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Old May 29, 2015, 3:41pm   #17
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HFblogNews started this thread Date : 29th May 2015. (Second Analysis)

US Q1 GDP GROWTH REVISED LOWER TO -0.7%.


The United States’ Q1 GDP growth was revised lower to -0.7% pace versus a 0.2% pace in the Advance report. It compares to a 2.2% clip from Q4. For the latest report, consumption was nudged lower to 1.8% versus 1.9% previously, and is down from a 4.4% Q4 rate. Fixed investment was bumped up to -1.3% versus -2.5% previously. This was due to a 2.8% drop in nonresidential activity, versus -3.4% previously, as structures fall 20.8% compared to -23.1% (in large part due to shrinking rig counts in the oil industry).

Residential construction was boosted to a 5.0% pace from the prior 1.3%. Government consumption was revised lower to -1.1% from -0.8%. Inventories added $15.0 bln, have of the original $30.3 bln contribution. Net exports subtracted $77.0 bln versus -$50.7 bln. The chain price index was steady at -0.1% previously, and is down from Q4's 0.1% and Q3's 1.4% rate. The core rate posted a 0.8% rate from 0.9% previously, and versus 1.1% in Q4 and 1.4% in Q3.

The US GDP figure was slightly better than expected and almost in line with analyst expectations. It therefore didn’t have a significant immediate impact on USD. The only dollar pair moving more strongly after the announcement is the USDCAD as the Canadian GDP number came out at the same time and was a disappointment. USDCAD is up by 0.66% at the time of writing and approaching yesterday’s shooting star high at 1.2538. Today’s high at the time of writing: 1.2518. Fibonacci levels in the above chart point to potential support levels with 38.2% coinciding with 50 day SMA and 50% with a sideways move from mid-may. The US Dollar Index (DXY) is still trading at intraday support created by lower Bollinger Bands that have supported the index since yesterday.

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Old Jun 1, 2015, 12:35pm   #18
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CURRENCY MOVERS OF 1st June 2015.


EURUSD, Daily

The Q1 GDP growth figure from last Friday wasn’t quite as weak as the median suggested, falling “only” 0.7%. But, the composition of that report, along with recent data, doesn’t indicate Q2 is likely to bounce sharply. Also, it’s still not clear how much of this sluggishness can be blamed on “transitory” factors. Nevertheless, a Fed rate hike in September is still in the cards, as indicated by the Median forecast. Fedspeak of late, even from the doves, has suggested policymakers want to start the normalization process. But will that be possible as soon as next quarter? The FOMC will need to see stronger data over the next couple of months to make lift-off credible.

According to reports, the Greek Prime Minister Tsipras is in talks with Merkel and Hollande. With the end of May deadline gone Mr Tsipras once again hopes to bypass the negotiations with the Brussels group and puts his hopes on talks with Merkel and Hollande. The three had a reportedly “constructive” telephone conversation yesterday and Merkel and Hollande are set to meet today. Tsipras meanwhile blamed the lack of progress on the “absurd” proposals by certain institutions, which ignore recent democratic decisions in Greece. In an article for France’s Le Monde, he said that the plans for the pension system are not suitable for a civilized country while warning that it would be a bit mistake to think that finding a solution was just a Greek issue and that it is important for the whole of Europe. Not comments that signal a softening of the Greek stance.

EURUSD moved below Friday’s low this morning and is currently trading inside the daily pivot candle from May 27th and inside the Bollinger Bands with Stochastics pointing higher. Last week’s doji candle suggests that buyers are prepared to buy not so far from the current levels. At the time of writing the pair is trading higher intraday support level 1.0904 and lower 4h Bollinger bands. This could lead to a rally but now that the pair has moved below Friday’s low there are resistance levels ahead. Therefore such rallies could be short lived and price is likely to be range bound today between Friday’s high of 1.1006 and last week’s low of 1.0820. The nearest daily time frame support and resistance levels are at 1.0820 and 1.0965. The 50% Fibonacci level and 50 day SMA coincide at the latter level.

Currency Pairs, Grouped Performance (% Change)

Today’s movers in terms of currency pairs are EURUSD, EURJPY, GBPJPY, AUDCHF that have all moved considerably from Friday’s close. EURJPY is correcting lower from a resistance and is at the time of writing trading slightly below Friday’s low. GBPJPY has corrected to a support created by a sideways range from mid-May while AUDCHF is moving higher after the pair closed down over the last four trading days. The main themes today have been weakness in JPY against everything else but the last week’s weakling NZD, EUR weakness across the board while GBP has been weak against everything else but CHF and EUR. USD is currently strong against EUR, GBP and CHF.

Main Macro Events Today

China’s PMI (Q1) figures improved modestly from April, but don’t suggest much pick up. The official manufacturing index edged up to 50.2, from 50.1 in both March and April, after the gauge had dipped below the 50 threshold in January and February. The PBoC has been fairly active in easing policy in recent months to try to help boost growth.

Eurozone May manufacturing PMI wasrevised down to 52.3 from 52.3 reported initially. The country breakdown was mixed, with Italian and Spanish readings coming in much higher than anticipated, and the French reading revised up, although the latter remained in contraction territory. The German PMI was the big disappointment, with a downward revision to 51.1, from 51.4 reported initially, which means the drop from the 52.1 April reading was even more pronounced than expected.

UK Manufacturing PMI came in at 52, slightly under the consensus expectation of 52.5. The PMI report showed that strong domestic demand is being offset by weak export performance, which has largely been a consequence of sterling’s strength against the euro. In April Markit PMI unexpectedly dove to 51.9 from 54.0 in March, itself revised from 54.4. This marked the slowest rate of expansion since November.

US Manufacturing ISM is expected to rise to 52.0 from 51.5 in April and March. Forecast risk: downward, given new order weakness in early month releases. Market risk: downward, as weakening in data could impact rate hike timelines.

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CURRENCY MOVERS OF 2nd JUNE 2015.


EURUSD, Daily

EURUSD managed to lift back above 1.0900 after skirting to a 1.0891 low on Monday following above-forecast US data. EURJPY is also trading just off three-week highs, and most other euro crosses are holding firm. A step-up in top-level political pressure at key Eurozone leaders to come up with a bailout deal that would be acceptable to the Greek government has given the euro an underpinning. On the dollar side, the rekindled Fed tightening theme got a minor boost yesterday with above-forecast May PMI and construction spending data. The US ISM May rose to 52.8 and lifted the measure above the 51.5 two-year low in April and May, following a slightly higher 52.9 in February and a lofty 57.9 recent-high in October. The ISM rise included component gains in all but shipments, which implies some abatement of headwinds from the oil-price hit to mining and the inventory overhang, the winter port strike and weather factors that have all impacted the various sentiment surveys since November.

EURUSD moved pretty much as expected yesterday. Market rallied higher from an intraday support level but then turned lower from levels fairly close to 4h 1.5 stdv Bollinger Band. The same intraday support in the region of 1.0904 held again yesterday and the pair is at the time of writing reacting lower after challenging a resistance just above yesterday’s high. If EURUSD can’t push above Friday’s high we are likely to see further consolidation and corrections before price is ready to move higher. The nearest daily support levels are at 1.0887 and 1.0820 while resistance levels are at 1.1006 and 1.1062. Should we get corrections closer that low it’d make sense to look for buy signs of stabilization and signals close to yesterday’s low at 1.0887.

Currency Pairs, Grouped Performance (% Change)

While USDJPY moved momentarily above 125 for the first time since 2002 it is the AUD that is roaring ahead strongest at the time of writing. Following the RBA’s decision to hold the rates at 2% AUD has been up strongly against everything else with AUDUSD and GBPAUD leading the pack (AUDUSD up and GBPAUD down). AUDUSD has moved above previous two daily highs and has just hit a resistance at 0.7690, while GBPAUD has rolled over and broken a daily uptrend. EUR has attracted money with the exception of EURAUD that is moving lower from a resistance that caused some weakness in the pair already yesterday. GBP has been weak across the board.

Main Macro Events Today

Reserve Bank of Australia held rates steady at 2.00%, matching widespread expectations. Governor Stevens’ statement says the economy continues to grow, but at a below average rate. Hence, the economy is seen operating with a degree of spare capacity for some time yet, keeping the Bank’s dovish tone intact. The proverbial door remains, not surprisingly, open to further rate cuts following last month’s reduction.

German Unemployment Change in at -6k. Unemployment rate in Germany is already very low. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was left unchanged at a very low 6.4% (median same). This is helping to boost domestic demand, but also increases the risk of overshooting inflation going ahead and the ECB may be forced to lift its inflation projections this week.

Eurozone Consumer Price Index (Core) is expected to pick up slightly to 0.7%.In April Eurozone Core inflation remained at 0.6% y/y. Developments confirmed that negative headline inflation rates were mainly due to energy prices and that there always was only ever a very small risk of a deflationary spiral, but the ECB nevertheless credits its QE program with the pick up in inflation expectations.

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Old Jun 2, 2015, 2:36pm   #20
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EUROZONE CORE CPI JUMPED TO 0.9%.


Eurozone headline CPI rose to 0.3 % from 0.0% y/y, in line with the median forecast. More interestingly core inflation (excluding food and energy) jumped to 0.9% y/y from 0.6% y/y while analyst consensus expected only a 0.1% rise to 0.7%. This is the first time in six months that the headline rate is in positive territory and the move back above zero should finally silence any deflation concerns. These were exaggerated in the first place, as the decline in headline numbers was mainly due to base effects from lower energy prices. They are now falling out of the equation and together with the weaker EUR are driving up inflation again. The ECB’s very accommodative policy stance is adding to price pressures in countries such as Germany and the quicker than anticipated rebound could see the ECB lifting its inflation projections at this week’s council meeting.

This supported the EURUSD and it moved above the pivotal high from Friday. With today’s high being at 1.1056 EURUSD is now trading close to my target area of 1.1062 to 1.1083. Now that last week’s candle was a reversal candle and price has been makinig higher lows the likelyhood of price collapsing from this resistance is smaller. However, the pair is getting close to overbought levels when measured with 4h Stochastics and together with the resistance levels being near the risk of correction increases. The nearest 4h support level is at 1.0994 while 23.6% Fibonacci level (measured from last week’s low to today’s high) is very close at 1.1000 suggesting the region has some importance. However, the 50% Fibonacci level at 1.0937 is much more interesting in terms of potential entry level for long trades. For more intraday levels see the above 4h chart. The 50 day SMA is at 1.0968 and almost coincides with 50 period SMA in 4h chart and the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement level at 1.0965. If price retraces to these levels, look for price action based confirmation before considering long trades.

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Old Jun 3, 2015, 11:35am   #21
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CURRENCY MOVERS OF 3rd JUNE 2015.


EURUSD, Daily

The dollar got clobbered in New York session yesterday. The move was led by EURUSD’s fast rise to highs over 1.1190, after opening near 1.1000. Stop loss buying was a key driver of the euro’s rally, with buyers surging in on the break of 1.1010, and again at 1.1100. The move started yesterday as the core CPI figure showed the European inflation jumped to almost 1% and exceeded expectations. I had been looking for EURUSD to turn higher from the support but the strength of the move was surprising. This helped the pair hitting my target level and moving beyond it yesterday.

Yesterday’s US reports revealed a modest underperformance for the factory goods figures for April, but a firm round of vehicle sales figures thus far for May. For the factory report, the equipment and orders data were modestly disappointing. In yesterday’s speech Fed’s Brainard underlined Fed’s approach to be data dependent and was slightly dovish. She said a range of labour market indicators will be watched closely, including wage growth and part-time employment in judging whether the economy is fully healed. This is consistent with her earlier dovish slant and appears to echo the view embraced by Yellen and others that the absolute level of the unemployment rate is not the Fed’s sole consideration in terms of the employment mandate.

Greece will not make IMF repayment if there is no prospect of deal. According to reports on Twitter the parliamentary spokesman of Tsipras’ Syriza coalition said Greece will not make the June IMF payment if there is no prospect of a deal with lenders. Both sides yesterday laid down their own proposals for an agreement, but reports suggest German PM Merkel is not optimistic of a deal before the start of the G7 meeting on Sunday and the first of Greece’s four IMF payments is due on June 5, although the IMF apparently may accept a bundling of repayments and a joint settlement later in the month.

Last Friday (May 29th) I wrote that if there is no strong decline today the weekly candle is will create a bullish pin bar. In this context the 50 day SMA is a minor resistance and we should see price moving higher next week. This move took place after some consolidation and was then powered by stronger than expected inflation numbers from Eurozone. Now EURUSD has moved above the previous week’s high but also to a level that used to act as a support in May. The higher timeframe picture usually dominates the smaller one and with weekly being so bullish I still expect market will work its way higher over the next two weeks and head towards the upper weekly 20 period Bollinger Bands (currently at 1.1440 and 1.1570). On daily and intraday level it is usual that there is some consolidation after such a strong move higher. We’ve seen this since the pair made the high of 1.1194 yesterday evening. If the pair attracts buyers above 1.1120 (trading now at 1.1131) it is likely that the recent highs will be challenged today. The nearest resistance levels are at 1.1208 and 1.1324 while the nearest daily support level is at 1.1006.

Currency Pairs, Grouped Performance (% Change)

AUD has been performing well against all the major currencies after the GDP improved so much from the Q4 2014 and yesterday’s rate decision. AUDUSD has now hit a historical resistance level at 0.7800 which has slowed it down and the pair corrected lower. NZD is still weak across the board while especially AUD has moved over 50 basis points against it. We are seeing some GBP weakness across the board with exception of GBP rising slightly against NZD and EUR strength this morning has turned into a mixed performance. The USD is down and JPY’s performance is mixed. At the time of writing AUDNZD is about to challenge the May 12th high at 1.0895 while AUDJPY is nearing May 14th high at 97.30. GBPUSD closed yesterday above previous day’s high and created therefore a short terms bullish signal while EURCAD closed above 1.3754 resistance level yesterday.

Main Macro Events Today

Australian GDP grew at a 0.9% pace in Q1 (q/q, sa), much better than expected after the 0.5% gain in Q4. GDP slowed slightly to a 2.3% y/y pace in Q1 from a revised 2.4% clip in Q4 (was +2.5%). The near doubling of the quarterly comparable growth rate is encouraging news given the global cross currents (notably the energy price drop) in Q1, consistent with the expected positive lift to the economy from the RBA’s easing efforts this year. The firm Q1 GDP print trims the chances for further easing this year, consistent with our view that the Bank will maintain rates at the current record low 2.0% policy setting well into next year. AUD-USD jumped to 0.7800 in the wake of the data from 0.7700.

ECB Interest Rate Decision and Monetary Policy Statement: The ECB is expected to keep policy unchanged at the June council meeting, with the announcement today, rather than on the usual Thursday slot. The focus in the press conference will be on comments on Greece and whether the ECB is willing to maintain Greek bank’s lifeline in the form of extended ELA assistance. Draghi may also be quizzed again on demands to lift the ceiling for Greek T-bills and on the possibility of raising the haircut on Greece colletaral, as well as the central bank’s stance in the case Greece defaults on one of its IMF repayments. The forecast revisions may contain an upward move to inflation projections amid signs that the combined impact of stabilising oil prices and a weaker EUR is pushing up annual rates quicker than initially thought. At the same time money supply growth has accelerated sharply. This will likely prompt another re-affirmation to markets that the ECB remains fully committed to the implementation of the QE program to prevent market expectations of policy tapering this year.

US ADP Employment Change for May is forecasted to come in at 200 000. This would mean a healthy correction from April’s figure of 169 000.

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Old Jun 3, 2015, 3:22pm   #22
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GBPUSD TRADING LOWER AFTER YESTERDAY’S BUY SIGNAL.


GBPUSD, Weekly

After breaking out of the descending regression channel GBPUSD made a brief move outside the upper Bollinger bands before falling back to current levels. The pair has found some support from the 50% Fibonacci level and has moved sideways since Monday. This is however a mid-range level that could get broken due to the fact that this market is not extended to the downside. Weekly pivot low resistance is at 1.5390 (relatively close to current price). Current levels are therefore more risky and I would be interested in long trades at lower levels, between 1.4962 and 1.5054. With support and resistances so close to each other it’s likely though that this market will be range bound for the rest of the week.

GBPUSD, Daily

The March 18th high created a support level that was strong enough turn GBPUSD higher in the beginning of May. Now this same pivotal candle support coincides with lower daily Bollinger Bands and the 50 day SMA. At the same time Stochastics oscillator is pointing higher after it was oversold. After last two weeks’ downside movement the pair closed yesterday above previous day’s high. When this takes place at support level it is a Bullish signal and should be taken as an alert to look for smaller time frame charts in order identify right levels for buy signal monitoring. However, this has to be taken as a very short term indication as the resistance level at 1.5447 is not very far. This is likely to test the commitment among the buyers should the short term indications prove to be correct. The 50% Fibonacci level is slightly above the aforementioned resistance at 1.5498 while the nearest daily support levels are at 1.5164 and 1.5089.

GBPUSD, 240 min

After hitting the upper Bollinger bands and 50 period SMA, price has fallen back to the level it broke out from the 4h descending regression channel. This level is highlighted by the 50% and 61.8% Fibonacci retracements and at the time of writing price is trading just above the 61.8% Fib level. Hourly chart created a pin bar pointing to a potential reversal and there was an attempt to take the market higher. However over the last two hourly bars the upside momentum has been non-existent and price has corrected lower. The resistance level at 1.5326 (coinciding with 23.6% Fib level) is relatively close and could well be the reason for sluggish performance. Apart from Fibonacci levels the nearest support level is at 1.5210 and coincides with 4h lower Bollinger Bands.

GBPUSD, 240 min

Conclusion

In the weekly context GBPUSD is still relatively close to the upper Bollinger Bands. Also, price trading at 50% Fibonacci retracement points to the fact that this level is mid-range and therefore not the ideal area for a weekly turn around to take place. Also the weekly pivot bar low at 1.5394 is relatively close to the current price and suggests further weakness could be ahead over the coming weeks. However, before that is likely to happen we might see a rally to the 1.5447 resistance as daily time frame has some supporting elements for the pair (lower Bollinger bands, 50 day SMA and historical support at 1.5164 ) and there was a daily buy signal yesterday (a close above previous day high). Support and resistance being relatively close to each other could lead to a range bound market. As per usual, look for lower time frame price action to confirm any trading ideas at support and resistance levels.

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Old Jun 4, 2015, 11:28am   #23
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CURRENCY MOVERS OF 4th JUNE 2015.


EURUSD, Daily

ADP reported that private payrolls in the US rose 201k in May versus a revised 165k April increase (was 169k). The goods producing sector added 9k, while the service sector jobs rose 192. Construction jobs were up 27k, but manufacturing fell 5k. Financial sector payrolls increased 12k. Professional and business services payrolls were up 28k. Trade and transports added 56k. Headline data are a little better than expected and support forecasts for about a 220k nonfarm payroll gain as our Survey Median projects. Payrolls face upside risk from tight claims and heightened consumer confidence in the face of lower gasoline prices, though downside risk from factory sentiment weakness. U.S. ISM non-manufacturing index fell to 55.7 in May, weaker than expected, from April’s 57.8. And it is the lowest since April 2014. Declines were broad-based, although index levels still remain relatively high. Fed’s Beige Book reiterated the economy continued to expand, with most Districts characterizing the pace as moderate to modest pace. Maybe not surprisingly given its exposure to the energy sector recession, the Dallas Fed reported slightly slower growth. Most Districts also noted an uptick in consumer spending with outlooks on the future rather positive. Manufacturing activity held steady or increased in most districts while oil and gas activity continued to decline in most areas. Employment was up slightly, as were wages. Prices were stable or ticked up, though some manufacturers reported lower input prices. There isn’t robust support in the report for policymakers to be on the verge of hiking rates.

The ECB left interest rates unchanged at and re-affirmed its commitment to the full implementation of QE despite the fact that inflation projections for this year were revised up. Any tapering of the ECB’s bond purchase schedule still is a way off and any help from the ECB for Greece is tied to a deal with its creditors. The ECB president Mario Draghi said that with low levels of interest rates we should get used to periods of higher market volatility. Draghi also agreed that a long period of low interest rates can cause problems, but added that that shouldn’t necessarily prompt the ECB to change policy. He said the central bank is unanimous in its view to see through short term market trends and keep policy steady and added that recovery is on track, but there has been some loss of momentum. According to Draghi the recovery is developing in line with the ECB’s projections, but the slight loss of momentum is mainly due to countries outside of the Eurozone and trade developments.

The Greek PM Tsipras rejected creditor offer after talks with Juncker and Dijsselbloem. He said “the realistic proposals on the table are the proposals of the Greek government”, adding that “ideas like cutting benefits for low-income pensioners, or raising the VAT rate for electricity by 10% points, can’t be a basis for discussion”. At the same time, he suggested the Commission was more favourable to Greece’s proposals than other creditors. The Commission meanwhile said in a statement that “intense work” will continue and that “progress was made in the understanding of each other’s positions on the basis of various proposals”. So we are not really any closer to an agreement, although Tsipras told reporters not to worry when asked about IMF repayment tomorrow.

EURUSD strength continued yesterday after a pullback to 38.2% Fibonacci level. The 1.1120 intraday support was penetrated so momentarily that it held on closing basis even in 15 min chart. The stops below that support were taken out but then price closed above the support before shooting higher. At the time of writing the pair is trading above 1.1238 intraday support but the upside is getting limited and the risk of downside volatility has grown significantly. As the pair is trading close to a major resistance level market participants are likely to take money off the table and decrease the bids. This makes EURUSD vulnerable. Stochastics is signalling the pair is overbought and the nearest significant daily resistance is at 1.1324 while the next important daily support is as far as 1.1006.

Currency Pairs, Grouped Performance (% Change)

What goes up, must come down. This certainly applies to AUDUSD this morning. After surge higher and hitting a resistance yesterday AUDUSD created a shooting star candle and is now moving lower. AUD is weak against all the major currencies with AUDJPY being the weakest. At the same time JPY, following BoJ governor Kuroda’s speech, has seen some strength. USD and GBP show some strength while EUR performance is mixed. GBPAUD created a daily hammer candle yesterday and has moved above the yesterday’s high 1.9765. AUDJPY is bearish after breaking below yesterday’s low at 96.25.

Main Macro Events Today

Bank of Japan Governor’s Speech: GovernorKuroda said in a speech that some emerging economies worry that the Fed’s proposed rate hikes, which are seen kicking off later this year, may complicate the their policy management by triggering a massive outflow of capital from their markets back to the United States. The BOJ expanded its massive stimulus last October to prevent the oil rout, and a subsequent slowdown in inflation, from delaying a sustained halt on deflation. Inflation expectations are “obviously” one of the most important channels in which unconventional monetary policy, such as quantitative easing, reflates growth.

Band of England’s Interest Rate Decision is due to today but analyst consensus expects the rate will stay at 0.5%. According to the BoE minutes to the April MPC meeting showed unanimous votes to maintain the repo rate at 0.5% and the QE total at GBP 375 bln, as expected.

US initial jobless claims are expected to be 285k (median 280k) in the week-ended May 30. Continuing claims are expected to fall to 2,200k for the week-ended May 23. Forecast risk: downward, as there is risk of rebound after recent large declines. Market risk: downward, as weaker than expected data could further delay rate hike expectations.

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Old Jun 4, 2015, 4:15pm   #24
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GBPAUD Trading At Resistance.


GBPAUD, Weekly

Sterling has been trending higher against Australian dollar since August last year. In February GBPAUD hit a historical resistance at 1.9697 and it has taken the pair close to four months to move back above this resistance level. AUDGBP is now trading at Bollinger bands while Stochastics are overbought. There is a small cluster of Fibonacci extension levels just above the Bollinger bands between 2.0160 and 2.0313 and a historical resistance at 2.0991. Momentum has slowed down but the trend is still up.

GBPAUD, Daily

A week ago GBPAUD hit a resistance at February high at 2.0029. This caused the price to break out from a bearish wedge. Since then the pair has found support at 23.6% Fibonacci level at 1.9656 and rallied back to levels it dropped from. This looks like a classic return move that should be followed by a move lower. The nearest potential support level is in the region of 1.9408 to 1.94823 where 38.2% Fibonacci retracement, lower Bollinger bands and 50 SMA coincide. The next support area is between 61.8% and 50% Fibonacci levels while the nearest daily resistance is at 2.0057.

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GBPAUD, 240 min

GBPAUD has moved inside the sideways range it formed last week. The pair is approaching the upper Bollinger bands but apart from Stochastics being overbought and slightly tilting to the right there are no signs of momentum slowdown yet in this timeframe as the latest bar closed near its high and the current bar is pushing into 1.5 stdv Bollinger Band. Even though price is close to very potential resistance levels I would like to see some price based evidence that the buyers have exhausted their resources before committing to the short side. The nearest 4h support is at a Fibonacci cluster above 1.9600. Nearest 4h resistance levels above 1.9907 are at 1.9998 and 2.0042.

Conclusion

Even though there has been some momentum slowdown the weekly trend is still higher. The historical resistance at 2.0991 is a logical target price in the weekly time frame. The daily timeframe has some weakness (price has broken out of a bearish wedge) and this suggests that the above resistance could still prove to be a problem for the bulls. If market corrects from this resistance it could however be a short term move as support is not that far and the weekly trend is pretty firmly to the upside. Look for support between 1.9600 and 1.9700 with a long term target at 2.0870 and medium term target at 2.0270. Short term and intraday traders could consider 2.0000 as a target.

Janne Muta
Chief Market Analyst
Hot Forex


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