Trading Support and Resistance

Adam Lemon

Get our trading strategies with our monthly & weekly forecast of currency pairs worth watching using support & resistance for the week of October 18, 2021.

 

This week we will 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 20 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 weekly counter-trend movements by currency pairs made during the previous week.

  • Carry Trade: 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:

Currency Price Changes and Interest Rates

Monthly Forecast October 2021

For the month of October, we forecasted that the EUR/USD currency pair would fall in value. The result so far is shown below:

Currency Pair

Forecast Direction

Interest Rate Differential

Performance to Date

EUR/USD

Short ↓

+0.25% (0.25% - 0.00%)

-0.17%

Weekly Forecast 17th October 2021

Last week, we made no weekly forecast, as there were no unusually strong counter-trend movements last week. We again make no weekly forecast this week.

The Forex market saw an increased level of volatility last week, with 48% of all the important currency pairs or crosses moving by more than 1% in value. Volatility is likely to remain at a similar level or to decrease over the coming week.

Last week was dominated by relative strength in the Australian and Canadian dollars, and relative weakness in the Japanese yen.

You can trade our forecasts in a real or demo Forex brokerage account.

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.

Currency Pair

Key Support / Resistance Levels

AUD/USD

Support: 0.7393, 0.7366, 0.7328, 0.7267

Resistance: 0.7485, 0.7505, 0.7524, 0.7537

EUR/USD

Support: 1.1561, 1.1517, 1.1467, 1.1394

Resistance: 1.1616, 1.1640, 1.1668, 1.1688

GBP/USD

Support: 1.3733, 1.3654, 1.3574, 1.3527

Resistance: 1.3805, 1.3811, 1.3852, 1.3898

USD/JPY

Support: 113.80, 113.03, 111.55, 111.23

Resistance: 115.45, 116.29, 116.79, 119.04

AUD/JPY

Support: 84.61, 84.14, 83.79, 83.02

Resistance: 85.03, 86.00, 87.46, 88.43

EUR/JPY

Support: 132.05, 131.48, 130.74, 130.48

Resistance: 132.62, 133.28, 133.63, 134.16

USD/CAD

Support: 1.2315, 1.2250, 1.2219, 1.2131

Resistance: 1.2424, 1.2499, 1.2563, 1.2605

USD/CHF

Support: 0.9200, 0.9150, 0.9118, 0.9072

Resistance: 0.9261, 0.9331, 0.9370, 0.9387

Let us see how trading reversals from one of last week’s key levels would have worked out:

GBP/USD

We had expected the level at 1.3474 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 how the price action rejected this level with a pin bar near the start of last Tuesday’s London/New York overlap session (typically a great time to be trading currency pairs involving the US dollar and British pound like this one) marked by the up arrow in the price chart below. This trade has been nicely profitable, achieving a maximum positive reward to risk ratio of more than 4 to 1 based upon the size of the entry candlestick.

GBP/ Hourly Chart

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.

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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