October 27, 2021

Market Update 10/26 – USDCAD 4th Wave into BoC

No change to USDCAD but I’m re-posting the chart because BoC is tomorrow. I continues to favor the scenario in which the bounce from 10/21 is a 4th wave. Ideal resistance is 1.2470/90 (38.2% retrace of well-defined pivot since June).
October 1, 2021

Market Update 9/30 – Watch USDCHF for Clues

Silver turned up sharply today after dipping below the September 2020 low. Support is reinforced by channel support down here as well. Simply, the combination of well-defined support and extreme pessimism (numerous headlines include ‘plunge’) suggest that it’s time to turn bullish. I’m like the long side now. The first test is about 22.88.
September 24, 2021
USDJPY Breakout

Market Update 9/23 – USDJPY Breakout

USDJPY has broken out. If the breakout is ‘for real’, then 110.00 should provide support. A measured objective for the triangle is the 161.8% expansion of the widest part of the triangle, which is wave B. That calculation yields 114.21. However, the extreme coil in USDJPY suggests that a more aggressive target is appropriate.
September 17, 2021

Market Update 9/16 – USDCHF Breakout!?

Plain and simple, USDCHF broke out today. Recent resistance is now proposed support at .9242. Near term upside focus is .9367. This is where the rally from the June low would consist of 2 equal legs. Trendline resistance from the April 2019 high and the center line of the channel that originates at the January low intersect near that price.
August 6, 2021

Market Update 8/5 – Watch USDTRY Up Here

USDTRY has reached the bottom of the proposed resistance zone allow for one more push to test the 61.8% retrace of the decline from the June high. That level is 8.6044. The 50 day average is just below that level. Don’t forget about the contrarian implications from The Economist cover!
July 28, 2021

Market Update 7/27 – European FX Levels Pre-FOMC

Focus remains higher for EURUSD following today’s hold. In fact, price pulled back to noted support and immediately turned higher. FOMC is tomorrow. The only reason I mention that is because of the potential for increased volatility. Even if you told me what Powell would say tomorrow, it wouldn’t matter. Only the reaction matters! Bottom line, price has held support (for now at least) so I’m looking higher towards the well-defined 1.1950/90 zone.
April 29, 2021

Market Update 4/28 – Short Term USDJPY Idea

USDJPY did indeed pull back from 109.00. My near term view is that the drop is a 4th wave within a 5 wave rally from the 4/23 low. Ideal is support is 108.52/55. This is the 38.2% retrace of proposed wave 3 and the 4/20 high.
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 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).