02, September 2016

GBP/USD (a 4-hour chart)

General overview

The pound rallied on the back of strong Manufacturing PMI in the UK.

Current situation

A better-than-expected Manufacturing PMI supported the GBP/USD pair. The price grew from the session lows at 1.3130 to the daily highs at 1.3270. The pair was also supported by a weak U.S. Manufacturing PMI later the day. The price finished the day in the 1.3220 region. The instrument approached 1.3360 at the start of the North American session.

The price broke the 200-EMA and headed from it in the 4 hours chart. The moving averages direction is still downwards. The lines generate a sell signal. The current resistance is seen at 1.3360, the support exists at 1.3200.

MACD grew which indicates the sellers’ positions weakening. RSI approached the overbought area.

Trading recommendations

As long as market holding above 1.3200 the uptrend pressure will continue towards 1.3360. Conversely, the price will return below 1.3200 and further below 1.3100.