Tuesday, January 12, 2010

EURJPY—a little messy

I shorted the pair this morning at 132.94. My reasons were that the pair is weak and has been in a downtrend since October. On the three-hour chart, a hammer formed after a brief downtrend but the next candle closed near its low. This also hints at weakness. Finally, both price and RSI dropped below their recent uptrend lines. One problem is that there is an uptrend line from mid-December coming in at 132.61. If it can get below this then the next support is at 1.3234/27 and then the recent low of 1.3126. The 1.3234 is the low of last week’s significant hammer. If it doesn’t break the uptrend line, it will likely be a stop and reverse for me. It may spend another several months in last year’s broad range of 126.89 to 139.22 from last year. Here’s the three-hour chart:

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