05, May 2015

GBP/USD (a 4-hour chart)

GBP/USD (a 4-hour chart)

General overview

After the Markit Economics manufacturing sector PMI index weak data traders sold the British pound which proves the strong buyers’ absence in the market. Investors have ignored the UK negative macroeconomic releases for the last two weeks and built up long positions. Yesterday there was a public holiday in the UK.

The three-week pound strengthening against the US dollar stopped at the resistance level of 1.5460. The level testing was followed by a small consolidation with the following price rebound downwards. The rebound from the level was on the increased volume. The pair is testing the support level of 1.5100.

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.

The price is in the Cloud and it is above the Chinkou Span. The Tenkan-sen shows a downward movement and the Kijun-sen shows a horizontal movement and form a “Dead Cross”.

The MACD histogram is in a negative territory. The price is consolidating.

Trading recommendations

The pair can grow to the resistance level of 1.5300.