pounds to dollars

Pounds to Dollars Forex Chart 12 July 2010

Last week’s price action for sterling was characterised by sideways price consolidation confined to a narrow trading range which appears to have resistance at the USD1.5241 price region, a price level that has been challenged on several occasions.  This level now appears to have created a significant obstacle to thWithe recent rally and as a result we may now expect the pounds to dollars pair to re-trace in the medium term as the market now appears to be exhausted, having run into the deep resistance at this zone.  Friday’s price action exemplified the market’s exhaustion with a weak attempt to rally promptly capped and ending below both the 9 and 14 day moving averages as a result.  This morning’s London trading session has seen the market react to the release of the final gdp numbers for the UK (which came out a month late) and at time of writing the pair is trading around the USD1.5046 price handle.  Any close below the 14 day moving average will indicate a deep move, and should we see the 40 day moving average breached at USD1.48 then expect bearish sentiment to replace the recent bullish picture with a probable move to re-test support at the USD1.4227 price level.

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