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The 200 SMA is providing resistance once again on the H1 chart

Shorting GBP/USD at the 200 SMA

Posted Friday, June 7, 2019 by
Skerdian Meta • 1 min read

GBP/USD was trading on a strong bearish trend during May, losing around 600 pips from top to bottom as Theresa May’s Brexit plan failed to pass the British Parliament, leading to her resigning from the Prime Minister post in the coming weeks. Retraces were really weak during that time, so the pressure to the downside was immense.

But we saw a reversal last Friday after some weak economic data from the US. The USD turned bearish that day and it has been bearish all this week, hence the uptrend this week in GBP/USD. Although, in the last few days, this pair has traded sideways inside a range between the 200 SMA (purple) at the top and the 100 SMA (red) at the bottom.

The 200 SMA has turned into a solid resistance indicator in the H1 chart for GBP/USD and the price is trading just below it right now. The previous candlestick that just ended closed as an upside-down hammer which is a strong reversing signal and stochastic is overbought, so the chart setup points to a bearish reversal. For these reasons, we decided to sell this pair.

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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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