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The Euro topped at a 5-month high on Friday, hitting a high of 1.3497, just pips before the important Fibonacci level for the medium term. Last week, we had analyzed the medium-long term, and after doing all the necessary analysis using classical technical analysis, Elliot & Fibonacci, we found that most probably the first leg up from 1.1875 to 1.3332 is wave A of a 3-wave correction up. We also found that, most probably, the drop which followed is wave B, which stopped at Fibonacci 50% level of wave A with not-so-well kind of accuracy as it bottomed at 1.2586 whereas the Fibonacci level was 1.2604. If this move has stopped closer to the Fibonacci level, we would have expected this current rise from the first step it took around 1.26. So, currently, we are in wave C, which will ideally target the equality level (were wave A = wave C) which is at 1.4043, or the Fibonacci 61.8% level for the massive drop from 1.5143 to 1.1875 which is at 1.3895, or the top of the rising channel on the daily chart, which is currently at 1.3794 and will rise with time. This leaves the area between 1.3895 & 1.4043 as the proffered target area for this wave. We do believe we are heading there on in a matter of weeks. We expect to reach the target area by December, which is a month famous for introducing medium & long term tops for EURUSD. From there we could see the Euro collapsing and dropping to areas below 1.18, but it is too early to talk about this issue now, and we will leave the next stage discussion to a more appropriate time. Back to short term analysis: support is at the Asian session low of 1.3445, and resistance is at the medium term Fibonacci level of 1.3509.If we take the resistance, then the trend goes on, and we will target 1.3589 & 1.3690. But a break of the support will give way to a downward correction targeting 1.3366 & 1.3285.
Support: • 1.3445: Asian session low. • 1.3366: Fibonacci 61.8% for the rise from 1.3285. • 1.3285: Friday’s low.
Resistance: • 1.3509: Fibonacci 50% for the whole massive drop from 1.5143 to 1.1875. • 1.3589: Apr 1st & 2nd high. • 1.3690: Apr 12th high.
Dollar/Yen retreated from 85.37 which was hit after rumors of an intervention, but as we said in our last report, this swift adventure could not be classified as a break of the what was them important level 85.28. In the wake of the FED’s statement late Wednesday, We broke below 85 for the first time after the intervention took us above it. We dropped to 84.94 immediately after the Fed, and then to 84.76 during the Asian session. But even after this move, the technical outlook has hardly changed, but speculators have! Dropping below 85 could mean that they are no longer fearful of the Japs, and they are ready for another round with them! But before breaking 84.03 the Yen’s strength will be subdued. On the other hand, the all important trend line falling from May 5th top, is currently at 85.21. The price has tried several times to break this line in the past few days without success. The Dollar needs to break this line in order to keep going. Simply said, breaking 84.03 or 85.21 is the single most important factor in determining the direction for the medium and short term. If we break 84.03, this means that the speculators have launched a new attack on the Japanese authorities, and that price will target the important 83.73 then 82.87. But, if the price managed to break 85.28 somehow, the technical outlook will change dramatically, and we will be heading to the important levels above 86, most important to us are 86.25 & 86.95.
Support: • 84.03: Fibonacci 61.8% for the short term. • 83.33: Sep 8th low. • 82.87: Sep 14th low, and the low for the last 15 years.
Resistance: • 85.21: the falling trend line from May 5th top on the daily chart. • 86.25: Jul 20th high. • 86.95: Jul 1st low.
After the market’s open, the Pound had hit the highest level since Aug 11th at 1.5843, and that came as a natural result of breaking the important 1.5728 in the second attempt on Friday. The technical indicators show a state of “overbnought” which leaves the possibility of a sharp correction there, but the short term trend is a rising one after breaking the 1.5728 level. This is why we strongly recommend not to pick sides today before breaking the specified support or resistance, and we believe that the short term direction will not show itself before a break! Short term support is provided by the 38.2% Fibonacci level of the micro-term at 1.5765. If this level is broken , we will drop to more important Fibonacci level at 1.5673 &1.5632. On the other hand, the top of the rising channel from Sep 21st low on the hourly chart could tackle this rise, but if it gives way then the party will continue! The top of the channel is at 1.5871, and if broken we will jump to 1.5965 & 1.6000.
Support: • 1.5765: Micro term Fibonacci 38.2% level • 1.5673: short term Fibonacci 50% support. • 1.5632: short term Fibonacci 61.8% support.
Resistance: • 1.5871: the top of the rising trend channel on the hourly chart. • 1.5965: Aug 3rd high. • 1.6000: psychological level.
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