Tuesday, December 15, 2009

EURUSD—finally reversing?

I did buy this pair yesterday at the bottom of its bullish, upward daily channel it has maintained since mid-June. This was at 1.4633. The pair stopped out overnight at -1.4583 for a loss of -50 pips.

Is this a trend reversal? It could be. A daily close below the uptrend line would be helpful and it would confirm the overall weakness. As regular readers know, I use point and figure (P&F) charts in my trading. I want to short the Euro but I lack a good sell signal on my three-hour and daily P&F charts. The hourly P&F chart gave a sell signal last week and I did have a short at 1.4822 that I blogged about December 8 but it has since closed.

In any case, the pair looks weak. Each successive downward move (from November on the 3-hour chart) has been sharp and the rallies have been weak. There could be support at 1.4481, the early October low. The pair is trading at 1.4530 currently (at 7:30AM EST).

Best to wait for a rally to short rather than try and catch a falling knife or wait for a definitive close on the daily chart. Here’s the 3-hour chart:

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