1.1218/30 remains in focus but I’m wondering if EURUSD is trading within a much more bullish structure. Notice how price has been riding the median line of the presented fork the last 2 days. This suggests that the structure is ‘in play’. So, either price pulls back and finds support on a related parallel…probably near 1.1106 or 1.1060 or EURUSD explodes higher now. If the latter happens, then the top side of the center line becomes proposed support.
EURUSD has cut through everything that I thought would provide support and price has now reached the line off of the 2017 and 2020 lows. If this doesn’t hold then I guess there is nothing until the March 2020 low at 1.0636. Near term (see below), price has responded to the lower parallel of the fork from the 2/10 high. The important test on the upside (if price bounces of course) is about 1.1060. Finally, daily RSI is below 23. Previous instances over the last 5 years are shown 2 charts down.
Silver broke above its 13 month channel today to join gold. The top side of the channel at 24.87 is now support. The objective is the 2021 high and full channel extension at 30.14. Gold support should be 1922/28 now.
Today was a classic ‘sell the news’ day with the news being Russia attacking Ukraine. A more accurate term is ‘fade the news’. SPY carved a high volume reversal. We saw one of these at the 1/24 low. Prior to that, you’ve got to go back to 2018.
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.
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.
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.
The USD remains stubbornly up to flat. The psychological situation reminds me of early in the year when the USD was stubbornly lower for longer despite multiple reversal signals. Of course, price eventually resolved higher and now I want to go the other way! The underside of the former trendline support was reached 3 weeks ago and nothing has happened since. The situation should resolve in the next few days with Fed, ECB, BoE, and BoJ scheduled. We’re at resistance therefore I’m ‘thinking’ lower. The chart of daily closes below is a thing of beauty with respect to confluence resistance.
USDOLLAR broke the channel! The development suggests that the broader trend is lower. If ‘lower is legitimate’ then the underside of former channel support should provide resistance near 12245. We’ll worry about downside levels of interest as the situation evolves.
The DXY high is right on the trendline that was pointed out last week (see chart below for the full picture)…we may have just seen a major top. Trading wise, I’m looking towards 93.30/50 with 95.20s as a possible bounce level. The lower zone is channel support. That will be the big test. If DXY is a bear then 96.20s should provide resistance.