Global FX: Pavlovian Weekend

Talking Points

  • EUR/USD cracks key support
  • USD/CAD probing key resistance
  • USD/JPY tests May breakout point

Foreign Exchange Price & Time at a Glance:

EUR/USD

ChartPrepared by Kristian Kerr

  • EUR/USD fell sharply in Aisa to trade at its lowest level in 4-weeks before finding support at a Gann level realted to the year’s low around 1.0950
  • Our near-term trend bias is lower in the euro while below 1.1240
  • Immediate focus is now on 1.0950 ahead of critical support at 1.0820
  • A very minor turn window is seen tomorrow
  • A close back over 1.1240 would turn us positive on the euro

EUR/USD Strategy: Like the short side while below 1.1240.

Instrument

Support 2

Support 1

Spot

Resistance 1

Resistance 2

EUR/USD

*1.0920

1.1040

123.30

1.1155

*1.1240

USD/CAD

ChartPrepared by Kristian Kerr

  • USD/CADcontinues to consolidate below within a meidan line channel connecting the March and June highs
  • Our near-term trend bias is negative while below 1.2385
  • A close below 1.2225 is needed to re-instill downside momentum in the rate
  • A minor turn window is seen today/tomorrow
  • A daily above 1.2385 would turn us positive on USD/CAD

USD/CAD Strategy: Square

Instrument

Support 2

Support 1

Spot

Resistance 1

Resistance 2

USD/CAD

*1.2225

1.2275

1.2340

*1.2385

1.2500

Focus Chart of the Day: USD/JPY

USD/JPY

USD/JPY opened sharply lower in Asia and traded down to test the breakout point of the 6-month bullish consolidation pattern near 122.00 before bouncing aggressively in Pavlovian fashion as traders searched out yet another gap fill. While under the mid-June high of 124.40 there is plenty of immediate downside risk in the rate as the December/March closing highs around 121.40 and the measured move of the early June decline at 121.00 remain clear downside attractions. However, the broader technical picture is still pretty bullish following the May breakout to multi-year highs and it would probably take aggressive weakness under the trendline connecting the January/April lows around 120.50 to invalidate the medium-term positive structure in place (and trigger a more ominous false pattern breakdown scenario). Clear traction over 124.40 is needed to re-focus attention higher.

— Written by Kristian Kerr, Senior Currency Strategist for DailyFX.com.

0 0 votes
文章评分
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 评论
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments