GBPUSD Down 5 Pips in Last Hour, is Inching Close to 20 Day Average; Pin Bar Pattern Appearing on Chart

Hourly Update

(Last Updated June 3, 2021 4:23 GMT)

At the time of this writing, GBPUSD’s rate is down -5 pips (-0.04%) from the hour prior. GBPUSD has seen its price go down 4 out of the past 5 hours, thus creating some compelling opportunities for bears. If you’re a trend trader, consider that the strongest clear trend on the hourly chart exists on the 20 hour timeframe. Most noteworthy in the world of moving averages on the hourly chart is that the 50 hour moving average has been crossed, so that price is now turning below it. 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)

The choppiness in the recent daily price action of GBPUSD continues; to start today, it came in at a price of 1.4169, up 14 pips (0.1%) since yesterday. Relative to other instruments in the Forex asset class, GBPUSD ranked 13th yesterday in terms of percentage price change. Below is a price chart of GBPUSD.

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GBPUSD Technical Analysis

The first thing we should note is that GBPUSD is now close to its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages, which may act as price barrier for the asset. 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. For additional context, note that price has gone down 8 out of the past 14 days. Also, candlestick traders! Note we see pin bar pattern appearing here as well.