GBPUSD Up 2 Pips Over Past Hour; Moves Up For the 2nd Straight Day

Hourly Update

(Last Updated October 9, 2020 2:19 GMT)

Currently, GBPUSD’s rate is up 2 pips (0.02%) from the hour prior. It’s been a feast for bulls operating on an hourly timeframe, as GBPUSD has now gone up 4 of the past 5 hours. 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 an uptrend on the 5 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 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.

GBPUSD End of Day Recap

Updated 00:30 GMT (04:30 EST)

GBPUSD is up 19 pips (0.15%) since the previous day (opening today near 1.29326), marking the 2nd straight day it has gone up. Relative to other instruments in the Forex asset class, GBPUSD ranked 12th the previous day in terms of percentage price change. Below is a price chart of GBPUSD.

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GBPUSD Technical Analysis

Notably, the current price of GBPUSD is sitting close to its 20, 50, 100 and 200 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 71.6 pips away. It should be noted, though, the 20 day simple moving average turned upwards, which may be a bullish 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. Trend traders will want to observe that the strongest trend appears on the 14 day horizon; over that time period, price has been moving up. It should be noted, though, that a trend in the opposite direction, going down, exists on the 30 day timeframe. Or to simplify this another way, note that out of the past 30 days GBPUSD’s price has gone up 17 them.