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Trading Support and Resistance – USD/CAD, AUD/USD

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    This week I will begin with my monthly and weekly Forex forecast of the currency pairs worth watching. The first part of my forecast is based upon my research of the past 20 years of Forex prices, which show that the following methodologies have all produced profitable results:

    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 January 2024

    For the month of January, I forecasted that the EUR/USD would rise in value, and that the USD/JPY currency pair would fall in value. The performance of this forecast so far is:

    Monthly Forecast January 2024 Performance to Date

    Weekly Forecast 7th January 2024

    Last week, I made no weekly forecast, as there were no unusually strong counter trend price movements.

    This week, I forecast that the GBP/JPY currency cross will fall in value.

    Directional volatility in the Forex market increased last week with 48% of the most important currency pairs fluctuating over the week by more than 1%. Volatility is likely to increase further over the coming week, as there will be a release of highly important US inflation data.

    Last week was dominated by relative strength in the US Dollar, and relative weakness in the Japanese Yen.

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

    Key Support/Resistance Levels for Popular Pairs

    I 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 monitored on the more popular currency pairs this week.

    Key Support and Resistance Levels

    Let us see how trading two of these key pairs last week off key support and resistance levels could have worked out:

    USD/CAD

    I had expected the level at $1.3232 might act as support in the USD/CAD currency pair last week, as it had acted previously as both support and resistance. Note how these “role reversal” levels can work well. The H1 price chart below shows how the price rejected this level right at the start of last Tuesday’s London session with an engulfing candlestick, marked by the up arrow in the price chart below signaling the timing of this bullish rejection. This trade was nicely profitable, giving a maximum reward to risk ratio of more than 4 to 1 based upon the size of the entry candlestick structure.

    USD/CAD Hourly Price Chart

    AUD/USD

    I had expected the level at $0.6671 might act as support in the AUD/USD currency pair last week, as it had acted previously as both support and resistance. Note how these “role reversal” levels can work well. The H1 price chart below shows how the price rejected this level right at the start of last Friday’s New York session with a very large pin bar, marked by the up arrow in the price chart below signaling the timing of this bullish rejection. This trade has been profitable, giving a maximum reward to risk ratio so far of more than 1 to 1 based upon the size of the entry candlestick.

    AUD/USD Hourly Price Chart

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    Adam Lemon
    About 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.

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