GBP/USD Up 3 Pips in Last Hour, Came Into Today Up For the 3rd Consecutive Day; in an Uptrend Over Past 14 Days

Hourly Update

(Last Updated January 14, 2022 1:44 GMT)

At the time of this writing, GBPUSD’s rate is up 3 pips (0.02%) from the hour prior. GBPUSD has seen its price go up 4 out of the past 5 hours, thus creating some compelling opportunities for bulls. As for the trend on the hourly timeframe, we see the clearest trend on the 100 hour timeframe. Price action traders may also wish to note that we see a doji candlestick pattern on GBPUSD. Given that we see downtrend on the 10 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 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 5 pips (0.04%) since the previous day (opening today near 1.3714), marking the 3rd consecutive day an upward move has occurred. Compared to its peers in the Forex, GBPUSD gave its buyers a return that ranked 12th in terms of percentage change since the previous day. The price chart of GBPUSD below illustrates.

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GBPUSD Technical Analysis

Notably, 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 200 day average, which is 20.3 pips away. 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 up over that time. Interestingly, a trend in the other direction exists on the 90 day timeframe, where price is headed down. For additional context, note that price has gone up 11 out of the past 14 days.