May 11, 2021

Market Update 5/10 – GBP Crosses Reach Important Levels

GBPUSD has soared over the last 2 trading days. Today’s break above the well-defined 1.4000 could propel price on its next leg up within the long term bull move but there is consideration for resistance at the current level. Daily reversal resistance is 1.4140 (2/24 close) and the underside of the trendline from the March 2020 low is slightly higher (red line). Let’s see what happens over the next few days.
April 22, 2021

Market Update 4/21 – Watch EURJPY Up Here!

I’ve been tracking EURJPY for a top as it approached the underside of the trendline from the 2012 low since February. On Tuesday, price spiked higher and reversed yet just missed the trendline. I ‘want’ to short. A break of the trendline from the November low is needed in order to trigger.
April 20, 2021

Market Update 4/19 – USD Dumps – What Now?

The sharp USD drop on Monday makes me neutral at best for now. I had wanted to see USDOLLAR hold the median line from the multiyear structure in order to stay constructive (see below). That said, DXY has reached VWAP from the January low and USDOLLAR has reached the 3/18 low. The 61.8% retrace for USDOLLAR is slightly lower at 11705. Keep an eye on these levels for possible support.
April 16, 2021

Market Update 4/15 – Key Support for the USD

USDCHF is into support and the level is loaded. The 38.2% retrace, 50 day average, March 2020 low, and November high span ..9180-.9210. I’m looking for a turn higher. Also, the decline from the top is impulsive so a corrective rally is expected. The trigger is above .9245
April 14, 2021

Market Update: April 13

NZDUSD failed to turn lower from the line that extends off of the February and 3/18 highs. The structure from the February high is now a Schiff fork. The upper parallel intersects with the well-defined .7100 level and 200 period average on the 4 hour chart. If NZDUSD is lower, then .7100 is the price to short.
April 13, 2021

Market Update 4/12 – Key Spot in Copper

Copper is once again testing the critical trendline from the March 2020 low. This line is reinforced by the 50 day average, which has been precise support since November. I’m waiting for a break lower in order to turn bearish copper.
April 7, 2021

Market Update 4/6 – GBPJPY Top?

GBPJPY topped just before 153.85 (high was 153.41). The cross made a J-Spike in the process. The drop is impulsive in nature and the proposed resistance zone is 152.30/70. The downside level of interest is the 3/24 low at 148.53.
April 2, 2021

Market Update 4/1 – The Copper/Gold Ratio and Inflation Trends

The copper/gold ratio is churning at 8 year trendline resistance. A pullback/consolidation of gains over the last year (the ratio bottomed in April 2020) ‘makes sense’ from this level. This is an important ratio to watch for clues on interest rates (Gundlach often references this ratio) and trends in inflationary/deflationary assets (notice the deflationary crash into the 2009 low and recent inflationary rally for example). I prefer to look at the 30 year bond rate rather than the 10 year note because the long end is more indicative of inflation. The copper/gold ratio and U.S. 30 year bond yield are shown in the chart below. So…pullback in the ratio from resistance…and pullback in rates (also from resistance…see 2 charts down)…which may mean a deeper pullback in the ‘inflation trade’. In FX, this would mean higher USD (already underway), lower commodity currencies (getting started), and lower Yen crosses (waiting on the turn).
March 30, 2021

Market Update 3/29 – Short GBPUSD Setup

GBPUSD spiked up to 1.3840s today before pulling back. Interestingly, 1.3840 was the level I was looking for resistance last week because that was last week’s open. Better defined resistance is 1.3880 but the rally from the low is in 3 waves and the drop from today’s high is impulsive. I like shorts into 1.3812. Given the failed break above long term trendline resistance last month, downside may be significant. Another reason to favor downside against today’s high is the fact that the rally failed near VWAP from February FOMC.
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