GBPAUD Down 21 Pips On Hourly Chart, 3 Day Up Streak Ended; Breaks Below 50 and 200 Day Averages

Hourly Update

(Last Updated May 6, 2021 3:20 GMT)

At the moment, GBPAUD’s rate is down -21 pips (-0.12%) from the hour prior. This move is a reversal from the hour prior, which saw price move up. If you’re a trend trader, consider that the strongest clear trend on the hourly chart exists on the 100 hour timeframe. Price action traders may also wish to note that we see a doji candlestick pattern on GBPAUD. Given that we see downtrend on the 20 and 10 hourly candle timeframe, and that such candlestick patterns often denote reversals, this may be worth noting. Regarding moving averages, it should first be noted that price has crossed the 100 hour moving average, resulting in them so that price is now turning below it. The moving averages on the hourly timeframe suggest a choppiness in price, as the 20, 50, 100 and 200 are all in a mixed alignment — meaning the trend across timeframes is inconsistent, indicating a potential opportunity for rangebound traders.

GBPAUD End of Day Recap

Updated 00:30 GMT (04:30 EST)

GBPAUD, which opened today priced near 1.79466, is down 61 pips 0.34% since the previous day, marking a reversal from the day prior — and the end of a 3 day positive run. Relative to other instruments in the Forex asset class, GBPAUD ranked 35th the previous day in terms of percentage price change. Here is a price chart of GBPAUD.

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GBPAUD Technical Analysis

Notably, GBPAUD crossed below its 50 and 200 day moving averages yesterday. As for the alignment of the moving averages, well, it’s a bit mixed up; the 20, 50, 100, and 200 do not progress from largest to smallest, or vice versa. The closest is the 20 day average, which is 25.2 pips away. It should be noted, though, the 20 day simple moving average turned downwards, which may be a bearish sign. Trend traders will want to observe that the strongest trend appears on the 30 day horizon; over that time period, price has been moving down. Interestingly, a trend in the other direction exists on the 90 day timeframe, where price is headed up. For additional context, note that price has gone down 8 out of the past 14 days. Moreover, we’re also seeing a bearish engulfing pattern; in light of the uptrend on the 30 and 90 day charts this may be particularly noteworthy, as it may signal the uptrend is cooling and ready to reverse.