Thursday, February 25, 2010

AUDUSD—gearing up for new lows?

I'm out of both of yesterday's trades at +57 and +55 pips respectively, having hit their erroneously set profit-targets (in other words, I was moving too quickly when I placed the trades and didn't reset my default profit target field). No harm—you can't go broke taking profits as they say but now I have the issue of having to get back in if I believe the pair is headed lower. It reached a low of .8858 in yesterday's trading so a break of that might be a good point and it would be just below the doji hammer that formed on the one-hour chart. Otherwise, I can see if the current rally is going to have any legs and try for a short at some point. Regardless, I think there's downward pressure on this pair and shorting is the way to go.

Resistance is at .9048, .9071, and .9093 but I think those numbers are unlikely today. Support is at .8858, .8785, .8722, .8578, and of course the unlikely .7216 (a long-term uptrend line on the daily chart).

Here's the three-hour chart:

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