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Forexpros Daily Analysis - 04/08/2010

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    ForexPros Daily Analysis August 04, 2010


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    Fundamental Analysis: Initial Jobless Claims

    The Initial Jobless Claims is a seasonally adjusted measure of the number of
    people who file for unemployment benefits for the first time during the
    given week. This data is collected by the Department of Labor, and published
    as a weekly report. The number of jobless claims is used as a measure of the
    health of the job market, as a series of increases indicates that there are
    fewer people being hired.
    On a week-to-week basis, claims are quite volatile.
    Usually, a move of at least 35K in claims, is required to signal a
    meaningful change in job growth.
    A higher than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the
    USD, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish
    for the USD. The analysts predict a future reading of 455.00K.

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    Euro Dollar

    The Euro broke resistance specified in yesterday's report 1.3174, and came
    very close to hitting the suggested target of 1.3200, but it stopped (for
    the second day in a row) only 6 pips before it, before retreating
    significantly to 1.3181. The fact that the rising move is slowing down warns
    of a possible correction for the whole rise from Friday's low. Such a
    correction would be a violent one, with its size a little less than 200
    pips, since its ideal target is at 1.3086. Therefore, we should keep eyes &
    mind open today, and consider all scenarios, and keep separate trading plans
    ready. What is requested from the Euro now is to break the resistance 1.3227
    which it is trading almost 20 pips below. This resistance is the key to more
    fireworks, and is the key to 1.33. If broken, we will target 1.3311 first,
    and at a later time 1.3383 as well. On the other hand, correction
    possibilities remain weak as long as we are trading above 1.3153. But if
    broken, we will be already in a short term correction, which will ideally
    target the single most important support for now 1.3086. And if this one is
    also broken, we will drop to test Friday's low 1.2979.

    Support:
    * 1.3153: Fibonacci 38.2% for the rise from Friday's low.
    * 1.3086: the rising trend line from Jun 29th low, and Fibonacci 61.8%
    retracement level for the rise from Friday's low. The single most important
    support for the time being.
    * 1.2979Friday's low, and the launch point of this recent rising move.

    Resistance:
    * 1.3227: the falling trend line from yesterday's high on intraday charts.
    * 1.3311: Mar 24th low.
    * 1.3383: Mar 31st low.

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    USD/JPY

    The Dollar/Yen dropped in the down wave we have talked about, it broke the
    support specified in yesterday's report 86.25, and successfully reached the
    first suggested target 85.52. With this, the first target of the falling
    wave is met, but what are the next targets? In the attached chart, which is
    a weekly one, we can see the falling channel from Sep 07 top. Although the
    bottom of this channel is very far away, and is just above 74, but there is
    an interesting trend line inside it, combining the monthly lows of Dec 08,
    Jan & Nov 09. This line is around 82.65 currently, providing us with a
    perfect target for this dropping wave, since we still expect, as we did
    before, that it will dive below 84.81. Therefore, we expect the price to
    reach this target, and as we do, we also realize that the limited volatility
    of this pair indicates that this will take some time. As for the short term,
    the support is at 85.31, and breaking it would indicate that we are already
    moving lower with the objective of breaking 84.81, and reaching lows not
    seen in 15 years. This break will target 84.81 first, then 83.87. The
    resistance is at 86.02, and if broken, we will target the important 86.81,
    then 87.49.

    Support:
    * 85.31: Asian session low.
    * 84.81: Nov 27th 2009 low, and the low of the last 15 years.
    * 83.87: Fibonacci extension level 138.2% for the falling wave from 86.86,
    compared to the wave which started at 88.10.

    Resistance:
    * 86.02: the falling trend line from 88.10 on the hourly chart.
    * 86.81: Jul 26th & 27th lows, and an obvious hourly support.
    * 87.49: Jul 29th high.

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    Forex trading analysis written by Munther Marji for Forexpros.

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