The pound kept its upbeat tone unchanged

13 January, 2017

There were no major economic releases in the UK on Thursday. Donald Trump failed to give investors details on his future economic policy. The traders' disappointment triggered a sharp dollar sell-off which helped the pound to reverse some ground. Later in the day we expect to hear some Fed's representatives including J.Yellen.

Current situation

The pound kept its upbeat tone unchanged vs. its US peer on Thursday. The Cable broke 1.2200 during the early hours and extended its bullishness afterwards. Buyers kept pushing the pair upwards and tested the resistance 1.2300 at the beginning of the European session. After touching the level the spot rolled back gathering steam for another leg higher. The short term upward momentum, however, seems to be fading as the Cable kept losing its upward strength during the late European hours. The price broke the 50-EMA upwards and pierced the 100-EMA in the 4 hours chart. The moving averages maintained bearish slope in the same chart. The resistance lies at 1.2300, the support comes in at 1.2200.

MACD grew which indicates the sellers’ positions weakening. The RSI indicator left the neutral area and headed upwards.

Trading recommendations

Despite the recent rally the pair remained in a descending channel. If the spot fails to retake 1.2300 the pound may fall to 1.2200 on profit-taking. A close above 1.2300 may extend the current bullishness towards 1.2400.


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