Wednesday, June 22, 2011

EURGBP—contrast with EURUSD

Contrast the EURGBP with the price behavior of EURUSD. On the four-hour chart, there is strong move up, especially with the last two candles. This pair, too, is rising within an upward sloping rectangle so it is time to take some profits on my long as it approaches that point. The longer, downtrend resistance line is coming in just above that boundary. However, note that unlike the Euro, momentum, as reflected in RSI, is also maintaining its uptrend line. It is interesting that on this pair, as with the Euro, the 21-SMA is tracking the lower boundary of the rectangle.

EURGBP offered clearer buying signals after weekend analysis than did EURUSD. For example, the week ending 17 June closed with a hammer candle near a support level in the context of what appeared to be a corrective move within an overall uptrend.

Resistance is at .8938/76 (monthly pivot R2, downtrend line, rectangle upper boundary, June 8 high) and .9044.

Here is the four-hour chart:

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