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Trading Support and Resistance – GBP/USD



This week I will begin with my monthly and weekly Forex forecast of the currency pairs worth watching. The first part of my forecast is based upon my research of the past 20 years of Forex prices, which show that the following methodologies have all produced profitable results:

Let us look at the relevant data of currency price changes and interest rates to date, which we compiled using a trade-weighted index of the major global currencies:

Currency Price Changes and Interest Rates

For the month of May, I forecasted that the EUR/USD and GBP/USD currency pairs would rise in value.

The performance of my forecast so far this month is as follows:

May 2023 Monthly Forecast Performance to Date

Last week, I made no weekly forecast, as there were no unusually large counter-trend price movements, which is the basis of my weekly trading strategy. The situation is the same this week, so I again make no weekly forecast.

Directional volatility in the Forex market increased last week with 59% of the most important currency pairs and crosses fluctuating over the week by more than 1%. Volatility will probably decline over the coming week, as we have a relatively light schedule of high-impact data releases scheduled for the coming week compared to last week.

Last week was dominated by relative strength in the US Dollar, and relative weakness in the New Zealand Dollar and Japanese Yen.

You can trade my forecasts in a real or demo Forex brokerage account.

I teach that trades should be entered and exited at or very close to key support and resistance levels. There are certain key support and resistance levels that can be monitored on the more popular currency pairs this week.

Key Support and Resistance Levels

Let us see how trading one of these key pairs last week off key support and resistance levels could have worked out:

I had expected the level at $1.2309 might act as support in the GBP/USD currency pair last week, as it had acted previously as both support and resistance. Note how these “role reversal” levels can work well. The H1 price chart below shows how the price rejected this level during last Thursday’s New York session (which can be a great time to enter trades in major currency pairs like this one) with an outside engulfing candlestick, marked by the up arrow in the price chart below signaling the timing of this bullish rejection. This trade has been profitable so far, giving a maximum reward-to-risk ratio of more than 2 to 1 based upon the size of the entry candlestick.

GBP/USD Hourly Price Chart

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