GBPUSD

On the daily chart of the British Pound vs the US Dollar (GBPUSD) pair, we’re looking at a breakout out of a major descending channel. Price has been on a downtrend for one year and 7 months. Eventually, bulls took over and took price higher breaking out of the descending channel. Sentiment changed from bearish to bullish after the breakout. As the rally continued, price fell into another consolidation forming a bullish flag. A combination of a steep uptrend and a descending channel.

SUMMARY.

Price action gives us reason to believe that the price is on its way higher, especially if the price breaks out of the bullish flag, ensuing the uptrend.  We stay put and wait for price action to direct our next move.

EURJPY

On the Euro vs the Japanese Yen (EURJPY) the daily chart brings us to the realization of a pattern within a pattern. After a downtrend that lasted 1 year 9 months, the market bottomed forming a double bottom and a rally followed within an ascending channel. The double bottom broke out above last month, price came back to test the neckline and was successfully supported. This is another good example of trading confluence where two patterns are working out together to give us the same bias.

SUMMARY.

It is safe to say that price action suggests the pair is being controlled by bulls at the moment. Since price is trading within a rising channel, we wait to see whether the uptrend will possibly get to our near term level.


Disclaimer: This analysis is for educational and general information only and not advice or a recommendation to trade or invest. Do your own research/analysis and don’t blindly enter trades based on the analysis.

AUDNZD

The Australian Dollar vs the New Zealand Dollar (AUDNZD) pair on the weekly chart, we have a complete formation of a double bottom. The pattern broke out 9 weeks ago and has since retested the neckline upon which it was supported. We can base our bullish bias on this event.

SUMMARY.

As price action traders, we stay vigilant and wait to see whether the bulls have the intention of pushing price higher up possibly towards our major resistance. Such intentions would be depicted by candlesticks closing above the previous weeks’ candles.

XAUUSD

Shifting our attention to the daily chart of Gold vs the Us dollar (XAUUSD). We can see that price has been on a steep uptrend. Bulls have been persistently pushing price up since August last year. In the past 4 months, price has formed a descending triangle, that broke out below last week.

SUMMARY.

A breakout below the descending triangle is a potential bearish signal. However, price action confirmation is key before opening up any positions. Price may pull back to test the previous support level of the pattern as resistance before resuming its way further below.


Disclaimer: This analysis is for educational and general information only and not advice or a recommendation to trade or invest. Do your own research/analysis and don’t blindly enter trades based on the analysis.

USDCAD

We’re revisiting the Dollar vs the Canadian dollar pair (USDCAD) which we covered 3 weeks ago. The setup was an ascending triangle on the daily timeframe. On the daily chart it is quite clear that the direction the price took following the breakout of the pattern is downwards. At the time of the previous analysis, price was within the pattern at the lower boundary that acted as support. In the ensuing weeks, the price broke out below, came back for a retest and was resisted.

SUMMARY.

We monitor the price to see whether the bears will continue to push prices lower and possibly to the near term level.

AUDCHF

An ascending channel on the daily chart of The Australian dollar vs The Swiss Franc (AUDCHF) is our point of focus this week. The pair has been in a bearish trend for 3 years. The price is currently at the resistance level (upper boundary of the pattern) which coincides with the major level of the ascending channel. Bulls are dominant within the pattern, forming consecutive higher highs.

SUMMARY.

Looking at the previous candle which was an engulfing one, that candlestick at a major level may be an indication of bearish momentum coming in. However, as always we need to wait for a breakout because price may breakout on either side. Again patience is key, also consider the trend before opening any positions.


Disclaimer: This analysis is for educational and general information only and not advice or a recommendation to trade or invest. Do your own research/analysis and don’t blindly enter trades based on the analysis.

EURNZD

On the daily chart of  the Euro vs the New Zealand dollar (EURNZD), price has been consolidating in an uptrend forming an ascending wedge. Prices broke out below the pattern and came back for a possible pullback to test the lower boundary for resistance. At the moment, the price has been resisted as it has been unable to get back to the pattern. However we need to affirm the retest by a bearish candlestick.

SUMMARY.

Our bias is bearish, ensuing the breakout, however price action will confirm our entry. A dominant bearish candlestick such as an engulfing would be a good indication of lower prices to come.

CADCHF

Looking at the weekly chart of the Canadian Dollar versus the Swiss Franc (CADCHF), price is trading within the two trend lines (support and resistance) forming a symmetrical triangle. Price broke out of the pattern and preceding the breakout, an inside bar formed which was confirmed by the breakout candlestick. This shows a lot of bullish momentum and bias.

SUMMARY.

In this setup, we can look for an entry on a lower timeframe following price action confirmation. The  possibility of a re test is however present. We wait to see whether buyers will sustain the rally to the major level in the preceding weeks.


Disclaimer: This analysis is for educational and general information only and not advice or a recommendation to trade or invest. Do your own research/analysis and don’t blindly enter trades based on the analysis.

USDCHF

Looking at a minor uptrend on the Dollar vs The Swiss Franc (USDCHF) that began in August this year, the prices have been trading within an ascending channel on the daily timeframe, where the main players are bulls. Recently the channel broke out below and had a confirmation the next day.

SUMMARY.

Market sentiment has changed from bullish to bearish after the breakout. Are we going to see lower prices possibly to the near term level? A retest to the channel support is a possibility as well, before price resumes the bearish trend.

AUDJPY

For the past 5 years, the Australian Dollar vs the Japanese Yen (AUDJPY) pair has been on a downtrend on the weekly timeframe. Last month, prices broke out below a major level, and later formed an ascending triangle. The upper boundary of the triangle coincides with the major level which is a confluence. Price has been supported by the trend-line and resisted at the major level.

SUMMARY.

In such a scenario, we would be best placed to wait and act after the breakout. Bears may come in at the major level and push price lower to resume the bear market. Bulls may however continue with the rally causing a breakout of the triangle. Price action confirmation is key before we open any position.


Disclaimer: This analysis is for educational and general information only and not advice or a recommendation to trade or invest. Do your own research/analysis and don’t blindly enter trades based on the analysis.

EURCHF

On the EURCHF pair a fortnight ago, we looked at the weekly timeframe, on which bears have been in control. At the time, the fakey setup was our point of analysis. Two weeks later price has  rallied closing above the consolidation.

SUMMARY.

Based on the fakey setup our bias was bearish. However, price action confirmation was needed to affirm our expectations, especially after the fakey happened at a major level. Bulls came in at the level and pushed prices higher. Will the rally be sustained to the upper boundary of the channel taking into consideration that the main trend is bearish? As always price, the ultimate indicator will guide us.

USDCAD

The US Dollar vs The Canadian Dollar (USDCAD) has been consolidating within an ascending triangle as seen on the daily chart. In this pattern, bulls are in control forming consecutive higher lows. Prices have moved sharply bearish in the past two days, indicating a strong selling pressure.

SUMMARY.

To increase the probability of our trades whenever we’re looking at patterns, a breakout is needed. Prices could be supported at the lower boundary followed by a  rally up, or a breakout downward showing the bearish strength. We therefore protect our capital as we patiently wait for a confirmation.


Disclaimer: This analysis is for educational and general information only and not advice or a recommendation to trade or invest. Do your own research/analysis and don’t blindly enter trades based on the analysis.

XAUUSD

This week on the XAUUSD pair after the long term uptrend, prices have gone into a consolidation within a descending channel. The minor trend is a downtrend, guided by the chart pattern. However we must keep in mind that the main trend is still bullish. Indecision candles closed off the week giving us signs of uncertainty, more so the formation of the long legged doji near the upper boundary of the channel.

SUMMARY.

A bearish confirmation of the doji will give us a bearish bias. If not, further price action will guide us on the best course of action. For instance, a price breakout above the channel would mean that the upward trend may continue.

EURCAD

On the EURCAD pair, we have a descending wedge in a downtrend is usually a potential reversal signal. As usual, we have to wait for confirmation, before pulling the trigger. Price broke out of the wedge. The next candlestick after the wedge made a small pullback indicated by the lower shadow, also clearly seen on a lower timeframe. Furthermore the pullback candlestick doubles as an inside bar, a potential continuation signal.

SUMMARY.

Patience is needed to confirm whether bulls will come in strongly after the breakout and take price higher potentially to the near term resistance level.


Disclaimer: This analysis is for educational and general information only and not advice or a recommendation to trade or invest. Do your own research/analysis and don’t blindly enter trades based on the analysis.

AUDNZD

This week on the AUDNZD pair we have a setup that depicts a pattern within a pattern. A double bottom within a descending triangle. The double bottom broke out, pulled back to the neckline and was supported. Evidence of the pullback is the lower shadow on the pullback candlestick, that means lower prices were rejected as there was buying pressure.

SUMMARY.

We have a bullish bias following the double bottom breakout. However we need a confirmation candlestick to increase the probability of the opportunity. A confirmation in this case would be a close above/breakout of the descending triangle.

EURCHF

The main trend on the EURCHF pair has been bearish as prices have been trending within a descending channel since April last year. Prices are currently at a major support zone. Last week, prices closed off forming a Fakey setup. Traders were faked out going bullish but then there was a close below the mother candle.

SUMMARY.

The Fakey setup is a bearish signal, nevertheless caution should be observed as we’re at a major support zone. Price action will guide as to whether we will follow price following a breakout below the level, or rally higher to the upper boundary of the channel.


Disclaimer: This analysis is for educational and general information only and not advice or a recommendation to trade or invest. Do your own research/analysis and don’t blindly enter trades based on the analysis.

GBPNZD

This week we revisit the pair of GBPNZD that we covered in last week’s analysis. At the time, price was trading in an ascending channel which is an indication of bullish dominance. The Doji followed by the Marubozu gave us a bullish bias, and we can testify that the rally continued. Currently price is at our major resistance zone with the formation of a pin bar.

SUMMARY.

We will be keen to watch what happens next, that is if price will reverse at the resistance level of price 2.009, or if the buyers have enough pressure to break the resistance level. In the case of a reversal, we will watch out for a confirmation signal such as an Engulfing.

GBPUSD

A Descending Channel formation on the weekly timeframe has come to our attention. This pattern can act as a reversal or continuation signal depending on the trend. Price was in an uptrend 2 years ago, before consolidating in a falling wedge. The last candlestick formed was a Doji which also happens to be an inside bar.

SUMMARY.

A breakout of the Wedge will give us a clear direction on where price is likely head next. Since the breakout has not happened, we sit on our hands. The Inside Bar is a potential continuation signal following the bullish candle. At the same time, the Doji shows us indecision. Patience is needed to ascertain whether price will breakout on the upside or be resisted and trade within the wedge.

CADJPY

On the CADJPY pair, the focus this week is a consolidation in form of a weekly descending channel. The tag of war between bulls and bears within the channel is evident as prices have been contained within the support and resistance boundaries. However the main players are the bears who have taken prices lower and lower for the past 2 years.. The past week closed off with a pin bar.

SUMMARY.

Pin bars are potential reversal signals. In order to come up with a bearish bias, we need to see the pin bar confirmed by a candlestick that closes below such as an engulfing or a bearish marubozu. Until then, we patiently observe the charts for further price action.

GBPNZD

On the GBPNZD pair, the daily timeframe shows an ongoing fairly strong uptrend trading within an ascending channel. Bulls are the dominant market participants signified by the trend which is up. Prices have been resisted at the upper boundary as well as being supported at the lower boundary. Most recently a doji formed followed by a bullish marubozu.

SUMMARY.

Price action suggests that bulls are determined to push prices much higher. Nevertheless, we have to monitor and see how price will behave upon reaching the channel’s resistance. Otherwise the rally may be headed towards the major resistance.