EUR/USD – 1.1609

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.

The single currency did meet renewed selling interest at 1.1691 late last week (we recommended in our previous update to sell at 1.1665 and a short position was entered) and euro has retreated, adding credence to our bearish count that a temporary top has been made at 1.2093 earlier and downside bias remains for the erratic fall from there to bring retracement of recent rise to 1.1550, then 1.1510-15 (38.2% Fibonacci retracement of 1.0570-1.2093) but reckon downside would be limited to support at 1.1479 and 1.1330-35 (50% Fibonacci retracement) should remain intact, bring rebound 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 upside, expect recovery to be limited to 1.1650-60 and said resistance at 1.1691 should remain intact, bring another decline. Only above previous support at 1.1725 would defer and suggest low is possibly formed instead, bring rebound to 1.1790-00 but break of said resistance at 1.1837 is needed to confirm and bring test of key resistance at 1.1880. Looking ahead, only break of 1.1880 resistance would suggest the pullback from 1.2093 has ended, bring further gain to 1.1950-60, then towards 1.2000-05. A break of resistance at 1.2034 would confirm and bring retest of 1.2093, break there would signal 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.
 
Recommendation: Hold short entered at 1.1665 for 1.1465 with stop above 1.1735.

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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