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Old Feb 16, 2016, 2:38pm   #91
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LiteForexNews started this thread GBP/USD: triangle has been formed; breakout of the upper border is expected

Current trend

During several months, the British Pound was falling against the US Dollar. However, at the beginning of February, the GBP/USD pair started growing within a narrow ascending channel and reached the key resistance level of 1.4670. For the last few days, the pair has been trading in a sideways channel and forming a triangle pattern.

Today, ahead of the macroeconomic releases, the Pound gained support and strengthened to the upper border of the triangle. However, later on, amid negative data on Consumer Price Index and Retail Price Index, released in the UK, the pair fell to the lower border. Key statistics for the UK and the US which might influence dynamics in the pair are due tomorrow and at the end of the trading week.

Support and resistance

If the lower border of the triangle is broken down, the pair would fall to 1.4180. In case of favorable data on the UK, the price might overcome the upper border and continue growing to 1.4670 and 1.4775.

According to technical indicators, the pair is likely to keep moving up. The price reached the middle MA of Bollinger Bands. MACD shows that volumes of short positions are falling.

Support levels: 1.4425, 1.4335, 1.4285, 1.4180, 1.4100, 1.4050, 1.3970.
Resistance levels: 1.4510, 1.4565, 1.4600, 1.4670, 1.4740, 1.4775, 1.4915, 1.5020.

Trading tips

Pending sell orders can be placed at the level of 1.4390 with the target at 1.4290 and stop-loss at 1.4420.
Pending buy orders can be placed at the level of 1.4530 with the target at 1.4630 and stop-loss at 1.4500.

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Old Feb 17, 2016, 10:29am   #92
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Current trend

Top oil producers – Russia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela – have agreed to freeze oil output at 11 January level. This decision might help to tackle an oversupply of the global oil market. Thus, the price of oil has its chance to strengthen to $40 per barrel. However, at the same time, there is a lack of clear understanding of how long the agreement will last and whether the countries will strictly follow all its conditions.

Support and resistance

The price is trading slightly below the MA200.
The nearest support level is at 32.00.
The nearest resistance level is at 32.50.

Trading tips

Short positions can be opened from the level of 32.00 with the target at 30.47 and stop-loss at 32.20.

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Old Feb 19, 2016, 10:38am   #93
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Current trend

During the Asian session, the AUD/USD pair fell to the level of 0.7100. The Australia Dollar was losing its positions after RBA board member John Edwards stated the national currency is too strong. In his opinion, a more comfortable level for the AUD/USD pair would be 0.6500.

The Australian currency came under pressure amid the publication of labour market report. In January, Unemployment Rate in Australia was slightly up to 6.0% from 5.8%; Employment Change fell by 7.9K while analysts forecasted a 15K rise.
Today, attention needs to be paid to data on inflation in the US. Consumer Price Index is expected to remain unchanged. In case of a growth in the indicator, the USD might strengthen.

Support and resistance

At present, the pair is trying to break down the level of 0.7100. The Bulls are getting less active.
Support levels: 0.7100, 0.7050, 0.7000.
Resistance levels: 0.7240, 0.7180, 0.7140.

Trading tips

Short positions can be opened below the level of 0.7090 with targets at 0.7050, 0.7000 and stop-loss at 0.7110.
Long positions can be opened from the level of 0.7140 with the target at 0.7200 and stop-loss at 0.7110.

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Old Feb 23, 2016, 11:46am   #94
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LiteForexNews started this thread EUR/USD: general analysis

Current trend

The EUR/USD pair continues falling. The European currency is under pressure from Germany’s macroeconomic releases. IFO Expectations indicator came below the forecast, having fallen to 98.8 points. The statistics have raised concern that the eurozone’s largest economy is experiencing a slowdown.
Today, attention needs to be paid to data on Consumer Confidence, due in the US. If the indicator exceeds 97 points, the Euro is likely to continue its decline.

Support and resistance

RSI has reached the 30 level, indicating the price is approaching the overbought zone and can turn down from the current levels 1.0990-1.0970.
The nearest support level is 1.0991.
The nearest resistance level is 1.1052.

Trading tips

Short positions can be opened from the level of 1.0980 with the target at 1.0950 and stop-loss at 1.1000.

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Old Feb 24, 2016, 10:01am   #95
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LiteForexNews started this thread AUD/USD: review and forecast

Current trend

During the Asian session, the AUD fell to the level of 0.7170. The pair was moving down amid the publication of macroeconomic data on Australia.
In particular, analysts expected Wage Price Index to remain unchanged both on the quarterly and annual bases. However, the index was down to 0.5% from 0.6% and to 2.2% from 2.3%, respectively. The indicator of Construction Work Done fell by 3.6% in the fourth quarter against an expected decline by 2.0%.

Support and resistance

The pair continues trading within an ascending channel. The price rebounded down from the upper border 0.7240 and tested the level of 0.7170. Trading volumes have fallen that indicates the Bears are getting less active.
Support levels: 0.7170, 0.7140, 0.796.
Resistance levels: 0.7240, 0.7300, 0.7400.

Trading tips

Short positions can be opened below the level of 0.7170 with targets at 0.7140, 0.7100 and stop-loss at 0.7200.
Long positions can be opened above the level of 0.7240 with targets at 0.7300, 0.7400 and stop-loss at 0.7210.

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Old Feb 25, 2016, 9:59am   #96
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LiteForexNews started this thread EUR/JPY: pair remains under pressure

Current trend

The European currency is losing positions against the Japanese Yen amid a very low appetite for risk. On Wednesday, the pair reached its lows since April 2013, having fallen to the level of 122.45.
The Euro came under moderate pressure from recent macroeconomic data. In particular, France’s Consumer Confidence fell to 95 in February from 97 that is the lowest reading for the last six months.
At the same time, Japan’s statistics did not manage to support the national currency. Thus, Coincident Index was down to 110.9 points in December from 111.9 points.

Support and resistance

Bollinger Bands indicator on the daily chart is directed down. The price range tends to narrow down reflecting correctional dynamics in the pair. MACD has started growing but is still keeping a sell signal. Stochastic is in the oversold zone and trying to turn up indicating an upward correction in the pair.
The indicators recommend waiting for clearer trading signals.
Support levels: 123.57, 123.06 (23 February low), 122.45 (24 February low).
Resistance levels: 124.22, 125.00, 125.77, 126.16, 126.62 (18 February level), 127.30, 128.17 (16 February high), 128.75, 129.13.

Trading tips

Long positions can be opened after the consolidation above the level of 125.00 with targets at 126.60, 127.00 and stop-loss at 124.20. Validity – 2-3 days.
Short positions can be opened if the price turns down at the level of 125.00 with the target at 122.45 and stop-loss at 125.50. Validity – 2-3 days.

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Old Feb 26, 2016, 12:23pm   #97
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LiteForexNews started this thread GBP/USD: general review

Current trend

The pair continues trading in a downward trend having lost around 2% of the value since the beginning of the year.

The Pound is substantially pressured by the possibility of a British exit from the European Union. The pressure was magnified because of the statements by the number of UK’s politicians who supported the decision to leave the EU. Current situation is likely to last until 23 June when the referendum on the matter is due in the UK.

In addition, the pair is pressured by significantly lowered probability of monetary policy tightening in the UK due to weak macroeconomic statistics that come out in the country lately.

Support and resistance

The nearest support level is at 1.3876.
The nearest resistance level is at 1.4059.

Trading tips

Short positions can be opened from the level of 1.4059 with the target at 1.3876 and stop-loss at 1.4100.

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Old Feb 29, 2016, 12:42pm   #98
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Current trend
Last week the pair significantly fell having lost around 400 points and reached its March 2009 lows.
The pair was substantially pressured by strong data from the US on the GDP for the fourth quarter of 2015 and Personal Consumption Expenditure – Price Index. Furthermore, UK’s data on the Total Business Investment and Consumer Confidence came out worse than expectations, which added to the pressure on the pair.
Today attention needs to be paid to data on Pending Home Sales for January from the US.

Support and resistance
On the 4-hour chart, the pair is trading near the lower MA of Bollinger Bands. Moving averages with 50, 100 and 144 periods remain above the price and directed down. MACD histogram is in the negative zone and its volumes are barely changing. ADX indicates a fall in the price, while DI lines are crossing each other and heading in opposite directions.
Support levels: 1.3841.
Resistance levels: 1.3878, 1.3923, 1.3965, 1.4025, 1.4070, 1.4107.

Trading tips
Short positions can be opened from the level of 1.3840 with targets at 1.3800, 1.3760 and stop-loss at 1.3870. Validity – 1-2 days.
Long positons can be opened from the level of 1.3920 with the target at 1.3960 and stop-loss at 1.3900. Validity- 1-2 days.

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Old Mar 1, 2016, 10:15am   #99
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Current trend
On Monday, the price of silver grew slightly, having moved up from its recent lows reached at the end of the previous week. Presently, the price is growing within an upward correction, but analysts keep positive outlook. Negative dynamics in stock markets and not so strong positions of the US currency allow prices of commodity assets to grow.
In particular, Chicago purchasing managers' index was down to 47.6 points in February from 55.6 points, while analysts forecasted a decline to only 53.0 points.

Support and resistance
Bollinger Bands indicator on the daily chart is turning down while the price range is narrowing down again. MACD keeps its strong upward trend. Stochastic has reached the border of the oversold zone and is trying to turn horizontally.
The indicators recommend waiting for clearer trading signals.
Support levels: 14.78, 14.60 (29 February low), 14.48, 14.40, 14.30, 14.18, 14.00 (22 January low), 13.90.
Resistance levels: 14.92, 15.07, 15.15, 15.29, 15.44, 15.57 (24 February high), 15.84, 16.00, 16.10, 16.34.

Trading tips
Long positions can be opened if the price breaks out the levels of 15.00, 15.07 (with appropriate indicator signals) with targets at 15.44, 15.57, 15.84 and stop-loss at 14.75. Validity – 2-4 days.
Short positions can be opened if the price turns down near the level of 15.00 with the target at 14.60 stop-loss at 15.30, 15.40. Validity – 2-3 days.

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Old Mar 3, 2016, 1:05pm   #100
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LiteForexNews started this thread AUD/USD: general review

Current trend
The AUD/USD pair continues growing. The pair was supported by strong data from Australia that came out better than forecasts. The Trade Balance deficit shrank to 2.94 billion, while the AiG Performance of Services Index grew to 51.8 points.
Today pair’s dynamics can influenced by data on Initial Jobless Claims and Factory Orders from the US. Tomorrow attention needs to be paid to data on Retail Sales in Australia and the Unemployment Rate in the US.

Support and resistance
On the daily chart, the pair is trading near the upper MA of Bollinger Bands. The price remains above the EMA50, EMA100 and EMA144 that are horizontal. MACD histogram is in the positive zone and its volumes are growing. ADX is moving up, while DI lines are crossing each other and heading in opposite directions.
Support levels: 0.7296, 0.7250, 0.7200, 0.7127, 0.7070, 0.7000, 0.6953, 0.6906, 0.6830.
Resistance levels: 0.7340, 0.7380.

Trading tips
Long positions can be opened from current prices with targets at 0.7340, 0.7380 and stop-loss at 0.7320. Validity – 1-2 days.
Short positions can be opened from the level of 0.7290 with the target at 0.7250 and stop-loss at 0.7310. Validity – 1-2 days.

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Old Mar 4, 2016, 9:01am   #101
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LiteForexNews started this thread USD/CAD: review and forecast

Current trend
This week, the USD/CAD pair has been falling like it did in the previous month. At present, the price remains near the level of the beginning of December 2015.
Today, series of macroeconomic publications are due both in the US and Canada. At 3:30 pm (GMT+2) attention needs to be paid to statistics on US labour market, including data on unemployment rate. It is hard to predict what impact these releases will have on the American currency. At the same time, analysts’ forecasts for Canada’s data are generally negative.

Support and resistance
According to technical indicators, the pair tends to continue moving down. The price remains between the middle and the lower MAs of Bollinger Bands.
Support levels: 1.3300, 1.3060, 1.2860.
Resistance levels: 1.3540, 1.3700, 1.3900, 1.4070.

Trading tips
Short positions can be opened after the price breaks down the level of 1.3300 with the target at 1.3060.
Long positions can be opened above the level of 1.3540 with the target at 1.3700.

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Old Mar 7, 2016, 11:01am   #102
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LiteForexNews started this thread USD/JPY: pair trades flat

Current trend
The USD/JPY pair ended the previous trading week near the opening levels.
On Friday, the Yen was growing moderately during the morning session supported by the statements of BoJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda that the central bank is not considering any further cuts in interest rates. More support for the currency came from favorable data on labour cash earning which were up by 0.4% in January after the previous 0.2% growth.
Then, the pair gained back its losses amid US macroeconomic data but did not manage to strengthen further, as the US Dollar came under pressure due to a fall in the indicators of average hourly earnings and average weekly hours.

Support and resistance
Bollinger Bands indicator on the daily chart is directed horizontally while the price range is trying to remain within the current borders. MACD is slowing down its growth but is still keeping a relatively strong buy signal. Stochastic has left the overbought zone and moving up-and-down.
The indicators recommend waiting for clearer trading signals.
Support levels: 113.50, 113.00, 112.50, 112.00, 110.97 (11 February low).
Resistance levels: 113.85, 114.54 (2 March high), 115.00, 115.56, 116.00 (8 February level), 116.50, 117.00.

Trading tips
Long positions can be opened after the price breaks out and consolidates above the level of 113.85 with targets at 115.00, 115.60 and stop-loss at 113.00. Validity – 2-3 days.
Short positions can be opened if the price breaks down the level of 113.00 with targets at 112.00, 111.50, 111.00 and stop-loss at 113.70. Validity – 2-4 days.

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Old Mar 9, 2016, 9:52am   #103
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Current trend
Yesterday the pair significantly grew amid some decline in oil prices and the strengthening US Dollar.
Today extra attention needs to be paid to the Bank of Canada Interest Rate Decision and the regulator’s Rate Statement. According to forecasts, the rate will remain unchanged at the current 0.5%. High volatility is expected on the market during the news releases.

Support and resistance
The pair is trading near the strong resistance level at 1.3470 that the price has tested three times since the beginning of the month.
The likeliest scenario seems a price rebound from the level of 1.3470 that coincides with the upper MA of Bollinger Bands on the 4-hour chart, and its further fall towards the middle MA of the indicator at the level of 1.3364.
Support levels: 1.3364, 1.3260.
Resistance levels: 1.3470, 1.3585.

Trading tips
Pending sell orders can be placed at the level of 1.3470 with the target at 1.3364 and stop-loss at 1.3495.
Pending buy orders can be placed at the level of 1.3495 with the target at 1.3585 and stop-loss at 1.3470.

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Old Mar 11, 2016, 11:04am   #104
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LiteForexNews started this thread EUR/USD: general review

Current trend
Yesterday the pair showed a volatile trade amid the monetary policy ECB meeting. As soon as the decision to cut the refinance rate to zero and the deposit rate to -0.4% was made, the pair significantly fell. However, later comments by Mario Draghi that in the near future more monetary policy easing in unlikely sent the pair in the opposite direction. At the same time, pair’s growth was limited by strong data on Initial Jobless Claims form the US that fell to 259 thousands that was better than forecasts.
Today attention needs to be paid to data on Imports and Exports from the US.

Support and resistance
On the 4-hour chart, the price broke out the upper MA of Bollinger Bands suggesting a downward correction possibility towards the level of 1.1038. MACD histogram is in the positive zone but its volumes are falling indicating a correction possibility as well.
Support levels: 1.1158, 1.1038, 1.1000, 1.0990.
Resistance levels: 1.1217, 1.1250, 1.1286.

Trading tips
Short positions can be opened after the breakdown and consolidation below the level of 1.1100 with targets at 1.1038, 1.0990 and stop-loss at 1.1125.
Long positions can be opened after the breakout and consolidation above the level of 1.1217 with targets at 1.1250, 1.1286 and stop-loss at 1.1242.

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Old Mar 14, 2016, 10:15am   #105
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Current trend

In the end of last week, the pair significantly grew amid the publication of strong data in the US and the ECB decision to expand its QE program.
At the same time, the Yen remains under pressure prior to the Bank of Japan meeting on monetary policy that is due tomorrow. Investors worry that the regulator can apply fresh measures aimed at limiting growth in the Yen and stimulating inflation growth.
In addition, tomorrow attention needs to be paid to data on Industrial Production in Japan.

Support and resistance

Bollinger Bands on the daily chart is moving up while the price range significantly narrowed. MACD is growing and giving a quite strong buy signal. Stochastic is growing as well and approaching the overbought zone.
The indicators recommend waiting for clearer trading signals.
Support levels: 113.50 (local low), 113.00, 112.50 (9 and 10 March lows), 112.00, 110.97 (11 February low).
Resistance levels: 114.00 (local high), 114.54 (2 March high), 115.00, 115.56, 116.00, 116.50, 117.00.

Trading tips

Long positions can be opened after the breakout of the level of 114.00 (with the appropriate indicators signals) with targets at 115.00, 115.56 and stop-loss at 113.50. Validity – 2-4 days.
Short positions can be opened after the price rebound from the level of 114.00 with targets at 113.00, 112.50 and stop-loss at 114.60. Validity – 2-4 days.

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