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Bullish USD?  USD/NOK Pivots At Common Wave Relationship

Bullish USD? USD/NOK Pivots At Common Wave Relationship

Jeremy Wagner, CEWA-M, Head of Education


Last week, USD/NOK reached a 1.618 extension level near 7.8946. It is common for alternating waves to be of Fibonacci or equality proportions. Therefore, the 1.618 relationship tips the pattern towards being an imcomplete impulse. In Elliott Wave theory, the wave to July 31 low may have finished the third wave of a five wave impulsive sequence. The Elliott Wave model implies a bullish move in the market in fourth wave. The bullish move may take the shape of a flat or triangle to alternate shape with the second wave (which is common).

Fourth waves of impulses tend to retrace approximately 38% the length of the third wave. As a result, this rally might work itself up towards 8.10. One of Elliott’s rules in the theory is that wave 4 of an impulse cannot overlap wave 1. (Learn more about the impulse wave by viewing this one hour webinar recording.)

USDNOK Turns at 1.618 Wave Relationship

(Created using IG Charts)

Therefore, the May 2017 low of 8.30 is a key level to watch. A move above 8.30 creates overlap with wave 1 and invalidates the impulse as labeled. A move above 8.30 implies stronger prices ahead for USD/NOK.

Bottom line, US Dollar has been in a bear trend for a while. If traders are wanting to trade the bullish side, USD/NOK may be a better choice as an upward correction for this market appears to be on the horizon.

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---Written by Jeremy Wagner, CEWA-M

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