The euro is testing resistance at the former support level of $1.40, in the hope that the bailout out-lined today will rescue the euro-zone from its debt crisis. We will probably read fairly disparate views over the next few weeks before the varying viewpoints synthesize into a clear market direction. Reversal below $1.365 would warn of a decline to $.20*, while narrow consolidation below the resistance level would suggest a breakout and advance to the 2011 highs.
* Target calculation: 1.30 – ( 1.40 – 1.30 ) = 1.20
The Pound similarly rallied to $1.60. Respect would re-test primary support at $1.53, while breakout would target $1.67.
* Target calculation: 1.53 – ( 1.60 – 1.53 ) = 1.46
The dollar broke support at ¥76, continuing its long-term (mega) down-trend against the Yen. Target for the breakout is ¥72*.
* Target calculation: 76 – ( 80 – 76 ) = 72
The Aussie benefited from the weaker greenback, recovering above $1.04 to signal an attempt at $1.08*. Penetration of the descending trendline indicates that the down-trend is weakening.
* Target calculation: 1.04 + ( 1.04 – 1.00 ) = 1.08
The Aussie and Loonie both closely follow commodity prices. Respect of the upper trend channel on the CRB Index would warn of another down-swing.
Canda’s Loonie is testing resistance at $1.00 against the greenback. Reversal below $0.975 would warn of another down-swing, while breakout above parity would target $1.02*.
* Target calculation: 1.00 + ( 1.00 – 0.98 ) = 1.02
The Aussie dollar completed a double bottom against its Kiwi counterpart (probably due to lost man-hours after celebrating their Rugby World Cup win). Expect a test of $1.32* followed by retracement to confirm support at $1.28.
* Target calculation: 1.28 + ( 1.28 – 1.24 ) = 1.32
The South Africans went home early (from the RWC) and a descending triangle on the USDZAR warns of downward breakout to test support at $7.20.
* Target calculation: 7.80 – ( 8.40 – 7.80 ) = 7.20