Yen Headed For 80

By Colin Twiggs
August 26, 2010 7:30 a.m. EDT (9:30 p:m AET)

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US Dollar Index

The US Dollar Index continues to encounter resistance around 83.5. Expect retracement to test support at 80. Failure of support would signal a decline to 76.5*, while respect of support would indicate a rally to test 89. The (bull) signal would be strengthened if 63-day Twiggs Momentum forms another trough above zero.

US Dollar Index

* Target calculation: 80 - ( 83.5 - 80 ) = 76.5


Gold is advancing towards $1260. Breakout above $1260 would offer a target of $1360*. Bearish divergence on 63-day Twiggs Momentum, however, warns of weakness and respect of resistance would indicate another test of primary support at $1160.

Spot Gold

* Target calculation: 1260 + ( 1260 - 1060 ) = 1360

Crude Oil

Crude is headed for a test of primary support at $70. Bearish divergence on 63-day Twiggs Momentum warns of further weakness. Failure of support would offer a target of $60/barrel*.

Crude Oil

* Target calculation: 70 - ( 80 - 70 ) = 60


The euro penetrated its rising trendline, indicating that the rally has weakened. Reversal below $1.25 would signal another test of primary support at $1.19. Respect of support, however, would indicate the start of a primary up-trend. Twiggs Momentum (63-day) is also moving sideways and a rise above zero would strengthen the bull signal.

Euro US Dollar

UK Pound Sterling

The pound found support at $1.54. Respect of this level would confirm the advance, with a target of $1.66*. Twiggs Momentum (63-day) respect of the zero line (from above) suggests a primary advance.

Pound Sterling

* Target calculation: 1.54 + ( 1.60 - 1.54 ) = 1.66

Japanese Yen

The dollar broke through primary support at ¥85 and is headed for a test of support at the 1995 low of ¥80. Bank of Japan intervention grows increasingly likely as the yen strengthens and should prevent any further appreciation below ¥80.

US Dollar Yen

* Target calculations: 85 - ( 95 - 85 ) = 75

Australian Dollar

The Aussie dollar is testing short-term support around $0.88/$0.8750. Reversal below the rising trendline would warn that the advance is weakening. 63-day Twiggs Momentum oscillating around the zero line indicates hesitancy. In the long term, breakout above $0.9350 would offer a target of parity, while reversal below $0.87 would test primary support at $0.81.

Australian Dollar US Dollar

* Target calculation: 0.93 + ( 0.93 - 0.81 ) = 1.05

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