Tag: AUD/USD

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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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Market Update 1/11 – BIg Test for USD Soon

Pay attention to the USD indices over the next few days. The big level for USDOLLAR is about 12115. This is the trendline from the May low and September high. A break below would ‘announce’ that the USD trend is lower.

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Market Update 1/4 – Stalking USDJPY

Well, the re-test is out of the question but this USDJPY move could be a false breakout. The chart above shows square root levels. Square the year opening price and add/subtract that number in increments. For USDJPY, the square root of 11510 is 107 so the first square root up is 116.17. The idea is to look for a turn at the first square root level during the first week of the year in a market that is already extended. Several examples are below. An Elliott case is also made for a top as the rally from January 2021 consists of 2 equal legs (log scale). This chart is below. An objective trigger isn’t present yet.

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Market Update 1/3 – Early Year Commodity FX Focus

AUDUSD has pulled back from just shy of the noted .7290. I want to see support at/near .7160/70 in order to maintain a constructive view. Failure to do so would leave me neutral at best.

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Market Update 12/29 – USD at Resistance into 2022

This is the last update of 2021. A new calendar year is significant and those details will be addressed next week. The charts in this post highlight why I’m heading into 2022 with a USD bearish mindset. The chart above is a starting point insofar as making a USD bearish argument although the big picture ‘textbook’ trigger doesn’t occur until a break of the channel near 95. Until then, respect potential for strength into the 61.8% retrace of the decline from March 2020 at 97.73.

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Market Update 12/27 – AUD and CAD are Constructive into Year-End

AUDUSD continues to make progress within what I believe is a new bullish sequence. As such, focus is on identifying support to buy. .7170 sticks out as the ideal level. This has been an important horizontal level since the September low. The price intersects short term channel support at the end of this week (and year). Maybe we get a big buying opportunity right at the beginning of 2022! .7290 or so is still proposed resistance for a pullback.

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Market Update 12/15 – USD Finally Turns

Is the nightmare correction over for EURUSD? The ‘look’ is definitely there. For Elliott nerds, everything from the 11/30 high constitutes a complex correction labeled W-X-Y. This means that the drop is in 3 waves but the corrective legs of the structure are also corrective in nature. Upside focus is the 161.8% retrace at 1.1540, which is also the 10/29 low. Proposed support is the high volume level from today at 1.1273 and 61.8% of today’s range at 1.1252. ECB is tomorrow.

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Market Update 12/13 – Watch AUDUSD and NZDUSD Down Here

AUDUSD has pulled back following a slight push above .7170. My view is that the decline is corrective. The 61.8% retrace is in line with the 11/30 low at .7060s. That sticks out to me as the ideal spot for support.

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Market Update 12/9 – Tracking AUDUSD and NZDUSD Closely

NZDUSD has lagged AUDUSD on this bounce, which is interesting because AUDUSD reached it’s key level (.6990) but the key level for NZDUSD is slightly lower at .6700. Recall that this is the 38.2% retrace of the rally from March 2020 and the line off of lows since March. The November 2020 low has been reached at .6756 but I love the confluence at .6700. Watch for a possible non-confirmation with AUDUSD and NZDUSD. This would occur if NZDUSD drops to a new low but AUDUSD makes a higher low. This non-confirmation tends to occur at turns. .6860 remains an important overhead barrier.