(Last Updated April 5, 2021 2:21 GMT)
Currently, GBPUSD’s rate is down 0 pips (0%) from the hour prior. This is a reversal of the price action on the previous hour, in which price moved up. If you’re a trend trader, consider that the strongest clear trend on the hourly chart exists on the 50 hour timeframe. Price action traders may also wish to note that we see a pin bar candlestick pattern on GBPUSD. Given that we see downtrend on the 20 hourly candle timeframe, and that such candlestick patterns often denote reversals, this may be worth noting. 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.
GBPUSD End of Day Recap
Updated 00:30 GMT (04:30 EST)
GBPUSD is down 2 pips (0.02%) since the previous day (opening today near 1.3823), marking the 2nd straight day a decline has happened. Out of the 39 instruments in the Forex asset class, GBPUSD ended up ranking 36th for the day in terms of price change. Here is a price chart of GBPUSD.
GBPUSD Technical Analysis
Notably, GBPUSD is now close to its 20, 50 and 100 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 8.3 pips away. 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. 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 GBPUSD’s price has gone down 16 them.