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NZDCAD

Welcome to our weekly analysis this week. We are going to look at NZDCAD on the weekly timeframe. It is quite apparent that we are in a bear market. Trading in a descending channel that dates back to 2016, having retracements lasting a few months then sellers take charge. During the last few weeks, we have seen the bulls trying to mark up the price. Currently we see an indecision candlestick in the form of a doji. The doji lies on the upper boundary of the channel which acts as a resistance zone as shown by the eclipses on the chart.

SUMMARY

This week’s candle indicates indecision; therefore we have to wait for further clarification before we make a move. However price behavior is indicating that buyers are exhausted at this point. A decision has to be made and we need to be keen to identify it. Price may be resisted and rotate lower as we are at a price ceiling shown by the upper boundary of the channel. If bulls regain momentum and break above the resistance zone then we will be alert for a confirmation to open bullish positions.

AUDUSD

Again on the weekly timeframe we are looking at the Aussie this week. Bears have been the dominant market players. They’ve pushed price downwards since 2017.We subsequently find a consolidation in form of a chart pattern. There’s a clear descending triangle which also doubles as a double top. Top 1 and top 2 are labelled. The neckline of the double top acts as the lower boundary of the descending triangle. Price has neither broken out of the double top /the descending triangle. This week the lower boundary has supported the bear power just as it has done 3 times before. 

SUMMARY

In order to open any positions we need to wait patiently for a break out. Price may break out below our pattern,i.e below the double top/descending triangle signaling that the bears are still authoritative. On the other hand it may break above the descending triangle. A validated break out on either direction will give us a high probability trade opportunity.  

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.

SUMMARY:

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.

SUMMARY:

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.

SUMMARY:

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.

Analysis

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.

Summary:

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.

Analysis:

This pair has been on a clear uptrend. This pair has been trapped in broadening tops chart pattern and the price has attempted to break the channel but the bulls could not keep up with the momentum. We see the prices soon closed inside the pattern which shows the importance of waiting for candle to close.

This is a perfect example of how the buyers are trapped in the fake breakout.

The sellers have stepped in they are pushing the prices down the bottom of the channel.

Summary:

Our bias for this pair is bullish although we need to see a clear breakout on the channel to hint us that the investor sentiment has changed. The price will guide us on our position as the prices approach the near term support whether the bullish trend will continue or the seller will prevail.

Weekly Analysis

Hello guys,

This week we’ll be looking at the GBPJPY pair. We see that the pair has been on a downtrend for the most part. The main trend is bearish. Prices found a bottom and made some retracement. Then we see prices trading within a descending channel. At the most recent bottom of the descending channel, we see a hammer, signaling that there’s a high probability markets will reverse. They actually did reverse. Now at this point we have to wait for a clear breakout of the descending channel in order to have a clear signal of where the market will be headed.

Summary

Our bias is still bearish. The bulls have made a strong comeback by rejecting the prices moving lower and the confirmation by the bullish weeks.

A breakout outside the descending channel may show that the investors sentiment has changed and with the political drama of the Brexit we need to be careful trading this pair.

Analysis

This pair has been trending sideways since late 2016. The market price is at the bottom of the sideways channel and finally hitting the monthly and weekly support. The support area is breached by a huge bear shadow informing us that this is a false break of the support area.

A huge bullish comeback at the support area is expected and the price rallies on Friday.

Will bullish move be sustained?

 Of course we let the market to advise further as we continue speculating this currency pair

Summary: A huge bullish comeback at the support zone could indicate a change in investors’ sentiment. We will monitor this pair closely and we will let the price guide us on the direction of this pair in the coming days and weeks.

Analysis

This pair has been on bear market.  A huge tailed bar formed at the close of last week, hinting a false break of the minor support line, but finding its support at the major monthly resistance area. The bulls make a huge comeback to push the prices higher but will the momentum hold its ground?

Summary: The market has been bear-dominated, but we might see a change in sentiment if the support area is strong enough to reject the prices moving further downside. As always we let the price be our master and we be listening to hear what the market is telling us before we can take initiate any positions on the pair.