On the daily chart, the instrument is trading just above the middle MA of Bollinger Bands. The price remains below the EMA65, EMA130 and SMA200 that are directed down. The RSI is trying to turn down having broken out its December resistance. The Composite is testing its December resistance as well.
On the 4-hour chart, the instrument is trading on the middle MA of Bollinger Bands. The price remains on the level with the moving averages that are horizontal. The RSI is showing Bullish dynamics. The Composite is about to test its longer MA.
There is a chance the upward correction is going to continue.
Long positions can be opened from the level of 16.71 with targets at 17.07, 17.20 and stop-loss at 16.55. Validity – 2-3 days.
Short positions can be opened from the level of 16.15 with the target at 15.67 and stop-loss at 16.33. Validity – 2-3 days.
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Brent: oil prices fell
The price of Brent crude oil fell at the beginning of the week amid growing concerns that the OPEC countries are going to carry out their agreement to cut the production.
According to the experts, in the first days of January the Iraqi exports going through the port of Basra were the highest in the last 4 years. In addition, oil reserves in Iran’s floating storages significantly fell. In September 2016, their levels halved that indicates an increase in the country’s exports activities.
Oil prices were also pressured by data on the number of oilrigs in the US. For the week ending on 30 December, their number rose by 4 to 529 rigs, reaching the highest level since December 2015. The number of rigs in the US has been growing for the 10th consecutive week.
Support and resistance
Bollinger Bands on the daily chart turned sideways while the price range remains unchanged. MACD is falling and giving a quite strong sell signal. Stochastic is falling as well and approaching the border of the oversold zone.
The indicators recommend waiting for clearer trading signals.
Support levels: 55.07 (local low), 54.37, 53.91 (22 December low), 53.50, 52.68 (8 December low), 51.85.
Resistance levels: 55.77 (20 December high), 56.50, 57.10 (12 December high), 57.52 (6 January high), 58.10, 58.68 (15 July 2015 high), 59.51.
Long positions can be opened after the breakout of the level of 55.77 with targets at 57.10, 57.52 and stop-loss at 54.00. Validity – 2-3 days.
Short positions can be opened after the price consolidation below the level of 55.00 with targets at 53.50, 52.68 and stop-loss at 55.80. Validity – 2-3 days.
During the trading session on Tuesday the pair was lowering. The USA stock markets show the weakness, which affects the USD negatively. The growth of the Wholesale Inventories index by 1% has also pressured it: the growth of the index reflects the showering of the economical growth and can affect the GDP greatly. The JOLTS Job Openings is 5.522 million against the expected 5.555 million, which doesn’t support the USD also. The Japan Composite Index of Leading Indicators was growing to 102.7 points, exceeding the expectations by 0.1 points, which is good for the economy in the short term.
Donald Trump’s press conference will be held today in the USA. The main issues are expected to concern the plans of increasing the infrastructure investment and the tax decreasing plans. There can be come volatility peaks in the market during the conference.
Support and resistance
On the 4-hour chart the pair was corrected to the middle line of the Bollinger Bands indicator.
The MACD histogram is in the negative zone, keeping the signal to open short positions.
Support levels: 105.50, 115.20, 104.90.
Resistance levels: 116.300, 117.00, 117.50, 118.20.
Open long positions from the level of 116.40 with the target at 117.00, 117.50. Stop loss is at 116.00.
Open short positions from the level of 115.50 with the target at 114.90. Stop loss is at 115.80.
Implementation period: 1-3 days.
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XAU/USD: technical analysis
On the daily chart, the instrument is growing along the upper line of Bollinger Bands. The price remains below its moving averages that turned horizontal. The RSI is approaching the border of the overbought zone. The Composite starts forming a divergence with the price and RSI suggesting a downward reverse possibility.
On the 4-hour chart, the instrument is growing along the upper line of Bollinger Bands. The price remains above its moving averages that start turning up. The RSI has been forming a Bearish divergence just below the border of the overbought zone. The Composite is about to retest its strong resistance.
There is chance of the downward reverse in the price.
Short positions can be opened after the price rebound from the level of 1207.46 with targets at 1190.65, 1170.55 and stop-loss at 1215.03. Validity – 3-5 days.
Long positions can be opened after the breakout of the level of 1215.03 with the target at 1244.55 and stop-loss at 1205.13. Validity – 3-5 days.
On the 4-hour chart the price has tested the level of 1.0070. The breakout here is possible, as the Bollinger Bands are pointed downwards. Also, the Stochastic has reversed in the same direction, and in this case the significant lowering of the price is possible. In case of the rebound from the level of 1.0070 the correction is possible to the level of 1.0125 (correction cluster 23.6% in the short and middle term) and further to 1.0160 (correction 38.2%) and 1.0190 (correction 50.0%, the middle line of the Bollinger Bands for D1).
On the daily chart there is a downward breakout of the level 1.0120 (correction 23.6%) and the upward fan line 38.2%, and now is reaching the level of 1.0010 (correction 38.2%) and further across the 50.0% fan line to the level of 0.9920 (correction 50.0%) into the area of the crossing with the 61.8% fan line or the curve 38.2%. If the price will reverse at the level of 1.0010 or in case of the upward breakout of the level of 1.0120 the growth is possible to reappear. In this case the correction can continue to the level of 1.0200 (the middle line of the Bollinger Bands) and 1.0300 (correction 0.0%).
Sell the pair below the level of 1.0070 with the target at 1.0010, 0.9920 and stop loss at 1.0110.
Buy the pair above the level of 1.0120 or in case of the reversal at 1.0000 with the target at 1.0200 and 1.0300. Stop loss is at 1.0080 and 0.9970 correspondingly.
On the daily chart, the instrument is trading in the upper Bollinger band. The price remains above its moving averages that are directed up. The RSI is showing Bearish dynamics having broken down its longer MA. The Composite is representing similar pattern.
On the 4-hour chart, the instrument is trading just above the lower line of Bollinger Bands. The price remains above the EMA65, EMA130 and SMA200 that are turning horizontally. The RSI is testing its last week support. The Composite is approaching its support level as well.
The price is consolidating above a strong support level at 11484.2. Its breakdown could lead to a downward correction continuation, however, the main trend remains ascending.
Short positions can be opened from the level of 11484.2 with the target at 11336.1 and stop-loss at 11524.0. Validity – 3-5 days.
Long positions can be opened from the level of 11663.1 with the target at 11792.3 and stop-loss at 11638.5. Validity – 3-5 days.
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