable pair and has put a significant amount of downward pressure on the pair.

    For today’s session, there are no expected releases from the UK economy although the US will be releasing its PCE data, which will be closely monitored by the market as this will be indicating whether the June rate hike will indeed push through or otherwise. If this data disappoints the market, then this will not bade well for the GBP/USD pair.

  • GBP/USD Technical Analysis: June 5, 2017

    The GBPUSD declined on Friday and face through some volatility as the U.S. employment figures released with a lower than anticipated results.

    The market now appeared to hover below the 1.29 handle considered as a major level. The ability to break on top of the said region would lead the market towards 1.3050 area which provided a significant resistance.

    Buying on the dips remain to be the most suitable way in playing the market beneath 1.2850 that has been offering an amount of support. Meanwhile, a break over 1.29 range would trigger a continuous higher movement. In the long term, buyers will still get involved and show further strength sooner or later.

    Headline risk could still remain since concerns regarding British exit keep forging ahead. This might influence the sterling in any moment. Ultimately, the pair can find a bottom upon staying beyond the level 1.2750.

    Moreover, the built-in bid resumes in regards to the GBP. An attempt to move ahead the 1.3450 handle should be done. However, lots of issues and concerns surrounds the British economy, therefore it may take some time to reach the target. Selling is ruled out except when we cut through down the 1.2750 area.

    • GBP/USD Technical Analysis: June 7, 2017

      The GBPUSD had attempted to rally yesterday, however, retreated to the level 1.2950 to return underneath the 1.29 handle. In the past few sessions, the market appeared to have a little bit of overall bullish pressure, waiting for the results of UK elections expected tomorrow. In this case, the market will probably experience choppiness and unprepared to conduct a significant move yet. Short-term volatility is predicted along with some choppy spots but a general ascending momentum should also be anticipated. It does not mean that a pull cannot be accomplished, it only implies that longer-term charts and the range below 1.2750 should offer massive support that will surely lure the attention of the majority of market participants.

      After the session on Friday, the long-term outlook for the pair shall be available as it could be very difficult from this moment and the next.

      Buying the dips remains to be the best option for the Cable but the dips showed to be somewhat steep. You should have got small positions as of now and after the election results in order to acquire lesser damage that might suddenly arise.

      Markets have lots of speculation regarding the election decision, therefore a cool level head should be maintained as this is crucial for the following sessions.

      In the longer-term, the pair might break the 1.3050 mark as it allows the market move higher freely, or maybe reach its long-term target found at the region 1.3450.

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