This week, we are going to look at the most liquid currency pair. Right away looking left, it’s clear price has been trending strongly bullish. Bulls got exhausted at the top and bears took over and have been successful driving the market bearish. Price has been consolidating in the form of a falling wedge in this bear dominated stage of the market. In addition to that, a few weeks ago, we were trading within an ascending channel. The market broke below the ascending channel and pushed upwards to the lower boundary of the channel for a retest. At the same time we have a level that has acted both as support and resistance. Ladies and gentlemen this is what we call a trading confluence or an A plus setup. Trading confluences are explained in detail in our course, but briefly they are described as when we have more than one occurrence happening at the same time giving us a high probability that something will happen. In this case we have 3 occurrences. Currently price has been resisted by the upper boundary of the falling wedge. The retest on the ascending channel has held at least for this week as price has not been to return to the channel. Finally the level has also held its own and acted as resistance.
Following the resistance of the various patterns on price, we have a bearish bias. However waiting for a confirmation is paramount to opening any sell positions. Since we are well aware that price might as well, rally bullish and break out of the wedge, pierce through the level and return back to the channel.
On the gold this week, we are keen to notice that price has been on a strong bullish trend since 2016.Price reached the major level got resisted and sellers took over the market. Bears got exhausted around September 2018 and there was resumption of the bullish take over. Last week price formed a pinbar then followed by a strong bearish confirmation this week. Moreover this week’s candle has engulfed the previous 4 candlesticks and closed below the near term level.
Patience of a saint will be needed. The combination of the pinbar and confirmation could be a test of the previous break of the near term level by the bulls in order to see whether it’ll now act as a support zone. Price may rally even though we have seen a break of the near term level. Alternatively it could be a total reversal of the uptrend and the beginning of a new downtrend. In order to validate the latter we need a confirmation of the bear power by a retest. Further price action will guide us on which path to follow.
On this pair we are also going to follow up on what we observed two weeks ago. Price was on a long term ascending channel. There was a bearish move to the lower boundary of the channel. Right at the lower boundary, formed a bullish engulfing candle. Later the following week a doji was spotted succeeded by a bearish candle. A candle stick pattern known as an evening star.
During the analysis of the pair we concluded that we had to wait for a bullish confirmation after the bullish engulfing formation. Here we have another perfect example of how waiting for a confirmation is paramount in trading profitably consistently. It eliminates the chances of getting faked out or caught up in false moves. Price formed a doji there after, showing indecision of the bulls then a bear candle pushing prices further bearish. At this point we’re back playing the waiting game. Additional guidance is needed with either more bear dominance to break and close below the channel or a resistance of the lower boundary of the channel.
This week’s analysis will consist of a follow up of the previous week’s work. In the past 5 trading days on the pair, price broke and closed below the neckline momentarily. Which was then followed by a rejection of much lower prices and price pushed further up. The recent bullish move is seen to have reached on the level of the left shoulder of the head and shoulder chart pattern.
Remember we mentioned previously that in order to trade the head and shoulder pattern we have to be patient for a break and close below then followed by a confirmation. Basically the pattern is only complete if the latter happens. However our pattern was not completed, buyers took over the market and bid for higher prices.It should be clear how waiting for a confirmation prevented one to be faked out by the close below of the neckline. Currently price has formed an inside bar. We’ll again have to wait for a confirmation from price whether price will continue bullish with a close above the mother candle or reverse and close below it.
This week we are going to look at the GBPNZD on the daily timeframe. This is one of the most volatile pairs in the forex markets. It is quite clear when we look left, prices have been on a very steep downtrend. We can confirm the steepness from the gradient of the trend. Price later reached a near-term support then rallied up momentarily. Following the rally, there was a consolidation in form of a chart pattern. The pattern is known as a head and shoulder pattern as illustrated on the chart.
Consolidation is an indication of indecision between the buyers and sellers. Price was supported twice on the neckline of the pattern but eventually broke and closed a few pips below the neckline. At this point, we will hold on for prices to confirm the breakout from the neckline, as we know it is possible for prices to gain some bullish momentum and rally back up to the level of the left shoulder. Therefore to confirm bear power a pullback/retest is important to verify that the neckline will resist price from rallying back up past the neckline and push downwards.
This currency pair has been caught up in a ranging market. A series of pin bars and dojis mark a lower high and the inside bars illustrate that there are weakness in the buyers.
Are we headed to the support zone or will the investor sentiment change? This is a perfect illustration of the market speaking to a price action trader. Remember that the price always guide us on where the market is headed.
FX MARKET ANALYSIS NZDUSD NZDUSD 17th – 21ST Dec, 2018
The kiwi has been on a losing streak and this pair has been on a significant downtrend. We see a break of the support and the price has come back to retest the price. The doji forms followed by the bears who have dominated the market. Are we going to see a continuation? We will let the price give us more light in the behavior of this pair in the forthcoming days.
CADCHF(10th December to 14th December)
Analysis: A close look at this pair reveals that prices are have been consolidating and forming a symmetrical triangle. This is a strong indication of an eminent break-out of prices. Therefore, we should expect a breakout on either side of the triangle, that is either to the upwards or to the downside.
Summary: At this point we do not know the direction of the anticipated break-out, we therefore sit and wait for a clear price action signal after prices have broken out to decide on our bias on this pair, that is whether to go long or short.