GBPCAD Up 8 Pips in Last Hour, Price Base in Formation Over Past 14 Days; is Inching Close to 20, 100 and 200 Day Averages

Hourly Update

(Last Updated April 2, 2021 23:20 GMT)

At the time of this writing, GBPCAD’s rate is up 8 pips (0.04%) from the hour prior. The hourly chart shows that GBPCAD has seen 2 straight up hours. From a hourly perspective, the market looks fairly choppy; clear trends aren’t showing up on the 20, 50 and 100 hour timeframes. Price action traders may also wish to note that we see a doji candlestick pattern on GBPCAD. Given that we see downtrend on the 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 20 hour moving average, resulting in them with price now being above 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.

GBPCAD End of Day Recap

Updated 00:30 GMT (04:30 EST)

GBPCAD entered today at 1.73573, up 40 pips (0.23%) from the previous day. Compared to its peers in the Forex, GBPCAD gave its buyers a return that ranked 13th in terms of percentage change since the previous day. Here is a price chart of GBPCAD.

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GBPCAD Technical Analysis

Notably, GBPCAD is now close to its 20, 50, 100 and 200 day moving averages, which may act as price barrier for the asset. 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. Volatility for GBPCAD has been contracting over the past two weeks relative to volatility over the past month. Whether volatility reverts will be something to watch. The clearest trend exists on the 30 day timeframe, which shows price moving down over that time. Price action traders in particular will want to note that the 14 day period appears to show price forming a base; this could indicate that a support/resistance level is developing. Or to simplify this another way, note that out of the past 30 days GBPCAD’s price has gone down 16 them.