Wednesday, February 10, 2010

AUDUSD--ready to turn down?

If one looks at the daily chart, one sees that the pair made a low of .8578 which is exactly where the daily 200 SMA came in. That, with the doji that formed on the low, hints that more upside could be in the cards. A look at the 3-hour chart, however, shows something a bit different with its ABC correction. The pair also seems to be stalling at the .618 retracement of the move down from .8916. Given those two things and what I believe to be overall weakness, I just shorted at .8743. The entry is good because I can have a tight stop.


.8735 (Dec. low)
.8614 (last swing low)
.8578 (Feb low)
.8569 (Oct. low)


.8798 (yesterday's high and .618 retracement)

Here's the three-hour chart:

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