EUR/USD – 1.1863
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.
As the single currency retreated after meeting resistance at 1.1961 early last week, suggesting consolidation below this level would be seen, however, reckon downside would be limited to 1.1800-10 and bring another rise later, above said resistance would signal the rise from 1.1554 is still in progress, bring further gain to 1.2000. Looking ahead, only a break above resistance at 1.2035 would retain bullishness and signal early upmove has resumed for retest of 1.2093 first. A break of this resistance would confirm resumption of recent upmove from 1.0340 low for headway to 1.2150-55 (61.8% projection of 1.1119-1.1910 measuring from 1.1662), then 1.2200-10.
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 downside to be limited to 1.1800-10 and bring rebound later. Below 1.1770-80 would risk weakness towards indicated support at 1.1713, however, only break there would abort and signal the rise from 1.1554 low has ended, bring weakness to 1.1650-60 but price should stay well above said support at 1.1554, bring another rebound later.
Recommendation: Hold long entered at 1.1880 for 1.2080 with stop below 1.1780.
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.