Monday, December 7, 2009

AUDUSD—Weekly Chart

I forgot to post the weekly chart in the last post. Note that in addition to the sideways price action for the last eight weeks, the pair has also broken it’s uptrend lines, both in price and RSI, on this chart.

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  1. When the RSI broke the trend line, what does it mean?

  2. Ward,

    You can draw trend lines for indicators as well as for price. When an indicator is headed up and then violates its trend line, it's an alert that should cause the trader to pay closer attention to price. If price then also violates its trend line, it's a good clue that price may be ready to decline. I posted this chart on Monday, Dec. 7 and since then, AUDUSD dropped to .9015 from a high of .9188. This is only 173 pips but you could have had a nice short trade. Remember, though, this was a weekly chart. This behavior of price and RSI hint at weakness on a serious time frame. We'll have to see how it plays out.

    I don't trade based on only one thing. Technical analysis means you rely on several clues such that you have a higher probability of making a good trade.

    Thanks for your comment.