04, October 2016

GBP/USD (a 4-hour chart)

General overview

The pound decreased on Monday despite the positive Manufacturing PMI. The report did not convince investors in a growing strength of the UK economy after the Brexit. Theresa May (Britain's Prime Minister) set the final date for the Brexit which weighed on the pound as well.

Current situation

The GBP/USD gapped downwards in the Asian session on Monday. The price continued moving south during the European trade. The pair broke 1.2900 and began consolidating its gains. The 4 hours chart shows that the price is below the 50, 100 and 200 EMAs. The moving averages keep heading lower. The current resistance is seen at 1.2900, the support exists at 1.2800. 

MACD decreased which confirms the strength of sellers. RSI approached the oversold area.

Trading recommendations

The loss of the 1.2900 level is now pointing to a further period of downside to come. The next sellers' target is the level 1.2800. Should this mark be reached successfully, a further extension towards 1.2700 is possible.