HomeForex TradingFX Play of the Day Recaps: August 28 – 31, 2023

FX Play of the Day Recaps: August 28 – 31, 2023

Our FX strategists had a stable week with two out of two stable methods moved of their favor, whereas the opposite two have been shortly invalidated by elementary knowledge.

Learn on to see extra of how they did in what was a really busy week, particularly for the U.S. greenback!

AUD/USD 2-Hour Forex Chart by TV

AUD/USD 2-Hour Foreign exchange Chart by TV

On Monday, we have been leaning bullish on AUD/USD after motion in China to assist their financial system and better-than-expected retail gross sales knowledge from Australia. From the U.S. greenback facet, final Friday’s worth motion recommended that merchants noticed Fed Chair Powell’s Jackson Gap speech as “not as hawkish,” sentiment that might carry over into the brand new week.

From a technical evaluation standpoint, AUD/USD bulls have been holding the 0.6380 assist space like champs and the 100SMA crossed above the 200SMA, a combo that might probably attract revenue taking from brief positions and/or contemporary anti-dollar merchants.

We recommended a number of worth conduct situations to observe earlier than contemplating a protracted danger administration plan, however in all probability the very best consequence seemingly got here from a state of affairs that we didn’t recommend, which was a pullback to the assist space.

AUD/USD dropped to the 0.6400 main psychological deal with as soon as once more on Tuesday, and with the assistance of weaker-than-expected U.S. knowledge the pair ripped increased and by no means actually regarded again.

From that time on, the 0.6450 minor psychological drew in assist all week, giving bulls a number of alternatives to play USD weak spot.

General, the end result was arguably constructive for our unique dialogue, with the diploma of the end result seemingly extra depending on how this was danger managed on condition that the bullish transfer was restricted to the 0.6500 main psychological deal with and worth motion was very uneven.

USD/CHF 2-Hour Forex Chart by TV

USD/CHF 2-Hour Foreign exchange Chart by TV

On Tuesday, we checked out USD/CHF because the pair was trending increased on the 1-hour chart. Our main catalyst of focus for potential volatility was the quick approaching U.S. shopper convention and job openings knowledge.

Our thought was that if the U.S. knowledge got here in above expectations then that might attempt to additional purchase into the uptrend in USD/CHF, with rising odds of success if the pair dipped additional to the rising transferring averages and Fibonacci ranges and bullish reversal patterns appeared.

Sadly our worth bias was essentially invalidated just some hours laters as each the U.S. shopper confidence and job openings numbers got here in beneath expectations, supporting/drawing in merchants who’re speculating that the Fed is much less prone to keep hawkish on rate of interest coverage at their upcoming financial coverage assertion.

USD/CHF really fell considerably on the date releases, breaking beneath our focused assist space for a possible entry (had the U.S. knowledge got here in constructive), and examined the underside of the rising channel. After a bit of additional volatility there, patrons got here in to carry the rising channel regardless of a broadly bearish week for the Dollar.

General, we centered on the potential for constructive U.S. fundamentals to align with the value development, and the volatility was better than anticipated, which have been each tactical errors on our half. However our anticipated worth strikes typically performed out as anticipated (i.e., pullback earlier than returning to the uptrend), seemingly on the larger theme of financial/rate of interest coverage divergence between the Fed and Swiss Nationwide Financial institution drawing in longer-term elementary patrons.

The result of this technique dialogue may have gone both approach, extremely depending on the danger administration plan executed and flexibility to the financial knowledge.  However for us, after the U.S. knowledge got here out weaker-than-expected, the value technique was invalidated immediately.

EUR/USD 30-Min Forex Chart by TV

EUR/USD 30-Min Foreign exchange Chart by TV

EUR/USD shot to the highest of our watchlist on Wednesday after it broke a falling ‘highs’ sample due to broad USD weak spot on Tuesday. Based mostly on our evaluation, we thought that the ECB’s current hawkish rhetoric would preserve a bid beneath the euro for the session, whereas the contemporary weak U.S. financial knowledge might attract additional USD promoting.

With that line of pondering, our base case for worth motion was {that a} shallow dip could also be within the playing cards for the session (probably off of German and Spanish CPI studies), which may shortly attract fundie patrons to play the main themes.

We have been additionally maintaining a tally of U.S. non-public employment and preliminary GDP knowledge as potential catalysts to observe as they’d seemingly assist our worth outlook bias in the event that they got here in weaker-than-expected.

Fortuitously for our technique thought each the ADP and GDP numbers did are available weaker-than-expected prompting promote stress on the U.S. greenback through the U.S. buying and selling session. There have been really sufficient merchants to push the pair shortly as much as our prolonged goal space between 1.0930 – 1.0950 earlier than topping out.

This technique seemingly labored out very properly if it was within the danger administration plan to take income on the goal space. If that wasn’t within the plan, then it’s seemingly this strat isn’t figuring out positively after the broad euro selloff on Thursday and the Dollar’s steadiness after Friday’s considerably combined U.S. jobs and manufacturing PMI updates.

EUR/JPY 30-Minute Forex Chart by TV

EUR/JPY 30-Minute Foreign exchange Chart by TV

On Thursday, our FX strategists have been testing EUR/JPY and the way current hawkish ECB rhetoric appears to be the narrative driving the euro increased. However we wished to attend and see what the newest financial knowledge from Europe was going to provide us earlier than attempting to leap within the uptrend.

Our thought was that IF Euro space CPI, ECB assembly minutes and German financial updates supported the ECB’s seemingly transfer to boost charges additional this month, then we’d search for a pullback and bullish reversal patterns on EUR/JPY to play the uptrend.

Nicely, Euro space Flash CPI got here in higher-than-expected whereas Germany’s jobs and retail gross sales knowledge upset bigly! All mixed, this knowledge consequence had a really unfavorable impression on the euro, signaling that merchants have been focusing extra on the concept if the ECB hikes additional, there’s increased possibilities of recession forward for the Euro space.

This invalidated our lengthy worth bias on EUR/JPY, a state of affairs that was quickly solidified with an excessive bearish candle break of our mentioned technical evaluation setup, making this a no-go proper from the European open.

For these watching the info stay and tailored to the Euro space knowledge and the market response, then possibly you mixed the weak knowledge and bearish break of the rising trendline sample, and danger managed into a brief place.

If that’s the case, then it’s seemingly you probably did very properly as EUR/JPY primarily reversed and noticed huge bearish stress via the remainder of the week.

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