GBPAUD Down 3 Pips in Last Hour, Makes Big Move Relative to Two Week Trend; Breaks Below 20 and 100 Day Averages

Hourly Update

(Last Updated February 22, 2021 23:20 GMT)

At the time of this writing, GBPAUD’s rate is down -3 pips (-0.01%) from the hour prior. GBPAUD has seen its price go down 4 out of the past 5 hours, thus creating some compelling opportunities for bears. If you’re a trend trader, consider that the strongest clear trend on the hourly chart exists on the 50 hour timeframe. 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)

The choppiness in the recent daily price action of GBPAUD continues; to start today, it came in at a price of 1.77949, down 185 pips (1.03%) since yesterday. Relative to other instruments in the Forex asset class, GBPAUD ranked 38th yesterday in terms of percentage price change. The price chart of GBPAUD below illustrates.

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GBPAUD Technical Analysis

Notably, GBPAUD crossed below its 20 and 100 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 50 day average, which is 42.5 pips away. Volatility for GBPAUD has been contracting over the past two weeks relative to volatility over the past month. Whether volatility reverts will be something to watch. Trend traders will want to observe that the strongest trend appears on the 30 day horizon; over that time period, price has been moving up. Interestingly, a trend in the other direction exists on the 90 day timeframe, where price is headed down. Or to simplify this another way, note that out of the past 14 days GBPAUD’s price has gone up 8 them. 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.