British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) regaining ground after Brexit volatility

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) regaining ground after Brexit volatility

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) regaining ground after Brexit volatility

Yesterday’s Brexit vote brought about huge volatility as expected, with severe selling in the lead up to the event subsequently reversing once the votes came in. Despite the uncertainty looming ahead, markets seem somewhat unmoved, with tonight’s vote of no confidence unlikely to succeed.

The fact that the GBP/USD broke below $1.2707 points towards the possibility of this rally falling short of the $1.2931 high. However, with the price close to that level, traders should keep an eye out for whether we break above it or not as a gauge of where we go from here. A rally through $1.2931 would signal a continuation of the bullish momentum seen over the past month.

Overall, the bias in prices is: Sideways.

The projected upper bound is: 1.31.

The projected lower bound is: 1.27.

The projected closing price is: 1.29.

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 24 white candles and 26 black candles for a net of 2 black candles.

A spinning top occurred (a spinning top is a candle with a small real body). Spinning tops identify a session in which there is little price action (as defined by the difference between the open and the close). During a rally or near new highs, a spinning top can be a sign that prices are losing momentum and the bulls may be in trouble.

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 78.5441. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a sell 3 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 59.46. 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 buy 108 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 132.This is an overbought reading. However, a signal isn’t generated until the indicator crosses below 100. The last signal was a sell 2 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 21 period(s) ago.

Rex Takasugi – TD Profile

FOREX GBP= closed down -0.000 at 1.288. Volume was 98% below average (consolidating) and Bollinger Bands were 13% narrower than normal.

Open High Low Close Volume___
1.288 1.290 1.288 1.288 4,580

Technical Outlook
Short Term: Overbought
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bearish

Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 1.28 1.27 1.31
Volatility: 8 11 10
Volume: 148,919 185,528 175,177

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 1.6% below its 200-period moving average and is in an upward trend. Volatility is low 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 12 periods.

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