GBP/USD Forex Signal

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Yesterday’s signals were not triggered, as the bullish price action took place a little way below the support level identified at 1.2621.

Today’s GBP/USD Signals

Risk 0.75% per trade.

Trades must be taken before 5pm London time today.

Long Trade

  • Go long following a bullish price action reversal on the H1 time frame immediately upon the next touch of 1.2656.
  • Put the stop loss 1 pip below the local swing low.
  • Adjust the stop loss to break even once the trade is 25 pips in profit.
  • Remove 50% of the position as profit when the price reaches 25 pips in profit and leave the remainder of the position to run.

The best method to identify a classic “price action reversal” is for an hourly candle to close, such as a pin bar, a doji, an outside or even just an engulfing candle with a higher close. You can exploit these levels or zones by watching the price action that occurs at the given levels.

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GBP/USD Analysis

I wrote yesterday that technically in terms of support and resistance the picture here really was a mess, with nothing except potential support at 1.2621. The real story in the market remained risk-off sentiment and USD weakness and this is what has caused the price to rise over recent hours rather than any true strength in the Pound. For this reason, I was ready to stand aide from trading this pair.

This was a fairly good call, although the price did end up rising a little from an area just below the support level, I identified at 1.2621. It was clear that there was little action here in this pair. Apart from moving up the support level, there is no real change to the picture – the GBP is not strong, it is actually weak, it is only USD weakness that has moved the price up here at all. As such I see little opportunity here today and would again stand aside from trading this currency pair.

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There is nothing important due today concerning the GBP. Regarding the USD, the Chair of the Federal Reserve will be giving a speech at 2:55pm London time.

Adam is a Forex trader who has worked within financial markets for over 12 years, including 6 years with Merrill Lynch. He is certified in Fund Management and Investment Management by the U.K. Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.