16, May 2016

GBP/USD (a 4-hour chart)

GBP/USD (a 4-hour chart)

General overview

No important news were published in Britain. The pair was trading under the influence of the American news background. The USA published Retail Sales for April (1,3% vs. expectations -0,8%). Consumer Sentiment Index from Michigan University was expected slightly worse than the forecasts (95.8 vs. expectations 90.0). Another factor that pressured the pair GBP / USD was the oil prices.

The price is finding the first support at 1.4320, the next one is at 1.4240. The price is finding the first resistance at 1.4400, the next one is at 1.4480.

There is a confirmed and a strong sell signal. The price is under the Ichimoku Cloud and it is under the Chinkou Span. The Tenkan-sen shows a downward movement and the Kijun-sen shows a horizontal movement. The downward movement will be until the price is under the Cloud.

The MACD indicator is in a negative territory. The price is decreasing.

Trading recommendations

If the price fixates below the support 1.4320, it may continue the downward trend in the short term. The potential target is 1.4240.