06, January 2017

GBP/USD (a 4-hour chart)

General overview

The pound was able to strengthen versus its US peer amid soft Fed’s remarks. Moreover, the pound got some support on the back of the upbeat Services PMI.

Current situation

The sterling turned bearish when its recovery stalled at 1.2361. The currency pair ran through fresh offers, reversed its direction and dropped to 1.2269 at the Asian session end. After posting the session low buyers reversed some of their recent losses and returned to 1.2300 hurdle. According to the 4 hours chart the price broke the 50-EMA upwards and tested the 100-EMA. GBP/USD stayed between the 50 and 100 EMAs afterwards. All moving averages kept pointing lower in the same chart. The resistance lies at 1.2300, the support comes in at 1.2200.

MACD indicator was at the centerline. If the histogram returns the negative territory, that will indicate sellers’ growing strength. If MACD enters into the positive area the buyers will take control over the market. The RSI indicator remained within neutral territory.

Trading recommendations

Despite the recent recovery the GBP/USD pair maintained its bearish tone in the 4 hours chart. If we see a close below 1.2300 we will go short. The next sellers’ targets are 1.2250 and 1.2200.