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Tactically Bullish EUR/USD on Confluence of Technical Support, Stretched RSI

Tactically Bullish EUR/USD on Confluence of Technical Support, Stretched RSI

2018-05-14 18:15:00
Tyler Yell, CMT, Currency Strategist
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The BIG Idea: Weekly RSI(5) has recently touched the lowest point since March 2015. Additionally, positioning has over the last four weeks aggressively shifted for bulls to limit the EUR exposure, which may be getting overstretched against the broader view that US Dollar gains are only temporary. US Dollar bullish momentum per the 9-day midpoint of Ichimoku has recently reversed, and further profit taking could help EURUSD push toward $1.2225 against a stop of the 55-WMA at 1.1850.

Possible Fundamental Trigger: German ZEW expectations and GDP on Tuesday may show Q1 weakness was transitory, which may align with re-establishment of EUR longs.

Point to Establish Long Exposure: At Market

Spot: $1.1967 per EUR

Target 1: $1.2150 per EUR (9-Day Midpoint)

Target 2: $1.2366 per EUR (161.8% extension of March 2015, August 2015, January 2017 Range

Invalidation Level: Close < $1.1850 per EUR (55-Week Moving Average)

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The BIG Picture:

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Chart Source: Pro Real Time with IG UK Price Feed. Created by Tyler Yell, CMT

The four-year chart above shows the 2014-2017 range of EUR/USD from $1.3990 to $1.0350 per EUR. After the move higher stalled in February, there was a sharp move lower in mid-April that took the price from ~$1.2350 toward multiple forms of support.

Thick Support Includes:

-55WMA (1.1850)

-Ichimoku Cloud Top (1.1700)

-Lagging Line into Support of Lagged Price

Looking to the short-term chart, it appears that a bullish reversal may have taken place against such aggressive support that may align with an opportunity. The reversal is perceived via the Ichimoku cloud on a 1-hour chart that shows price and the lagging line (current price relative to 26-periods ago) above the previous price and cloud.

60-Minute EUR/USD Chart Shows Reversal of late-April's Bearish Move

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Chart Source: Pro Real Time with IG UK Price Feed. Created by Tyler Yell, CMT

The short-term resistance on the hourly chart above would align with $1.2021/70, which makes up a prior polarity point from the move lower. Some traders are likely to see volatility around that level as some institutions have pointed that zone as an attractive sell point on increasing tensions between Italy’s Five Star and League reaching an agreement as a common coalition that has led to selling of BTPs (Italian bonds) and widened the spread between Bund-BTPs.

While last week’s short AUD/JPY continues to have an attractive macro component to it, if the US Dollar Bear reappears, EUR/USD would likely be ground zero for the move higher to resume so remain aware and keep an eye on the hourly Ichimoku chart.

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---Written by Tyler Yell, CMT

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