GBP/USD Up 5 Pips in Last Hour; in an Uptrend Over Past 14 Days

Hourly Update

(Last Updated January 12, 2022 1:42 GMT)

Currently, GBPUSD’s rate is up 5 pips (0.04%) 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 100 hour timeframe. Price action traders may also wish to note that we see a doji candlestick pattern on GBPUSD. Given that we see an uptrend 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)

The choppiness in the recent daily price action of GBPUSD continues; to start today, it came in at a price of 1.36275, up 48 pips (0.35%) since the day prior. Out of the 39 instruments in the Forex asset class, GBPUSD ended up ranking 8th for the day in terms of price change. Below is a price chart of GBPUSD.

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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 70.6 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. Or to simplify this another way, note that out of the past 14 days GBPUSD’s price has gone up 10 them.