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Price & Time: Commodity Currencies Nearing Important Cyclical Inflections

February 12, 2014

Kristian Kerr

Talking Points

  • EUR/USD fails near key retracement
  • AUD/USD closing in on important resistance
  • Long-term cycle turn window seen next week in USD/CAD



    Unfamiliar with Gann Square Root Relationships? Learn more about them here.



    Foreign Exchange Price & Time at a Glance:



    Price & Time Analysis: EUR/USD

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  • EUR/USD tested the 50% retracement of the December to February decline near 1.3685 before failing
  • Our near-term trend bias is lower in the Euro while below the 2ndsquare root relationship of the year-to-date low near 1.3710
  • A confluence of Gann levels near 1.3525/40 is an important near-term pivot , but weakness under 1.3500 is really needed to signal a resumption of the broader decline
  • A cycle turn window is seen early next week
  • A daily close over 1.3710 would turn us positive on the Euro



    EUR/USD Strategy: We like the short side while 1.3710 holds.



    Instrument

    Support 2

    Support 1

    Spot

    Resistance 1

    Resistance 2

    EUR/USD

    *1.3500

    1.3525

    1.3575

    1.3635

    *1.3710



    Price & Time Analysis: AUD/USD

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  • AUD/USD has moved steadily higher since finding support late last month near the 78.6% retracement of the 2010/2011 advance in the .8700 area
  • Our near-term trend bias is higher in the Aussie while over the 2nd square root relationship of the year-to-date low at .8845
  • The 38% retracement of the October to January decline near .9080 is important resistance that needs to be overcome to increase the odds that this advance is more than just a minor correction
  • The middle of next week is the next important cycle turn window
  • Only a daily close below .8845 would turn us negative on the Aussie



    AUD/USD Strategy: Like the long side for at least a few more days.





    Instrument

    Support 2

    Support 1

    Spot

    Resistance 1

    Resistance 2

    AUD/USD

    *.8845

    .8955

    .9035

    *.9080

    .9140



    Focus Chart of the Day: USD/CAD



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    The second half of next week is a long-term cycle turn window related to the 2012 low in USD/CAD. This should influence the exchange rate. The big question now is determining in which direction the reversal will be? When we first mentioned the turn date about a month ago we thought it would lead to a high (and it still can), but the persistent weakness over the past couple of weeks certainly increases the odds for a cycle inversion (low) especially if weakness continues for another week or so. This is basically just a roundabout way of saying that we will be looking to fade whatever trend materializes over the next few days. Until then we can really just observe.











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