Month: January 2022

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Market Update 1/31 – Opposing Monthly and Weekly Reversals

January produced some monthly reversals of note. SPY made a 1 bar monthly volume reversal. Notice that reversals also occurred in June/July 2007 (high) and October 2002 (low). There were failed signals however in 1997. Obviously, monthly signals may not be all that timely. These are ‘big picture’ observations. It’s important to understand in light of weekly bullish reversals in indices last week! These charts are shown below the monthly charts in this post.

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Market Update 1/27 – Last Chance for Gold

Gold cut through the proposed support zone with ease has already reached the lower parallel of the Schiff fork from the August low. This is ‘last chance’ support for gold in my opinion. If price doesn’t hold here then there is no reason from my vantage point to consider the long side. 1830 is now resistance on a bounce.

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Market Update 1/26 – GBPUSD Nearing Support Zone

Pay attention to 1.3375-1.3410 in GBPUSD for support. The zone is defined by the 12/16 high, 61.8% retrace of the rally from December, and September low. The bottom of the zone also intersects with the lower parallel of the short term bearish fork (see 4 hour chart below).

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Market Update 1/25 – AUDJPY Setup in FOMC

Keep an eye on AUDJPY. Monday’s low tagged the center line of the channel from the October high. The 25 line cuts through former lows and is in line with the well-defined 82.10…watch that for resistance. A break lower would target 78.84 and 76.80s, which is 2 legs down from the October high and the lower parallel of the channel. If price breaks below the center line then the underside of that line becomes resistance. Bottom line, there are solid reference points that should help return to the short side.

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Market Update 1/24 – Risk Reversal Provides USDCAD Setup

USDCAD ripped into the upper parallel of the multi month bearish fork today and turned lower. Resistance is also defined by VWAP from the high and the 50 day average. Given the level, I’m looking for USDCAD to trade lower.

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Market Update 1/20 – Short Term Capitulation in Equities?

SPX printed 4447 after the close. This is a good spot for a bounce, especially given elevated volumes in SPY and QQQ today. The red bars on the charts below indicate when the volume is at least 1.5 x the 20 day average at a 50 day low. The market usually bounces following one of these high volume days, although there are of course exceptions. My ‘favored’ view is that price bounces but that the bounce fails near 4530.

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Market Update 1/19 – Bearish USDCHF Setup

Is USDCHF about to get destroyed? After failing at a 2+ year trendline in late 2021, price has broken a year long trendline and now re-tested the underside of the line the last 2 weeks. This chart is extremely bearish.

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Market Update 1/18 – USDJPY Lower High?

USDJPY spiked above the noted line off of the September and December lows but closed just under the line. As such, I’m thinking that today’s high is a lower high within a bearish sequence from the 1/4 high. Focus remains on 112.20/50.

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Market Update 1/17 – USD Nearing Resistance

GBPUSD sports 5 waves down from the high in what is probably wave an of a small 3 wave correction. As such, expectations are for a small bounce in wave b. The proposed resistance is 1.3690s. Eventually, the top side of the former channel resistance is proposed support near 1.3600.

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USDJPY Breaks Key Trendline

USDJPY broke the line off of the September and December lows. The underside of this line should provide resistance now near 114.70. Initial downside focus is the mentioned 112.20/50 zone.