Forex: Euro, Aussie and Loonie strengthen

By Colin Twiggs
August 15th, 2012 3:30 a.m. EDT (5:30 p:m AET)

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The Euro is consolidating between $1.32 and $1.34. Upward breakout would indicate a primary advance to $1.40*, while reversal below $1.32 would warn of another test of primary support at $1.27. Close oscillation of 13-week Twiggs Momentum around the zero line indicates hesitancy.


* Target calculation: 1.34 + ( 1.34 - 1.28 ) = 1.40

Sterling respected primary support at €1.135/€1.140 against the euro. Recovery above €1.165 suggests that a bottom is forming. Penetration of the descending trendline would strengthen the signal. In the longer term, breakout above €1.19 would complete a double bottom with a target of €1.24. Recovery of 13-week Twiggs Momentum above zero would also indicate a primary up-trend. Reversal below €1.165, however, would warn the down-trend is likely to continue. Failure of primary support at €1.14 would confirm.

Pound Sterling/Euro

* Target calculation: 1.19 + ( 1.19 - 1.14 ) = 1.24

The greenback is headed for a test of primary support at ¥94 against the Yen. Breach of short-term support at ¥96 would confirm. In the longer term, breach of primary support at ¥94 would signal a down-trend with an initial target of ¥86*, while recovery above ¥101.50 would indicate an advance to ¥108*.

US Dollar/Yen

* Target calculation: 102 + ( 102 - 96 ) = 108; 94 - ( 102 - 94 ) = 86

Canada's Loonie is consolidating between $0.96 and $0.975 against the greenback. Upward breakout would penetrate the descending trendline, suggesting that a bottom is forming, while reversal below $0.96 would test primary support at $0.945.

Canadian Dollar/US Dollar

Short retracement of the Aussie Dollar against the greenback suggests buying pressure. Follow-through above $0.92 would test the descending trendline and resistance at $0.93. Breakout is unlikely, but would warn that the down-trend is ending. Reversal below medium-term support at $0.90 would warn of a decline to $0.87*, with a long-term target of $0.80*.

Australian Dollar/US Dollar

* Target calculation: 0.90 - ( 0.93 - 0.90 ) = 0.87; 0.95 - ( 1.10 - 0.95 ) = 0.80

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