GBP/USD (a 4-hour chart)
Markit Economics will publish the UK second release – for this time we will obtain the construction sector data. On the one hand, the Bank of England has reported about the approved mortgage applications number increase in December. The UK average earnings growth has a positive impact on the consumer activity. On the other hand, the mortgage loans volume has been declining for five consecutive months, according to the British Bankers' Association that the construction industry decrease cannot allow us to count on the strong data release.
The price is finding the first support at 1.5100, the next one is 1.5015. The price is finding the first resistance at 1.5200, the next one is at 1.5300.
There is a non-confirmed and a strong buy signal. The price is above the Cloud and it is above the Chinkou Span. The Tenkan-sen shows an upward movement and the Kijun-sen shows a downward movement and form a “Dead Cross”. The upward movement will be until the price is under the Cloud.
The MACD histogram is in a neutral territory. The price is correcting.
We believe the growth will be continued now. The first target is the level 1.5300.