GBP/USD. February 6. Results of the day. New grounds for the fall of the pound will be received?

4-hour timeframe


The amplitude of the last 5 days (high-low): 90p - 62p - 72p - 74p - 128p.

Average amplitude for the last 5 days: 85p (88p).

The British pound sterling, having completed the second support level of 1.2942, rebounded from it and began a weak upward correction. Yesterday's decline was very noticeable, so a correction is logical. Tomorrow, more precisely, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell will hold a speech by tonight, which could potentially have an impact on all currency pairs, including the US dollar. Given the "dovish" rhetoric of representatives of the Federal Reserve in recent months, now we can hardly expect its change into the direction of a "hawk". At the same time, it should be recognized that even Powell's "dovish" rhetoric did not have a lasting positive effect on the British pound. There are so many problems and uncertainties in the UK, and all are connected with Brexit, that the pound will be prone to fall, even if the Fed starts lowering the key rate. The likelihood that a "soft" scenario for Brexit will be implemented has again decreased in recent days. In addition, the results of the meeting of the Bank of England will be announced tomorrow. No change in monetary policy is expected. But a new portion of the fears and warnings from the head of the Bank of England Mark Carney is expected. And the stronger his fears are, the more chances that we will see another decrease in the British pound. From a technical point of view, the current correction is negligible and can be completed at any time. Thus, we recommend to be ready for a sharp resumption of the downtrend. So far, the full potential of the pound's fall is limited to the level of 1.2500.

Trading recommendations:

The GBP/USD currency pair has started a low correction. Thus, it is not recommended to open shorts until the MACD indicator turns back down. After the reversal, the targets will be 1.2883 and 1.2841.

Long positions will become relevant not earlier than the consolidation of the price above the critical Kijun-sen line. In this case, the target will be the level of 1.3175, but this will require serious fundamental grounds.

In addition to the technical picture, fundamental data and the timing of their release should also be taken into account.

Explanation of illustration:

Ichimoku Indicator:

Tenkan-sen-red line.

Kijun-sen – blue line.

Senkou span a – light brown dotted line.

Senkou span B – light purple dotted line.

Chikou span – green line.

Bollinger Bands Indicator:

3 yellow lines.


Red line and histogram with white bars in the indicator window.

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