Posts tagged ‘Outlook’

February 19, 2012

USD/CAD Weekly Outlook

USD/CAD continued to engage in choppy sideway trading above 0.9926 last week. The development suggests that price actions from 0.9926 are merely consolidations. And with 1.0070 minor resistance intact, near term outlook remains bearish. Initial bias remains neutral this week and some more consolidation could be seen. But downside breakout is in favor and below 0.9926 should target 0.9891. Break there will also resume fall from 1.0656 towards 100% projection of 1.0656 to 0.9891 from 1.0522 at 0.9757. In any case, we’ll stay bearish as long as 1.0070 minor resistance holds.

In the bigger picture, a medium term bottom is in place at 0.9406 and price actions from there could either be consolidation to fall from 1.3063 or the third leg of the whole consolidation pattern from 2007 low of 0.9056. We’re favoring neither case for the moment. Firstly, we’d expect 0.9406 to hold for a while at least. Secondly, the eventual pattern of the price actions from 1.0656 would decide whether rebound from 0.9406 is going to extend higher, or USD/CAD is just gyrating in range. We’ll stay neutral first until the pattern from 1.0656 finishes.

In the longer term picture, there is no clear indication that the long term down trend from 2002 high of 1.6196 has reversed even though bullish convergence condition was seen in monthly MACD. Current development dampens the case that fall from 1.3063 is resuming the such down trend. But there is no change in the long term bearish view so far. A break of 0.9056 low is still anticipated after all the consolidative price actions complete.

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February 19, 2012

GBP/JPY Weekly Outlook

GBP/JPY jumped to as high as 126.06 last week and met mentioned target of 100% projection of 117.29 to 122.04 from 119.58 at 124.33. Initial bias remains on the upside this week and further rise should be seen towards 127.30 resistance, which is close to 161.8% projection of 117.29 to 122.04 from 119.58 at 127.26. At noted before, we’re treating rebound from 117.29 as the third leg of consolidation pattern from 116.83. Hence, we’d expect upside to be limited by 50% retracement of 140.02 to 116.83 at 128.42 to finish the consolidation and bring down trend resumption. Below 124.49 minor support will turn bias neutral first. Break of 122.04 should then bring retest of 116.83 low next.

In the bigger picture, the choppy decline from 163.05 is viewed as part of the down trend from 251.09 and there is no clear sign of reversal yet. Such down trend is expected to continue after consolidation pattern from 116.83 finishes and target 110 psychological next. However, sustained break of above mentioned 128.42 will raise the odds that GBP/JPY has bottomed in medium term and will turn focus back to 140.20 resistance for confirmation.

In the longer term picture, fall from 251.09 is treated as resumption of multi decade down trend. Fall from 163.05 could be a wave five based on it’s choppy structure and lack of decisive momentum. After all, there is no sign of bottoming yet and GBP/JPY is still in favor to target 61.8% projection of 215.87 to 118.81 from 163.05 at 103.06, which is close to 100 psychological level, before the cross bottoms.