FX:GBPUSD   British Pound / U.S. Dollar
GBPUSD             big picture is generally bullish . More recent price action shows some weakness. Price action is now nearing the first significant support level in week. Situations like this I view as a buying opportunity on a swing trade basis. This means if I can get a price validation, I will look to get long and hold on for a few days at least. This is a strong pair pulling into a support, a level that can attract buyers. The key is waiting for validation.

The trade idea: If price validates within the 1.6883 to the 1.6946 area, I will be looking to build a long position. I will use 1.6840 as my max stop price and as a reference to measure risk. Remember after validation occurs, there may be additional prices to add to the position. Also keep in mind that price may find support just above the 1.6950 area which is a variation of the setup I look for. If it validates there, I will also look to go long, and adjust for the added risk.

First target is the 1.7015 area. It is a retracement of the previous swing and provides at least a 1:5/1 reward to risk assuming I get in at the worse price of 1.650 area. Obviously I am looking to get a better entry price.

Second target is the 1.7050 - 80 area. Much more aggressive but worth trying to hold on for since this pair is generally strong.

Strong markets tend to retest previous highs, and occasionally break to new highs. If you can afford to hold on, I think it is reasonable to give this pair a chance to retest the 1.7180 area because of its strength. Keep in mind this can take a week or more to unfold so patience and flexibility to necessary.

If the GBPUSD             closes below 1.6850 area with conviction, then I will reevaluate my long scenario. In this case, the pair is indicating further weakness and I will want to look for potential short opportunities if they make sense.

Remember anyone can trade, but not everyone can trade consistently. I help people develop consistency in their trading, It's not easy, and takes time, but is well worth it once you get there. And the entire process begins with good analysis. Here is an article that I wrote about analysis that I recently conducted on AMZN             . Check it out here:

Marc Principato |Author: Analyze Any Financial Market Like The Pros Using Price Action| | Cofounder (S.C.)
I don't see validation yet, do you, Marc?
Also what would need to happen to start considering the down trend began?

There were some validations on smaller time frames on the couple of upward attempts within this support zone but have stopped out. The broader time frame validation is still in play. At the moment, this pair is sitting just outside of the bottom of the support zone. Any close below 1.6850 on a 4 hour bar will cancel out the long idea. The current short term momentum is still bearish and it may be better to wait for price structure to form (double bottom etc) to show to stability before going long. If the pair continues lower, I will be looking at the 1.6850 area as a resistance for possible day trade shorts, but we have a while to go before that scenario materializes. Check out for more on my thought process.

I have to admit price has nicely followed your prediction. I was watching it.
Marc, you mentioned couple of time about 'validation' to enter a long trade after it comes to your support area - what do you mean by 'validation'? What price need to do in order for you to consider it is time to go long? Do you analyze just price, or would you use volume for your analysis as well?
Bart S.
Validation is a process that I use to filter entries. It is based on price action, I don't use volume, but volume can be used if you have the right tools. If you want to learn more about my methodology read this article:
EN English
EN English (UK)
EN English (IN)
DE Deutsch
FR Français
ES Español
IT Italiano
PL Polski
SV Svenska
TR Türkçe
RU Русский
PT Português
ID Bahasa Indonesia
MS Bahasa Melayu
TH ภาษาไทย
VI Tiếng Việt
JA 日本語
KO 한국어
ZH 简体中文
ZH 繁體中文
AR العربية
Home Stock Screener Forex Signal Finder Cryptocurrency Signal Finder Economic Calendar How It Works Chart Features House Rules Moderators Website & Broker Solutions Widgets Stock Charting Library Feature Request Blog & News FAQ Help & Wiki Twitter
Profile Profile Settings Account and Billing My Support Tickets Contact Support Ideas Published Followers Following Private Messages Chat Sign Out