Analysis and trading recommendations for GBP/USD on September 30 Pound continued the collapse that began a few days ago due to the inability of UK authorities to quickly deal with the fuel crisis that erupted across the country over the weekend. Looking at the chart, there was a single test of 1.3536 that occurred during the time that the MACD line was moving down from zero. It formed a signal to sell in the market, which provoked a 50-pip decline to 1.3487. Obviously, reports on lending and aggregate of the M4 money supply did not help pound in any way, as did the speech of Bank of England chief Andrew Bailey. Expectations that the central bank will raise interest rates later this year also dissipated amid multiple problems in the country. Today, data on UK GDP may shake the markets, provided that the figure exceeds expectations. Then, in the afternoon, there will be speeches from Fed representatives and US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, followed by reports on jobless claims. The data, however, is unlikely to harm dollar even amid poor performance. For long positions: Open a long position when pound reaches 1.3467 (green line on the chart) and take profit at the level of 1.3529 (thicker green line on the chart). However, there is little chance of a price increase, given the steep downward move yesterday. In any case, before buying, make sure that the MACD line is above zero, or is starting to rise from it. It is also possible to buy at 1.3430, but the MACD line should be in the oversold area, as only by that will the market reverse to 1.3467 and 1.3529. For short positions: Open a short position when pound reaches 1.3430 (red line on the chart) and take profit at the level of 1.3384. Pressure is likely to continue ahead of the vote on the US national debt ceiling, which is scheduled for today in the Senate. But before selling, make sure that the MACD line is below zero, or is starting to move down from it. The pair could also be sold at 1.3467, but the MACD line should be in the overbought area, as only by that will the market reverse to 1.3430 and 1.3384.