Never miss a story from Nick Cawley

Subscribe to receive daily updates on publications
Please enter valid First Name
Please fill out this field.
Please enter valid Last Name
Please fill out this field.
Please enter valid email
Please fill out this field.
Please select a country

I’d like to receive information from DailyFX and IG about trading opportunities and their products and services via email.

Please fill out this field.

Your Forecast Is Headed to Your Inbox

But don't just read our analysis - put it to the rest. Your forecast comes with a free demo account from our provider, IG, so you can try out trading with zero risk.

Your demo is preloaded with £10,000 virtual funds, which you can use to trade over 10,000 live global markets.

We'll email you login details shortly.

Learn More about Your Demo

You are subscribed to Nick Cawley

You can manage your subscriptions by following the link in the footer of each email you will receive

An error occurred submitting your form.
Please try again later.

GBPUSD Price and Brexit Volatility:

  • GBPUSD struggles to break through Fibonacci retracement.
  • Brexit news may now provoke larger price reactions.

Q1 2019 GBP Forecast and USD Top Trading Opportunities

Sterling volatility is set to increase over the coming weeks as Brexit negotiations and UK Parliamentary votes take hold of price action. PM May faces three votes next week – March 12-14 – and the outcome of these will steer the British Pound going into the end of the month, unless the UK and EU agree an extension of Article 50 beyond March 29. The EU has asked the UK for more clarity today about its Irish border backstop proposal, which the EU currently reject, while the UK has stated that it still requires legally binding assurances that there will be no hard border in Ireland.

This unease is shown in the latest one-week Sterling volatility chart which has jumped to its highest level since early December 2018. Volatility is expected to stay high until the end of the month or at least until an agreement is signed off.

Sterling: GBPUSD Technical Analysis and Brexit Update

GBPUSD continues to respect the bullish uptrend started at the beginning of the year with higher lows holding despite the weakness seen in the pair over the last 10-days. The pair rejected resistance at the 38.22% Fibonacci retracement level (1.3177) twice this week and this level may cap upside momentum in the short-term. To the downside there is a possibility of a move back to the 200-day moving average at 1.2937, a point where it currently intersects bullish momentum.

GBPUSD Daily Price Chart (July 2018 – March 8, 2019)

Sterling: GBPUSD Technical Analysis and Brexit Update

Retail traders are 57.0% net-long GBPUSD according to the latest IG Client Sentiment Data, a bearish contrarian indicator. Recent changes in daily and weekly sentiment however currently suggest a stronger bearish trading bias for GBPUSD.

Traders may be interested in two of our trading guides – Traits of Successful Traders and Top Trading Lessons – while technical analysts are likely to be interested in our latest Elliott Wave Guide.

What is your view on GBPUSD – bullish or bearish?? You can let us know via the form at the end of this piece or you can contact the author at nicholas.cawley@ig.comor via Twitter @nickcawley1.