British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) Continues To Consolidate

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) Continues To Consolidate

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) Continues To Consolidate

The British pound went back and forth during the trading session with an upward bias on Monday as traders came back from what has been a very interesting weekend to say the least. Ultimately, this is a market that has a lot of moving pieces right now, as the Brexit situation will continue to be murky to say the least.

Having said that, any signs of potential clarity should be paid attention to, because it should be good for the British pound in general. The markets will continue to be erratic to say the least but ultimately this is a scenario where we have broken to the upside rather hard, and now we are trying to build up enough momentum to make the next major move. In my opinion, it is more than likely going to be to the upside.

Technical Indicators

Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards.

The projected upper bound is: 1.33.

The projected lower bound is: 1.29.

The projected closing price is: 1.31.

Candlesticks

A black body occurred (because prices closed lower than they opened).
During the past 10 bars, there have been 6 white candles and 4 black candles for a net of 2 white candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 25 white candles and 23 black candles for a net of 2 white candles.

Momentum Indicators

Momentum is a general term used to describe the speed at which prices move over a given time period. Generally, changes in momentum tend to lead to changes in prices. This expert shows the current values of four popular momentum indicators.

Stochastic Oscillator

One method of interpreting the Stochastic Oscillator is looking for overbought areas (above 80) and oversold areas (below 20). The Stochastic Oscillator is 31.3868. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a sell 2 period(s) ago.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The RSI shows overbought (above 70) and oversold (below 30) areas. The current value of the RSI is 52.86. This is not a topping or bottoming area. A buy or sell signal is generated when the RSI moves out of an overbought/oversold area. The last signal was a sell 15 period(s) ago.

Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

The CCI shows overbought (above 100) and oversold (below -100) areas. The current value of the CCI is 50. This is not a topping or bottoming area. The last signal was a buy 8 period(s) ago.

MACD

The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence indicator (MACD) gives signals when it crosses its 9 period signal line. The last signal was a buy 5 period(s) ago.

Rex Takasugi – TD Profile

FOREX GBP= closed down -0.005 at 1.312. Volume was 4% below average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 4% narrower than normal.

Open     High      Low     Close     Volume___
1.317 1.321 1.309 1.312 101,255
Technical Outlook 
Short Term: Neutral
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bullish
Moving Averages: 10-period     50-period     200-period
Close: 1.31 1.30 1.27
Volatility: 11 9 9
Volume: 81,898 97,046 120,191

Short-term traders should pay closer attention to buy/sell arrows while intermediate/long-term traders should place greater emphasis on the Bullish or Bearish trend reflected in the lower ribbon.

Summary

FOREX GBP= is currently 3.4% above its 200-period moving average and is in an upward trend. Volatility is high as compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. Our volume indicators reflect volume flowing into and out of GBP= at a relatively equal pace (neutral). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bullish on GBP= and have had this outlook for the last 5 periods.

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