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Technical Analysis Aug.28th

by on August 28, 2014 7:51 am GMT
 

EURUSD

Despite a plethora of ‘sell’ signals on the daily and weekly charts, the Euro is currently recovering, as the support at 1.3150, represented by the monthly S2, proved to be quite strong. Given the absence of any significant resistances nearby, the currency is now likely to move towards 1.33, where it is going to meet the monthly S1 and 2013 Q4 low. The supply there will be expected to limit the gains and initiate a sell-off to 1.31.

 

Traders’ Sentiment
The bullish market participants are slowly but surely increasing their advantage in numbers over the bears—the gap amounts to 24 percentage points. But there are almost no buy orders left—their share is now merely 24% (37% yesterday).

 

EURUSD Pivot Levels Pivot Woodie Fibonacci
Resistance 3 1.3275 1.3279 1.3242
Resistance 2 1.3242 1.3244 1.322
Resistance 1 1.3217 1.3221 1.3207
Pivot 1.3185 1.3187 1.3185
Support 1 1.316 1.3164 1.3163
Support 2 1.3128 1.313 1.315
Support 3 1.3103 1.3107 1.3128

 

GBPUSD

The Cable refuses to leave the vicinity of the weekly PP, which has already been confirmed as a resistance level. And if the bulls continue to push the Pound away from 1.6550, they will encounter the monthly S2 at 1.6650 and May low at 1.67. If this is not enough to halt the advancement, there are also monthly S1 and 200-day SMA standing near 1.6750 that are highly unlikely to let the currency to appreciate any further.

 

Traders’ Sentiment
There are no significant changes in the sentiment of the SWFX market towards GBPUSD—most (66%) of the traders are presently holding long positions. Speaking of orders, there is no difference between the buy (46%) and sell (54%) commands right now.

 

GBPUSD Pivot Levels Pivot Woodie Fibonacci
Resistance 3 1.6677 1.6679 1.6641
Resistance 2 1.6641 1.6642 1.6615
Resistance 1 1.6608 1.661 1.6598
Pivot 1.6572 1.6573 1.6572
Support 1 1.6539 1.6541 1.6546
Support 2 1.6503 1.6504 1.6529
Support 3 1.647 1.6472 1.6503

 

USDJPY

For the time being this week is bearish for the U.S. Dollar, as it has already given up 50 pips. However, the outlook remains bullish, being that none of the main supports have been breached yet. The first concentration of demand is considered to be at 103.50, where the monthly R1 merges with the monthly PP. There is also an important level at 103 (July high), but as long as 102 is intact, the bias will be to the upside.

 

Traders’ Sentiment
While the SWFX market sentiment remains neutral with respect to USDJPY (54% of open positions are long), there has been a sharp decline in the relative amount of buy orders since the previous report—from 64% to 41%.

 

USDJPY Pivot Levels Pivot Woodie Fibonacci
Resistance 3 104.48 104.44 104.32
Resistance 2 104.32 104.3 104.18
Resistance 1 104.1 104.06 104.09
Pivot 103.94 103.92 103.94
Support 1 103.72 103.68 103.79
Support 2 103.56 103.54 103.7
Support 3 103.34 103.3 103.56

 

USDCHF

Although most of the near-term indicators poaint North and the price has recently closed above the 2013 Q1 high, USDCHF is currently retreating. But this bearish activity should only be temporary, and the latest losses are likely to be negated after the pair comes down to 0.91, where the bullish momentum is likely to be restored. If not, then we will be looking at 0.90 as a potential reversal point.

 

Traders’ Sentiment
While the portion of buy orders placed 50 pips from the spot went up, namely from 68 to 75%, at the same time their share in a wider price interval (100 pips from the spot) fell from 69 to 59%, most likely because of a cluster of sell stop orders below 0.91.

 

USDCHF Pivot Levels Pivot Woodie Fibonacci
Resistance 3 0.9223 0.9219 0.9204
Resistance 2 0.9204 0.9202 0.9186
Resistance 1 0.9176 0.9172 0.9175
Pivot 0.9157 0.9155 0.9157
Support 1 0.9129 0.9125 0.9139
Support 2 0.911 0.9108 0.9128
Support 3 0.9082 0.9078 0.911