GBPCHF Up 6 Pips On Hourly Chart, Makes Big Move Relative to Two Week Trend; is Inching Close to 20 Day Average

Hourly Update

(Last Updated May 4, 2021 2:20 GMT)

Currently, GBPCHF’s rate is up 6 pips (0.04%) from the hour prior. This move is a reversal from the hour prior, which saw price move down. As for the trend on the hourly timeframe, we see the clearest trend on the 20 hour timeframe. Price action traders may also wish to note that we see a doji candlestick pattern on GBPCHF. Given that we see an uptrend on the 20 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 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.

GBPCHF End of Day Recap

Updated 00:30 GMT (04:30 EST)

The choppiness in the recent daily price action of GBPCHF continues; to start today, it came in at a price of 1.267359639, up 61 pips (0.48%) since the day prior. Out of the 39 instruments in the Forex asset class, GBPCHF ended up ranking 7th for the day in terms of price change. Here is a price chart of GBPCHF.

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GBPCHF Technical Analysis

Notably, the current price of GBPCHF is sitting close to its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages; moving average crosses often indicate a change in momentum, so this may be worth keeping an eye on. 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 40.1 pips away. Volatility for GBPCHF 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 90 day timeframe, which shows price moving up over that time. Interestingly, a trend in the other direction exists on the 30 day timeframe, where price is headed down. Or to simplify this another way, note that out of the past 14 days GBPCHF’s price has gone up 6 them.