31, October 2014

GBP/USD (a 4-hour chart)

GBP/USD (a 4-hour chart)

General overview

The UK will present the housing price index for October.

The pound tried to test the support level of 1.5950 after the disappointing British statistics publication. The approved mortgages applications showed the approvals reduced to 61.267K against 62.250K that confirms the real estate sector strength. As for the money supply data, the index fell by 0.7% against the forecasted 0.5% growth, indicating the weak price pressures.

There was a rapid price rebound down from the downward trend line of 1.6180 acting as an inclined resistance line. Due to the active pound decrease against the US dollar, sellers were able to break through and consolidate below the strong support level of 1.6030.

The price is finding the first support at 1.5950, the next one is at 1.5870. The price is finding the first resistance at 1.6030, the next one is at 1.6100.

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

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

Trading recommendations

The price is going down. We expect the level of 1.5870 testing soon.