Month: May 2020

Scandinavian Capital Markets

Wait…a liquidity crisis in the dollar?

We need look no further than Turkey to understand the potential disaster faced by countries unable to keep up with general obligations. With dwindling foreign reserves of any kind and hefty debt, the country is forced to turn to allies for help, including U.S. swap lines. With tourism effectively halted, the country faces a significant risk of defaulting on its obligations in the coming months.

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Major GBPUSD Bullish Setup!

Scand.Ex is pleased to present the next video with trading analysis by Jamie Saettele, our Chief Technical Analyst.

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Market Update – May 20

Resistance came in slightly higher than thought for GBPUSD but the idea remains the same. Proposed support for long entry is 1.2160/90s. The bottom of the zone is the 61.8% retrace of this week’s rally and 4/6 low. The top of the zone is VWAP from this week’s low (see hourly futures chart 2 charts down). Additional bullish evidence includes a daily volume reversal yesterday (see daily futures chart below). The last daily volume reversal was in January 2017, which was an important low. Also, don’t forget seasonal tendencies are now bullish. Elliott structure suggests that the rally from this week’s low is either a C wave or 3rd wave, so upside potential is significant.

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Gold Forms Shooting Star as Possible Vaccine Spurs Hope

Gold consolidated in early trading on Tuesday after reaching its highest levels since October 2012 on Monday. The yellow metal was pressured and stocks jumped amid rising risk appetite, spurred by news of a potential COVID-19 vaccine.

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Market Update – May 19

Gold is pulling back to the top side of former triangle resistance. If gold is bullish, then suppport should be 1716/22. I’m looking to buy in that zone for resumption of upside. If the noted zone fails to hold, then gold would turn extremely bearish because the recent breakout would be considered a completed terminal thrust from a triangle.

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Market Update – May 18

The downside remains favored in AUDUSD towards the .6250s. The former 4th wave low is .6254 and VWAP from the March low is currently .6249. This is also the lower parallel of the bearish fork from the high. If AUDUSD is bearish then resistance should be about .6460, which is the underside of the line off of the 4/21 and 5/6 lows and VWAP from the April high. Seasonal tendencies are bearish for the next few weeks (see below).

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Market Update – May 15

The chart of spot gold is cleaner show I’m showing it instead of futures. Price broke out of the triangle described yesterday. That’s bullish! The top side of the former triangle line should be support now near 1720/22 (former highs at 1722).

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GBP/USD Sinks Amid Bleak Economic Outlook

The British pound fell to its lowest levels against the US dollar since April 7th in early trading on Thursday. Grim GDP data resulting from the coronavirus lockdown weighed on sterling, while the dollar was lifted by dismissive comments on negative interest rates by Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell.

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Market Update – May 14

I like to say ‘resistance is resistance until it’s broken’. Gold has been consolidating in a triangle since the April high and is testing the triangle resistance. Triangles tend to resolve in the direction of the previous trend…in this case higher (triangles can occur at highs as consolidation tops…the key is to wait for the break). At the current juncture, I lean bullish. The triangle objective is 1911, which is just under the all-time high of 1923.70. Spot gold (see below) is just under its triangle resistance line and the equivalent objective is 1834.

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Confident Bearish Setups in AUDUSD and NZDUSD

Daily trading analysis video with Jamie Saettele (13/05)