3 trade opportunities you dont want to miss

Forex Currencies

Hey we have plenty of fundamental announcements coming up this week. Just to name a few:

Monday (yesterday): AUD interest rate

Wednesday: JPY interest rate

Thursday: GBP and EUR interest rate

Friday: USD Non-farm payrolls, CAD unemployment report

Pretty busy isn’t it?

You know how I handle them, I’ve wrote about it a few weeks ago, what I can say is that I’m just going to trade what I see on the charts, I’m not going to get biased on what I think the market will do based on fundamental announcements, etc.

Do you agree with me?

Impact of Social Events to the Forex Market

Now, we may now more or less what the impact of fundamental announcement might be… But there are other kind of events that have greater impact such as Social Events.

And right now we have two social events that may have a great impact in the forex market:

  • What happens to Cyprus
  • North and South Korean instability

Both of them have the potential to have great impact on the market.

There is no way of knowing ahead of time what is going to happen, we just need to be careful.

Alright… now to the trade opportunities

GBPAUD in a clear bearish condition

It’s been a few weeks since the GBPAUD broke the bottom of the range. Right now it is practically trading around historical lows.

Here is the weekly chart, where it’s clear that it is trading below the resistance level:

GBPAUD Weekly Chart

Now, this tells me that I should be looking only for short opportunities. So we need to confirm this on the short term chart and see what we get there…

Here is the hourly chart:

GBPAUD Hourly Chart

We have a clear resistance level and a support level, so we have two possibilities:

1 – Wait for a retracement to the top of the range, and short it from there (upper green level at 1.4612).
2 – Wait for a break out of the bottom of the range and short it from there (lower green level at 1.4399).

Which one do you prefer?

AUDUSD still bullish

I’ve been talking about the AUDUSD in the last few weeks, and the reason is that it is one of the clearest currency pairs of them all.

Take a look at the daily chart, you’ll see what I’m talking about: clear support & resistance levels.

I wont show you that chart again, here is the hourly chart instead:

AUDUSD Hourly Chart

And the same than the first chart, we have clear support and resistance levels, so we also have two possibilities:

1 – Wait for a retracement to the bottom of the range (around 1.0403)
2 – Wait for a breakout of the top of the range (around 1.0500)

Sounds good to you?

CADCHF rejected off the support level

You know that our work as traders is to identify where the market is likely to move in the next hours/days/weeks to come.

One of the key clues that I look for is rejection off important levels… Take a look of how the CADCHF was rejected from the bottom of the range:

CADCHF Daily Chart

What does this mean?

That it is likely to continue its way up, at least until it reaches the next LT resistance levels which is at 0.9848 (upper blue level).

Your turn

What do you think about these trade opportunities?

What other currency pairs are you trading?

Do you think the situation of Cyprus and South/North Korean instability could have a large impact in the forex market?

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Raul Lopez

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  • caswell Les

    Well , everyday is full of opportunities in the market, but what you are highlighting now is more profound. Am currently gazing at NZD/USD pair and it’s coming alright, Like you saying, trading according to the charts not exactly predicting or like making a magic of some sort. I’ll leave the last question to the economists, but just to say it as my crazy thinking, or atleast what I understand is that a financial collapse of one currency due to any cause will negatively impact the rest of the currency market….I don’t suppose that is what you were hoping to hear from me but am not an economist… Nice blog, Learned a lot thanks

    • Raul Lopez

      Hey Caswell, was rejected from the bottom of the range… IT is getting close to the resistance level so be careful… Cheers and thanks for your comment!