USD/CHF – 0.9713
The greenback has edged higher again after brief pullback, retaining our view that low has possibly been formed at 0.9421 earlier this month, hence consolidation with upside bias remains for test of indicated resistance at 0.9770-74, however, a daily close above there is needed to add credence to this view and bring retracement of early decline to resistance at 0.9808, then test of previous support at 0.9859, having said that, near term overbought condition should limit upside to 0.9900 and price should falter well below psychological resistance at 1.0000, bring another decline later.
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 downside, whilst initial pullback to 0.9645-50 is likely, reckon downside would be limited to said support at 0.9565 and bring another rise later. Below 0.9525-30 would risk weakness to 0.9490-00 but still reckon downside would be limited to 0.9455-60 and said support at 0.9421 should remain intact, bring another rebound later. A drop below said support at 0.9421 would extend recent decline from 1.0344 top (formed back in late 2016) to 0.9350 and possibly 0.9300, however, loss of downward momentum should prevent sharp fall below 0.9250-60 and 0.9200-10 should hold.
Recommendation: Buy at 0.9575 for 0.9775 with stop below 0.9475.
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.