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GBP/USD: review and forecast

FX:GBPUSD   British Pound/U.S. Dollar
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Current trend

At present, markets are waiting for a new impetus. For two days, the GBP/USD             pair has been trading within a narrow price range near the yesterday’s opening level. Today, the volatility is likely to grow amid a series of releases, due both in Great Britain and the US.

The Governor of the Bank of England will comment on the UK current economic situation and the GBP exchange rate. In the US, it is worth noting Fed's Yellen Speech and housing market statistics.

Support and resistance

Technical indicators also suggest a possibility of high volatility. The price range of Bollinger Bands indicator is narrowing down. The pair is between the upper and the middle MAs.

Support levels: 1.5462 (middle MA of Bollinger Bands ), 1.5426 (lower MA of Bollinger Bands ), 1.5200 (local low).
Resistance levels: 1.5498 (upper MA of Bollinger Bands ).

Trading tips

It can be assumed that, ahead of the news releases, the pair is likely to continue growing to the level of 1.5498, and then a significant decline will follow. Thus, at present, long positions can be opened at the current level with the target at 1.5498 and stop-loss at 1.5462; and Sell Limit orders can be placed at the level of 1.5498 with targets at 1.5462, 1.5426.

Otherwise, short positions can be opened if the price breaks down the level of 1.5462 with targets at 1.5426, 1.5200.
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