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Technical Analysis Oct.15th

by on October 15, 2014 7:04 am BST
 

EURUSD

Although EURUSD seemed to have found strong support at 1.26 when it hit the Aug-Sep down-trend, the rally initiated there was unable to penetrate the resistance at 1.2740. Now the currency pair is unlikely to launch an attack on the 2013 low before it travels down to this year’s minimum at 1.25. But if the Euro closes beneath this level, the next support will be at 1.24—the current location of the monthly S1.

Traders’ Sentiment
Neither the bulls nor the bears have an advantage at the moment—both take up a half of the SWFX market. In the meantime, the share of orders to sell the European currency against the US Dollar grew from 49 to 59%.

EURUSD Pivot Levels Pivot Woodie Fibonacci
Resistance 3 1.2804 1.279 1.2768
Resistance 2 1.2768 1.2761 1.273
Resistance 1 1.2705 1.2691 1.2706
Pivot 1.2668 1.2661 1.2668
Support 1 1.2605 1.2591 1.263
Support 2 1.2568 1.2561 1.2606
Support 3 1.2505 1.2491 1.2568

GBPUSD

The Sterling took a major hit yesterday, falling nearly 200 pips in one day, as the support represented by the monthly S1 and now former 2014 low failed to nullify the downward momentum. Accordingly, GBPUSD is now set to test another demand area at 1.5862/25. If this cluster of supports is also violated, there is a high chance the price will keep falling towards the monthly S2 at 1.5711, even though the technical indicators are mostly mixed.

Traders’ Sentiment
There was a slight increase in the percentage of long positions (from 57 to 59%), but it did not affect the overall situation in the SWFX market—the sentiment is moderately bullish, just like yesterday or five days ago.

GBPUSD Pivot Levels Pivot Woodie Fibonacci
Resistance 3 1.6214 1.6184 1.6147
Resistance 2 1.6147 1.6132 1.6072
Resistance 1 1.6018 1.5988 1.6025
Pivot 1.595 1.5935 1.595
Support 1 1.5821 1.5791 1.5875
Support 2 1.5753 1.5738 1.5828
Support 3 1.5624 1.5594 1.5753

USDJPY

There are signs USDJPY has finally bottomed out at 106.60 after tumbling all the way from 110. Yesterday the pair managed to negate some of the most recent losses, thus confirming strong demand below 107 (38.2% Fibo and 55-day SMA). However, except for the weekly studies, there is no encouragement from the indicators on different time-frames, and only a close above 108 will imply the Buck is ready to challenge the 2014 high once again.

Traders’ Sentiment
We continue to observe absence of any substantial difference between the amounts of long and short positions open, meaning the market is undecided. The portion of the former is 48% and the portion of the latter is 52%.

USDJPY Pivot Levels Pivot Woodie Fibonacci
Resistance 3 108.32 108.42 107.86
Resistance 2 107.86 107.91 107.58
Resistance 1 107.59 107.69 107.41
Pivot 107.13 107.18 107.13
Support 1 106.85 106.95 106.85
Support 2 106.4 106.45 106.68
Support 3 106.12 106.22 106.4

USDCHF

Despite intensive selling the last few days the rising support line (Aug 17 and Sep 4 lows) remains intact. Therefore, the outlook for USDCHF is still positive, with the immediate obstacle standing at 0.9569 and a more serious threat to the bullish perspective at 0.97. The latter resistance is mainly formed by the monthly R1 and 2014 peak, meaning it is the key to even higher levels, such as the 2013 high at 0.9840.

Traders’ Sentiment
Apparently, yesterday’s performance of USDCHF encouraged the Dollar-bulls, being that the share of longs went up from 57 to 60%. At the same time, the gap between the buy (48%) and sell (52%) orders placed 100 pips from the spot price came to naught.

USDCHF Pivot Levels Pivot Woodie Fibonacci
Resistance 3 0.9636 0.9644 0.9596
Resistance 2 0.9596 0.96 0.9572
Resistance 1 0.9573 0.9581 0.9557
Pivot 0.9533 0.9537 0.9533
Support 1 0.951 0.9518 0.9509
Support 2 0.947 0.9474 0.9494
Support 3 0.9447 0.9455 0.947