Dollar Index: Weekly Price Action & Technical Analysis as on 28-AUG-2016

A rather tensed corrective week ended relatively strong in an area prone to a support.

The level of 94.195 has proven to be a strong support, and was tested again two times in the passing week before bouncing up.

Although the last Friday’s bar seems very bullish, it would have been much more bullish had we taken out the previous week’s Low at 94.05 first, and/or taking out the previous week’s High after.

The fact that the bullish Friday’s Low was a Daily swing HL bar (higher than the swing Low of Tuesday) that didn’t take out the previous week’s High at 95.77, and despite the strong momentum up didn’t manage to reach, not to mention close above the Daily 50 SMA and Weekly 8 EMA – should guide us to remain still in the same assumption, the Dollar Index is bearish for the midterm.

I would consider two main scenarios for the coming week. The first one is to have the opposite of last Friday throughout the whole week, a developing weakness that finally deflates Friday’s big momentum up. The second scenario is to see another attempt to reach the above 96 level, where the big question is whether the market still respects the Weekly swing High at 96.5. For the second scenario, a clear sign of weakness is to see a Daily bar that takes out the 95.96 level, followed by a thrust down (Daily LL). In this case, wait for a small Daily correction up, and go short on the follow through down.

On the other hand, a clear sign of strength would be closing a Daily bar above the Daily 50 SMA or closing the Weekly bar above the Weekly 8 EMA.

Taking out the Weekly swing High at 96.5 is a red line for the bearish side, hence should put the midterm bearishness assumption in a very big doubt.

 

Dollar Index: Daily and Weekly charts (at the courtesy of prorealtime.com)

Dollar Index: Daily and Weekly charts (at the courtesy of prorealtime.com)

 

 

Disclaimer: Anyone who takes action by this article does it at his own risk and understanding, and the writer won’t have any liability for any damages caused by this action.

 

Gil Ecker

getrade8@gmail.com

Market Analyst and trader

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