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USD/ZAR is currently testing support via a trend-line from March, along with support running back to June and the neckline of a head-and-shoulders pattern. It’s a firm area with all three varying support types in close proximity, so for the moment it is to be respected as solid support.

But should we see a solid breakdown (close below 13.95) then look for another leg lower to develop towards the July low around the 13.10-mark. Stops placed above all levels (old support, new resistance - ~14.25) should remain out of harm’s way if USD/ZAR is to sink in-line with expectations.

This will provide close to a 1:3 risk/reward ratio on swing trades. Those looking to play the set-up with shorter-term objectives can use the broader break as the signal to trade along the path of least resistance (i.e. – sell failing rallies and consolidation patterns).

These 4 tenets can help bolster your Confidence as a Trader.

USD/ZAR Daily Chart (Support needs to break first)

USD/ZAR daily chart, support needs to break first

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---Written by Paul Robinson, Market Analyst

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