GBPAUD: Keep This 1,440 Pip Range on Your Radar

by Justin Bennett  · 

March 4, 2019

by Justin Bennett  · 

March 4, 2019

by Justin Bennett  · 

March 4, 2019

For the past year, GBPAUD has been caught in a 1,440 pip range.

The 1.7280 area has served as support since August of last year while the 1.8720 region has attracted sellers beginning with the October 2018 selloff.

GBPAUD range on the daily time frame

Last week tested the 1.8720 area. And so far, sellers are doing their part.

However, there hasn’t been much in the way of bearish price action, at least not yet.

GBPAUD can also be a problematic pair to trade.

There’s no other way to say it. Its behavior is similar to that of EURAUD and even EURNZD and GBPNZD.

I usually group those four together when describing their behavior.

Even if GBPAUD were to carve a bearish pin bar or engulfing pattern up here, shorting the pound cross near multi-year highs is risky.

A view of the price action since the 2016 low depicts an uptrend that is currently up more than 3,000 pips.

That means this 1,440 pip range may be a temporary pause.

If it is, we could see the GBPAUD trend higher following this period of consolidation.

On the flip side, if GBPAUD is intent on testing the range floor at 1.7280 once more, shorts could turn out to be incredibly profitable.

One way to capitalize on potential weakness without getting burned at extreme highs like this is to identify a secondary pattern.

Channels are my go-to formation for that.

They occur more often than most realize and can be incredibly profitable if traded correctly.

It just so happens we have an ascending channel within the current range.

It’s going to take a close below channel support to confirm the breakdown and expose the 1.7740 support area.

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I’m sure some will ask: why not just sell now?

You could, but again, GBPAUD has been trending higher since 2016.

So without some form of bearish price action up here, you risk getting caught on the wrong side of a trending market.

If you do sell at current levels, it may not be a bad idea to lower your position size. You can always add to the position later should GBPAUD sellers follow through.

In summary, a close below channel support would expose 1.7740 followed by 1.7280. Alternatively, a close above 1.8720 would target channel resistance.

I will be keeping a close eye on this one as the price action unfolds.

IMPORTANT: I use New York close charts so that each day closes at 5 pm EST.

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GBPAUD ascending channel on daily time frame

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  1. me encantaria que bajara ya que soy nuevo en trading manual y cometi el error de coger ese par en sell en 1.8500 y me tiene un margen bastante grande…

  2. My name is Moses Desmond Darko. I am a new trader. I am a Ghanaian, leaving in Ghana. I started reading your articles yesterday. They have been very insightful. Thank you. I look forward to reading more from you going forward, and hopefully derive great benefits from them.

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  4. Spot on Justin!!!!…..Seems like a perfect short to me. Double top, which is more clear on the weekly time-frame first topped on the 10 th Oct 2018 and now 4 th March 2019, now the rolling over
    same for GBPCAD & GBPCHF…… Very strong Bearish OVER-BOUGHT divergence on regular and amplified RSI for GBPAUD. Support lies at 1.7285….had noticed this two weeks ago.

  5. Hi Justin, i’d like to thank you for your analysis very helpful. Much appreciated keep on good working. Thanks again

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