June 9, 2020

Market Update – June 9

USDJPY plunged today. Price could bounce from the lower parallel of the short term fork near 108.00. Proposed resistance is the year open and center line at 108.75-109.00. Seasonal tendencies have turned down and the rally from the May low is in 3 waves. The implication is that the rally is complete as a correction and that price is headed for a break of the May low of 105.99.
June 2, 2020

Market Update – June 2

GBPUSD has broken out and near term focus is on the median ine near 1.2800 with significant longer term upside potential. Support should now be 1.2420s or so, which is the top side of the line crosses recent highs.
May 26, 2020

Risk Assets Rally Amid Pandemic Recovery Optimism

Risk sensitive currencies such as the Australian dollar, New Zealand dollar and Canadian dollar gained ground in early Tuesday trading as hopes grew over global economic recovery from the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Positive coronavirus vaccine news and indications that global economies are slowly reopening helped to buoy investor mood.
May 21, 2020

As Crude Finds its Footing, Traders Eye Descending Triangle in USD/CAD

USD/CAD fell to trendline support on Wednesday, as the Canadian dollar was boosted by rising crude oil prices and hopes of a global economic recovery. Equities, crude oil and the risk sensitive Australian dollar also benefited from rising investor confidence.
May 20, 2020

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.
May 15, 2020

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).
April 30, 2020

Market Update – April 30

Wow. I did NOT imagine that the S&P would be back at these levels. As I type in after hours trading, ES is taking out the 2/28 close. Volume on 2/28 was the highest since August 2011 (U.S. debt downgrade). High volume days are important because they represent a ‘vested interest’ at that specific area.
April 23, 2020

Market Update – April 23

Resistance was hit today in gold. Futures printed a high of 1742.40 and spot traded 1718.70 at its best level. I obviously don’t know for certain if that was the end of the rally but it is a good sign (for a bear) that price reacted where it should have. I am bearish but not yet short. A break below the line that connects lows since 4/21 (not shown here but can be drawn on an intraday chart) would serve as the signal to short.
April 20, 2020

Market Update – April 20

Gold reversed from massive resistance last week (long term parallel is shown on the weekly chart below). I am bearish…at least near term. If the decline from last week’s high unfolds in 5 waves, then I’d be confidently bearish against the high and look to short a rally. For now, just know that levels to watch are 1672.50 for support (keep in mind that this is futures and not spot) and 1724.20 for resistance.
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