Market News & Analysis
Cross Check | AUD/JPY, GBP/CHF, EUR/CAD, EUR/NZD
Matt Simpson December 23, 2019 6:07 PM
AUD/JPY: A bullish channel has been developing on the weekly chart, since AUD/JPY failed to close the week below January’s flash-crash low in August. Moreover, a bullish outside week marks a swing low at 73.80 and prices are now consolidating below December’s high. From here, we’d take a break above 76.30 as a warning of a trend reversal.
Obviously, it would also assume risk-on sentiment was broadly spread. As we head into 2020 there are concerns over the repo market, despite the Fed pumping billions into it for the new year. So be mindful that we could see bouts of a volatility across markets if a funding squeeze occurs. Remember, it was early January that we saw the yen flash crash which saw the daily range span that of a year. But if the Fed do manage to keep the issues contained, AUD/JPY could be off to a brighter start to the year.
GBP/CHF: Last week’s bearish engulfing candle suggests we may have seen a significant top on the pair. Which is interesting, as that would suggest we’re headed towards a hard Brexit (and therefor a dovish BOE). Still, it failure to hold above the trendline and clear momentum shift are worth noting.
The decline has stalled above 1.2677 support and we’d expect prices to consolidate over the coming week/s. We may even see a pullback within the 1.2677 – 1.2894 range. However, if we see a clear break beneath 1.2677
EUR/CAD: A series of tall upper shadows shows that there’s plenty of supply around 1.4770. After printing three bearish hammers over four weeks, last week saw a break lower to confirm the reversal patterns and now prices appear set to retest lows around 1.4440.
As price action has generally been choppy since June, its to yet clear whether it has the energy to break to new lows. But if it can break below 1.4400 it brings the lows around 1.4053 into focus.
EUR/NZD: We finally saw it break out of range on Friday which allows the week to close beneath the bullish trendline.
Form here it looks like a run for 1.6527 is on the cards, although we’d also expect prices to consolidate over the next few weeks. Regardless, bias remains bearish whilst prices trade below 1.7000.
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