The pair opened this week with a small upside gap, and it continues to move further north. However, the rally should prove to be shallow, considering the density and proximity of the resistances that lie overhead. The bulls are likely to stop pushing the price higher before it rises up to 1.28, even though most of the daily and weekly technical indicators are presently pointing upwards. The medium-term target is the 2014 low at 1.25.
A significant difference between the buy and sell orders (32 percentage points) observed last week has completely disappeared—now their amounts 100 pips from the current market price are perfectly equal.
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Although GBPUSD was expected to head towards 1.5850 without any delays, the support at 1.60 stopped the advancement and sent the pair back to the down-trend at 1.61. However, now the Sterling has to face strong selling pressure that in turn is believed to be enough to prevent extension of the rally and resume the decline. The bearish outlook is reinforced by the technical studies, especially on the weekly time-frame.
The sentiment towards the British Pound is unchanged. Most of the traders, namely 64% of them, reckon the UK currency is likely to outperform the Buck. Meanwhile, it is worth noticing that most of the orders are placed to sell it against the Dollar– 65%.
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At the moment USDJPY is consolidating just above the support at 108, represented by the monthly pivot point and 23.6% retracement of the July-October up-move. Accordingly, if the pair manages to gain a solid foothold above this level, there is going to be a good chance of the US Dollar appreciating even further, namely to this year’s highest point at 110. Conversely, if the bears overpower the bulls, the rate may fall down to the 55-day SMA at 107.20.
The market retain negative bias towards USDJPY—right now as many as 60% of the traders are holding short positions. However, they might get closed in the nearest future—a majority (61%) of the nearby orders are to buy the Dollar.
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Since USDCHF has recently hit the up-trend resistance line at 0.9550, there is a high chance of continuation of the sell-off we saw the last two trading days. However, this dip should be limited by a cluster of supports between 0.9450 and 0.94, where the 23.6% Fibo, monthly PP, 55-day SMA and weekly S1 merge. Once this demand area is reached, the Greenback will be in a good position to aim for the peak at 0.97.
The distribution between the bulls and the bears is unchanged—58% of market participants are long and 42% are short. As for the pending orders, 59% are placed to buy and 41% to sell the US Dollar against the Swiss Franc.
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