Wednesday's FOMC outing showed the Powell Fed to be less model-driven than its predecessors, but the lack of any language confirming four 2018 rate hikes sent the dollar plunging lower.
Day trade
Trade view / 25 August 2016 at 5:55 GMT

GBPUSD demand stalled and setback expected

Partner at 3 C ANALYSIS / 3cAnalysis
United Kingdom
Instrument: GBPUSD
Price target:
Market price:

Sterling strength dominated the bulk of Wednesday’s trading and confirmed our call with all positive targets met. But with cable at three-week highs, and overbought extremes, the extremes were not maintained as profit-taking developed. Going into today, trading has a gradually positive Keltner channel in the background but yesterday's upside rejection, replicated in Asia this morning, gives intraday sentiment a negative bias.

Management and risk description

A move to 1.3199 provides the opportunity to lower the stop to break-even.


Entry: sell in 1.3230/35 area and any rally to 1.3251.

Stop: 1.3280 bid.

Target: 1.3199, 1.3169 or even 1.3129.

Time horizon: intraday, ending 1600 London time.

 Three up days
3 Up Days

Highs rejected
Highs Rejected
Long term
Long Term
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Michael S. McKenna Michael S. McKenna
Hi Alan, would you say the move foreseen in this trade view occurred with the large red hourly candle on the 8 a.m. (CET) line, or are you looking to a broader daily move to the identified targets?
AlanCollins AlanCollins
Based on hourly charts and written an hour or so before that candle occurred. Disappointed that it has not followed through below 1.3200 yet but markets so quiet that have to use additional caution.
Michael S. McKenna Michael S. McKenna
What is your view on the pair at current levels, and given that steep decline early
in the session?
AlanCollins AlanCollins
remains negative though with less confidence as tiem progresses. An hourly close above 1.3233 would concern.
AlanCollins AlanCollins
Through 3199 so stop to break even. On a 69 print would lower stop to 09.


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