GBPCAD Down 5 Pips in Last Hour, Breaks Above 20 and 100 Day Averages; in a Downtrend Over Past 30 Days

Hourly Update

(Last Updated April 6, 2021 2:20 GMT)

At the time of this writing, GBPCAD’s rate is down -5 pips (-0.03%) from the hour prior. This is a reversal of the price action on the previous hour, in which price moved up. Regarding the trend, note that the strongest trend exists on the 50 hour timeframe. The moving averages on the hourly timeframe suggest a bearishness in price, as the 20, 50, 100 and 200 are all in a bearish alignment — meaning the shorter duration moving averages are below the longer duration averages, implying a stable downward trend.

GBPCAD End of Day Recap

Updated 00:30 GMT (04:30 EST)

The back and forth price flow continues for GBPCAD, which started today off at 1.74165, up 60 pips 0.34% from the day prior. Relative to other instruments in the Forex asset class, GBPCAD ranked 8th the day prior in terms of percentage price change. The price chart of GBPCAD below illustrates.

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GBPCAD Technical Analysis

First things first: GBPCAD crossed above 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 100 day average, which is 25.4 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. For additional context, note that price has gone down 15 out of the past 30 days.