Tuesday, February 23, 2010

EURUSD—up and down and round and round

The remainder of my old short from 1.3700 was taken out in the Euro's anemic little rise for +12 pips. I'm not really frothing at the mouth that Euro then turned and took a nosedive after taking it out—this happens. My last short from yesterday at 1.3594 was stopped out at 1.3637 for -43 pips.

I shorted again very early this morning at 1.3659 and I've already moved my stop to better than breakeven since the pair is in my favor 78 pips as of 6:10 AM EST. I am a little surprised that the Euro couldn't manage a slightly better rally. The overnight high was only 1.3692. Perhaps it still will do so. It did close above 1.36 yesterday. However, the three-hour chart looks rather glum with an evening star formation at the top and the pair dropping deep within the broadening formation I wrote about yesterday. Note, though, there's a short-term uptrend line coming in at 1.3545 and just below that is the bottom of the broadening pattern at 1.3540. In addition, if you draw an uptrend line from the March low on the daily chart to the recent lows, you come in at 1.3463. Get ready for a rumble if the pair gets near there.





Here's the one-hour chart:

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