What’s Up, What’s Down: Spotlight on Currency Futures

Comments for Monday, March 29, 2010

Looking Ahead to Today by Reflecting Back at Friday’s Price Action


Higher closes last Friday for the Euro Fx, Swiss Franc, Japanese Yen and British Pound while lower for the Canadian and Aussie Dollar along with dollar index. The Euro continues to be in a down-trend overall while franc has a different chart pattern still giving me a buy signal. Normally, these two currencies have the same chart pattern. The yen also closed higher this time but still is in a strong down-tend overall. The Canadian Dollar also had a weak settlement making its lowest low and close since March 8th with its next support around the 9700 area while looking toppy. The pound closed higher but remains very bearish. The Aussie Dollar had a very poor close coming close, but not yet, giving me a sell signal. However, my buy is potentially in trouble at this time. The dollar settled lower this time overdue for a retracement after the strong closes on Wednesday and Thursday but still in a bull market overall. BUY SIGNAL FOR THE SWISS FRANC AND AUSSIE DOLLAR. SELL SIGNAL FOR THE EURO FX. CALL FOR DETAILS!

Canadian Dollar Chart

Aussie Dollar Chart

US Dollar Chart

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Rick Alexander has been a broker and analyst in the futures business for over thirty years. He is a Vice-President for Sales and Trading at the Zaner Group (www.zaner.com) a Chicago-based futures brokerage firm. If you would like a free booklet explaining the charts mentioned above, email Rick at ralexander@zaner.com.

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