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EURAUD Advances Supported by the RBA Minutes

Technical Overview

The EURAUD cross advanced on the overnight trading session, expecting the minutes from the last Reserve Australia Bank (RBA) interest rate decision meeting, where policymakers decided to keep unchanged the rate at 0.1% for the second month in a row.


On the technical side, the following 12-hour chart shows the short-term market sentiment unfolded by the 90-day high and low range, which illustrates the cross consolidating in the extreme bearish sentiment zone

The bullish candlestick formation developed during the recent trading sessions carries to suspect the possibility of a short-term bounce. This bounce could find strike the level 1.62374 that corresponds to the resistance of the extreme bearish zone.

On the other hand, the short-term primary trend plotted in blue shows the bearish bias that remains in progress. The secondary trend also shows the intraday downward acceleration, which dragged the price until 1.60408, where the cross found support. Likewise, the bounce observed on the EMA(60) to Close Index carries to support the possibility of a limited recovery.

Technical Outlook

The short-term Elliott wave view for the EURAUD cross shows the downward progress of the incomplete five-wave sequence of Minute degree labeled in black, suggesting a limited recovery in the following trading sessions.

The next 4-hour chart shows the bearish movement subdivided into a five-wave sequence of Minute degree identified in black. It began on October 20th at 1.68273 and found its temporary bottom at 1.60408 on December 11th.

The previous figure illustrates the price looks advancing in its fifth wave in black, which after the bottom reached on the last Friday 11 session completed its wave (iii) of Minuette degree labeled in blue. In this context, according to the Elliott wave theory, the price action should start to develop a corrective formation, which could find resistance in the supply zone between 1.61786 and 1.62271.

On the other hand, considering that the wave ((iii)) in black looks like the extended wave, the fifth wave could have a limited extension. In this context, the lesser degree structure of the wave ((v)) could pierce slightly below the end of wave (iii) in blue.

In conclusion, the EURAUD cross shows the possibility of a limited recovery, which could strike the supply zone between 1.61786 and 1.62271, where the price could start to consolidate in a sideways range with support at the end of wave (iii) at 1.60408. On the other hand, if the cross surpasses the supply zone, it would indicate further recoveries, and the price could start a bullish rally. Finally, the invalidation level of the current bearish scenario locates at 1.62872.

Forex Market Analysis

AUDUSD Prepares for Employment Data Ahead

Market Overview

The AUDUSD pair during the overnight trading session will be driven by October’s employment data, to be released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in a few hours. The analysts’ consensus expects an increase of 7.1% in the unemployment rate (YoY), representing a deterioration in the labor market conditions and a rise over the 6.9% reported in September.

The unemployment rate jumped from 5.1% in January to 7.5% in August during the current year. In this context, the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), Philip Lowe, confirmed the change in the focus from inflation rate to labor market conditions, which according to Governor Lowe, would face “an extended period of higher unemployment than we have become used to.”

On the other hand, the next 8-hour chart illustrates the market participants’ sentiment unveiled by the 90-day high and low range, where the price action looks testing the extreme bullish sentiment zone support located at 0.73009.

Likewise, the Aussie advances in a sideways movement. We can see that, after reaching its yearly high at 0.74135, the Aussie was dragged toward the extreme bearish sentiment zone, where the Australian currency bounced back to the extreme bullish sentiment.

Currently, the re-test of the recent intraday high at 0.7335 leads us to expect further upsides in the following sessions, likely to head to its early September highs at 0.7400.

Short-term Technical Outlook

The short-term Elliott Wave view exposed in the next 8-hour chart reveals the sideways advance in an incomplete flat pattern of Minuette degree identified in blue, which, according to the Elliott Wave theory, follows an internal sequence subdivided into 3-3-5. This corrective pattern in progress belongs to the fourth wave of Minute degree labeled in black.

The previous figure shows the current wave (b) in blue, which began on September 25th on 0.70059. The end of wave b of Subminuette degree identified in green pierced the origin of wave a. That leads us to consider the possibility that the current corrective formation could correspond to an expanded flat pattern

Finally, the current incomplete movement corresponding to wave c in green could advance to the potential target area between 0.7352 and 0.7465. If the price action doesn’t surpass the level 0.7352, then the price could test the sideways channel’s previous lows. 

The alternative scenario is if the price breaks above the 0.74134 level, climbing until 0.7465. Thar means the bullish pressure is strong. In that case, the next decline corresponding to wave c in blue will likely be weaker, ending in a region under 0.71, but no further than 0.70.

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NZDUSD Bullish ahead of the RBNZ Meeting


The NZDUSD cross advances in the extreme bullish sentiment zone before the RBNZ monetary policy decision, to be held during the overnight trading session. The intraday Elliott Wave view reveals its progress in an incomplete five-wave sequence, which could boost the price toward a new high.

Market Sentiment

The NZDUSD cross waits for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) interest rate decision, as it moves on the extreme bullish sentiment zone. Although the kiwi’s high volatility during this year made it drop over 18.7% in the first quarter of the year, the NZDUSD is still up by 1.44% (YTD).

The next chart illustrates the NZDUSD in its 8-hour timeframe. The figure unveils the price action developing a short-term rally that pushed it from the extreme bearish till the extreme bullish sentiment zone.

Moreover, the consecutive intraday higher high could make the market participants expect further upsides during the interest rate decision, which will take place in the overnight trading session.

In this context, the analysts’ consensus foresees that the RBNZ official cash rate (OCR) will remain unchanged at 0.25%. However, considering that during the latest Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) broad meeting, the policymakers decided to cut the interest rate to 0.10%, it is possible that the RBNZ would follow the same direction.

In consequence, although the NZDUSD moves in the extreme bullish zone, a drop below 0.67635 could be a signal the pair might start developing a downward corrective movement during the following trading sessions.

Technical Overview

The big picture of the NZDUSD cross exposed in the 2-day log-scale chart reveals its advancement in an incomplete impulsive sequence, which looks moving on its fifth wave of Minute degree labeled in black. 

According to the Elliott Wave theory, considering that the price action developed a third extended wave, the fifth wave should have a limited upside. Thus, the extension of the current upward movement could end soon.

On the other hand, the bearish divergence observed in the MACD oscillator confirms that the cross’s current 5th-wave upward sequence is in an exhaustion stage. 

Likewise, the long-term descending trendline suggests that the price action currently tests a dynamic resistance, which could be surpassed backed by increasing volatility. Nevertheless, this potential breakout could end being a fake-out

Short-term technical Outlook

The intraday outlook for NZDUSD under the Elliott wave view and illustrated in its 4-hour chart exposes its progress in the third wave of Minuette degree labeled in blue, which could retrace to the area between 0.6785 and 0.67562.

If the price confirms the bounce from the demand zone between 0.67562 and 0.67850, the kiwi could advance toward the long-term supply zone, which corresponds to a potential target area between 0.69311 and 0.69780.

Once the fifth wave of Minuette degree, which belongs to the fifth wave of Minute degree, completes, the cross could start developing a corrective sequence with length and time proportional to the structural series of Minute degree.

Lastly, the invalidation of this intraday upward scenario is a drop below 0.67242.

Forex Market Analysis

Australian Dollar Prepares for Interest Rate Decision and Retail Sales Data Ahead


The Australian Dollar will face two high volatility events; the first one corresponds to the interest rate decision, for which the analysts’ consensus foresees a rate cut to 0.1% from the current 0.25%. The second one corresponds to September’s Retail Sales figures, where the consensus expects a recovery. Nevertheless, the price action suggests a new decline before reversing.

Market Sentiment

From a fundamental perspective, the Australian Dollar will have two high volatility events that will drive the next week’s oceanic currency movements.

The first event corresponds to the Interest Rate Decision, which will occur on Monday the 2nd during the overnight session. The analysts’ consensus foresees a reduction from the current rate of 0.25% to 0.10%. 

The last interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank of Australia’s broad members occurred in March 2020, where policymakers decided to cut the reference rate from 0.5% to 0.25%.

The second high impact will occur in the overnight trading session of Tuesday 03rd, where the Australian Bureau of Statistics will release the Retail Sales (MoM) data corresponding to September. The analysts’ consensus foresees a decline to 1.5%. 

Although the analysts’ polled foresee a contraction for September, they expect an improvement in the retail sector after falling 4% in August.

On the market sentiment side, the GBPAUD cross in its daily chart exposes the 90-day high and low range, which reveals the short-term participants’ sentiment. 

The previous chart illustrates the price action moving in an upward sequence that began on September 11th that pushed the cross from the extreme bearish sentiment zone toward the extreme bullish sentiment zone. 

In fact, the 60-day moving average movement below the price confirms the bullish bias that carries the cross. The next supports locates at 1.82688, which corresponds to the extreme bullish sentiment zone support, and 1.81227 corresponds to the 60-day moving average that acts as a dynamic support.

In summary, considering the pessimistic forecasts by the Australian data analysts and the extreme bullish sentiment unveiled in the GBPAUD cross, there exist the possibility of further weakness in the oceanic currency.

Technical Analysis Outlook

The big picture of the GBPAUD cross under the Dow Theory exposed in its 2-week log-scale chart reveals the price is moving mostly sideways since early March 2013, when the price touched its bottom of 1.43811. Once the cross found buyers, the price raised until 2.23722 reached in mid-August 2015. 

Once the March 2015 high was reached, the pair started to correct the Primary trend finding support at 1.57896 in late October 2016. This correction accomplishes the Dow Theory rule that says that the Secondary trend retraces between 33% to 66% of the Primary trend. 

The same situation occurs with the ascending sequence that advances from 1.57896 toward 2.08522 reached in mid-March 2020, which retraces beyond 66% of the previous decline. 

Likewise, the GBPAUD cross started to develop a downward sequence, which found a bottom at 66% of the previous rally. Nevertheless, considering the price and time relationship between the last decline and the previous two movements, we conclude that this decline corresponds to the Minor trend of the Secondary upward trend, which looks incomplete. 

The GBPAUD outlook under the Elliott Wave Theory exposes the progress in a downward five-wave sequence, which advances in its incomplete wave 4 of Minor degree labeled in green. This corrective structural series currently moves in its wave ((a)) of Minute degree identified in black.

Considering the elliott Wave theory, the current wave in progress should develop three internal segments and advance until the zone between 1.86783 to 1.90442, where the cross could find resistance and start its wave ((b)) in black.

Likewise, considering that the third wave of Minor degree is the extended wave, the fifth wave should fail to reach a lower low than the end of the third wave of Minor degree located at 1.74935. Finally, the invalidation level of the bearish scenario is located above 1.95100.

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Forex and Indices – Daily Update – 03.07.18

Fundamental Overview

Asian Session with all eyes placed on the RBA decision.

Forex and Indices: In the Overnight session, markets will place their eyes on the Board of Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) interest rate decision in which the analysts’ consensus expects that Governor Philip Lowe and the Board members decide to keep the interest rate at the record low 1.50% which is unchanged since August 2016.

Despite the unemployment rate drop in May to 5.4%, and the inflation rate kept unchanged in May at 1.9%, being near to the RBA inflation target; The cooling on housing market and  the increased volatility in global markets due mainly to the tariffs conflicts, could drive to the RBA  to decide to keep the interest rate unchanged again.

Forex and Indices - Daily Update

Source: Forex.Academy Collection – Forex and Indices

Technical Analysis


The pair still is moving in a bearish wedge pattern which, if it breaks below 1.15649, could drive the price to a new lower low ending the bearish cycle near to the 1.1450 zone coinciding with the lower trendline of the bearish wedge. In the opposite case, if EURUSD breaks above 1.16801, the common currency could drive to test the invalidation level placed at 1.1852.



GBPUSD is still running in a bearish wedge and has a new lower low pending before the cable starts a new bullish cycle. This lower low could be developed as a Bullish 2B pattern (Bear Trap) as a reversal pattern. As long as the price does not make a reversal pattern, the price will continue its bearish bias. Invalidation level of the bearish cycle is at 1.34725.


USDCHF is developing a triangulation structure. The RSI oscillator shows that the price has a bearish bias. However, as the price doesn’t have a definite trend in the short-term, we will expect a false breakout before we define our bias for this pair. In the long-term, the Swiss currency is consolidating a rally which started on February 15th, 2018.


The EURAUD cross maintains a bullish bias, due to the price moving inside an ascending wedge. Additionally, RSI is running in an ascending trend and is above the 60 level. We can expect a false breakout to the 1.59 zone before it completes the bullish cycle. If the price falls below 1.5702, we could evaluate short positions.



The GBPAUD 2-hour chart shows a sideways move, as long as the price moves above 1.78747. The cross will have a last bullish target pending, placed at 1.8085 with an invalidation level below 1.78080, from where we will consider short positions with a profit target in the 1.74 zone.

FTSE 100

The FTSE 100 is moving sideways as a complex corrective structure consolidating the March to May rally. In the middle of global volatility in the stocks markets, we prefer to consider long positions rather than the short positions. The short-term support to control is 7,500 pts.

DAX 30

The DAX 30 2-hour chart shows that the German index has found support at 12,100 pts. From this area, we could start to propose potential zones for entry in the long side.

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An Interest Rate War is Coming? – 13.06.18 Daily Update

Fundamental Overview

An Interest Rate War is Coming?

Financial Market Latest Updates: In today’s session, the Federal Reserve has decided to increase the interest rate by 0.25%, hiking it from 1.75% to 2%. Beyond commenting the Dollar Index movements or the FED Chairman Jerome Powell’s remarks at the press conference; this interest rate increase the United States is carrying out will mean a change in the course of the monetary policy for the rest of the principal Central Banks.

On the one hand, the ECB has been starting to raise the discourse of the end of the bond purchase program in June and a potential increase in the interest rate that would start from 2019. On the other hand, the Bank of Canada Governor, Stephen Poloz, has commented that there will possibly be a new increase in the interest rate in July (currently at 1.25%). The Reserve Bank of Australia is not far behind in this discourse of rate increases and considers that given the level of inflation in Australia, sooner than later there should be an interest rate hike (the current interest rate is 1.5%.)


Technical Analysis


EURUSD continues moving sideways in the pennant pattern expecting the ECB interest rate decision where we foresee that the pair makes new highs above the 1.19 level.




GBPUSD continues testing the blue box and bouncing. We expect significant moves in this pair in the next week with the BoE Monetary Policy Meeting scheduled on Thursday 21st. As long as the price does not make a 2B Pattern, a new cycle will not initiate.




USDCHF as forecasted in our previous Daily Update, made a bullish false breakout and then a bearish move. We still expect fresh lows at least to the blue box between 0.9831 and 0.9809.




EURGBP is moving sideways. In terms of the traditional Technical Analysis, we could consider the structure as an inverse head and shoulders pattern and a continuation pattern. Our main scenario is that the cross could strike the 0.8921 level mid-term.




EURJPY is testing the 130.27 resistance, forming an ascending triangle as a continuation pattern of the previous bullish move. We expect that the price reaches the 132.5 level, from where the cross should make a new bearish connector.



FTSE 100

FTSE 100 still is moving in the lateral channel. Remember that the next BoE interest rate decision meeting will take place on June 21st. Despite none of 63 economists polled by Reuters expect any move from the current 0.5%, a surprise effect of the rate hike could move the British Index considerably.




DAX 30 still is moving in the sideways corrective structure, it’s probably waiting for the ECB interest rate decision and the Mario Draghi discourse before it continues the bearish bias.



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Daily Market Update: RBA Left Rate Unchanged, Great Britain Services PMI Rose


News Commentary



Sterling was boosted by data showing that the British economy is exhibiting signs of recovering from its recent slowdown, reviving expectations that the Bank of England might raise interest rates in August. Services PMI rose to 54.0, higher than the expected 52.9.


The RBA Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50%.

“The recent data on the Australian economy has been consistent with the Bank’s central forecast for GDP growth to pick up, to average a bit above 3% in 2018 and 2019. Business conditions are positive and non-mining business investment is increasing. Higher levels of public infrastructure investment are also supporting the economy. Stronger growth in exports is expected. One continuing source of uncertainty is the outlook for household consumption. Household income has been growing slowly, and debt levels are high” declared media section of the RBA.


All eyes will be on the US ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI at 02:00 GMT with a forecast of 57.9.


 Chart Analysis




On the daily chart, the price had successfully broken the ascending trend from the high of 2017, along with the resistance level to eventually reach the key resistance 95.15 to bounce back from there. The price shaped a reversal pattern (wedge) which closed with a break beneath it.

With divergence in RSI, the price is expected to have a correction to the key support at 92.6 which is located at the broken trend too.




On the daily chart, as expected, the price made its way into the resistance zone of 1.289-1.298, almost reaching the key resistance at 1.309, with an approach from the descending trend line starting from the high of 2015, and the upper edge of the horn pattern.

The price has already bounced beneath the key resistance and the resistance zone and got back above it again, but it couldn’t go much further to form a pinbar, to take the price firstly to the support level at 1.274.



On the daily chart, the price had a false break beneath the support zone 0.75-0.7535 with a pin bar. That enhances the AB=CD harmonic pattern, with breaking a descending channel. The pair rose with an engulfing candle above the support zone.

Along with divergence in RSI, the price is ready for the next move up to 0.774 which is a level with a combination of the lower trend line from the high of 2018 and the broken uptrend.


Forex Market Analysis

How the US-China Trade War “On Hold” Affected the Market



News Commentary


US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin said the US trade war with China is “on hold”. Investors now hope that this particular pause will be more remarkable than previous attempts to rebalance trade tensions.

The statement also said “consensus on taking effective measures to substantially reduce” US trade deficit in goods with China. And, China agreed to “significantly increase purchase” of US goods and services.

That automatically affected the Yen as risk appetite has returned, which made the Japanese currency lose its bright future as a safe haven.

On the other side, the Australian & New Zealand Dollars found their momentum as traders return to desire more risks.

The National Australia Bank pushed back their forecast of an RBA rate increase within 2018. Their next move’s expectation is now relocated from November to May 2019. That change put them back in line with market pricing.

RBA chief economist Alan Oster announced that the “change reflects the fact there is no sign yet of stronger wages growth, and unemployment has been stuck around 5.5% for the best part of a year.” Also, he explained that once the tightening cycle begins “further rate increases will be very gradual”. And after the first May 2019 increase, the next one will be “not until November 2019”.



Chart Analysis



On the daily chart, the price has bounced from the resistance of 93.6 with a pin bar.

A BAT harmonic pattern boosts the continuation of the bearish momentum. Divergence on RSI assured this possible downfall.

The price is expected to fall as a retracement to the support 92.6.




On the daily chart, as we expected, the price reached the resistance zone at 84-84.35 and continued by shaping a head & shoulders reversal pattern.

If the price could break this zone to activate the pattern, it may reach the second area at 85.45-85.95




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Mixed Performance in the Major Pairs

Hot Topics:

  • NZD – Kiwi falls 0.46% waiting for PPI data release.
  • AUD – Making a triangulation expecting RBA Minutes.
  • JPY – Nikkei rises and pull the USDJPY.

Main currencies daily performance.

NZD – Kiwi falls 0.46% waiting for PPI data release.

In the Oceanic Session, the Statistic New Zealand (Stats NZ) will release the Producer Price Index (QoQ). The analyst consensus expects a fall in the PPI input from 1% to 0.3%, and in PPI output from 1% to 0.4%. This PPI forecast is aligned with the last CPI (QoQ) that reached 1.6% in Q4, below the 1.9% registered in Q3.

In the pair NZDUSD, we are observing the minimum recorded in the last session, which coincides with the weekly pivot point (0.73538). If the Kiwi falls below the weekly pivot, we will look for short positions up to the first weekly support level (S1 = 0.72707), which is a potential profit of approximately 80 pips.

AUD – Making a triangulation while expecting RBA Minutes.

Today the minutes of the last meeting of the Board of the Reserve Bank were announced, they decided to keep the interest rate unchanged at 1.50%. The Aussie in the hourly chart is developing a triangulation structure; in case of falling below 0.78912, it could get to drop to 0.77943. On the contrary, if it breaks higher, the objective would be 0.80097.


JPY – Nikkei rises and pull the USDJPY.

In the first session of the week, the Nikkei 225 index rose by 0.48%, and by inverse correlation pulled the USDJPY pair. The decorrelation between both instruments was commented on in our Daily Abstract on February 16th, where we mentioned that “this divergence in the correlation between the Nikkei Index and the USDJPY should be eliminated again” to converge in favour of the major trend of the indexes.

In the short-term, we will maintain long positions if the USDJPY climbs above 106.906 with the objective at 108.26 and a maximum extension at 110.

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