Thursday, June 9, 2011

EURUSD—hourly head and shoulders

I shorted yesterday at 1.4644 but moved my stop too quickly and was taken out at break even. I shorted again at 1.4581 and while price so far is dropping, I would not start filling out deposit slips yet.

Still, there are some bearish signs. I wrote yesterday about an Elliott double zigzag that topped at 1.4942. On the hourly chart, a confirmed head and shoulders pattern is in place. The neckline was 1.4558 and the potential price target is 1.4419. Price has touched 1.4478 so it is not that far away. The 1.4419 target ties in with both a .382 pullback of the current move up at 1.4419 and the monthly pivot of 1.4445. Beyond that target is a .50 retracement at 1.4334. A short-term uptrend line on the four-hour chart comes in at 1.4326.

If this head and shoulder pattern should fail, then it would be wise to remember that such patterns often are part of an Elliott expanded flat and price could move up quite nicely. A move above 1.4734 (.786 retracement of the move down from 1.4942) would make this more likely.

Here is the hourly chart:

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