Trading Support and Resistance
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 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 March 2020
For the month of March, we forecasted that the best trade would be short AUD/JPY. The performance to date is as follows:
Weekly Forecast 8th March 2020
Last week, we made no weekly forecast. As there were again no large and clear counter-trend price movements with the exception of AUD/USD which looks likely to continue to rise, we again make no forecast this week.
The Forex market is showing less price activity compared to last week, with 41% of the important currency pairs and crosses moving by more than 1% in value over the past week. Volatility is likely to increase over the coming week with markets making strong directional movements.
Last week was dominated by relative strength in the Japanese Yen, and relative weakness in the U.S. Dollar.
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:
That’s all for this week. 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.