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British Pound Primed for Consolidation

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Author: Dmitriy Gurkovskiy, Chief Analyst at RoboForex

On Monday, October 12th, 2020, the British Pound remains “in the black” and is primed for consolidation. The instrument is mostly trading at 1.3038.

The Pound had a positive reaction to the GDP report published by the United Kingdom last Friday. The indicator showed +2.1% m/m in August after adding 6.4% m/m the month before. Of course, the previous reading was better but it didn’t upset market layers due to the fact that the GDP had been improving for the fourth consecutive time – it’s very positive.

The GDP 3-Month Average expanded by 8.0% 3m/y and that’s good news: the country’s economy was falling for two quarters in a row.

According to the statistics, in August, the GDP corrected by 21.7% if compared with the decline this April. Of course, this reading is rather relative but it provides insight into what is happening in the British economy, which is recovery nut not as fast as wished it to be.

As we can see in the H4 chart, GBP/USD has broken 1.2920 to the upside. The entire structure formed around this level may be considered as a wide consolidation range, which, in its turn, may be considered as an upside continuation pattern. Possibly, the pair may continue the correction. After growing and reaching the short-term at 1.3030, the asset is expected for a narrow consolidation range close to the highs. If later the price breaks this range to the downside, the market may correct towards 1.2922 and then form one more ascending wave with the target at 1.3155. From the technical point of view, this scenario is confirmed by MACD Oscillator: its signal line is moving not far from the highs. Later, the line is expected to leave the histogram area and start falling towards 0. A breakout of this level to the downside may boost the descending correction on the price chart.


In the H1 chart, after reaching the target of the third ascending wave at 1.3030, GBP/USD is consolidating around this level. Possibly, the pair may break the range to the downside and correct in the form of a wide Flag pattern with the target at 1.2922. From the technical point of view, this scenario is confirmed by Stochastic Oscillator: its signal line has rebounded from 80 to the downside, which suggests that the market is moving within the “overbought area” and the line may start a new decline towards 50. If later the line breaks this level, it will continue moving to reach 20.


Any forecasts contained herein are based on the author's particular opinion. This analysis may not be treated as trading advice. RoboForex bears no responsibility for trading results based on trading recommendations and reviews contained herein.

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