This week we’ll begin with our monthly and weekly forecasts of the currency pairs worth watching. The first part of our forecast is based upon our research of the past 16 years of Forex prices, which show that the following methodologies have all produced profitable results:
- Trading the two currencies that are trending the most strongly over the past 3 months.
- Assuming that trends are usually ready to reverse after 12 months.
- Trading against very strong counter-trend movements by currency pairs made during the previous week.
- Buying currencies with high interest rates and selling currencies with low interest rates.
Let’s take a look at the relevant data of currency price changes and interest rates to date, which we compiled using a trade-weighted index of the major global currencies:
Monthly Forecast September 2018
For the month of September, we forecast that the best trade will be short AUD/USD.
For the month of August, we forecasted that the best trades would be short EUR/USD and short GBP/USD. The final performance was as follows:
Interest Rate Differential
2.00% (2.00% - 0.00%)
0.75% (0.75% - 0.00%)
Weekly Forecast 2nd September 2018
Last week, we made no forecasts, as there were no strong counter-trend movements.
This week, we again make no forecast, as there were again no strong counter-trend movements.
This week has been dominated by relative strength in the Swiss Franc, and relative weakness in the Australian Dollar. Sentiment remains mixed and unclear.
You can trade our forecasts in a real or demo Forex brokerage account.
Previous Monthly Forecasts
You can view the results of our previous monthly forecasts here.
Key Support/Resistance Levels for Popular Pairs
We teach that trades should be entered and exited at or very close to key support and resistance levels. There are certain key support and resistance levels that should be watched on the more popular currency pairs this week, which might result in either reversals or breakouts:
Key Support / Resistance Levels
Support: 0.7164, 0.7145, 0.7108, 0.6992
Resistance: 0.7207, 0.7231, 0.7270, 0.7321
Support: 1.1598, 1.1535, 1.1496, 1.1444
Resistance: 1.1645, 1.1684, 1.1731, 1.1759
Support: 1.2934, 1.2894, 1.2859, 1.2834
Resistance: 1.2999, 1.3044, 1.3084, 1.3117
Support: 110.95, 110.68, 110.49, 110.04
Resistance: 111.13, 111.50, 111.86, 112.15
Support: 79.35, 78.89, 78.50, 78.19
Resistance: 80.22, 80.69, 81.15, 81.81
Support: 128.24, 127.92, 126.92, 125.65
Resistance: 129.17, 129.97, 130.27, 131.21
Support: 1.2998, 1.2962, 1.2950, 1.2826
Resistance: 1.3114, 1.3175, 1.3281, 1.3327
Support: 0.9500, 0.9384, 0.9248, 0.9087
Resistance: 0.9745, 0.9810, 0.9856, 0.9865
Let’s see how trading one of these key pairs last week off key support and resistance levels could have worked out:
We had expected the level at 110.68 might act as support, as it had acted previously as both support and resistance. Note how these “flipping” levels can work well. The H1 chart below shows the how the price rejected this level right at the London open on Friday, before forming a bullish pin candlestick which broke up right away. This is often a great time to enter trades in USD currency pairs, and pin candlesticks of a good size are often useful indicators of reversals when their wicks reject key levels. This trade has been nicely profitable, achieving a maximum positive reward to risk ratio of more than 2 to 1 so far.
You can trade our forecasts in a real or demo Forex brokerage account to test the strategies and strengthen your self-confidence before investing real funds.