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LTC and EOS – Breakout seen but would it be confirmed?


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LTC/USD

The price of Litecoin has been on the rise since the 26th of April when it fell down to $211. From there we have seen an increase of 26.4% as it came up to $266.6 at its highest point. It started moving sideways from yesterday’s high and is currently sitting slightly lower but is in an upward trajectory overall.

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On the hourly chart, we can see that the price has started breakout out from the symmetrical triangle in which it was since yesterday’s high. This could be an early indication that the price is now headed further up. However, a confirmation is needed which could come as the hourly candle close above the territory of the symmetrical triangle and then a successful retest of its resistance for support

The previous descending move has definitely ended as a five-wave correction however it is still unclear how the current rise would end and which type of structure it could form. There are three possible scenarios in play. The first being that we are seeing the starting five-wave impulse in which case its third sub-waves 1st wave has developed. The next one is slightly negative and considered the rise from the 26th as the ABC correction with more upside potential for the C wave. The third one is the most negative one and implies that the ABC correction to the upside already ended in which case we are now seeing the start of the next descending move with the symmetrical triangle being its 2nd sub-wave.




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Gold Price Remains At Risk, Oil Price Extends Rally


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Gold price failed to clear the $1,800 resistance zone and started a fresh decline. Crude oil price is rising and it is showing a lot of positive signs above $64.50.

Important Takeaways for Gold and Oil


  • Gold price failed to clear the $1,790 and $1,800 resistance levels against the US Dollar.
  • There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,788 on the hourly chart of gold.
  • Crude oil price climbed higher nicely and it even broke the $65.00 resistance zone.
  • There is a crucial bullish trend line forming with support near $64.30 on the hourly chart of XTI/USD.

Gold Price Technical Analysis

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Earlier this week, gold price climbed higher above the $1,780 resistance against the US Dollar. However, it failed to clear the $1,790 and $1,800 resistance levels.

A high was formed near $1,789 on FXOpen before the price started a fresh decline. There was a break below the $1,780 and $1,765 support levels. The price even settled below the $1,780 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average.

A low was formed near $1,756 before the price recovered. It climbed above the $1,765 level. There was a break above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $1,789 high to $1,756 low.

However, the price failed to clear the $1,780 resistance and the 50 hourly simple moving average. It also struggled near the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $1,789 high to $1,756 low.

Moreover, there is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,788 on the hourly chart of gold. The price must clear the $1,780 resistance and the trend line to start a strong increase in the coming sessions.

If not, there is a risk of another decline below the $1,760 level. The first key support is near the $1,755 and $1,750 levels. Any more losses might call for a test of the $1,720 support.




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GBP/USD Turns Red, EUR/GBP Eyes More Upsides


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GBP/USD failed to test 1.4000 and started a fresh decline. EUR/GBP is showing positive signs and it is trading nicely above the 0.8675 support zone.

Important Takeaways for GBP/USD and EUR/GBP


  • The British Pound topped near the 1.3975 zone and started a fresh decline.
  • There was a break below a key contracting triangle with support near 1.3885 on the hourly chart of GBP/USD.
  • EUR/GBP started a fresh increase and it settled above the 0.8650 pivot level.
  • There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance near 0.8695 on the hourly chart.

GBP/USD Technical Analysis

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After a steady increase above the 1.3900 level, the British Pound faced sellers against the US Dollar. The GBP/USD pair failed to test the 1.4000 resistance zone and started a fresh decline.

A high was formed at 1.3976 on FXOpen before the pair declined. It broke the 1.3920 and 1.3900 support levels. There was also a break below a key contracting triangle with support near 1.3885 on the hourly chart of GBP/USD.

The pair settled well below the 1.3850 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average. It traded as low as 1.3801 and it is now attempting an upside correction.

An initial resistance on the upside is near the 1.3840 level. It is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the 1.3976 high to 1.3801 low. The first major resistance is near the 1.3860 level.

The next major resistance is near the 1.3885 level. The 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the 1.3976 high to 1.3801 low is also near 1.3885. A successful close above 1.3850 and a follow up move above 1.3885 could open the doors for a move towards the 1.4000 resistance.

Conversely, there is a risk of a fresh decline towards the 1.3800 support level. The next major support is near the 1.3780 level. Any more losses could initiate a drop towards the 1.3720 support zone.




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Weak Dollar Despite Strong U.S. Economic Performance


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The U.S. economy grew at 6.4% in the first quarter of the year, and it is in line to exceed the pre-pandemic growth level. The good news goes even further, as the growth in the first quarter exceeds the previous quarter’s growth of 4.3%.

However, the U.S. dollar did not rise on the news. In fact, for the entire month of April, the dollar traded with an offered tone. For instance, with the exception of the last trading day of the month, the EURUSD moved only higher, from 1.17 to over 1.21 in less than thirty days.
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Fed Keeps the Accommodative Measures

One day before the GDP release, the Federal Reserve of the United States (Fed) announced that it keeps the monetary policy accommodative despite the remarkable economic performance. As such, the Fed continues to buy $120 billion worth of assets every month, putting pressure on the dollar.

The households’ savings rate at the end of the first quarter was 21%, up from 13% in the last quarter of 2021. The uncertainty generated by the pandemic continues, as households keep stashing funds and postpone consumption.

However, the more people get a vaccine, the faster the U.S. economy will come back to normality. As such, the savings rate is expected to decline in the second quarter of the year, pushing the GDP even higher.
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It all comes down to the stimulus checks received by households. As the chart above shows, the stimulus checks played an important role during the pandemic, but yet the U.S. consumer is not spending it entirely, as suggested by the high savings rate.

Moving forward, the trading month starts strongly with the Non-Farm Payrolls release scheduled next Friday. The market expects 975k new jobs to have been created in April and that the Unemployment Rate will decline to 5.7% from the previous 6%. However, the risk is that the data will be much better than expected, as suggested by the steady economic growth seen in the first quarter.

As for the dollar, at one point, it should start reflecting the economic reality. Moreover, if the NFP exceeds expectations, the Fed will have a hard time keeping its current monetary policy stance and will be forced to announce the tapering of its asset purchases sooner than expected.




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BTC and XRP – Retracement seen but further upside expected


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BTC/USD

The price of Bitcoin has been on a decline from yesterday’s high at $59,000 and has made a 6.69% decrease measured to its lowest point today at $55.084. Now it is sitting slightly higher but is again looking like its struggling to keep up the recovery.

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On the hourly chart, you can see that the price of Bitcoin was on the rise since the 26th of April when an ascending triangle was made. Yesterday, we saw a breakout to the downside from the triangles support, which could imply that this ascending move ended as the five-wave increase. If this is true then the five-wave move was most likely a leading diagonal from the next impulsive move to the upside as the previous correction of the higher degree ended.

Now we could be seeing the 2nd sub-wave of the next move to the upside which would retrace the price of Bitcoin to around $53,000 area most optimally where the 0.5 Fibonacci level is. This Fib level is standing in the vicinity of the significant horizontal support at $53,300 which might hold the price, but we could see the price going further down to the $51,221 area where the next one is.

After this retracement ends, according to the primary count, we are to see further uptrend continuation and new highs for Bitcoin.




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EUR/USD is Facing Hurdles, USD/JPY Remains Elevated


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EUR/USD failed to stay above the 1.2100 zone and corrected lower. USD/JPY is trading in a positive zone above 109.00 and it is now approaching a major breakout.

Important Takeaways for EUR/USD and USD/JPY


  • The Euro started a fresh decline from well above the 1.2100 pivot level.
  • There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near 1.2040 on the hourly chart of EUR/USD.
  • USD/JPY started a decent increase above the 108.50 and 109.00 resistance levels.
  • There is a major breakout pattern forming with resistance near 109.38 on the hourly chart.

EUR/USD Technical Analysis

After a spike above the 1.2125 level, the Euro faced a fresh round of selling against the US Dollar. As a result, the EUR/USD pair started a fresh decline below the 1.2100 pivot level.

The pair broke a few key supports near 1.2080 and 1.2050. It even spiked below the 1.2000 level and settled well below the 50 hourly simple moving average. A low is formed near 1.1999 on FXOpen and the pair is correcting higher.

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There was a break above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the 1.2075 high to 1.1999 low. The first major resistance on the upside is near the 1.2035 level.

There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near 1.2040 on the hourly chart of EUR/USD. The trend line is close to the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the 1.2075 high to 1.1999 low.

The 50 hourly simple moving average is also near the 1.2035 zone to act as a hurdle. If there is an upside break above the 50 hourly simple moving average and the trend line, the pair could rise further towards the 1.2100 pivot level.

If not, there is a risk of more downsides below 1.2010. The main support is near 1.2000. A close below 1.2000 could open the doors for a move towards the 1.1920 support.




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LTC and EOS – New highs ahead


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LTC/USD

The price of Litecoin has been on the rise since the 26th of April when it was being traded at $214. We have seen an increase of 69.8% measured to its highest point of $364 made yesterday. Currently, it is being traded slightly lower but is now again started moving to the upside again.

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On the hourly chart, you can see that the price has made an interaction with the significant ascending trendline which was the upward channel formed from November last year. As the price found resistance a minor pullback was made but the price is now expected to continue increasing further to the upside and make a breakout above the trendline. This means that a higher high would be expected in the vicinity of the $380 which would be the ending wave from the 3r wave of the higher degree count.

If this is true then the retest of the ascending resistance for support would be the 4th wave of the same degree that is going to look out of support before further upside movement potentially to the $440 area. We could see the price going a bit more to the downside if the lower degree 4th wave hasn’t ended fully but this isn’t as likely considering the bullish momentum seen.




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Gold Price Rallies Above $1,800, Oil Price Prepares For Next Move


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Gold price started a fresh increase and it cleared the $1,800 resistance zone. Crude oil price is trading nicely above $64.50 and it is likely setting up for the next move.

Important Takeaways for Gold and Oil


  • Gold price gained pace above the $1,790 and $1,800 resistance levels against the US Dollar.
  • There is a key bullish trend line forming with support near $1,805 on the hourly chart of gold.
  • Crude oil price climbed higher and tested the $66.65 zone before correcting lower.
  • There is a crucial contracting triangle forming with support near $64.70 on the hourly chart of XTI/USD.

Gold Price Technical Analysis

This week, gold price formed a strong support base above the $1,760 level against the US Dollar. As a result, there was a fresh increase above the $1,780 and $1,800 resistance levels.

The price even settled above the $1,800 zone and the 50 hourly simple moving average. It spiked above the $1,815 level and a high was formed near $1,818 on FXOpen. The price is now consolidating near the $1,815 level.

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An initial support on the downside is near the $1,805 zone. There is also a key bullish trend line forming with support near $1,805 on the hourly chart of gold.

The trend line is close to the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the $1,770 low to $1,818 high. If there are more losses, the price could decline towards the $1,800 level. The next key support could be near the $1,795 level.

The 50% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the $1,770 low to $1,818 high is also near the $1,795 zone. Besides, the 50 hourly simple moving average is near the $1,792 level.

On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $1,818 and $1,820 levels. A clear break above the $1,820 level may possibly open the doors for a move towards the $1,850 level.




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