GBPUSD Down 0 Pips Over Past Hour, Entered Today Up For the 3rd Day In A Row; Crosses 50 Day Moving Average

Hourly Update

(Last Updated October 12, 2020 2:19 GMT)

At the time of this writing, GBPUSD’s rate is down 0 pips (0%) from the hour prior. This move is a reversal from the hour prior, which saw price move up. If you’re a trend trader, consider that the strongest clear trend on the hourly chart exists on the 20 hour timeframe. Price action traders may also wish to note that we see some doji and pin bar candlestick patterns on GBPUSD. 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. 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 up 109 pips (0.84%) since yesterday (opening today near 1.30418), marking the 3rd day in a row an upward move has occurred. Relative to other instruments in the Forex asset class, GBPUSD ranked 5th yesterday in terms of percentage price change. Here is a price chart of GBPUSD.

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GBPUSD Technical Analysis

Moving average crossovers are always interesting, so let’s start there: GBPUSD crossed above its 50 day moving average yesterday. 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 50 day average, which is 15.8 pips away. 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. For additional context, note that price has gone up 10 out of the past 14 days.