GBP/USD

The British Pound against the US Dollar is one of the oldest currency pairings in the world. The pair is often called 'The Cable', as the first transatlantic communication cable run across the floor of the Atlantic, connecting Great Britain with The United States, was used to transmit currency prices between the two economies. 'The Cable' remains a favorite of traders today, accumulating massive interest considering the size of The UK economy.


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Last Week
2.13
Current
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Short
Chg. Open Interest
8.1%
Outlook
bullish

Support & Resistance

GBP/USD
The GBP/USD Breaks Lower on NFP Data
S11.4528 M R31.4886 S
S21.4371 S R21.4750 S
S31.4172 M R11.4662 M
Trend
down
Volatility
98%

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The GBP/USD Breaks Lower on NFP Data

NFP figures missed expectations driving the GBP/USD lower.
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Symbol Trends Bias Time Frame Candlestick Formation Candle Bias
GBP/USD
weekly BULLISH ENGULFING

GBP/USD Candlestick Analysis: Rebound Begins as Expected

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Talking Points:

  • GBP/USD Strategy: Flat
  • Pound Begins Recovery as Expected
  • Waiting to Sell Once Bounce Fizzles

The British Pound turned higher against the US Dollar as expected after prices put in a Bullish Engulfing candlestick pattern coupled with positive RSI divergence. From here, a push above the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement at 1.5185 exposes the 38.2% level at 1.5568. Alternatively, a reversal back below the 14.6% retracement at 1.4948 targets the 23.6% Fib expansion at 1.4561.

The overall GBP/USD trend continues to look bearish. With that in mind, we will treat any further gains as corrective and look to them as an opportunity to establish a short position at more attractive levels once the upswing is exhausted.

GBP/USD Candlestick Analysis: Rebound Begins as Expected

Weekly Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope

--- Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for DailyFX.com


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USD Baker Hughes U.S. Rig Count
m
A: 571
F: 
P: 619

USD Consumer Credit
m
A: $21.267b
F: $16.000b
P: $14.020b

GBP Visible Trade Balance (Pounds)
m
A: 
F: 
P: -£10642

GBP Trade Balance Non EU (Pounds)
m
A: 
F: 
P: -£2450

GBP Total Trade Balance (Pounds)
m
A: 
F: 
P: -£3170

USD Wholesale Inventories
m
A: 
F: -0.2%
P: -0.3%
A: Actual   F: Forecast    P: Previous