25, February 2016

GBP/USD (a 4-hour chart)

GBP/USD (a 4-hour chart)

General overview

The UK published CBI Distributive Trades Survey on Wednesday (10 against the forecasted 12). The report came in at 10 with the forecast of 12. Traders will focus their attention on the UK GDP data on Thursday. Traders expect that the second GDP estimate for the 4th quarter will remain at 0.5% q/q and 1.9% y/y. Weak GDP figures may trigger pound selling.

The price is finding the first support at 1.3920, the next one is at 1.3840. The price is finding the first resistance at 1.4000, the next one is at 1.4080.

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

The upward bounce potential target are 1.4000, 1.4080. If the price falls it will get to 1.3920 and 1.3840.