GBPUSD Up 2 Pips in Last Hour, Makes Big Move Relative to Two Week Trend; in a Downtrend Over Past 30 Days

Hourly Update

(Last Updated July 13, 2021 1:20 GMT)

At the moment, GBPUSD’s rate is up 2 pips (0.02%) from the hour prior. This is a reversal of the price action on the previous hour, in which price moved down. As for the trend on the hourly timeframe, we see the clearest trend on the 100 hour timeframe. The moving averages on the hourly timeframe suggest a choppiness in price, as the are all in a mixed alignment — meaning the trend across timeframes is inconsistent, indicating a potential opportunity for rangebound traders.

GBPUSD End of Day Recap

Updated 00:30 GMT (04:30 EST)

GBPUSD entered today at 1.38976, down 5 pips (0.04%) from the previous day. Relative to other instruments in the Forex asset class, GBPUSD ranked 28th the previous day in terms of percentage price change. Let’s take a look at price chart of GBPUSD.

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GBPUSD Technical Analysis

Coming into today GBPUSD 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 40 pips away. It should be noted, though, the 100 day simple moving average turned downwards, which may be a bearish sign. Volatility for GBPUSD 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. For additional context, note that price has gone down 10 out of the past 14 days.