18, May 2015

GBP/USD (a 4-hour chart)

GBP/USD (a 4-hour chart)

General overview

The UK 10-year bond yields are close to the level of 2% now which may support the demand for the pound. The average earnings growth and the oil market upward trend with the unemployment decline to 5.5% can allow us to count on inflation in the short term and these expectations are pushing the pair upwards.

The British pound is actively strengthening against the US dollar. Almost without correction the price rose up sharply, having reached the level of 1.5775.

The price is finding the first support at 1.5670, the next one is 1.5550. The price is finding the first resistance at 1.5775, the next one is at 1.5950.

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

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

Trading recommendations

The pair can grow. After breaking 1.5775 the buyers may go to 1.5950.