GBP/USD Forex Signal: Very Bullish Movement

Adam Lemon

The picture now is considerably more bullish as we have a sustained bullish breakout beyond the 1.3759 level

Last Monday’s GBP/USD signals were not triggered, as there was no bullish price action when the support level at 1.3709 was first reached that day.

Today’s GBP/USD Signals

Risk 0.75%.

Trades must be entered between 8am and 5pm London time today only.

Short Trade Idea

  • Go short following a bearish price action reversal on the H1 time frame immediately upon the next touch of 1.3879.

  • Place the stop loss 1 pip above the local swing high.

  • Move the stop loss to break even once the trade is 20 pips in profit.

  • Remove 50% of the position as profit when the price reaches 20 pips in profit and leave the remainder of the position to ride.

Long Trade Ideas

  • Go long following a bullish price action reversal on the H1 time frame immediately upon the next touch of 1.3759 or 1.3709.

  • Place the stop loss 1 pip below the local swing low.

  • Move the stop loss to break even once the trade is 20 pips in profit.

  • Remove 50% of the position as profit when the price reaches 20 pips in profit and leave the remainder of the position to ride.

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.

GBP/USD Analysis

I wrote last Monday that the price was consolidating bullishly just above the support level I had identified at 1.3709, and threatening to break above this truly key, long-term resistance level at 1.3759 which was technically very important.

I was prepared to take a long trade from either a bullish bounce at 1.3709 or after two consecutive hourly closes above 1.3759, up to the resistance level at 1.3822.

This was an indifferent call, as although I was correct over the medium-term, Monday saw the price take a dip below 1.3709 before it turned around and rose.

The picture now is considerably more bullish as we have a sustained bullish breakout beyond the 1.3759 level; in fact, the price even edged above the resistance at 1.3822 a few hours ago. These are new long-term 2.5-year high prices, which is a bullish sign it itself.

The U.S. dollar is broadly weak, and clearly the British pound is one of the strongest major currencies. This produces a situation in which this currency pair is very interesting to trade in the long direction.

I am confident enough to take a bullish bias here if we get two consecutive hourly closes above 1.3825 after London opens, or if we get a bullish bounce following a retracement to the support level at 1.3759.

I will not take any short trade in this currency pair today.

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There is nothing of high importance scheduled today regarding the GBP. Concerning the USD, there will be a release of CPI (inflation) data at 1:30pm London time.

GBP/USD chart

Adam Lemon

Adam Lemon began his role at DailyForex in 2013 when he was brought in as an in-house Chief Analyst. Adam trades Forex, stocks and other instruments in his own account. Adam believes that it is very possible for retail traders/investors to secure a positive return over time provided they limit their risks, follow trends, and persevere through short-term losing streaks – provided only reputable brokerages are used. He has previously worked within financial markets over a 12-year period, including 6 years with Merrill Lynch.
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