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Shorting the Pullback on EUR/GBP at the 20 SMA

Posted Monday, January 28, 2019 by
Skerdian Meta • 1 min read

EUR/GBP had been trading on a range for several weeks since early December, but in the last two weeks it finally decided to make a move and unsurprisingly the move came to the downside. The Euro is still trading sideways, while the GBP has entered a bullish trend climbing around 400 pips during the last two weeks as as odds of a no-deal Brexit diminish.

As a result, EUR/GBP has lost around 400 pips as well during this period. Although, the EUR/USD is continuing in the footsteps of last Friday, climbing higher today, while GBP/USD is retracing lower and it’s around 60 pips lower from the highs on Friday evening.

This has led to a bullish retrace in EUR/GBP today and is seems like this pair is finding resistance at the 20 SMA on the H4 chart. The 20 SMA has been pierced a couple of times but this moving average doesn’t work exactly to the pip as you can see from the history of the last two weeks.

So, we can’t consider this a proper break yet. The stochastic indicator is almost overbought now which means that the pullback higher is complete, while the previous H4 candlestick closed as a doji which is a reversing signal aftr the pullback higher. So, we decided to go short on this pair a while ago. Let’s see if the sellers will be able to resume the bearish trend now.

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Skerdian Meta // Lead Analyst
Skerdian Meta Lead Analyst. Skerdian is a professional Forex trader and a market analyst. He has been actively engaged in market analysis for the past 11 years. Before becoming our head analyst, Skerdian served as a trader and market analyst in Saxo Bank's local branch, Aksioner. Skerdian specialized in experimenting with developing models and hands-on trading. Skerdian has a masters degree in finance and investment.
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