Weekly Trading Forecasts for Major Pairs (January 29 – February 2, 2018)

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  1. ituglobal

    ituglobal Master Trader

    Here’s the market outlook for the week:


    Dominant bias: Bullish

    This week, EURUSD assumed one of its strongest movements in recent times. Since December 18, 2017, price has gained 800 pips. It gained almost 600 pips in January 2108, and over 300 pips last week, almost reaching the resistance line at 1.2550 (and pulling backwards). The market may go further upwards, reaching the resistance lines at 1.2550 and 1.3000, but it would eventually start coming down before the end of this week. The outlook on EUR pairs is bearish for this week.


    Dominant bias: Bearish

    Since November 2, 2017, this pair has lost more than 700 pips; whereas its most serious bearish movements within the past several months occurred in January 2018. Last week witnessed the strongest bearish movement, as price went south by 300 pips, testing the support level at 0.9300 and closing below the resistance level at 0.9350. Since the outlook on USD is bearish for this week and for February; and since the outlook on CHF is bright (bullish) for February, it is expected that USDCHF would remain under bearish pressures. Only a strong bearish movement on EURUSD can cause some rally on USDCHF, which may even be weaker than normal.


    Dominant bias: Bullish

    Last week price went upwards by 480 pips before the bearish correction that is currently in place. The distribution territory at 1.4350 was almost reached, before price pulled backwards. A strong bullish pressure is needed before the distribution territory at 1.4350 can be tested again, and breached to the upside. Nevertheless the 170-pip pullback that took place on Thursday and Friday, may harbinger a protracted bearish movement, because the outlook on GBP pair is bearish for this week and for February. Strong movement would be witnessed again on GBP pairs.


    Dominant bias: Bearish

    The trend in the market is bearish – especially in January. Since the beginning of the year, price has come down by 420 pips, leading to a huge Bearish Confirmation Pattern in the market. Last week witnessed a movement of 240 pips, as price closed around the demand level at 108.50 on Monday. Further bearish movement may help price test the demand levels at 108.00 and 107.50. There could be instances of rally attempts this week, but they may be insignificant, owing to the weakness of USD.


    Dominant bias: Neutral

    It is a surprise that EURJPY cross only went sideways last week, while most majors trended significantly. This is a sideways (neutral) market, which oscillates between the supply zone at 136.50 and the demand zone at 135.00 (though the demand zone at 135.00 was breached on Friday). Further sideways movement is possible, but there will eventually be a breakout in the market, which would favor bulls.


    Dominant bias: Bullish

    This is a volatile market. It has moved significantly upwards since January 11. However, there was a noteworthy pullback on January 25 and 26. Further pullback is possible, but may be contained at the demand zones of 153.00 and 152.00. Eventually, the recent bullish trend will continue because the outlook on certain JPY pairs is bullish for February, and GBPJPY is also included.

    This forecast is concluded with the quote below:

    “Trading requires an optimal mindset. When you are upset, tired, and emotionally distracted, you will have trouble following your trading plan. You must return to a calm, focused mindset, a mindset where you are attentive and alert, and can trade like a winner.” – Joe Ross

    Source: www.tallinex.com

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