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BTCUSD and XRPUSD Technical Analysis – 16th AUG 2022


BTCUSD: Bearish Engulfing Pattern Below $25196

Bitcoin was unable to sustain its bullish momentum and after touching a high of 25196 on 15th Aug started to decline against the US dollar, coming below the $24000 handle today in the Asian trading session.

We can see that bitcoin failed to clear its resistance zone located at $25500 for the third time this month.

After touching a high of $25196, we can see some downward correction in the price towards the $23776 level.

We can clearly see a bearish engulfing pattern below the $25196 handle which is a bearish reversal pattern because it signifies the end of an uptrend and a shift towards a downtrend.

Bitcoin touched an intraday high of 24250 in the Asian trading session and an intraday low of 23787 in the Asian trading session today.

Both the STOCH and Williams percent range are indicating an overbought level which means that in the immediate short term, a decline in the prices is expected.

The relative strength index is at 43 indicating a weak demand for bitcoin at the current market level and the continuation of the selling pressure in the markets.

Bitcoin is now moving below its 100 hourly simple moving average and its 200 hourly simple moving average.

Some of the major technical indicators are giving a sell signal, which means that in the immediate short term, we are expecting targets of 23500 and 23000.

The average true range is indicating less market volatility with a mildly bearish momentum.

  1. Bitcoin: bearish reversal seen below $25196
  2. High/Lows is Indicating Neutral Levels
  3. The price is now trading just above its pivot level of $24017
  4. Most of the moving averages are giving a strong sell market signal

Bitcoin: Bearish Reversal seen Below $25196


The price of Bitcoin dipped to a low of 23828 after which we can see some buying support and a move towards the consolidation phase in the markets.

The BTCUSD is attempting a downside break due to the formation of a contraction triangle below the 24804 level.

We can see the formation of the Ichimoku bearish crossover pattern in the 4-hour time-frame indicating the underlying bearish nature of the markets.

The immediate short-term outlook for bitcoin is bearish; the medium-term outlook has turned neutral; and the long-term outlook remains neutral under present market conditions.

Bitcoin’s support zone is located at $23000, and the prices continue to remain above these levels for any potential bullish reversal in the markets.

The price of BTCUSD is now facing its classic support level of 23873 and Fibonacci support level of 23982 after which the path towards 23000 will get cleared.

In the last 24hrs, BTCUSD has increased by 0.22% by 53$, and has a 24hr trading volume of USD 29.478 billion. We can see a 2.30% decrease in the trading volume as compared to yesterday, which appears to be normal.

The Week Ahead

The prices of bitcoin are moving in a consolidation zone above the $24000 level. The on-chain analysis also suggests that the markets are having more bearish tendencies and as such a drop in the levels is expected.

The daily RSI is printing at 58 which indicates a strong demand from the long-term investors.

The trendline formation is seen from the $25196 level towards the $23069, and we are now looking for the continuation of this trend in the hourly time frame.

The price of BTCUSD will need to remain above the important support level of $23000 this week.

The weekly outlook is projected at $24000 with a consolidation zone of $23500.

Technical Indicators:

The rate of price change: at -1.38 indicating a SELL

The ultimate oscillator: at 48.61 indicating a SELL

The relative strength index (14): at 49.35 indicating a NEUTRAL

The commodity channel index(14days): at -110.88 indicating a SELL

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EUR/USD and EUR/JPY Face Key Hurdles


EUR/USD started a fresh decline and traded below 1.0200. EUR/JPY is attempting a recovery wave and might rally if it clears 137.00.

Important Takeaways for EUR/USD and EUR/JPY

  • The Euro started a major below the 1.0220 and 1.0200 support levels.
  • There was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near 1.0165 on the hourly chart.
  • EUR/JPY started an upside correction from the 135.00 support zone.
  • There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near 136.60 on the hourly chart.

EUR/USD Technical Analysis


The Euro failed to clear the 1.0360 resistance against the US Dollar. The EUR/USD pair started a major decline below the 1.0300 and 1.0250 support levels.

There was a clear move below the 1.0220 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average. The pair even settled below the 1.0200 level. A low was formed near 1.0122 on FXOpen and the pair is now consolidating losses.

The pair recovered above 1.0150 and tested the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the 1.0364 swing high to 1.0122 low.

Besides, there was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near 1.0165 on the hourly chart. On the upside, the pair is facing resistance near the 1.0180 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average.

A clear move above the 1.0180 resistance might send the price towards 1.0220. The next major resistance is near the 1.0240 level. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the 1.0364 swing high to 1.0122 low. If the bulls remain in action, the pair could revisit the 1.0300 resistance zone in the near term.

On the downside, the pair might find support near the 1.0150 level. The next major support sits near the 1.0120 level. If there is a downside break below the 1.0120 support, the pair might accelerate lower in the coming sessions.

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Gold Price Slides While Crude Oil Price Aims Higher


Gold price started a fresh decline below the $1,780 support zone. Crude oil price is rising and might aim more gains above the $90 resistance.

Important Takeaways for Gold and Oil

  • Gold price started a fresh decline after it failed to stay above $1,800 against the US Dollar.
  • There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,763 on the hourly chart of gold.
  • Crude oil price started a fresh increase from the $85.50 support zone.
  • There is a major bullish trend line forming with support near $89.10 on the hourly chart of XTI/USD.

Gold Price Technical Analysis

Gold price attempted to settle above the $1,800 resistance zone against the US Dollar. However, the price failed to stay above $1,800 and started a fresh decline.

There was a clear move below the $1,780 support zone and the 50 hourly simple moving average. The price declined below the $1,765 level to move into a short-term bearish zone. The decline gained pace below the $1,760 level.

Gold Price Hourly Chart


The price traded as low as $1,753 and is currently consolidating losses. On the upside, the price is facing resistance near the $1,760 level. It is near the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $1,772 swing high to $1,753 low.

The main resistance is now forming near the $1,765 level. There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,763 on the hourly chart of gold.

The trend line is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $1,772 swing high to $1,753 low. A close above the $1,765 level could open the doors for a steady increase towards $1,780. A clear upside break above the $1,780 resistance could send the price towards $1,800.

An immediate support on the downside is near the $1,752 level. The next major support is near the $1,750 level, below which there is a risk of a larger decline. In the stated case, the price could decline sharply towards the $1,730 support zone.

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British Pound collapses against EUR and USD, despite 'Bidenomics' data


It has been a catastrophic few days for the British Pound.

Looking at the graph this morning which shows the Pound absolutely crashing against the US Dollar makes for somewhat alarming reading, as it lost further ground on the European market open this morning having begun its downward spiral on Friday last week.

In fact, the British Pound has now arrived at a value of 1.18 against the US Dollar, which is its lowest value in over a year, and although the downturn has been gradual over the past few weeks, the sudden further drop which began on Friday and continued this morning is a clear indicator of tanking value.

It's almost the same situation when looking at the British Pound against the Euro. The Pound tanked to a low of 1.18 (same value as its standing against the Dollar today) on Friday, giving clear indication that despite the Eurozone's economic woes, confidence suddenly left the building when it comes to the Pound at the end of last week.

Yes, the United Kingdom's economy has been shattered by the current government having blown hundreds of billions of Pounds over the past two years with carefree abandon, and now expect the public to pay for it with increasing costs in energy, fuel taxation and interest rates as well as the effect of a delinquent economy crippled by government-imposed lockdowns, furlough schemes, misappropriated government-backed loans, multi-billion pound contracts handed to invested parties on the grounds of 'Covid', and subsequently Prime Minister Boris Johnson who is soon to leave office continually nailing his colors to the mast with Ukraine flags adorning his office and continually demonstrating vocal opponency toward Russia and its industry base.

This has exacerbated an already existing fiscal problem and now the piper has to be paid.

Inflation is at a 40 year high, and the cost of living crisis in the United Kingdom is not just media propaganda - it is real. Anyone walking the streets of provincial towns will see the food banks and charity dependence in full view.

Yes, the United States also pandered to the narratives of recent agendas, but its economy is not teetering despite its high inflation. Industrial production is still high and the nation appears to be fairing quite well despite tremendous challenges, hence the US Dollar's surprising strength over recent months.

After a year marked by Democrats’ internal dysfunction, Congress has over the last few weeks suddenly delivered a raft of legislation that will help form the core of President Biden’s economic record before lawmakers face voters in the 2022 midterm elections.

Beyond the economic rescue package and bipartisan infrastructure law passed last year, Congress this month alone also approved a $280 billion measure to expand veterans health care, a $280 billion law to counter China’s economic rise, and the Inflation Reduction Act centered on addressing the climate crisis, lowering health-care costs and raising taxes on large corporations.

That appears to be straight out of the socialist instruction manual, which would usually be enough to frighten investors, but the pragmatic minds in the markets have been viewing the dire situation in Europe and weighing it up against a relatively productive situation in the United States.

Yes, President Biden has garnered poor confidence from investment-savvy professionals and individuals, and his anti-Russia stance is almost as strong as Boris Johnson's (although Boris Johnson takes the accolade for being the most vocal). Biden has sent billions of Dollars to Ukraine, but still the economy is building itself up.

Right now, the British Pound's low point is a serious matter for the currency markets.

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BTCUSD and XRPUSD Technical Analysis – 23rd AUG 2022


BTCUSD: Double Bottom Pattern Above $20798

Bitcoin was unable to sustain its bearish momentum and after touching a low of 20794 on 20th Aug, it has entered into a consolidation channel above the $21000 handle today in the European trading session.

We can see that bitcoin failed to clear its resistance zone located at $25500 for the fourth time this month.

After touching a high of $25195, we can see some downwards correction in the prices towards the $20798 levels.

We can clearly see a double bottom pattern above the $20798 handle which is a bullish reversal pattern because it signifies the end of a downtrend and a shift towards an uptrend.

Bitcoin touched an intraday low of 20909 in the Asian Trading session, and an intraday high of 21510 in the European trading session today.

Both the STOCH and STOCHRSI are indicating overbought levels which means that in the immediate short term, a decline in the prices is expected.

The relative strength index is at 57 indicating a strong demand for bitcoin at the current market levels and the continuation of the buying pressure in the markets.

Bitcoin is now moving above its 100 hourly simple moving average and below the 200 hourly simple moving average.

All of the major technical indicators are giving a strong buy signal, which means that in the immediate short term, we are expecting targets of 22500 and 22000.

The average true range is indicating less market volatility with a strong bullish momentum.

  • Bitcoin: bullish reversal seen above $20798
  • The Williams percent range is indicating an overbought level
  • The price is now trading just below its pivot level of $21430
  • Most of the moving averages are giving a BUY market signal

Bitcoin: Bullish Reversal seen Above $20798


The price of bitcoin dipped to a low of 20909 after which we can see some buying support and a move towards the consolidation phase in the markets above the $21000 handle.

The BTCUSD is attempting an upside break as the moving averages convergence divergence (MACD) has crossed its moving average in the 1-hourly time-frame.

The parabolic SAR Indicator is giving a bullish reversal signal in the 1-hourly time-frame.

We can see that the aroon indicator is giving a bullish trend signal in the 1-hourly time-frame indicating the underlying bullish nature of the markets.

The immediate short-term outlook for bitcoin is bullish, the medium-term outlook has turned neutral, and the long-term outlook remains neutral under present market conditions.

Bitcoin’s support zone is located at $20000, and the prices continue to remain above these levels for the continuation of the bullish reversal in the markets.

The price of BTCUSD is now facing its classic resistance level of 21549 and Fibonacci resistance level of 21642 after which the path towards 22000 will get cleared.

In the last 24hrs, BTCUSD has increased by 0.90% by 190$ and has a 24hr trading volume of USD 32.135 billion. We can see an increase of 27.24% in the trading volume compared to yesterday, which appears to be normal.

The Week Ahead

The price of bitcoin is moving in a consolidation zone above the $21000 level. The US Fed monetary policy and its effects on the strength of the US dollar continues to weigh on the prices of bitcoin which is being sold out by the medium-term investors.

The daily RSI is printing at 38 which indicates a weak demand from the long-term investors.

This continued downfall in the prices of bitcoin is being referred to as the start of crypto winter by some analysts.

The long-term trendline in hold is indicating that the next target for bitcoin is $28000 in the coming weeks, which is also confirmed by the super trend indicator.

The price of BTCUSD will need to remain above the important support levels of $20000 this week.

The weekly outlook is projected at $23000 with a consolidation zone of $22500.

Technical Indicators:

The average directional change (14): at 32.84 indicating a BUY

The ultimate oscillator: at 52.16 indicating a BUY

The rate of price change: at 1.52 indicating a BUY

The commodity channel index (14 days): at 100.44 indicating a BUY

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EUR/USD Nosedives, USD/JPY Aims More Upsides


EUR/USD started another decline from the 1.0200 resistance. USD/JPY is rising and might gain pace above the 138.00 resistance zone.

Important Takeaways for EUR/USD and USD/JPY

  • The Euro started a fresh decline and even traded below the 1.0000 support.
  • There was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near 0.9955 on the hourly chart of EUR/USD.
  • USD/JPY started a fresh increase after it broke the 133.50 resistance zone.
  • There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance near 134.00 on the hourly chart.

EUR/USD Technical Analysis

This past week, the Euro started a fresh decline from well above the 1.0180 level against the US Dollar. The EUR/USD pair declined below the 1.0150 and 1.0120 support levels.

The bears even pushed the pair below the 1.0050 level. There was a close below 1.0000 and the 50 hourly simple moving average. The pair traded as low as 0.9898 and recently started a minor upside correction.

EUR/USD Hourly Chart


There was a move above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the 1.0203 swing high to 0.9898 low. Besides, there was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near 0.9955 on the hourly chart of EUR/USD.

However, the pair struggled to clear the 1.0000 resistance zone and the 50 hourly simple moving average. An immediate resistance on the upside is near the 0.9970 level.

The next major resistance is near the 1.0000 level. An upside break above 1.0000 could set the pace for a steady increase. In the stated case, the pair might revisit 1.0050. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the 1.0203 swing high to 0.9898 low.

If not, the pair might drop and test the 0.9920 support. The next major support is near 0.9900, below which the pair could drop to 0.9850 in the near term.

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ETHUSD and LTCUSD Technical Analysis – 25th AUG, 2022


ETHUSD: Bullish Harami Pattern Above $1523

Ethereum was unable to sustain its bearish momentum and after touching a low of 1529 on 20th Aug started to correct upwards, crossing the $1700 handle in the European trading session today.

We can see a continuous appreciation in the prices of Ethereum due to the buying seen at lower levels by the medium-term investors.

We can clearly see a bullish harami pattern above the $1523 handle which is a bullish pattern and signifies the end of a bearish phase and the start of a bullish phase in the markets.

ETH is now trading just below its pivot level of 1709 and moving into a strongly bullish channel. The price of ETHUSD is now testing its classic resistance level of 1713 and Fibonacci resistance level of 1718 after which the path towards 1800 will get cleared.

The relative strength index is at 63 indicating a STRONG demand for Ether and the continuation of the uptrend in the markets.

We can see that the adaptive moving average, AMA100, is indicating a bullish trend reversal in both the 2-hour and 4-hour timeframes.

The Williams percent range is indicating an OVERBOUGHT market, which means that the prices are expected to correct downwards in the short-term range.

Most of the technical indicators are giving a STRONG BUY market signal.

All of the moving averages are giving a STRONG BUY signal and we are now looking at the levels of $1800 to $1900 in the short-term range.

ETH is now trading Above its 100 hourly simple and exponential moving averages.

  • Ether: bullish reversal seen above the $1523 mark
  • Short-term range appears to be strongly BULLISH
  • ETH continues to remain above the $1600 level
  • The average true range is indicating LESS market volatility

Ether: Bullish Reversal Seen Above $1523


ETHUSD is now moving into a strong bullish channel with the prices trading above the $1600 handle in the European trading session today.

ETH touched an intraday low of 1652 in the Asian trading session and an intraday high of 1715 in the European trading session today.

We have seen a bullish opening with a gap in the markets which indicates that now we are heading towards the $1800 mark.

The daily RSI is printing at 50 indicating a neutral demand in the long-term range.

Ethereum continues to move in a rising trend channel which is expected to continue in the medium-term range.

The key support levels to watch are $1600 and $1660, and the price of ETHUSD need to remain above these levels for the continuation of the bullish reversal in the markets.

ETH has increased by 3.91% with a price change of 64$ in the past 24hrs and has a trading volume of 16.144 billion USD.

We can see a decrease of 10.39% in the total trading volume in the last 24 hrs which appears to be normal.

The Week Ahead

We can see a continuous progression of a bullish trendline formation from 1523 towards the 1762 levels.

The price of Ethereum is now testing its resistance zone located at $1800 and we are likely to witness a rally in the price once it touches these levels.

The immediate short-term outlook for Ether has turned strongly BULLISH, the medium-term outlook has turned NEUTRAL, and the long-term outlook for Ether is NEUTRAL in present market conditions.

The prices of ETHUSD will need to remain above the important support level of $1600 this week.

The weekly outlook is projected at $1950 with a consolidation zone of $1800.

Technical Indicators:

The relative strength index (14): at 62.26 indicating a BUY

The moving averages convergence divergence (12,26): at 15.03 indicating a BUY

The rate of price change: at 1.03 indicating a BUY

The ultimate oscillator: at 60.70 indicating a BUY

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AUD/USD Aims Higher While NZD/USD Faces Resistance


AUD/USD is gaining pace above the 0.6950 resistance. NZD/USD is struggling to clear a key barrier near the 0.6250 resistance.

Important Takeaways for AUD/USD and NZD/USD

  • The Aussie Dollar started a fresh increase above the 0.6950 resistance zone against the US Dollar.
  • There is a short-term contracting triangle forming with support near 0.6955 on the hourly chart of AUD/USD.
  • NZD/USD started an upside correction from the 0.6160 support zone.
  • There is a connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance near 0.6230 on the hourly chart of NZD/USD.

AUD/USD Technical Analysis

The Aussie Dollar formed a base above the 0.6850 and 0.6860 levels against the US Dollar. The AUD/USD pair started a steady increase after it cleared the 0.6900 resistance zone.

There was a clear move above the 0.6920 resistance and the 50 hourly simple moving average. The pair even broke the 0.6950 hurdle and traded as high as 0.6991 on FXOpen. Recently, there was a minor downside correction below the 0.6980 level.

AUD/USD Hourly Chart


The pair dipped below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the 0.6879 swing low to 0.6991 high. However, the pair stayed above the 0.6950 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average.

There is also a short-term contracting triangle forming with support near 0.6955 on the hourly chart of AUD/USD. On the downside, an initial support is near the 0.6955 level.

The next support could be the 0.6935 level. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the 0.6879 swing low to 0.6991 high. If there is a downside break below the 0.6935 support, the pair could extend its decline towards the 0.6850 level.

On the upside, the AUD/USD pair is facing resistance near the 0.6975 level. The next major resistance is near the 0.7000 level. A close above the 0.7000 level could start a steady increase in the near term. The next major resistance could be 0.7080.

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GBP/USD Nosedives While USD/CAD Gains Strength


GBP/USD accelerated lower below the 1.1850 and 1.1750 support levels. USD/CAD is surging and could continue to rise above the 1.3075 resistance zone.

Important Takeaways for GBP/USD and USD/CAD

  • The British Pound started a major decline below the 1.1850 support zone.
  • There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near 1.1830 on the hourly chart of GBP/USD.
  • USD/CAD started a fresh increase above the 1.3000 resistance zone.
  • There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance near the 1.2970 on the hourly chart.

GBP/USD Technical Analysis

After a strong rejection near 1.2000, the British Pound started a fresh decline against the US Dollar. GBP/USD declined heavily below the 1.1920 support zone.

There was a move below the 1.1850 support zone and the 50 hourly simple moving average. The pair even traded below the 1.1750 support zone and formed a low near 1.1655. It is now consolidating losses above the 1.1650 level.

GBP/USD Hourly Chart


An immediate resistance is near the 1.1710 level. It is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the 1.1900 swing high to 1.1655 low.

The next key resistance is near the 1.1780 level. It is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the 1.1900 swing high to 1.1655 low. The main resistance is now forming near the 1.1820 zone.

Besides, there is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near 1.1830 on the hourly chart of GBP/USD. If there is an upside break above the 1.1820 zone, the pair could rise towards 1.1900. The next key resistance could be 1.1950, above which the pair could gain strength.

On the downside, an initial support is near the 1.1650 area. The first major support is near the 1.1620 level. If there is a break below 1.1620, the pair could extend its decline. The next key support is near the 1.1550 level. Any more losses might call for a test of the 1.1500 support.

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It's not as gloomy as it looks! FTSE 100 down, but not as low as 6 months ago


The stock market news over the past few days has been awash with coverage of the perceived low point to which the FTSE 100 index in the United Kingdom has fallen recently.

At the close of trading on the London session on Friday last week, the FTSE 100, which is the index consisting of the 100 most prestigious blue-chip stocks of publicly listed companies on the London Stock Exchange, sat at 7,427.31 points.

The overall view is that this close places it 'firmly in the red', which is certainly the case when looking at the past week in which, aside from a very sudden dip to 7,412 on Wednesday before a quick rebound, this close represents a 123 point downturn over the five day moving average.

Commentary on the FTSE 100's current situation is generally centered around reports on the continual increase in inflation across many Western markets, and some conclusions are being drawn that activity across the Atlantic in the United States has had some negative effect as markets digest the Fed's response to rising inflation at the Jackson Hole central bank meet.

However, the whilst there is certainly a current dip over the short term in the buoyancy of the FTSE 100 index, when looking over a six month period, a different picture emerges.

At the beginning of August, just three weeks ago, the FTSE 100 index was trading at 7,409 which is considerably lower than the close on Friday last week which has drawn so much attention.

Back in March, it was down to 6,959 which is a transgression of the 7,000 mark which the FTSE 100 index has been trading above since the middle of 2021 when it rallied and all eyes were focused on the 7,000 point value which was a milestone.

In the middle of 2021, there were schools of thought which considered that thee FTSE 100 could sustain a move higher than the 7,000 mark due to the inflows from foreign investors. Ever since Brexit in 2016, there has been a reluctance of foreign investors (private and institutional) to allocate money towards the FTSE 100 and other UK assets. The reduction in uncertainty had been helped by the Brexit deal in late 2020.

Therefore, when considering the overall situation which surrounds the value of the FTSE 100 index, there is certainly a fair amount of volatility, and certain industry sectors which have a number of companies listed on the FTSE 100 index such as the airline industry, have been experiencing a significant amount of disruption recently, however the overall picture over a longer term does not look anywhere near as gloomy as the current mood suggests.

What it does show is that volatility has been sustained in the usually steady index and has been present for quite some time now.

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EUR/USD and USD/CHF Eye Steady Increase


EUR/USD is struggling to clear the 1.0050 resistance zone. USD/CHF is rising and might climb higher towards the 0.9800 resistance zone.

Important Takeaways for EUR/USD and USD/CHF

  • The Euro is facing a strong resistance near the 1.0050 zone against the US Dollar.
  • There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near 1.0035 on the hourly chart of EUR/USD.
  • USD/CHF started a fresh increase after it cleared the 0.9680 resistance zone.
  • There was a break above a key contracting triangle with resistance near 0.9682 on the hourly chart.

EUR/USD Technical Analysis

This past week, the Euro saw a major decline below the 1.0000 support against the US Dollar. The EUR/USD pair declined below the 0.9950 support level before the bulls appeared.

The pair formed a base above the 0.9900 level and recently started an upside correction. There was a move above the 0.9920 and 0.9950 resistance levels. The pair climbed above the 1.0000 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average.

EUR/USD Hourly Chart


The pair traded above the 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the 1.0089 swing high to 0.9914 low. It is now consolidating above the 1.0020 level.

An immediate resistance is near the 1.0040 level. There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near 1.0035 on the hourly chart of EUR/USD. The next major resistance is near the 1.0050 level. It is near the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the 1.0089 swing high to 0.9914 low.

A clear move above the 1.0050 resistance zone could set the pace for a larger increase towards 1.0100. The next major resistance is near the 1.0150 zone.

On the downside, an immediate support is near the 1.0000 level. The next major support is near the 0.9950 level. A downside break below the 0.9950 support could start another decline.

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ETHUSD and LTCUSD Technical Analysis – 01st SEP, 2022


ETHUSD: Bearish Engulfing Pattern Below $1721

Ethereum was unable to sustain its bullish momentum and after touching a high of 1721 on 25th Aug started to decline against the US dollar, coming down below the $1500 handle on 29th Aug.

We can see heavy selling pressure in Ethereum because of which it continued its decline touching a low of $1424.

We can clearly see a bearish engulfing pattern below the $1721 handle which is a bearish pattern and signifies the end of a bullish phase and the start of a bearish phase in the markets.

ETH is now trading just above its pivot level of 1541 and is moving into a strong bearish channel. The price of ETHUSD is now testing its classic support level of 1522 and Fibonacci support level of 1536 after which the path towards 1500 will get cleared.

The relative strength index is at 40 indicating a WEAK demand for Ether and the continuation of the downtrend in the markets.

We can see the adaptive moving average bearish crossover pattern in AMA20 and AMA50 indicating a bearish trend reversal in the 30-minutes time frame.

Both the STOCHRSI and Williams percent range are indicating an OVERSOLD market, which means that the prices are expected to correct upwards in the short-term range.

Most of the technical indicators are giving a STRONG SELL market signal.

Most of the moving averages are giving a STRONG SELL signal and we are now looking at the levels of $1450 to $1500 in the short-term range.

ETH is now trading above both its 200 hourly simple and exponential moving averages.

  • Ether: bearish reversal seen below the $1721 mark
  • The short-term range appears to be strongly BEARISH
  • ETH continues to remain below the $1600 level
  • The average true range is indicating LESS market volatility

Ether: Bearish Reversal Seen Below $1721


ETHUSD is now moving into a strong bearish channel with the price trading below the $1600 handle in the European trading session today.

ETH touched an intraday low of 1534 and an intraday high of 1583 in the Asian trading session today. The movements remain range-bound between the $1500 and $1600 levels.

The MACD has crossed down its moving average in the 4-hour time frame indicating the underlying bearish nature of the markets.

We can see the formation of a bearish harami pattern in the 30-minute time frame which indicates that now we are heading towards the $1500 mark.

The daily RSI is printing at 45 indicating a neutral demand in the long-term range.

Ethereum continues to move into a falling trend channel which is expected to continue in the short-term range.

The key support levels to watch are $1400 and $1420 and the prices of ETHUSD need to remain above these levels for any potential bullish reversal in the markets.

ETH has decreased by 1.56% with a price change of 24$ in the past 24hrs and has a trading volume of 17.680 billion USD.

We can see a decrease of 24.09% in the total trading volume in the last 24 hrs which appears to be normal.

The Week Ahead

We can see a continuous progression of a bearish trendline formation from 1721 towards the 1459 level.

The price of Ethereum is now testing its support zone located at $1400 and we are likely to witness a rally in the prices once it touches these levels.

The immediate short-term outlook for Ether has turned strongly BEARISH, the medium-term outlook has turned NEUTRAL, and the long-term outlook for Ether is NEUTRAL in present market conditions.

The prices of ETHUSD will need to remain above the important support level of $1400 this week.

The weekly outlook is projected at $1500 with a consolidation zone of $1400.

Technical Indicators:

The relative strength index (14): at 40.90 indicating a SELL

The moving averages convergence divergence (12,26): at -5.39 indicating a SELL

The rate of price change: at -2.28 indicating a SELL

The ultimate oscillator: at 47.37 indicating a SELL

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Gold Price Dives While Crude Oil Price Keeps Struggling


Gold price started a fresh decline below the $1,720 support zone. Crude oil price is also struggling and remains at a risk of more losses.

Important Takeaways for Gold and Oil

  • Gold price started a fresh decline after it failed to stay above $1,735 against the US Dollar.
  • There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,705 on the hourly chart of gold.
  • Crude oil price also started a steady decline from the $97.25 zone.
  • There was a break below a couple of bullish trend lines with support near $94.80 and $91.90 on the hourly chart of XTI/USD.

Gold Price Technical Analysis

Gold price attempted to gain pace above the $1,760 level against the US Dollar. However, the price failed to stay above $1,750 and started a fresh decline.

There was a clear move below the $1,735 support zone and the 50 hourly simple moving average. The price declined below the $1,720 level to move into a short-term bearish zone. The decline gained pace below the $1,700 level.

Gold Price Hourly Chart


The price traded as low as $1,688 and is currently consolidating losses. On the upside, the price is facing resistance near the $1,700 level. It is near the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $1,723 swing high to $1,688 low.

The main resistance is now forming near the $1,705 level. There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,705 on the hourly chart of gold.

The trend line is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $1,723 swing high to $1,688 low. A close above the $1,705 level could open the doors for a steady increase towards $1,720. A clear upside break above the $1,720 resistance could send the price towards $1,735.

An immediate support on the downside is near the $1,692 level. The next major support is near the $1,688 level, below which there is a risk of a larger decline. In the stated case, the price could decline sharply towards the $1,665 support zone.

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GBP/USD and GBP/JPY Could Extend Losses


GBP/USD started a major decline and traded below 1.1500. GBP/JPY is consolidating above the 160.80 support, with a bearish angle.

Important Takeaways for GBP/USD and GBP/JPY

  • The British Pound started a major decline below the 1.1620 support against the US Dollar.
  • There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near 1.1520 on the hourly chart of GBP/USD.
  • GBP/JPY declined steadily after it failed to clear the 162.50 resistance zone.
  • There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near 161.15 on the hourly chart.

GBP/USD Technical Analysis

This past week, the British Pound started a major decline from the 1.1880 zone against the US Dollar. The GBP/USD pair declined below the 1.1800 support to move into a bearish zone.

There was a steady decline below the 1.1700 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average. The pair even traded below the 1.1620 support zone. The pair traded as low as 1.1460 on FXOpen and is currently consolidating losses.

GBP/USD Hourly Chart


An immediate resistance on the upside is near the 1.1510 level. It is near the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the 1.1588 swing high to 1.1460 level.

The next major resistance is near the 1.1520 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average. There is also a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near 1.1520 on the hourly chart of GBP/USD. The trend line is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the 1.1588 swing high to 1.1460 level.

An upside break above 1.1520 might start a fresh increase towards 1.1550. Any more gains might call for a move towards 1.1585 or even 1.1620. An immediate support is near the 1.1460. The next major support is near the 1.1400 level.

If there is a break below the 1.1400 support, the pair could test the 1.1350 support. Any more losses might send GBP/USD towards 1.1300.

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British Pound hits 5-year low against US Dollar


It is not often, nor prudent, to use superlatives to describe the movements of major currencies against each other, however today it can certainly be a time when a superlative is appropriate do describe the performance of the British Pound and its seemingly unstoppable race to the bottom.

Using the word 'tanking' to define the performance of a national economy or currency is somewhat drastic, but in recent weeks, the British Pound certainly has been tanking.

And tank it did again this morning.

As the markets open in London today, the British Pound begins the day at 1.15 against the US Dollar, representing the lowest value that it has reached in more than five years.

In March 2020, when incumbent Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his now infamous aides Chris Whitty and Matt Hancock rolled out the yellow booths and continued to justify their draconian lockdowns which decimated the economy, the British Pound's value only reached a low point of 1.23 against the US Dollar, which is still considerably higher than its value today.

Given that the lockdowns took place in other Western countries at the same time, it is important to note that the British government frittered away over £400 billion of national funds on white elephant projects to keep people out of their places of employment such as furlough, state-backed loans to small businesses and Orwellian track and trace systems.

This emptied the coffers and along with the almost two years of disrupted industry and low productivity as well as a continuing apathy in which tens of thousands of employees are still not going to their offices, the piper now has to be paid.

The British government got itself involved in the geopolitical activity in Russia and Ukraine, and in doing so created its position as an 'unfriendly' country to oil producing Russia, meaning a massive rise in energy prices, although this was mainly a knock-on effect from mainland Europe which relies on Russia for 40% of its natural gas whereas the UK only relies on Russia for less than 10%.

Even so, this situation has created high energy prices, and let's not forget that over 30 energy firms exited the UK market in the third quarter of 2021, many of them having entered administration, creating a market which lacks competition.

The cost of living crisis and spiraling inflation, unaffordable energy bills and low productivity has now created the bearish sentiment in the minds of investors and traders, and the British Pound languishes at a very low point.

It would of course be easy to state that the United States had lockdowns too, and that it also is intent on showing that it wishes to prolong hostilities with Russia, however some US states had no lockdowns at all (Florida and Texas, two of the most populous and highly industrialized states in the Union being two of them), and the productivity levels in the United States are still high.

Yes, inflation is still at its highest point since the 1980s but it is nowhere near as high as that in most mainland European nations, and certainly not as high as that in the United Kingdom which, according to some commercial bank analysts is heading for 18% or more by January this year, with interest rates possibly rising from 1.75 to over 7% next year.

Should that occur, there will likely be an unsustainability in repayment of domestic and commercial loans, hence the lack of confidence in the Pound and general performance of the British economy in the immediate future.

The question is, will we see parity?

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BTCUSD and XRPUSD Technical Analysis – 06th SEP 2022


BTCUSD: Triple Bottom Pattern Above $19574

Bitcoin was unable to sustain its bearish momentum and after touching a low of 19574 on 01st Sep, it has entered a consolidation channel above the $19000 handle today in the European Trading session.

The price of bitcoin continues to move in a narrow consolidation pattern suggesting that we have touched the bottom, and it is now ready for a bullish reversal trend.

Such a movement also suggests that we are in a phase before a bullish rally could be seen in the markets.

We have also seen a bullish opening gap underpinning the markets this week.

We can clearly see a triple bottom pattern above the $19574 handle which is a bullish reversal pattern because it signifies the end of a downtrend and a shift towards an uptrend.

Bitcoin touched an intraday low of 19703 in the Asian trading session and an intraday high of 20161 in the European trading session today.

Both the STOCH and Williams percent range are indicating overbought levels which means that in the immediate short term, a decline in the prices is expected.

The relative strength index is at 58 indicating a STRONG demand for bitcoin at the current market levels and the continuation of the buying pressure in the markets.

Bitcoin is now moving above its 100 hourly simple moving average and below its 200 hourly exponential moving averages.

All of the major technical indicators are giving a STRONG BUY signal, which means that in the immediate short term, we are expecting targets of 20500 and 22000.

The average true range is indicating HIGH market volatility with a strong bullish momentum.

  • Bitcoin: bullish reversal seen above $19574
  • The STOCHRSI is indicating neutral levels
  • The price is now trading just above its pivot level of $19933
  • Most of the moving averages are giving a STRONG BUY market signal

Bitcoin: Bullish Reversal Seen Above $19574


The price of Bitcoin dipped to a low of 19574 after which we can see some buying support and a move towards the consolidation phase in the markets above the $19500 handle.

The adaptive moving average AMA20 is giving a bullish trend reversal signal in the 4-hour time frame.

We can see the formation of a bullish harami cross pattern in the 1-hour time frame indicating the underlying bullish nature of the markets.

We have also detected the formation of a bullish harami pattern in both the daily and 1-hour time frames indicating the bullish scenario.

The immediate short-term outlook for bitcoin is bullish, the medium-term outlook has turned neutral, and the long-term outlook remains neutral under present market conditions.

Bitcoin’s support zone is located at $19000 and the prices continue to remain above these levels for the continuation of the bullish reversal in the markets.

The price of BTCUSD is now facing its classic resistance level of 19989 and Fibonacci resistance level of 20070 after which the path towards 21000 will get cleared.

In the last 24hrs, BTCUSD has increased by 1.03% by 202$ and has a 24hr trading volume of USD 33.957 billion. We can see an increase of 23.80% in the trading volume as compared to yesterday, which appears to be normal.

The Week Ahead

The prices of Bitcoin are moving in a consolidation zone above the $19500 level. At present the bearish outlook has been invalidated with a continuous buying at levels above $19600.

The 10-Year bitcoin trendline is in place with the next targets spotted at levels above $28000.

We can see that the market is trying to build a momentum which can continue to hold up to the $25000 level in the medium term.

The daily RSI is printing at 38 which indicates a eeak demand from the long-term investors.

The prices of BTCUSD will need to remain above the important support levels of $19500 this week.

The weekly outlook is projected at $21500 with a consolidation zone of $20500.

Technical Indicators:

The moving averages convergence divergence (12,26): is at 32.10 indicating a BUY

The ultimate oscillator: is at 54.23 indicating a BUY

The rate of price change: is at 1.018 indicating a BUY

The commodity channel index (14 days): is at 97.59 indicating a BUY

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EUR/USD Tumbles While EUR/JPY Gains Bullish Momentum


EUR/USD remained in a bearish zone below 1.0000. EUR/JPY is rising and there was a clear move above the 142.00 resistance zone.

Important Takeaways for EUR/USD and EUR/JPY

  • The Euro started a major decline below the 1.0000 and 0.9980 support levels.
  • There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near 0.9940 on the hourly chart.
  • EUR/JPY started a fresh increase and jumped above the 142.00 resistance.
  • There is a major bullish trend line forming with support near 141.60 on the hourly chart.

EUR/USD Technical Analysis

The Euro failed to start a steady recovery wave above the 1.0000 resistance against the US Dollar. The EUR/USD pair remained in a bearish zone and traded below the 0.9950 support.

There was a clear move below the 0.9940 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average. The pair even settled below the 0.9940 level. A low was formed near 0.9864 on FXOpen and the pair is now consolidating losses.

EUR/USD Hourly Chart


The pair recovered above 0.9900 and the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the 0.9986 swing high to 0.9864 low.

However, the bears were active near the 0.9925 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average. They protected gains above the 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the 0.9986 swing high to 0.9864 low.

There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near 0.9940 on the hourly chart. On the upside, the pair is facing resistance near the 0.9925 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average.

The next major resistance is near the 0.9940 level. A clear move above the 0.9940 resistance might send the price towards 0.9980. If the bulls remain in action, the pair could revisit the 1.0050 resistance zone in the near term.

On the downside, the pair might find support near the 0.9865 level. The next major support sits near the 0.9820 level. If there is a downside break below the 0.9820 support, the pair might accelerate lower in the coming sessions.

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Stark reality of China's lockdowns: Oil and FTSE 100 down


Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, trade figures released this week by the Chinese government have been enough of a disappointment to affect the price of raw commodities.

China is by far the most productive country on earth. Its massive population coupled to its might as the world's manufacturing center has propelled it into a league of its own to the extent that new cities which were only built between ten and fifteen years ago across the country are now home to between fifteen and twenty million people per city and it is not uncommon to see Rolls Royce cars and huge corporate headquarters dominating the streets and skylines as if these metropoli had hundreds of years of prosperity behind them.

China's massive output which feeds its own enormous domestic market as well as provides pretty much everything to the entire world is unsurprisingly the reason why it is the highest importer and consumer of crude oil in the world by a very long way.

Therefore, when figures in China are down, this is enough to affect the price of crude oil as a global commodity.

Rather unbelievably, the Chinese government, which operates a single-party, communist state in which the entire economy is centralized and has massive government involvement, is engaging in draconian lockdowns, something that has been going on for over two years now, with its obedient population complying to the letter.

Due to these lockdowns which are still taking place in several major cities, the year-on-year figures showing exports growth of 7.1% and imports up by just 0.3% in August were both below expectations.

The export growth is an important metric here, because importing anything other than raw materials into China (an activity which is supervised by the government), is against the law as it contravenes the communist ethos of the government.

Exporting products made for external markets is China's strength, and a slow growth of such a massive mainstay of the economy is an indictor that a bit less oil would be required if productivity is down.

The price of Brent crude was below $92 a barrel at the start of London trading this morning, which has had an effect on mining and exploration company stocks which are listed on the London Stock Exchange.

China’s worse-than-expected trade figures led specifically toward energy and mining stocks opening lower, leaving the FTSE 100 index down 78.76 points at 7221.68.

It's still above the 7220 mark, which is not a catastrophe by any means, but the lowering value of oil globally and energy company stocks on London's markets is an indicator toward how much of an influencer Chinese productivity is on global markets.

To put some actual figures on this, Rio Tinto lost 2.5% and Anglo American fell by just under 2%, while BP retreated 1.5% or 6.5p to 446.15p.

China therefore remains the world's most influential market and this serves as a reminder of its might, whether things are going well or not so well!

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ETHUSD Technical Analysis – 08th SEP, 2022


ETHUSD: Hammer Pattern Above $1490

Ethereum was unable to sustain its bearish momentum and after touching a low of 1492 on 07th Sep started to correct upwards against the US dollar, crossing the $1600 handle in the European trading session today.

We can see a continued buying pressure since yesterday and the formation of a bullish trendline from $1490 towards $1685 level.

We can clearly see a hammer pattern above the $1490 handle which is a bullish pattern and signifies the end of a bearish phase and the start of a bullish phase in the markets.

ETH is now trading just above its pivot level of 1613 and moving into a strong bullish channel. The price of ETHUSD is now testing its classic resistance level of 1630 and Fibonacci resistance level of 1647 after which the path towards 1700 will get cleared.

The relative strength index is at 58 indicating a STRONGER demand for Ether and the continuation of the uptrend in the markets.

We can see the aroon indicator giving a bullish trend in the weekly time frame.

We have also detected a moving average crossover pattern between the MA50 & MA100 in the 30-minute time frame.

The STOCHRSI is indicating an OVERSOLD market, which means that the prices are expected to correct upwards in the short-term range.

Most of the technical indicators are giving a STRONG BUY market signal.

Most of the moving averages are giving a BUY signal and we are now looking at the levels of $1700 to $1800 in the short-term range.

ETH is now trading Above both the 100 & 200 hourly simple and exponential moving averages.

  • Ether: bullish reversal seen above the $1490 mark
  • The short-term range appears to be strongly BULLISH
  • ETH continues to remain above the $1600 levels
  • The average true range is indicating LESS market volatility

Ether: Bullish Reversal Seen Above $1490


ETHUSD is moving into a strong bullish channel with the prices trading above the $1600 handle in the European trading session today.

ETH touched an intraday high of 1656 in the Asian trading session and an intraday low of 1597 in the European trading session today.

A three white soldiers pattern is visible in the 30-minutes time frame indicating the underlying bullish nature of the markets.

We can see the formation of a bullish harami cross pattern in the 15-minute time frame which indicates that now we are heading towards the $1800 mark.

The daily RSI is printing at 50 indicating a neutral demand in the long-term range.

Ethereum continues to move into a rising trend channel which is expected to continue in the short-term range.

The key support levels to watch are $1515 and $1581, and the prices of ETHUSD need to remain above these levels for the continuation of the bullish reversal in the markets.

ETH has increased by 6.68% with a price change of 101$ in the past 24hrs and has a trading volume of 18.368 billion USD.

We can see a decrease of 12.89% in the total trading volume in the last 24 hrs which appears to be normal.

The Week Ahead

On the upside the next visible targets are 1655 which is a 38.2% retracement from 4-week low, and 1726 which is a 50% retracement from 4-week high/low.

The price of Ethereum is now testing its immediate resistance zone located at $1700 and we are likely to witness a rally in the price once it touches these levels.

The immediate short-term outlook for Ether has turned strongly BULLISH, the medium-term outlook has turned NEUTRAL, and the long-term outlook for Ether is NEUTRAL in present market conditions.

The prices of ETHUSD will need to remain above the important support level of $1500 this week.

The weekly outlook is projected at $1800 with a consolidation zone of $1700.

Technical Indicators:

The relative strength index (14): is at 58.32 indicating a BUY

The moving averages convergence divergence (12,26): is at 10.23 indicating a BUY

The rate of price change: is at 3.32 indicating a BUY

The ultimate Oscillator: is at 58.98 indicating a BUY

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