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Last week’s trading has led to a doji candlestick formation on the weekly chart indicating a potential reversal lower for the pair. Traders will want to combine this signal with other technical indicators for confirmation before entering short. The next significant resistance level rests at the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement level at 1.3110. The next support level is found at last Wednesday’s low of 1.2730.


The 2-month bullish correction has pushed the price above significant technical resistance levels, signaling a shift in the long term trend of the pair. The weekly chart shows the price broke the long term downward sloping trend line that began in July of 2008. The price has also moved above the 200-day simple moving average line. Traders will want to be long on the pair with the next resistance level coming in at 1.5520, April’s high.


Last week the pair failed to break below the support level of 86.25. Momentum for the pair has reversed as the Momentum (10) is trending higher. The price is looking to break above the resistance at the 20-day simple moving average line. A breach above this line could take the pair to the resistance level at 89.15, close to the long term downward sloping trend line. The potential correction could lead to a good setup to enter short in the direction of the trend.

USD/CHFThe Relative Strength Index on the 4-hour chart shows the pair in overbought territory, indicating a downward correction could take place. That being said, according to most other technical indicators, the pair is trading in neutral territory with no clear direction. Traders may want to take a take a wait and see approach today, as a clearer picture may present itself later.

The Wild Card

The Stochastic Slow on the 8-hour chart indicates that a bullish cross has formed, meaning a downward correction may occur today. This theory is supported by the Relative Strength Index on the 4-hour chart. Forex traders may want to go short in their positions for this pair today, as bearish movement will likely occur.


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