This week we’ll begin with our monthly and weekly forecasts of the currency pairs worth watching. The first part of our forecast is based upon our research of the past 16 years of Forex prices, which show that the following methodologies have all produced profitable results:
— Trading the two currencies that are trending the most strongly over the past 3 months.
— Assuming that trends are usually ready to reverse after 12 months.
— Trading against very strong counter-trend movements by currency pairs made during the previous week.
— Buying currencies with high interest rates and selling currencies with low interest rates.
Let’s take a look at the relevant data of currency price changes and interest rates to date, which we compiled using a trade-weighted index of the major global currencies:
Monthly Forecast March 2018
For the month of March, we forecasted that the best trade would be long GBP/JPY. The forecast’s performance to date is shown below:
Last week, we forecasted that there would most likely be a rise in value of the GBP/JPY currency cross. This was a great call, as the cross rose in value by 2.42%.
About 37% of the important currency pairs or crosses moved by more than 1% in value over the past week. Volatility has increased and is likely to increase further over the coming week.
This week has been dominated by relative strength in the British Pound, and relative weakness in the Japanese Yen.
Key Support/Resistance Levels for Popular Pairs
We teach that trades should be entered and exited at or very close to key support and resistance levels. There are certain key support and resistance levels that should be watched on the more popular currency pairs this week, which might result in either reversals or breakouts:
Let’s see how trading two of these key pairs last week off key support and resistance levels could have worked out:
We had expected the level at 111.46 might act as resistance, as it had acted previously as both support and resistance. Note how these “flipping” levels can work well. The H1 chart below shows the how the price rejected this level during the London session last Tuesday, turning immediately bearish with a pin bar and breaking down right away. This trade was profitable, having achieved a maximum positive reward to risk ratio of approximately 3 to 1.
We had expected the level at 1.3350 might act as resistance, as it had acted previously as both support and resistance. Note how these “flipping” levels can work well. The H1 chart below shows the how the price rejected this level at the end of the New York session last Wednesday, which can be a great time to enter new trades in this currency pair. The price broke down immediately following the bearish inside candlestick. This trade has been profitable so far, having achieved a maximum positive reward to risk ratio of more than 1 to 1.
That’s all for this week. You can trade our forecasts in a real or demo Forex brokerage account to test the strategies and strengthen your self-confidence before investing real funds.
This article provided by NewsEdge.