The Forex market showed a decrease in volatility compared to the previous week.
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 us 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 August 2020
For the month of August, we forecasted that the EUR/USD currency pair was likely to see a rise in price. The performance so far is as follows:
Weekly Forecast 9th August 2020
Last week, we made no weekly forecast.
This week, we again make no forecast, as there were again no strong counter-trend price movements.
The Forex market showed a decrease in volatility compared to the previous week, with only 4% of the important currency pairs and crosses moving by more than 1% in value last week. Volatility is likely to remain at a similarly low level over the coming week.
Last week was dominated by relative strength in the Swiss Franc and relative weakness in the New Zealand Dollar.
You can trade our forecasts in a real or demo Forex brokerage account.
Previous Monthly Forecasts
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 can be watched on the more popular currency pairs this week.
Let us 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 0.9226 might act as resistance, as it had acted previously as both support and resistance. Note how these “flipping” levels can work well. The H1 chart below shows how the price rejected this level near the start of last Monday’s New York session, typically a great time to be trading currency pairs involving the U.S. Dollar, turning decisively bearish when a strongly bearish outside candlestick broke down at the down arrow shown in the price chart below. This trade has been profitable, achieving a maximum positive reward to risk ratio so far of more than 4 to 1 based upon the size of the entry candlestick.
That is 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.