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Forecast for Q3'16 - levels for Brent Crude Oil

Sergey Golubev, 2016.07.20 16:43

U.S. Commercial Crude Oil Inventories news event: bullish ranging above bearish reversal

2016-07-20 14:30 GMT | [USD - Crude Oil Inventories]

[USD - Crude Oil Inventories] = Change in the number of barrels of crude oil held in inventory by commercial firms during the past week.

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"U.S. commercial crude oil inventories (excluding those in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve) decreased by 2.3 million barrels from the previous week."

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Crude Oil M5: breaking 200 SMA for the bullish reversal. The price is testing 200 SMA to above for the reversal to the primary bullish market condition.

If the price breaks 46.65 resistance level so the reversal of the intra-day price movement from the primary bearish to the primary bullish market condition will be started.
If the price breaks 45.88 support so the intra-day primary bearish trend will be continuing.
If not so the price will be on ranging within the levels.




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Trading News Events: European Central Bank (ECB) Interest Rate Decision (adapted from the article)

2016-07-21 11:45 GMT | [EUR - Minimum Bid Rate]

if actual > forecast (or previous one) = good for currency (for EUR in our case)

[EUR - Minimum Bid Rate] = Interest rate on the main refinancing operations that provide the bulk of liquidity to the banking system.

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What’s Expected:


Why Is This Event Important:

"With the U.K.’s imminent exit from the European Union (EU) clouding the economic outlook for the monetary union, ECB President Mario Draghi may take additional steps to insulate the euro-area, and the Governing Council may extend the duration as well as the scope of its quantitative easing (QE) program in an effort to encourage a stronger recovery."

  • "EUR/USD may continue to give back the advance from earlier this year as a head-and-shoulders formation appears to be playing out in the second-half of 2016, with a closing price below the Fibonacci overlap around 1.0960 (23.6% retracement) to 1.0970 (38.2% retracement) opening up the next downside target around 1.0910 (38.2% expansion)."
  • Key Resistance: "1.1760 (61.8% retracement) to 1.1810 (38.2% retracement)."
  • Key Support: "Interim Support: 1.0380 (78.6% expansion) to 1.0410 (61.8% expansion)."
  • Bearish trade: "Need red, five-minute candle following the policy statement to consider a short EUR/USD trade."
  • Bullish trade: "Need green, five-minute candle to favor a long EUR/USD trade."

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EUR/USD H1: ranging inside Ichimoku cloud for direction. The price is located inside Ichimoku cloud for the ranging condition within the following key reversal support/resistance levels:

  • 1.1006 support level located below Ichimoku cloud and near Senkou Span line in the beginning of the bearish trend to be resumed, and
  • 1.1046 resistance level located in the beginning of the bullish trend to be started.


If the price breaks 1.1006 support level to below on close H1 bar so the primary bearish trend will be resumed.
If the price breaks 1.1046 resistance to above on close H1 bar so the bullish reversal will be started.
If not so the price will be continuing with the ranging within the levels.

ResistanceSupport
1.10461.1006
N/A
1.0981

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EUR/USD M5: 12 pips price movement by European Central Bank (ECB) Interest Rate news event


EUR/USD Vulnerable to Further Losses on ECB QE Adjustment
EUR/USD Vulnerable to Further Losses on ECB QE Adjustment
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Even though the European Central Bank (ECB) is widely anticipated to preserve the zero-interest rate policy (ZIRP) in July, a series of adjustments to the non-standard measures may drag on the Euro and spark a near-term decline in EUR/USD should the central bank continue to push monetary policy into unchartered territory. With the U.K.’s...
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GBP/USD Intra-Day Fundamentals: U.K. Retail Sales and and 52 pips price movement

2016-07-21 08:30 GMT | [GBP - Retail Sales]

if actual > forecast (or previous one) = good for currency (for GBP in our case)

[GBP - Retail Sales] = Change in the total value of inflation-adjusted sales at the retail level.

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  • "The volume of retail sales in June 2016 is estimated to have increased by 4.3% compared with June 2015."
  • "The underlying pattern in the quantity bought, as suggested by the 3 month on 3 month movement, increased by 1.6%."
  • "Compared with May 2016, the quantity bought in the retail industry is estimated to have decreased by 0.9%."
  • "Average store prices (including petrol stations) fell by 2.5% in June 2016 compared with June 2015."
  • "The amount spent in the retail industry decreased by 0.9% compared with May 2016, and increased by 1.5% compared with June 2015."
  • "The value of online sales increased by 14.1% in June 2016 compared with June 2015, and increased by 0.5% compared with May 2016."

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GBP/USD M5: 52 pips price movement by U.K. Retail Sales news event

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EUR/USD Intra-Day Fundamentals: Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook Survey and and 42 pips price movement

2016-07-21 12:30 GMT | [USD - Philly Fed Manufacturing Index]

if actual > forecast (or previous one) = good for currency (for USD in our case)

[USD - Philly Fed Manufacturing Index] = Level of a diffusion index based on surveyed manufacturers in Philadelphia.

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"The survey’s broadest measure of manufacturing conditions, the diffusion index of current activity, fell from 4.7 in June to -2.9 this month. For nine of the past 11 months, this diffusion index has been negative (see Chart 1). Twenty-two percent of the firms reported an increase in activity, 3 points lower than last month, and the percent of firms that reported decreases rose from 20 to 25. Fifty-one percent of the firms reported steady activity this month, similar to the share that reported steady activity last month."


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EUR/USD M5: 42 pips price movement by Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook Survey news event


July 2016 Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey
July 2016 Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey
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Manufacturing activity in the region fell slightly in July, according to firms responding to this month’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. Although the indicator for current general activity turned negative, indicators for new orders and shipments were positive. Employment was flat at the reporting firms this month. Firms reported higher...
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Introduction to Technical Indicators - Oscillators: RSI, Stochastics, CCI, MACD (based on the article)

Oscillators give traders an idea of how momentum is developing on a specific currency pair. When price treks higher, oscillators will move higher. When price drops lower, oscillators will move lower. Whenever oscillators reach an extreme level, it might be time to look for price to turn back around to the mean. However, just because an oscillator reaches “Overbought” or “Oversold” levels doesn’t mean we should try to call a top or a bottom. Oscillators can stay at extreme levels for a long time, so we need to wait for a valid sign before trading.

RSI
The Relative Strength Index is arguably the most popular oscillator out there. A big component of its formula is the ratio between the average gain and average loss over the last 14 periods. The RSI is bound between 0 – 100 and is considered overbought above 70 and oversold when below 30. Traders generally look to sell when 70 is crossed from above and look to buy when 30 is crossed from below.


Stochastics
Stochastics offer traders a different approach to calculate price oscillations by tracking how far the current price is from the lowest low of the last X number of periods. This distance is then divided by the difference between the high and low price during the same number of periods. The line created, %K, is then used to create a moving average, %D, that is placed directly on top of the %K. The result is two lines moving between 0-100 with overbought and oversold levels at 80 and 20. Traders can wait for the two lines to crosses while in overbought or oversold territories or they can look for divergence between the stochastic and the actual price before placing a trade.


CCI
The Commodity Channel Index is different than many oscillators in that there is no limit to how high or how low it can go. It uses 0 as a centerline with overbought and oversold levels starting at +100 and -100. Traders look to sell breaks below +100 and buy breaks above -100. 


MACD
The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence tracks the difference between two EMA lines, the 12 EMA and 26 EMA. The difference between the two EMAs is then drawn on a sub-chart (called the MACD line) with a 9 EMA drawn directly on top of it (called the Signal line). Traders then look to buy when the MACD line crosses above the signal line and look to sell when the MACD line crosses below the signal line. There are also opportunities to trade divergence between the MACD and price.


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Introduction to Technical Indicators - Trend Following: Moving Averages, Ichimoku, ADX (based on the article)

Trend following indicators were created to help traders trade currency pairs that are trending up or trending down. We have all heard the phrase “the trend is your friend.” These indicators can help point out the direction of the trend and can tell us if a trend actually exists.

Moving Averages
A Moving Average (MA for short) is a technical tool that averages a currency pair’s price over a period of time. The smoothing effect this has on the chart helps give a clearer indication on what direction the pair is moving either up, down, or sideways. There are a variety of moving averages to choose from. Simple Moving Averages and Exponential Moving Averages are by far the most popular.


Ichimoku
Ichimoku is a complicated looking trend assistant that turns out to be much simpler than it initially appears. This Japanese indicator was created to be a standalone indicator that shows current trends, displays support/resistance levels, and indicates when a trend has likely reversed. Ichimoku roughly translates to “one glance” since it is meant to be a quick way to see how price is behaving on a chart.


ADX
The Average Direction Index takes a different method when it comes to analyzing trends. It won’t tell you whether price is trending up or down, but it will tell you if price is trending or is ranging. This makes it the perfect filter for either a range or trend strategy by making sure you are trading based on current market conditions.


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AUD/USD Intra-Day Technical Analysis - bearish ranging within narrow levels (adapted from the article)

H1 price is located below 100 SMA/200 SMA reversal in the primary bearish area of the chart. The price is on ranging within key support/resistance levels waiting for direction.

  • "The AUD/USD continues to consolidate today, after moving to new weekly lows late in Wednesdays trading. The weekly low for the AUD/USD currently resides at .7452, and this value comprises a key point of support for an ongoing trading range. Resistance has been noted in the graph below as the last swing high for July 19, found at a price of .757. As prices continue to range traders should continue to track short-term momentum, coupled with support and resistance, to pinpoint any future breakouts in price."
  • "Alternatively, traders may look for a retracement in price if price begin to turn back towards range support. The Grid Sight Index found prices declined 9 pips in 48% of the reviewed historical matches. A move through the first bearish distribution, found at .7496, would open the pair for further declines. It should be noted that prices only fell 33 pips, in only 3% of historical instances. This places today’s final bearish distribution at a price of .7472."
  • The resistance levels for the price are 0.7507 and 0.7606.
  • The support levels are the following: 0.7461 and 0.7449.


  • If H1 price breaks 0.7507 resistance level to above on close bar so the local uptrend as the bear market rally will be started with 0.7606 possible target.
  • If H1 price breaks 0.7461 support so the bearish trend will be continuing with 0.7449 target to re-enter.
  • If not so the price will be ranging within the levels.
Resistance
Support
0.75070.7461
0.76060.7449
  • Recommendation to go short: watch the price to break 0.7461 support level for possible sell trade
  • Recommendation to go long: watch the price to break 0.7507 resistance level for possible buy trade
  • Trading Summary: ranging

SUMMARY : ranging

TREND : bearish
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Technical Targets for EUR/USD by United Overseas Bank (based on the article)

H4 price is located below Ichimoku in the primary bearish area of the chart: price is on ranging within the following narrow support/resistance levels:

  • 1.1058 resistance level located near Senkou Span line in the beginnign of the primary bullish trend to be started, and
  • 1.0979 support level located far below Ichimoku cloud in the bearish area of the chart.

Absolute Strength indicator together with Chinkou Span line are estimating the bear market rally to be started on the secondary ranging way.


Daily price. United Overseas Bank is considering for EUR/USD for the bearish market condition to be continuing with 1.0905/10 and 1.0820 levels as a possible daily target:

"While downward momentum has improved, only a daily closing below 1.1095 would indicate that a move towards 1.0905/10, 1.0820 has started. This scenario still seems likely unless EUR can move back above 1.1120 from here (1.1060 is already a strong short-term resistance)."


  • If daily price breaks 1.1164 resistance level on close bar so the bullish reversal will be started.
  • If daily price breaks 1.0979 support level on close bar so the primary bearish trend will be continuing up to 1.0911 bearish target to re-enter.
  • If not so the price will be ranging within the levels.
Tech Targets: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, AUD/USD, NZD/USD, USD/JPY - UOB
Tech Targets: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, AUD/USD, NZD/USD, USD/JPY - UOB
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EUR/USD:  Neutral: Bearish if daily closing below 1.1095. There is no much to add to yesterday’s update. As highlighted, while downward momentum has improved, only a daily closing below 1.1095 would indicate that a move towards 1.0905/10, 1.0820 has started. This scenario still seems likely unless EUR can move back above 1.1120 from here...
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Technical Targets for AUD/USD by United Overseas Bank (based on the article)

H4 price is below Ichimoku for the bearish market condition with the ranging within the following key narrow s/r levels:

  • 0.7513 resistance level located below Ichimoku cloud in the beginning of the bear market rally to be started, and
  • 0.7449 support level located far below Ichimoku cloud in the bearish area of the chart.

Absolute Strength indicator is estimating the ranging market condition in the near future.


Daily price. United Overseas Bank is expecting for this pair to be more bearish:

"The price action is line with our expectation but the down-move has been more rapid than expected and a clear break below 0.7445 would greatly increase the odds for further decline to 0.7400, possibly to 0.7330. Overall, this pair is expected to stay under pressure unless it can reclaim 0.7560. On a shorter-term note, 0.7530 is already a strong resistance."


  • If daily price breaks 0.7675 resistance level on close bar so the bullish trend will be continuing.
  • If daily price breaks 0.7449 support level on close bar so the reversal of the daily price movement from the ranging bullish to the primary bearish market condition will be started.
  • If not so the price will be ranging within the levels.
Tech Targets: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, AUD/USD, NZD/USD, USD/JPY - UOB
Tech Targets: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, AUD/USD, NZD/USD, USD/JPY - UOB
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EUR/USD:  Neutral: Bearish if daily closing below 1.1095. There is no much to add to yesterday’s update. As highlighted, while downward momentum has improved, only a daily closing below 1.1095 would indicate that a move towards 1.0905/10, 1.0820 has started. This scenario still seems likely unless EUR can move back above 1.1120 from here...
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Trading News Events: Canada Consumer Price Index (adapted from the article)

2016-07-22 12:30 GMT | [CAD - CPI core]

if actual > forecast (or previous one) = good for currency (for CAD in our case)

[CAD - CPI core] = Change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers, excluding the 8 most volatile items.

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What’s Expected:



Why Is This Event Important:

"Even though BoC Governor Stephen Poloz largely endorses a wait-and-see approach for monetary policy, the central bank may keep the door open to further reduce the benchmark interest rate as the Canadian economy continues to adjust to the oil-price shock."

  • "USD/CAD may continue to face range-bound prices as it largely preserves the wedge/triangle formation from earlier this year, with the pair capped around 1.3130 (38.2% retracement), while near-term support comes in around 1.2620 (50% retracement) to 1.2650 (50% retracement)."
  • Key Resistance: "1.3560 (100% expansion) to 1.3630 (38.2% retracement)."
  • Key Support: "1.2510 (78.6% retracement) to 1.2520 (38.2% expansion)."
  • Bearish trade: "Need to see green, five-minute candle following the release to consider a long trade on USD/CAD."
  • Bullish trade: "Need red, five-minute candle to favor a short USD/CAD trade."

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USD/CAD H1: bullish ranging for correction. The price is located above Ichimoku cloud for the ranging within the following support/resistance levels:

  • 1.3083 support level located above Ichimoku cloud in the beginning of the secondary correction, and
  • 1.3139 resistance level located far above Ichimoku cloud in the bullish area of the chart.


If the price breaks 1.3083 support level to below on close H1 bar so the local downtrend as the secondary correction within the primary bullish trend will be started.
If the price breaks 1.3139 resistance to above on close H1 bar so the bullish trend will be continuing.
If not so the price will be on bullish ranging within the levels.

ResistanceSupport
1.31391.3083
N/A1.3023

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USD/CAD M5: 37 pips range price movement by Canada Consumer Price Index news event


USD/CAD to Mount Larger Advance on Slowing Canada Inflation
USD/CAD to Mount Larger Advance on Slowing Canada Inflation
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Another downtick in Canada’s headline & core Consumer Price Index (CPI) may push USD/CAD to fresh weekly highs as it puts pressure on the Bank of Canada (BoC) to further embark on its easing cycle. Even though BoC Governor Stephen Poloz largely endorses a wait-and-see approach for monetary policy, the central bank may keep the door open to...