04, May 2016

GBP/USD (a 4-hour chart)

GBP/USD (a 4-hour chart)

General overview

Markit Manufacturing PMI in the UK weakened to 49.2 in April, falling to its lowest level since February 2013. This was lower than the revised value of 50.7 in March and weaker than economists' estimate of 51.2. Manufacturing remains one of the most volatile sectors of the economy, and continues to face challenges: weak demand in the Asian markets and the weakening of the euro area.

The price is finding the first support at 1.4480, the next one is at 1.4400. The price is finding the first resistance at 1.4560, the next one is at 1.4670.

There is a confirmed and a strong buy signal. The price is above the Ichimoku Cloud and it is above the Chinkou Span. The Tenkan-sen and the Kijun-sen show a horizontal movement. The upward movement will be until the price is above the Cloud.

The MACD indicator is in a positive territory. The price is correcting.

Trading recommendations

We recommend going short with the first target – 1.4480. When the price consolidates below the first target it may go to the level 1.4400.