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GBPUSD Statistics & Technical Analysis

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GBP/USD is the second more popular Forex currency in the world and it is usually offered in very tight spreads. GBP/USD is a selection for scalpers and day-traders.

◘ GBPUSD TRADING SESSIONS

Trading Hours: London Session (3AM EST - 12PM EST) and New York Session (8 AM EST - 5 PM EST)

Sessions Overlaps and Highest GBPUSD Trading Activity:

GBP/USD (as EUR/USD) is more active between 8:00 am and 12:00 EST (noon) when both US and European Markets are open.

◘ GBPUSD STATISTICS

Based on Trading Center's research during the period Jan-2000 / Sept 2013, here is GBPUSD performance breakout. 

GBPUSD STATISTICS (2000-2013)    
PER SEMESTER GBPUSD CHANGE AVERAGE GBPUSD CHANGE TIMES (↑↓)  AVERAGE GBPUSD DAILY VOLATILITY  AVERAGE GBPUSD DAILY VOLUME
A' SEMESTER 4.28% 0.31% 9↑ 5↓ 0.779% 272,894
B' SEMESTER -2.78% -0.30% 7↑ 6↓ 0.779% 268,263
PER MONTH GBPUSD CHANGE AVERAGE GBPUSD CHANGE TIMES (↑↓) AVERAGE  GBPUSD DAILY VOLATILITY  AVERAGE GBPUSD DAILY VOLUME
JANUARY -0.48% -0.03% 6↑ 7↓ 0.843% 293,665
FEBRUARY -14.04% -1.00% 6↑ 8↓ 0.788% 280,624
MARCH -2.96% -0.21% 8↑ 6↓ 0.772% 303,769
APRIL 18.42% 1.32% 12↑ 2↓ 0.707% 281,308
MAY -7.07% -0.50% 4↑ 10↓ 0.765% 252,432
JUNE 10.85% 0.78% 9↑ 5↓ 0.796% 225,566
JULY 6.32% 0.45% 7↑ 7↓ 0.722% 311,586
AUGUST -12.06% -0.86% 5↑ 9↓ 0.717% 287,113
SEPTEMBER 4.75% 0.37% 8↑ 5↓ 0.782% 188,231
OCTOBER 1.07% 0.08% 8↑ 5↓ 0.831% 259,446
NOVEMBER -7.89% -0.61% 4↑ 9↓ 0.839% 302,733
DECEMBER 4.81% 0.37% 5↑ 8↓ 0.783% 260,468
PER QUARTER GBPUSD CHANGE AVERAGE GBPUSD CHANGE TIMES (↑↓) AVERAGE GBPUSD DAILY VOLATILITY AVERAGE GBPUSD DAILY VOLUME
A' QUARTER -17.48% -4.37% 5↑ 9↓ 0.801% 292,686
B' QUARTER 22.20% 5.55% 9↑ 5↓ 0.756% 253,102
C' QUARTER -1.00% -0.25% 8↑ 6↓ 0.740% 262,310
D' QUARTER -2.02% -0.51% 7↑ 6↓ 0.818% 274,215
SEASONAL STATISTICS GBPUSD CHANGE AVERAGE GBPUSD CHANGE TIMES (↑↓) AVERAGE GBPUSD DAILY VOLATILITY AVERAGE GBPUSD DAILY VOLUME
AUTUMN -2.08% -0.52% 8↑ 5↓ 0.818% 250,136
WINTER -9.71% -2.43% 7↑ 7↓ 0.805% 278,252
SPRING 8.39% 2.10% 7↑ 7↓ 0.748% 279,170
SUMMER 5.11% 1.28% 8↑ 6↓ 0.745% 274,755

Source: TradingCenter.org

The following GBPUSD crucial Support & Resistance levels are deriving from historical data during the trading period starting 1991 and ending May 2013. These numbers are historical High & Lows and they don’t involve the corresponding trendlines (/) or (\):

◘ GBPUSD HISTORICAL SUPPORT & RESISTANCE LEVELS

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Table: CRUCIAL GBPUSD LEVELS 1991-2013

LEVEL

EFFECT

EXPLANATION

YEAR

2.1161

VERY STRONG

ALL-PERIOD HIGH

2007

2.0670

AVERAGE+

PERIODIC HIGH

2007

2.0379

AVERAGE

PERIODIC HIGH

2011

2.0050

AVERAGE-

PERIODIC HIGH

1991

1.9846-1.9970

AVERAGE+

PERIODIC HIGH

Several Years

1.9554

WEAK

PERIODIC HIGH

Several years

1.9155

AVERAGE

PERIODIC HIGH

2004

1.8906

AVERAGE-

PERIODIC HIGH-LOW

1990-1992

1.8774-1.8788

WEAK

PERIODIC HIGH

2004

1.8687

WEAK-

PERIODIC HIGH

2008

1.7610

WEAK-

PERIODIC HIGH-LOW

Several years

1.7332

AVERAGE+

ALL-PERIOD PIVOT

(-)

1.70406-1.70468

WEAK

PERIODIC LOW-HIGH

2005-2009

1.6873

WEAK-

PERIODIC HIGH

1991

1.6735-1.6737

AVERAGE

PERIODIC HIGH-LOW

Several years

1.6617-1.6694

AVERAGE

PERIODIC HIGH

Several years

1.65848

WEAK

PERIODIC HIGH

2011

1.6294-1.6353

AVERAGE-

PERIODIC HIGH

Several Years

1.5908

WEAK

PERIODIC LOW

1996

1.5345-1.5350

WEAK

PERIODIC LOW

Several years

1.5265-1.5270

WEAK+

PERIODIC LOW

Several years

1.4830-1.4890

AVERAGE-

PERIODIC LOW

Several Years

1.4540

WEAK

PERIODIC LOW

1993-1994

1.4236-1.4251

WEAK+

PERIODIC LOW

2010

1.4040-14075

AVERAGE-

PERIODIC HIGH

1992

1.3688-1.3690

AVERAGE-

PERIODIC LOW

2001-2009

1.3503

VERY STRONG

ALL-PERIOD LOW

2009

Source: TradingCenter.org

Important Note: All GBPUSD quotes in the table were collected in a daily basis for the period August 1991-May 2013.

The following GBPUSD monthly chart is referring to the period 1996-2013. A a moving average (EMA50) is also added.

GBPUSD HISTORICAL CHART

◘ GBPUSD STATISTICS

GBPUSD 1990-2013 (2 of the 4 last digits)

The following table can help day-traders to increase their probabilities in placing the optimal Take Profit and Stop-Loss orders.

Table: GBPUSD Last Two of Four Digits Historical Frequency (Daily Collected Data 2001-2013) 

HIGH PRICE LOW PRICE CLOSE PRICE OPEN PRICE            
LAST DIGIT TIMES % LAST DIGIT TIMES % LAST DIGIT TIMES % LAST DIGIT TIMES %            
0 27 1.20% 0 26 1.16% 0 13 0.57% 0 25 1.09%            
1 11 0.49% 1 25 1.11% 1 21 0.92% 1 16 0.70%            
2 24 1.06% 2 29 1.29% 2 16 0.70% 2 27 1.18%            
3 13 0.58% 3 26 1.16% 3 26 1.14% 3 20 0.87%            
4 21 0.93% 4 30 1.34% 4 21 0.92% 4 20 0.87%            
5 17 0.75% 5 20 0.89% 5 18 0.79% 5 15 0.65%            
6 18 0.80% 6 26 1.16% 6 23 1.01% 6 25 1.09%            
7 18 0.80% 7 16 0.71% 7 32 1.41% 7 17 0.74%            
8 13 0.58% 8 25 1.11% 8 21 0.92% 8 22 0.96%            
9 24 1.06% 9 18 0.80% 9 23 1.01% 9 33 1.44%            
10 20 0.89% 10 26 1.16% 10 34 1.49% 10 27 1.18%            
11 24 1.06% 11 24 1.07% 11 20 0.88% 11 36 1.57%            
12 16 0.71% 12 21 0.93% 12 21 0.92% 12 19 0.83%            
13 23 1.02% 13 32 1.42% 13 30 1.32% 13 22 0.96%            
14 22 0.97% 14 21 0.93% 14 27 1.19% 14 19 0.83%            
15 16 0.71% 15 31 1.38% 15 17 0.75% 15 33 1.44%            
16 27 1.20% 16 20 0.89% 16 29 1.27% 16 16 0.70%            
17 14 0.62% 17 20 0.89% 17 25 1.10% 17 25 1.09%            
18 28 1.24% 18 27 1.20% 18 24 1.05% 18 20 0.87%            
19 18 0.80% 19 22 0.98% 19 20 0.88% 19 21 0.92%            
20 27 1.20% 20 23 1.02% 20 20 0.88% 20 26 1.13%            
21 23 1.02% 21 19 0.85% 21 23 1.01% 21 16 0.70%            
22 26 1.15% 22 23 1.02% 22 23 1.01% 22 23 1.00%            
23 23 1.02% 23 21 0.93% 23 17 0.75% 23 25 1.09%            
24 16 0.71% 24 33 1.47% 24 19 0.83% 24 21 0.92%            
25 19 0.84% 25 31 1.38% 25 22 0.97% 25 22 0.96%            
26 29 1.28% 26 27 1.20% 26 26 1.14% 26 20 0.87%            
27 22 0.97% 27 13 0.58% 27 26 1.14% 27 25 1.09%            
28 15 0.66% 28 27 1.20% 28 33 1.45% 28 28 1.22%            
29 24 1.06% 29 25 1.11% 29 23 1.01% 29 27 1.18%            
30 21 0.93% 30 33 1.47% 30 24 1.05% 30 25 1.09%            
31 24 1.06% 31 30 1.34% 31 21 0.92% 31 24 1.05%            
32 21 0.93% 32 18 0.80% 32 25 1.10% 32 38 1.66%            
33 20 0.89% 33 28 1.25% 33 26 1.14% 33 17 0.74%            
34 19 0.84% 34 25 1.11% 34 26 1.14% 34 31 1.35%            
35 14 0.62% 35 22 0.98% 35 23 1.01% 35 15 0.65%            
36 23 1.02% 36 16 0.71% 36 20 0.88% 36 23 1.00%            
37 17 0.75% 37 17 0.76% 37 20 0.88% 37 25 1.09%            
38 21 0.93% 38 21 0.93% 38 30 1.32% 38 18 0.79%            
39 31 1.37% 39 25 1.11% 39 24 1.05% 39 24 1.05%            
40 24 1.06% 40 20 0.89% 40 21 0.92% 40 28 1.22%            
41 39 1.73% 41 18 0.80% 41 23 1.01% 41 23 1.00%            
42 32 1.42% 42 20 0.89% 42 27 1.19% 42 29 1.27%            
43 27 1.20% 43 21 0.93% 43 24 1.05% 43 26 1.13%            
44 27 1.20% 44 26 1.16% 44 20 0.88% 44 31 1.35%            
45 27 1.20% 45 17 0.76% 45 28 1.23% 45 21 0.92%            
46 31 1.37% 46 23 1.02% 46 37 1.63% 46 33 1.44%            
47 24 1.06% 47 17 0.76% 47 27 1.19% 47 19 0.83%            
48 21 0.93% 48 20 0.89% 48 20 0.88% 48 25 1.09%            
49 22 0.97% 49 32 1.42% 49 20 0.88% 49 25 1.09%            
50 27 1.20% 50 21 0.93% 50 17 0.75% 50 18 0.79%            
51 27 1.20% 51 22 0.98% 51 21 0.92% 51 26 1.13%            
52 15 0.66% 52 30 1.34% 52 25 1.10% 52 17 0.74%            
53 20 0.89% 53 27 1.20% 53 24 1.05% 53 31 1.35%            
54 14 0.62% 54 32 1.42% 54 21 0.92% 54 26 1.13%            
55 22 0.97% 55 21 0.93% 55 20 0.88% 55 21 0.92%            
56 23 1.02% 56 18 0.80% 56 21 0.92% 56 18 0.79%            
57 15 0.66% 57 19 0.85% 57 19 0.83% 57 20 0.87%            
58 24 1.06% 58 19 0.85% 58 27 1.19% 58 21 0.92%            
59 25 1.11% 59 20 0.89% 59 22 0.97% 59 24 1.05%            
60 26 1.15% 60 35 1.56% 60 31 1.36% 60 26 1.13%            
61 22 0.97% 61 26 1.16% 61 32 1.41% 61 28 1.22%            
62 21 0.93% 62 22 0.98% 62 25 1.10% 62 24 1.05%            
63 24 1.06% 63 22 0.98% 63 23 1.01% 63 25 1.09%            
64 23 1.02% 64 29 1.29% 64 18 0.79% 64 23 1.00%            
65 30 1.33% 65 23 1.02% 65 19 0.83% 65 18 0.79%            
66 30 1.33% 66 24 1.07% 66 27 1.19% 66 24 1.05%            
67 26 1.15% 67 10 0.45% 67 23 1.01% 67 24 1.05%            
68 18 0.80% 68 18 0.80% 68 24 1.05% 68 26 1.13%            
69 17 0.75% 69 21 0.93% 69 15 0.66% 69 26 1.13%            
70 19 0.84% 70 21 0.93% 70 20 0.88% 70 20 0.87%            
71 20 0.89% 71 21 0.93% 71 23 1.01% 71 18 0.79%            
72 33 1.46% 72 25 1.11% 72 22 0.97% 72 20 0.87%            
73 17 0.75% 73 21 0.93% 73 25 1.10% 73 26 1.13%            
74 29 1.28% 74 27 1.20% 74 23 1.01% 74 20 0.87%            
75 24 1.06% 75 23 1.02% 75 25 1.10% 75 28 1.22%            
76 27 1.20% 76 26 1.16% 76 33 1.45% 76 20 0.87%            
77 25 1.11% 77 15 0.67% 77 25 1.10% 77 30 1.31%            
78 25 1.11% 78 20 0.89% 78 23 1.01% 78 23 1.00%            
79 19 0.84% 79 28 1.25% 79 21 0.92% 79 19 0.83%            
80 24 1.06% 80 24 1.07% 80 26 1.14% 80 15 0.65%            
81 26 1.15% 81 24 1.07% 81 23 1.01% 81 21 0.92%            
82 32 1.42% 82 23 1.02% 82 18 0.79% 82 22 0.96%            
83 21 0.93% 83 22 0.98% 83 17 0.75% 83 24 1.05%            
84 27 1.20% 84 25 1.11% 84 18 0.79% 84 23 1.00%            
85 21 0.93% 85 18 0.80% 85 28 1.23% 85 27 1.18%            
86 27 1.20% 86 18 0.80% 86 25 1.10% 86 25 1.09%            
87 18 0.80% 87 27 1.20% 87 25 1.10% 87 19 0.83%            
88 26 1.15% 88 21 0.93% 88 20 0.88% 88 15 0.65%            
89 20 0.89% 89 16 0.71% 89 17 0.75% 89 20 0.87%            
90 24 1.06% 90 20 0.89% 90 18 0.79% 90 22 0.96%            
91 22 0.97% 91 22 0.98% 91 23 1.01% 91 25 1.09%            
92 20 0.89% 92 21 0.93% 92 20 0.88% 92 27 1.18%            
93 30 1.33% 93 14 0.62% 93 19 0.83% 93 22 0.96%            
94 23 1.02% 94 19 0.85% 94 23 1.01% 94 21 0.92%            
95 36 1.59% 95 21 0.93% 95 26 1.14% 95 25 1.09%            
96 23 1.02% 96 14 0.62% 96 29 1.27% 96 17 0.74%            
97 22 0.97% 97 16 0.71% 97 13 0.57% 97 22 0.96%            
98 27 1.20% 98 19 0.85% 98 15 0.66% 98 19 0.83%            
99 20 0.89% 99 29 1.29% 99 22 0.97% 99 15 0.65%            

Source: TradingCenter.org

 

◘ COMPARE GBPUSD SPREAD, SLIPPAGE & COMMISSIONS CHARGED

In the following table you may find a comparison of regulated Forex Brokers that offer GBPUSD:

Table: Compare Forex Cost & Slippage on GBP/USD

FOREX BROKER

XE Markets Review

HotForex Review

SPREAD

2.0-5.0 pip

1.0-5.0 pip

1.8-3.2 pip

COMMISSIONS

NO

NO

YES (1 pip)

SLIPPAGE

0.5 pip

0.6 pip

1.6 pip

LEVERAGE

888:1

100:1

100:1

EXECUTION

STP BROKER

STP BROKER

ECN BROKER

COMPANY

XEMARKETS

Regulated: FSA UK, BAFIN

XE Markets Review

HOTFOREX

Regulated: FSA UK, BAFIN

HotForex Review

FXCC

Regulated: FSA UK, CySEC

 

INFORMATION

US: NO

Min Deposit: 100 USD

Bonus: 30-100%

US: NO

Min Deposit: 50 USD

Bonus: 100%

US: NO

Min Deposit: 100 USD

Bonus: 100%

 

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◘ GBPUSD COMPARE ECONOMIES

In the following table, you may find some key macroeconomic figures regarding the UK and the US.

Table: UK versus the US Economy

Macroeconomic Factor   Period

UK

USA

INFLATION

Monthly

2.40%

2.00%

INTEREST RATE

Monthly

 0.50%

0.25%

GDP (USD Trillion)

Yearly

2.43 

15.1

POPULATION (million people)

Yearly

 62.6

311.6

UNEMPLOYMENT

Monthly

7.8% 

7.7%

FOREIGN RESERVES (USD Billion)

Monthly

 101.4

151.9

GOVERNMENT DEBT TO GDP

Yearly

90.70% 

101.60%

 

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