Predicting the corrective move
In our initial analysis titled “EURUSD – Time has come for a dearly needed correction” we posited that a correction should take place on the pair due to the price meeting a strong resistance area on the yearly, quarterly and monthly time frames:
And therefore the following corrective move was suggested whereas we initially proposed to place a stop-loss at the 1.198 level:
Initial short trade positioning
The follow-up of this trade was done via our Twitter feed and on September 6th we proposed to lower the level of the stop loss while the trade had not moved in our favor:
Unfortunately the trade got stopped out but the loss could be kept at a minimum (which is the reason for placing a stop-loss) and on September 10th we transparently reported on it:
Short trade reloaded
What ensued was that the pair corrected almost all the way up to build a double-top, which was identified on Sept 22 on the hourly time frame as a point of reversal:
Double-bliss on short and long calls
This EURUSD double-top reversal was a perfect call since from the time it was made (red arrow on the chart here below) the pair cascaded all the way down near to 1.17 where we actually precisely called the bottom only 4 pips away from the low marked that day:
The bottom (green arrow on the chart here above) was actually called on Sept 27th based on a strong conjecture of technical parameters of the extended move lower on the 4-hour chart:
While the expected bounce took shape we then advised a few hours later to take profit at 1.1896:
The wait was not too long as the target was then reached later on during the day:
What’s coming next on EURUSD
So where do we stand from there?
On the yearly time scale it is not yet clear if the pair has hit a wall of resistances or if it could break above the first level of resistance to reach the second level as shown here below:
This hypothesis appears plausible on the weekly chart due to strong bullish signals and the break out from the long term foundation and therefore the pair could be heading towards the 1.25-1.28 area.
On the shorter term however, some more consolidation could happen in direction of the rising M7 moving average crossing over the red support/resistance line in the 1.15 area.
More bull power
The longer term bullish scenario is supported by sentiment indicators such as the historical trading positions ratio, which is massively skewed on the short side despite the continuous rise of the pair since December 2016’s low at 1.034 with 64% of the positions consisting of shorts, which portends a massive unwinding potential supportive of a bull trend continuation:
There should therefore be not significant set back in the EURUSD exchange rate as long as this situation persists until a majority of positions have shifted to the long side.
Buy into weakness
The question therefore remains from which level the bull trend could resume. We do not have any strong conviction for the time being but we prefer to be buying into any forthcoming weakness of the pair to bet on the upside.
As always, any update will be done via our Twitter feed that our readers are invited to follow.