LiteForex Market Analytics

#1
XAU/USD: Gold continues to consolidate

1. Current trend
The week before last gold was in the downtrend, reaching the lows of 1340 USD per troy ounce. Investors actively sold gold amid recovery of the US economy and rumours that government might curtail asset purchase program.
Last week gold was trading in the range of 1360-1400.
This Monday trades were quiet, as markets in the US were closed due to Memorial Day and some banks in the UK and EU had a day off.
Technical indicators do not give clear signals. Stochastic shows further decline: both of its lines are directed downward. Histogram and the signal line of MACD indicator are near the zero line, indicating sideways movement.

2. Levels of support and resistance
At the moment the pair is near 61.8 Fibonacci line - this is a support level, which is being tested. Next support levels are 1373.50 and 1362; main target for the “bears” is the level of 1321.00.
The nearest resistance level is 1400, which coincides with the level of 50.0 Fibonacci.
Next levels for the “bulls” will be 1430.00 and 1445.00.

3. Trading tips
It is recommended to place short positions below the level of 1375.00. Buy positions are recommended above the level of 1410. It also makes sense to place pending buy orders near the figure 1340.



Ilya Lashenko
Analyst of LiteForex Group of Companies
 
#2
GBPUSD: pair will continue to grow

1. Current trend
On Wednesday the British currency received tremendous support from the members of the UK Monetary Policy Committee, who unanimously decided not to make changes in the monetary policy due to positive statistics in for the last quarter and general economic stability. With the help of support provided by macroeconomic indices, the pair GBPUSD soared up by more than 150 points.
Before the speech of the US Fed chairman Ben Bernanke the pair was volatile, first reaching the local highs of 1.5265 and then going below the level of 1.5200. The speech by Ben Bernanke was positive. He highlighted that program of assets purchase will be minimized by mid-2014, if unemployment rate will amount to 7% by this time.
However the program can be suspended later or earlier than planned depending on the forecast of the labor market. Investors assessed Bernanke’s speech as positive and the USD started to grow, while the pair GBPUSD fell to the level of 1.5160. Attention today should be paid to the next speech of the US Fed chairman and on the publication of the retail sale index in UK.

2. Important levels: support and resistance
In the current situation it is likely that the pair will decline due to USD strengthening and weak data on the British retail sales. Later ascending trend will resume. The decline will reach support level of 1.5100-1.5050 and after that the pair will grow to the new local highs of 1.5300-1.5410.

3. Best entry/exit points
We would recommend to place long pending positions from the level of 1.5050-1.5100 with profit taking at the level of 1.5300.

4. Supporting facts
On the four-hour chart MACD histogram is in the positive zone above the signal line and is directed upward, indicating that ascending trend will continue.



Dmitry Likhachev
Analysts of LiteForex Group of Companies
 
#3
Forex: Ichimoku Clouds. Review of EURGBP

EURGBP, H4
Let’s look at the four-hour chart. Tenkan-Sen line is below Kijun-Sen, and they are both directed downwards. Chinkou Span line is below the price chart, current cloud has reversed from ascending to descending. The price is within the cloud and is trying to break down its flat bottom, which becomes a strong support level at 0.8588. The nearest resistance level is Tenkan-Sen line at 0.8618.



EURGBP, D1
On the daily chart Tenkan-Sen line is above Kijun-Sen and the price is enclosed between them. Chinkou Span line is above the price chart, current Kumo-cloud is ascending. Kijun-Sen (0.8589) and Tenkan-Sen (0.8643) lines have become support and resistance levels respectively.



Key levels
Support levels: 0.8588-0.8589.
Resistance levels: 0.8618, 0.8643.

Trading tips
On the four-hour chart the price is stuck within the cloud. The breakdown of its flat bottom will be a signal to sell. The chart of the higher timeframe confirms the strong support level at 0.8588-0.8589. It is highly probable that the price will bounce off this level and go up.

Anastasiya Glushkova
Analyst of LiteForex Group of Companies
 
#4
USDCAD: general analysis

1. Current trend
The pair is trading with a decrease around lower border of the uprising channel. On the four-hour chart we can see that the course has corrected twice to the level of 38.2% Fibonacci line. It is highly probable that we will witness further fall down to the point of 1.0323 and even lower. Though Bernanke has assured the investors that US economy is stable, American dollar takes its time to strengthen. The currency can be affected by FRS intentions not to curtail the QE program until 2014. It may cause short-term decline of the course of the instrument.

2. Support and resistance
Support levels are 1.0354 and 1.0324; the resistance will be at 1.0408 and 10432 levels.

3. Trading tips
Long trades with targets at 1.0324 can be opened after the breakdown of the lower border of the channel. As an alternative I would expect the price to rise up to 1.0432 or even higher to the level of 61.8% Fibonacci lines (1.0499).



Kamil Avad
Analyst of LiteForex Group of Companies
 
#5
GBP/USD: the pair is preparing to break through 1.5490

1. Current trend
Since last week the pair has been within downward correction, which had been provoked by the FOMC Minutes publication. ThisTuesday Pound has already lost more than 150 points. Even positive GDP data from UK couldn’t stop the fall. According to the preliminary forecasts, GDP will rise up to 0.7% exceeding the expectations. There are no important releases in trader’s calendar for today, but tomorrow we anticipate the speech of BOE Mark Carney. His speech will probably cause high market volatility.

2. Support and resistance
We can see a development of the downward movement. The price is moving towards middle MA of Bollinger Bands 1.5490. If this level is broken through, the pair will go further down to the level of 1.5400 and even to the lower border of the uprising channel. Otherwise the price can return to the levels of 1.5600 and 1.5650. Regarding the situation I would recommend to open short trades with Take Profit orders at 1.5400.

3. Technical indicators
On the daily chart indicators confirm the possibility of fall. Bollinger Bands are directed upwards, but the price chart is moving towards the MA. MACD histogram is in overbought zone. It crosses signal line from above, forming a signal to sell. Stochastic lines have entered oversold zone, giving another signal to sell.



Dmitriy Zolotov
Analyst of LiteForex Group of Companies
 
#6
GBP/USD: public holiday in the US

Current trend

Today is a public holiday in the US so the volatility in the GBP/USD pair is expected to grow during the European session, when the UK releases Unemployment Rate and Average Earnings statistics for the third quarter.
According to the forecast, Unemployment Rate will remain unchanged at 5,4% while Average Earnings will grow from 3.0% to 3.2%.
At the same time, UK GBP came in at 0.5%, below the forecast of 0.6%, that suggests a slowdown of the economic growth. Thus, given expectations of a hike in the US interest rates, the pair will be under pressure at least until the forthcoming Fed meeting.
The BOE's Governor Mark Carney speech is worth paying attention to today as well. He is expected to give his assessment of the current economic situation in the UK.

Support and resistance

The price continues declining in a downward channel on the daily chart with the lower border at the level of 1.5000.
OsMA and Stochastic on the daily, weekly and monthly charts recommend short positions. At the same time, on the 4-hour chart, they indicate that an upward correction is likely to continue to the level of 1.5230 (23.6% Fibonacci, ЕМА50 and the upper border of a downward channel on the 4-hour chart).
While the pair remains below the resistance levels of 1.5450 (ЕМА200 and the upper border of the downward channel on the daily chart), 1.5400 (ЕМА144), 1.5330 (ЕМА50), it tends continue its downward trend to the levels of 1.5000, 1.4900 and 1.4600 (year lows).
Support levels: 1.5110, 1.5040, 1.5000, 1.4900.
Resistance levels: 1.5230, 1.5330, 1.5400.

Trading tips

Short positions can be opened from the level of 1.5145 with targets at 1.5110, 1.5085, 1.5040, 1.5010, 1.4980, 1.4910 and stop-loss at 1.5185.
Long positions can be opened from the level of 1.5210 with targets at 1.5230, 1.5290, 1.5330, 1.5390 and stop-loss at 1.5180.


 
#7
USD/JPY: BoJ Governor satisfied with GDP statistics

Current trend

Yesterday, the Bank of Japan decided to keep its current monetary policy unchanged. BoJ Governor considers that a decline in the third-quarter GDP was insignificant. However, as many economists suggest, the Regulator may be back to discussion on easing policy at its next meeting, due on 28-29 January.
At the same time, market participant are getting ready for a hike in the US interest rates. On Thursday, US stock indices declined, while Fed funds futures show a 72% chance of a rate increase in December against a 58% likelihood two weeks ago.

Support and resistance

On the daily chart, the USD/JPY pair is trading in an upward channel with the upper border at the level of 129.00.
OsMA and Stochastic indicators on the 4-hour and daily charts recommend short positions, but on the weekly chart, they are giving buy signals.
The breakdown of 122.50 allows the pair to decline to the support levels of 122.00, 121.50 (EMA200 on the 4-hour chart and 50.0% Fibonacci). Otherwise, after the breakout of the resistance level of 123.70, the pair would strengthen to 125.00, 125.65 (year highs).
Support levels: 122.50, 122.00, 121.50.
Resistance levels: 123.50, 123.70, 124.00, 124.50.

Trading tips

Long positions can be opened from the level of 123.10 with targets at 123.70, 124.00, 124.50 and stop-loss at 122.70.
Short positions can be opened from the level of 122.40 with targets at 122.10, 121.50 and stop-loss at 122.80.


 
#8
XAU/USD: technical analysis

Current trend

XAU/USD, D1
On the daily chart, the price remains below its moving averages with periods 10, 20 and 50 that are directed down, which indicates a downward movement in the pair. MACD’s histogram is in the negative zone that also indicates a fall. ADX also suggest decline as the DI lines are heading down and ADX is falling.
XAU/USD, H4
On the 4-hour chart, the pair is trading near the middle MA of Bollinger Bands, which is directed horizontally. The price remains below its MA10, MA20 and MA50, directed sideways. ADX turned down as it reached the level of 46.30, the DI lines are heading towards each other. MACD is at the zero line.

Support and resistance

Support levels: 1065.85 (local low), 1064.63 (last week low).
Resistance levels: 1075.27 (middle MA of Bollinger Bands on the 4-hour chart), 1080.00, 1081.25 (this week high), 1087.99 (last week high).

Trading tips

Short positions can be opened from current prices with the target at 1066.67 and stop-loss at 1075.27.
Long positions can be opened from the level of 1076.50 with the target at 1087.00 and stop-loss at 1072.70.


 
#9
USD/CAD: in upward trend

Current trend

Since the opening of the Asian session, the US Dollar has been growing. Yesterday, the US currency gained support from macroeconomic statistics that strengthened expectations of a hike in US interest rates at the upcoming Fed meeting.
US Energy Information Administration reported a rise by 0.961 billion barrels in crude oil stocks that added pressure on Canada's currency.
Amid expectations of US interest rates increase, oversupply of the world oil market and Canada's loose monetary policy, the USD/CAD pair tends to continue growing in the medium term.

Support and resistance

Though OsMA and Stochastic on the daily chart recommend short positions, they are still giving buy signals on the weekly chart. On the 4-hour chart, the indicators are turning to long positions as well.
Long positions remain valid while the price is trading above the key support level of 1.2965 (38.2% Fibonacci and EMA 144 on the daily chart).
Support levels: 1.3240, 1.3200, 1.3140, 1.3100, 1.3050, 1.2965.
Resistance levels: 1.3350, 1.3400, 1.3450.

Trading tips

Long positions can be opened at the current level or from 1.3310, 1.3290, 1.3260, 1.3230 with targets at 1.3350, 1.3390, 1.3410, 1.3450 and stop-loss at 1.3190.
Short positions can be opened from the level of 1.3180 with targets at 1.3140, 1.3090, 1.3050, 1.2965 and stop-loss at 1.3220.


 
#10
XAG/USD: pair in flat

Current trend

Today the XAG/USD pair is growing.
However, the pair remains under pressure amid investors’ expectations of an interest rates hike in the US in December. According to the Fed Fund Futures, the probability of the rate increase in December is at 78%. On Friday, March futures on silver fell by 12.7 cents, while the WSJ Dollar index remains at 13-year highs.
Investors’ attention is focused on the US labour market data for November that is due on Friday and which is going to play a key role for the decision on interest rates at Fed’s December meeting.

Support and resistance

On the daily chart, the XAG/USD pair is falling along a channel with the lower border below the level of 13.85.
Prior to the publication of important data the price will stabilise near the level of 14.00 (year lows). An upwards correction towards the level of 14.60 (ЕМА144, ЕМА200 on the 4-hour chart) is possible. However, a breakdown of the level of 14.00 would accelerate the fall.
On the 4-hour and daily charts, OsMA and Stochastic are turning to purchases.
Support levels: 14.00, 13.80, 13.50.
Resistance levels: 14.35, 14.60, 14.80, 15.30.

Trading tips

Short positions can be opened from current prices with targets at 14.00, 13.80, 13.50 and stop-loss at 14.35.
Long positions can be opened after the price consolidation above the level of 14.60 with targets at 15.30, 15.50.


 
#11
USD/CHF: growth potential remains

Current trend

Since the beginning of this week the USD/CHF pair was falling.
However, today poor macroeconomic statistics from Switzerland supported the pair. The SVME – Purchasing Managers’ Index for November fell to 49.7 points, while Real Retail Sales shrank by 0.8%. Both indices came out significantly worse than forecasts. Furthermore, the third quarter GDP grew by only 0.8% against the previous year that was also worse than expected.
Today attention needs to be paid to data on the ISM Manufacturing PMI for November from the US that is forecasted to grow from 50.1 to 50.3 points. A high volatility is expected on the market.

Support and resistance

On the daily chart, the pair is moving along an ascending channel between the levels of 1.0340 and 0.9800. Despite the price is trading at year highs, the growth potential towards the level of 1.0600 (ЕМА144 on the monthly chart) remains in the pair.
At the same time, a downward correction to the level of 1.0215 (ЕМА50, lower border of an ascending channel on the 4-hour chart) is possible.
On the daily and weekly charts, OsMA and Stochastic indicate a growth continuation, while on the 4-hour chart they turned to sales.
Support levels: 1.0215, 1.0130, 1.0000, 0.9880, 0.9800.
Resistance levels: 1.0300, 1.0340, 1.0400.

Trading tips

Pending sell order can be placed from the level of 1.0270 with targets at 1.0190, 1.0100, 1.0080, 1.0000 and stop-loss at 1.0310.
Pending buy orders can be placed from the level of 1.0320 with targets at 1.0340, 1.0400, 1.0600 and stop-loss at 1.0280.


 
#12
USD/JPY: long positions preferred

Current trend

Since the beginning of Asian session today the USD/JPY pair fell.
The pair was pressured by poor data on the Chinese manufacturing sector that showed further cooling of the Chinese economy. In addition, pressure on the pair comes amid investors’ expectations of further monetary policy easing in the eurozone because the Yen serves as the safe-haven currency during market instability.
At the same time the pair is supported by expectations of an interest rates hike in the US in December and further monetary policy easing in Japan as it was mentioned before by Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda.

Support and resistance

On the daily chart, the pair is moving along an ascending channel with the upper border near the level of 124.50, while the last 4 weeks it has been trading in a range between the levels of 123.70 (23.6% Fibonacci correction) and 122.50 (38.2% correction).
The pair is prevented from further fall by strong support levels at 122.50, 122.25 (ЕМА144), 122.00 (ЕМА200 on the 4-hour chart), while a breakout of the level of 123.70 would send the pair to 125.00, 125.65 (year highs).
On the 4-hour, daily and weekly charts, OsMA and Stochastic recommend long positions.
Support levels: 122.50, 122.25, 122.00, 121.50.
Resistance levels: 123.50, 123.70, 124.00, 124.50.

Trading tips

Pending buy orders can be placed at the levels of 122.50, 122.25, 122.00 with targets at 123.00, 123.50, 123.70, 124.00, 124.50 and stop-loss at 121.70; and at 123.30 with targets at 123.50, 123.70, 124.00, 124.50 and stop-loss at 122.80.
Pending sell orders can be placed at the level of 121.40 with targets at 121.10, 120.70 and stop-loss at 121.70.


 
#13
EUR/USD: general analysis

Current trend

Yesterday, the European currency strengthened slightly against the US Dollar, which was under pressure from US statistics on ISM Manufacturing PMI. In November, the indicator declined from 50.1 to 48.6 points, while analysts forecasted a growth to 50.4 points.
November Data on Consumer Price Index is due today in the EU. The indicator is expected to come in at 0.2%. Even if the forecast is confirmed, a possible growth in the EUR will be limited as ECB is expected to continue easing its monetary policy at the upcoming meeting.
Later on, Fed’s Chair Janet Yellen gives her speech. Market participants might get more confirming evidence that the Regulator will raise its interest rates before the year is out. The futures market is pricing in up to a 75.2% probability of a hike at the December meeting.

Support and resistance

On the 4-hour chart, MACD indicator recommends long positions. Stochastic is giving a sell signal – the indicator has left the overbought zone; the %K line has crossed the %D line from top-to-bottom.
A likelier scenario seems to be continuation of downward movement within a descending channel.
The nearest support levels are 1.0555, 1.0500.
The nearest resistance levels are 1.0688, 1.0762, 1.0820.

Trading tips

Long positions can be opened if the price breaks out the level of 1.0640 with the target at 1.0685 and stop-loss at 1.0630.
Short positions can be opened from the level of 1.0590 with targets at 1.0555, 1.0500 and stop-loss at 1.0600.

 
#14
XAU/USD: price of gold declines

Current trend

Since the opening of the trading day, the prices of gold and other precious metals are declining amid the strengthening in the US Dollar.
The correlation between the price of gold and the EUR/USD pair is nearly 92%. The EUR is under strong pressure ahead of ECB interest rate decision, therefore, a decline in the price of gold is likely to continue.
Demand for the USD, on the contrary, continues growing due to expectations of a hike in US interest rates. At present, gold does not seem to be a profitable investment as borrowing costs of buying and storing it tend to increase.

Support and resistance

Though on the daily chart, OsMA and Stochastic recommend long positions, they are giving sell signals on the 4-hour and weekly charts.
Short positions are preferable. A growth to 1138.00 (38.2% Fibonacci correction and EMA144) seems possible if the price consolidates above the levels of 1085.00 and 1095.00.
Support levels: 1065.00, 1060.00, 1057.00.
Resistance levels: 1075.00, 1085.00, 1095.00, 1105.00, 1118.00.

Trading tips

Short positions can be opened from the level of 1060.00 with targets at 1050.00, 1010.00 and stop-loss at 1072.00.
Long positions can be opened from the level of 1076.00 with targets at 1085.00, 1095.00, 1105.00 and stop-loss at 1073.00.


 
#15
USD/CHF: safe-haven currency

Current trend

Since the beginning of the week, the USD/CHF pair was declining.
The pair was falling despite the publication of poor data in Switzerland that came out significantly worse than forecasts and strong statistics on the US labour market. The Swiss GDP in the third quarter failed to show any growth, Real Retail Sales shrank by 0.8%, while the SVME Purchasing Managers’ Index fell to 49.7 points.
The main pressure on the pair resulted from increased cautiousness on the market prior to the publication of key statistics in the US that pushed investors to switch their funds into the safe-haven Franc.
Today attention needs to be paid to the ECB Press conference and its Interest Rate Decision, Fed’s Yellen testifies, FOMC Member Mester speech, and Markit and ISM PMI’s in the US.

Support and resistance

On the 4-hour chart, the pair is moving along an ascending channel with the lower border near the level of 1.0185 and upper border above the level of 1.0340.
A downward correction can continue to the levels of 1.0180, 1.0130. At the same time, a growth in the pair can go up to the level of 1.0600 (ЕМА144 on the monthly chart).
On the daily chart, OsMA and Stochastic recommend short positions, while on the 4-hour chart they are turning to purchases.
Support levels: 1.0230, 1.0185, 1.0130, 1.0000, 0.9880, 0.9800.
Resistance levels: 1.0300, 1.0340, 1.0400.

Trading tips

Pending sell orders can be placed at the level of 1.0180 with targets at 1.0100, 1.0080, 1.0000 and stop-loss at 1.0220.
Pending buy orders can be placed at the level of 1.0240 with targets at 1.0300, 1.0340, 1.0400, 1.0600 and stop-loss at 1.0190.


 
#16
AUD/USD: general analysis

Current trend

The AUD/USD pair is strengthening, though, according to macroeconomic statistics, Australia’s trade balance deficit grew to 3.305 billion.
The Australian Dollar is under pressure due to a fall in iron ore prices and uncertainty about China’s economic outlook.
Today, attention needs to be paid to Initial Jobless Claims and ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI statistics. The ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI is expected to decline from 59.1 to 58.0 points that might affect the US Dollar.

Support and resistance

On the 4-hour chart, the pair is trading between the upper and the middle MAs of Bollinger Bands. The price remains above the MA50, MA100 and MA144, all directed up. MACD histogram is in the positive zone, while ADX indicates downward movement.
Today, the price is expected to trade within the range of 0.7330-0.7287.
Support levels: 0.7287, 0.7261 (MA50).
Resistance levels: 0.7330, 0.7342 (local high), 0.7360, 0.7400.

Trading tips

Long positions can be opened after the consolidation above the level of 0.7330 with the target at 0.7360 and stop-loss at 0.7315.
Short positions can be opened from the level of 0.7287 with the target at 0.7250 and stop-loss at 0.7300.

 
#17
Brent: general review

Current trend

Yesterday the price of Brent crude oil significantly corrected due to a Dollar decline and prior to the OPEC meeting, which is due today.
According to the majority of experts, OPEC is not going to reduce quotes despite some speculation that Saudi Arabia can reduce its output. Contrary to that, there is a possibility that quotes will be increased due to Indonesia joining the cartel and Iran’s plans to increase output after sanctions are lifted. Therefore, total output could increase to 31 million barrels instead of today’s 30 million barrels a day. In this case, the price of oil might decline below year lows near the level of 42.46.

Support and resistance

The nearest support level is at 42.46 (yesterday low).
The nearest resistance level is at 44.66 (yesterday high).

Trading tips

Short positions can be opened from current prices with the target at 42.46 and stop-loss at 44.66.
If OPEC decides to reduce quotes at the meeting today, open long positons with the target at 46.44 and stop-loss at 44.00.

 
#18
AUD/USD: Australia Dollar managed to strengthen

Current trend

On Thursday, the AUD/USD pair hit its new highs of the week. However, it should be noted that the pair strengthened in the second half of the day, while during the Asian session, the Australian currency was under pressure from weak macroeconomic statistics for October.
Australia's exports fell by 3% after a 3% growth in September. Imports were down to 0% from previous 2%. As a result, trade balance deficit surged from 2403 to 3305 billion.
Later on, the pair managed to strengthen amid the Fed Chair Janet Yellen speech. She confirmed the possibility of an interest rate hike at the upcoming meeting, but the Regulator will have to consider the real economic indicators.

Support and resistance

Bollinger Bands indicator on the daily chart is growing moderately, while the price range is narrowing down at the bottom. MACD is keeping its upward dynamics, though growth of the histogram is slowing down. Stochastic is in the overbought zone and trying to turn down.
According to the indicators, a downward correction might form in the short term.
Support levels: 0.7330, 0.7275, 0.7234, 0.7200, 0.7183, 0.7158 (23 November low).
Resistance levels: 0.7363 (3 December high), 0.7381 (12 December high), 0.7400 (mid-August level).

Trading tips

Long positions can be opened if the price rebounds from the level of 0.7300 (with appropriate indicators signals) with the target at 0.7400 and stop-loss at 0.7260. Validity – 1-2 days.
Short positions look more preferable and can be opened after the breakdown of the level of 0.7300 with targets at 0.7200, 0.7180 and stop-loss at 0.7350. Validity – 2-3 days.


 
#19
EUR/USD: NFPR had little effect

Current trend

Despite strong Friday’s data on the Nonfarm Payrolls in the US, the Dollar could not recover losses of Thursday.
Nonetheless, November NFPR suggest a steady recovery of the US labour market. The figure came out stronger than was predicted by economists at 211 thousands new jobs, while October figure was revised up from 271 to 298 thousands new jobs. In addition, Average Hourly Earnings in November increased by 0.2%.
Considering strong recent data from the US, the probability of an interest rate hike in December significantly increases that could lead to the USD strengthening.

Support and resistance

For the downward trend to resume the price should consolidate below the support levels at 1.0820 (ЕМА200 on the 4-hour chart, May and July lows), 1.0760 (ЕМА144 on the 4-hour chart).
At the same time, a consolidation above the level of 1.0890 (ЕМА50 on the daily chart) could allow an upward correction towards the level of 1.1050 (ЕМА144, upper border of a descending channel on the daily chart) to continue.
On the daily and weekly charts, OsMA and Stochastic suggest a growth continuation, while on the 4-hour chart the indicators are turning to sales.
Support levels: 1.0820, 1.0760, 1.0700, 1.0600, 1.0560, 1.0500.
Resistance levels: 1.0940, 1.1050, 1.1180, 1.1285.

Trading tips

Pending sell orders can be placed from the level of 1.0845 with targets at 1.0820, 1.0760, 1.0710 and stop-loss at 1.0890.
Pending buy orders can be placed from the level of 1.0910 with targets at 1.0940, 1.1050, 1.1090 and stop-loss at 1.0880.


 
#20
GBP/USD: general review

Current trend

Yesterday the Pound fell against the US Dollar.
The USD was supported after the publication of Friday’s data on the US labour market. The Unemployment Rate remained unchanged at 5% in line with expectations, while the Nonfarm Payrolls amounted to 211 thousands that was better than forecasted 200 thousands though less than the previous figure of 298 thousands. At the same time, yesterday’s data on the Consumer Credit Change showed a decrease to 15.98 billion Dollars, which was worse than its forecasts.
Today attention needs to be paid to data on the Industrial Production and BRC Retail Sales Monitor in the UK, and IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism and JOLTS Job Openings in the US.

Support and resistance

The nearest support level is at 1.5000 (30 November lows).
The nearest resistance level is at 1.5080 (moving average with 50 period).

Trading tips

Short positions can be opened from current prices with the target at 1.5000 and stop-loss at 1.5080.