USD/CHF –  0.9718

USD/CHF – Wave IV ended at 1.1730 and wave V has possibly ended at 0.7068

As the greenback has remained under pressure after recent selloff below previous support at 0.9813 (now resistance), adding credence to our bearish view that the decline from 1.0344 top is still in progress, hence downside bias remains for this move to extend further weakness to 0.9675-80, then 0.9600-10, however, near term oversold condition should prevent sharp fall below latter level and price should stay above previous chart support at 0.9550, risk from there is seen for a rebound to take place later. 

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Our preferred count on the daily chart is that early selloff to 0.9630 is an end of the larger degree wave III and major correction is unfolding from there with a leg ended at 1.2298 (Nov 2008 with (a): 1.0625, (b):1.0011 and (c):1.2298), wave b ended at 0.9910 with (a): 1.0370, (b): 1.1967, (c): 0.9910. The rise from there to 1.1730 is the wave c which also marked the end of wave IV and wave V has possibly ended at 0.7068.

On the upside, whilst initial recovery to 0.9770-75 and possibly 0.9800 cannot be ruled out, reckon said previous support at 0.9813 would limit upside and bring another decline later. Above 0.9859 (another previous support) would defer and suggest a temporary low is possibly formed, bring a stronger rebound to 0.9900 but price should falter below 0.9955-60. Above 0.9955-60 would defer and risk rebound to 1.0000 but upside should still be limited and price should falter well below resistance at 1.0100-08, bring retreat later.
Recommendation: Sell at 0.9800 for 0.9600 with stop above 0.9900

Dollar’s long-term downtrend started from 2.9343 (Feb 1995) and it was unfolding as a (A)-(B)-(C) with (A): 1.1100, (B): 1.8310 (26 Oct 2000), then followed by another impulsive wave (C) with wave III ended at 0.9630 (Mar 2008). Under this count, correction in wave IV has possibly ended at 1.1730 and wave V already broke below support at 0.9630 and met indicated downside target at 0.7500 and 0.7400. The reversal from 0.7068 suggests the wave V has possibly ended and the breach of resistance at 0.9595 add credence to this view and indicated upside target at 1.0000 had been met, however, the sharp retreat from 1.0296 to 0.7401 suggests choppy trading would be seen but price should stay above said record low at 0.7068.


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