Trading Support and Resistance - 2 September 2018

Adam Lemon

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:

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:

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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:

Currency Pair

Forecast Direction

Interest Rate Differential

Final Performance

EUR/USD

Short ↓

2.00% (2.00% - 0.00%)

-0.45%

GBP/USD

Short ↓

0.75% (0.75% - 0.00%)

+0.32%

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:

Currency Pair

Key Support / Resistance Levels

AUD/USD

Support: 0.7164, 0.7145, 0.7108, 0.6992

Resistance: 0.7207, 0.7231, 0.7270, 0.7321

EUR/USD

Support: 1.1598, 1.1535, 1.1496, 1.1444

Resistance: 1.1645, 1.1684, 1.1731, 1.1759

GBP/USD

Support: 1.2934, 1.2894, 1.2859, 1.2834

Resistance: 1.2999, 1.3044, 1.3084, 1.3117

USD/JPY

Support: 110.95, 110.68, 110.49, 110.04

Resistance: 111.13, 111.50, 111.86, 112.15

AUD/JPY

Support: 79.35, 78.89, 78.50, 78.19

Resistance: 80.22, 80.69, 81.15, 81.81

EUR/JPY

Support: 128.24, 127.92, 126.92, 125.65

Resistance: 129.17, 129.97, 130.27, 131.21

USD/CAD

Support: 1.2998, 1.2962, 1.2950, 1.2826

Resistance: 1.3114, 1.3175, 1.3281, 1.3327

USD/CHF

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:

USD/JPY

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.

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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.

Adam Lemon

Adam Lemon began his role at DailyForex in 2013 when he was brought in as an in-house Chief Analyst. Adam trades Forex, stocks and other instruments in his own account. Adam believes that it is very possible for retail traders/investors to secure a positive return over time provided they limit their risks, follow trends, and persevere through short-term losing streaks – provided only reputable brokerages are used. He has previously worked within financial markets over a 12-year period, including 6 years with Merrill Lynch.
Learn more from Adam in his free lessons at FX Academy

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