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FOREX PRO WEEKLY #2, February 19-23, 2018

Discussion in 'Sive Morten- Currencies and Gold Video Analysis' started by Sive Morten, Feb 18, 2018.

  1. Sive Morten

    Sive Morten Special Consultant to the FPA

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    Today, guys, as I promised we will take a look at GBP, because I think that here we have rather interesting setup on daily chart. Fundamental background we've discussed yesterday in EUR thread. In relation of GBP, we have just one reliitvely new subject - possible Brexit reversal. At same time, just last week Court has rejected legal bit for Brexit cancelling.So all this noise around Brexit could bring a lot of volatility on GBP. Besides, Fathom still think that UK economy will stand under pressure, and despite possible another rate increase from BoE - this will be mostly single case but not new cycle. According to Fathom consulting view - BoE overestimate UK economy situation.
    "we maintain our belief that there is a greater-then-evens chance that the UK will suffer a mild technical recession this year. Although, as we have commented in the past, trying to predict a recession with any certainty is a “mug’s game”. But if we are right, economic slack in the UK economy will be greater than the Bank of England set out in its November 2017 Inflation Report and further rate hikes will be off the cards."

    COT Report

    CFTC data mostly shows bearish sentiment, but it is more typical for retracement action rather than for trend. As you can see net long position is dropping together with open interest. It means that recent action stands mostly due long covering rather than due new short positions.
    Still, GBP quite rare had net long position in the past. This one is not extreme one, but still stands rather close to all-time highs. Mostly it corresponds to average maximum value of net long position. From that standpoint we also could suggest that GBP still a bit overextended up.
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    Technicals
    Monthly

    GBP stands technically approximately in the same situation as EUR. Both has shown strong upside action in January, both at monthly resistance and completed upside harmonic swings.

    Long term chart barely has changed as last 4-6 weeks. As on EUR - February mostly stands inside to January.

    Although long-term view for GBP is not really positive and, as we read above, in Fathom's release, they expect some recession in 2018 and no rate increase from BoE.

    Trend is bullish here and there are some moments that we should take care on. First is uncompleted very long-term AB-CD target around 1.1650 area. Market has turned up just 350 pips above it, which is small distance for monthly scale. When such turning happens, this creates friable background of upside action. In fact, you never know where precisely market could stepped out and start dropping again, tending to uncompleted target. The same situation we have here. The nature of price action definitely shows that this is not a trend - too many overlapping candles, long shadows and no thrusting action.

    Market right now stands near overbought and inside resistance cluster of Fib level, YPR1 and natural area of monthly lows of 2007-2009 around 1.42 area.

    In our previous analysis we've suggested that GBP could turn down somewhere around 1.39-1.41 and now we're just watching for response. Definitely market feels some barrier around it.

    Finally, reaching of yearly Pivot resistance 1 will be a moment of particular interest. Pivots are not just support or resistance. They are sentiment indicators. And if GBP will fail to break it - this could become clear signal of coming downside reversal.

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    Weekly

    Here trend stands bullish and definitely it is too early to talk on breaking major upside tendency. Actually this could happen only if price will drop through 1.35 K-area and break upside channel. Previous three weeks was normal response on resistance of upper border of the channel, monthly resistance and weekly OB area. Market has formed approximately the same formation as on EUR - a kind of evening star pattern.

    But what is really important - take a look at backward action. It is weaker. While on EUR price has created new tops - here it was 5/8 retracement. And now market stands at very important point. Further downside drop could lead to rising of bearish domination. Besides, picture that we have on daily chart is very interesting.
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    Daily

    As cable has shown shyer reaction compares to EUR - take a look how overall combination looks. We have uncompleted AB-CD XOP target, and last week we've mentioned this moment couple times, as market was standing between OP and XOP.

    But in result of turmoil upside action has happened prior XOP has been completed. Meantime, GBP has climbed just to major 5/8 Resistance and keeps valid our AB-CD pattern.

    Now, right at this point we've got bearish stop grabber that has target around 1.3740 lows. This analysis makes me think that GBP could complete XOP...

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    Intraday

    How we could take a position on this setup. Obviously we're interested just in grabber's candle range. Any action above it will reduce attractiveness of whole setup. Grabber is very important point of this combination.

    B&B trade already has happened here, so we do not have the same issue as on EUR. To be honest guys, when I saw this drop on Friday, I thought about H&S pattern. Currently I'm not sure that we will get as deep retracement as 1.41, but still some upside bounce should happen. Price right now stands at Fib level and WPP. Reversal swing has been formed - so some deep retracement is a common thing in situation of this kind.
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    So, keep an eye on intraday charts - try to catch something like AB-CD, maybe "222"Sell or something of that sort. We need some pattern that will point on the level where is better to go short. Keep an eye on major Fib resistances. In normal conditions I would suggest deep retracement, and may be even H&S indeed. But, something tells me that this is not simple downside reversal. That's why some more aggressive action could happen. Still our major picture is daily one. If we will see too strong upside action on Monday and/or price will break above 1.41 - better to not go short at this conditions. This will be warning factor.

    Conclusion:
    On coming week we're mostly interested in setup that has been formed on daily chart as it has solid downside potential. Now we will be watching for chance to short but beware of strong upside action and breaking of 1.41 level.


    The technical portion of Sive's analysis owes a great deal to Joe DiNapoli's methods, and uses a number of Joe's proprietary indicators. Please note that Sive's analysis is his own view of the market and is not endorsed by Joe DiNapoli or any related companies.
     
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  2. Joh

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    As usual Sive, a wonderful informative report, most appreciated. Thank you :)
     
  3. Sive Morten

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    So, guys, while we're waiting for new clues on FX markets, let's see on Gold...

    On daily chart picture is very similar to EUR, as gold also has formed reversal session right at daily OB. Downside action stands rather fast... Now the major concern is - whether this is real downside reversal or just retracement from previous leg up:
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    To get an answer on this question, we need to wait for response on major support levels. They are 1334 and 1327. There could be multiple trading setups around them. Scalp traders could watch bullish reversal patterns to trade upside reaction on them, while we mostly want to get a pullback, and prefferably some bearish continuation pattern such as "222" Sell to go short:
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    On hourly chart we have downside AB-CD. ITs OP target coincides with 1334 Fib support while XOP stands very close to 1327 major 5/8 level. So, let's see on how market will response on them. Jumping in right now could be expensive, so better to wait a rally to sell into.
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  4. Sive Morten

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    Morning, guys,

    on Gold market picture mostly stands the same as on FX majors. Recent drop was really strong and tail closing. Gold has not broken all major levels yet as EUR and DXY, but, taking in consideration weak response to major support areas - this has solid chances to happen. So it is difficult to combine this drop with bullish market and treat it just as retracement... It seems that on daily chart we still will see a kind of AB-CD down.
    Major driving factor today is Fed minutes of course...
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    On 4-hour chart market stands at major 5/8 Fib support. Downside thurst looks attractive for DiNapoli trades, such as B&B "sell".
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    Market also mostly completes hourly XOP target and creates an Agreement with 1327 Fib support. So, two trades could be done here. Scalpers could watch for bullish patterns around that could trigger upside retracement. But our major pattern to watch for is B&B "Sell" on 4-hour chart, that could start somewhere around 1339-1340 K-resistance:
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  5. Sive Morten

    Sive Morten Special Consultant to the FPA

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    Good morning,

    here, on gold we could make mostly the same comments as on EUR right now. We were right on direction in the beginning of the week, but unfortunately market has not formed any meaningful retracement to take position. Even on Fed minutes release market was not able to give us desirable B&B "Sell" yesterday as retracement was too small. Now gold is tending to 1305-1315 support area - 3/8 FIb level and daily OS. This will be the floor for this week, probably:
    gold_d_22_02_18.

    Taking in consideration the speed of dropping, we probably could talk about AB=CD pattern with 1302 target. It also stands very close to daily support cluster. May be some meaningful reaction will follow as soon as this target will be completed:
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    Greetings everybody,

    Gold mostly shows similar action again to EUR. Yesterday here we also have got minor upside bounce. Still, technical picture tells that chances on reaching major 1315 support area looks better than immediate upside reversal. Mostly because drop was really fast:
    gold_d_23_02_18.

    On 4-hour chart we're dealing with the same major AB=CD pattern. Now price has reached minor COP target and shows response to it. It takes a shape of reverse H&S pattern.
    gold_4h_23_02_18.

    IF this H&S indeed will work properly, gold could show upside retracement back to 1336 K-resistance area. Currently we do not call you to take long position on this pattern (although it is not forbidden, of course), just because on EUR technical picture suggests a bit different action, and it is difficult to suggest how it will turn finally.
    Besides, we treat this retracement not as trading object but as a chance to get better level for short entry by far...
    gold_1h_23_02_18.

    This upward action could be completed today probably, but major continuation we will see only on next week.
     

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