EUR/USD – 1.1800

EUR/USD:   Wave (c) of 2 ended at 1.3993 and wave 3 of III has commenced for weakness to 1.0411 (1.236 of wave 1), then 1.0000.

Although the single fell to as low as 1.1669 earlier this month, as euro found good support there and has staged a strong rebound, suggesting the pullback from 1.2093 has possibly ended there, hence consolidation with upside bias is seen for further gain to 1.1900-10, then 1.1950-60, however, reckon upside would be limited to 1.2005 and bring further consolidation. Only break of resistance at 1.2034 would confirm and bring retest of 1.2093, break there would confirm recent upmove from 1.0340 low has resumed for headway to 1.2150-55 (61.8% projection of 1.1119-1.1910 measuring from 1.1662), having said that, loss of upward momentum should prevent sharp move beyond 1.2200-10 and price should falter below 1.2255-60, risk from there remains for a much-needed correction to take place later. 

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Our preferred count on the daily chart remains that a wave (II) from 1.2329 ended at 1.5145 with A-leg ended at 1.4720, followed by wave B at 1.2457, the wave C from there was also a 3 legged move and is labeled as (a): 1.3739, (b): 1.2885, the wave iii of the 5-waver (c) from 1.2885 has ended at 1.4339 and wave iv is a triangle ended at 1.3878 and wave v formed a top at 1.5145. The decline from there is a 5-waver (C) with minor wave (i) of I of (C) ended at 1.4218 with wave (ii) ended at 1.4580, wave (iii) ended at 1.3267 and wave (iv) ended at 1.3692 and wave (v) ended at 1.1876, this is also the low of wave I of (C) and wave II ended at 1.4940, hence wave III is now in progress with a diagonal wave 1 ended at 1.2042, the breach of previous support at 1.1876 (wave I trough) adds credence to our view that the wave 2 has ended at 1.3993, wave 3 has commenced for further weakness to 1.0411, then towards 1.0000.

On the downside, expect pullback to be limited to 1.1770-75 and price should stay well above said support at 1.1669, bring another rise later. A drop below 1.1669 would signal the corrective fall from 1.2093 top is still in progress for retracement of recent rise to previous support at 1.1662 (previous 4th of a lesser degree), break there would extend weakness to 1.1600-10 and possibly 1.1550-60 but reckon downside would be limited to 1.1500 and support at 1.1479 should remain intact, bring rebound later. 

Recommendation: Buy at 1.1765 for 1.1965 with stop below 1.1665.

Euro’s long-term uptrend started from 0.8228 (26 Oct 2000) with an impulsive structure. The rise from 0.8228 to 0.9593 (5 Jan 2001) is labeled as wave I, the retreat to 0.8352 (6 Jul 2001) is wave II and the rally to 1.3670 (31 Dec 2004) is wave III. Wave IV from there ended at 1.1640 (15 Nov 2005), the subsequent upmove to 1.6040 (July 15, 2008) is treated as wave V, the major selloff from the record high of 1.6040 to 1.2329 (October 27, 2008) signals a reversal has taken place with (I) leg ended at 1.2329 and once (II) ended at 1.5145, wave (III) itself is an extended move with I: 1.1876 and complex wave II ended at 1.4902, wave III has commenced with wave 1 and 2 ended at 1.2042 and 1.3993 respectively, wave 3 of III is now unfolding for weakness towards parity.

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