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Forex Market Technical and Fundamental Recap

Discussion in 'Forex Daily News & Outlook' started by forextrends24, May 23, 2009.

  1. forextrends24

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    Mar 27, 2009
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    Today's Forex Analysis summary

    The daily EUR USD is on pace to test a 50% at 1.4184. Regaining this area sets up a further rally to 1.4621. The rapid rise in the EUR USD may become a concern for the European Central Bank if it begins to curtail export demand. This may not be known for some time however.

    A two-sided trade dominated the USD JPY on Friday. Early in the session, traders bought up the Yen over concerns the U.S. was going to lose its top credit rating. Further strength was triggered by an optimistic statement from the Bank of Japan.

    Technically, the USD JPY is in a downtrend but found support in front of the March 19 bottom at 93.53. The daily closing price reversal bottom which was formed at 93.84 on Friday will be confirmed on a breakout over 94.91 next week. Although this formation will not change the trend to up, it is a strong indication that the buying may be greater than the selling at the current price level.

    The daily chart indicates the GBP USD is on pace to test a 50% resistance level at 1.6085. Regaining this price on a closing basis could lead to a further rally to 1.6694. These are just upside objectives of where the market may run into resistance. Upside momentum is so strong that it would be foolish to stand in front of the trend. Aggressive counter-trend traders have to read the trade when this area is being tested for clues of the start of selling pressure.

    The USD CAD extended its losses this week fueled by news that the Canadian inflation rate is under control and in anticipation of a U.S. sovereign debt reduction.

    Based on the current chart pattern, the USD CAD is on pace to test a major retracement zone at 1.1059 to 1.0586. There could be profit-taking at this level or at the least a technical bounce. Don’t anticipate anything until this zone is tested and momentum can be judged.

    Fear is driving the USD CHF lower as the U.S. Dollar is losing its luster as a safe haven currency. Concerns over the expanding size of the U.S. debt and the U.S. ability to pay back its obligations, is leading traders to seek the safety of the Swiss Franc. Because of the spike in demand for hard assets, the Swiss Franc has also become an attractive alternative to the U.S. Dollar because of its huge inventory of gold.

    Technically, the charts indicate further weakness as both the daily and weekly charts are in downtrends. This week this pair closed inside of a major retracement zone at 1.0972 to 1.0660. Based on the developing chart pattern, this market could accelerate sharply lower if the bottom end of the retracement zone is violated.

    Both technical and fundamental factors continue to support the rapid rise in the NZD USD.

    Technically this pair is in an uptrend on both the daily and weekly charts. Upside momentum is strong although lagging behind the other commodity-based currencies. This should not hinder this pair’s progress to a major retracement zone at .6553 to .6945.

    The AUD USD continued to soar higher and is on pace to test a major retracement zone of its entire range since the top in July 2008. The current range of .9792 to .6008 has created a retracement zone at .7900 to .8346. Depending on the momentum at the time this market reaches this retracement zone, look for profit-taking, or at the least technical bounces at these levels.

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