Thursday, January 21, 2010

GBPCHF—faltered at resistance

This pair fell back from its high of 1.7037 yesterday and I wrote then that since it had been in a range of 1.6118 to 1.7113 since mid-September, this was an area to watch for shorts. It has faltered and I closed my long this morning at 1.6965 for +223 pips. I then took a short position at 1.6958. I have just moved my stop to breakeven when it dropped 40 pips.

This is simply a range trade, selling at or near (in this case) the top of the range. The march of candles up still looks bullish to me (not a lot of upper shadows on them, just resolute white candles). This little pullback could only be relieving the overbought pressure so we’ll have to see if this reaction has any legs. A close below 1.6880 would be encouraging.

Here’s the daily chart:

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