Weekly Forex Forecast (April 30 – May 4, 2018)

by Justin Bennett  · 

April 29, 2018

by Justin Bennett  · 

April 29, 2018

by Justin Bennett  · 

April 29, 2018

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Important: I use New York close charts so that each 24-hour period closes at 5 pm EST.

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EURUSD sellers followed through in a big way last week. Last Sunday I mentioned the close below the April 2017 trend line near 1.2300.

The big question at the time was whether or not Euro bears would come out to play. After all, sellers haven’t had much luck since the EURUSD began its ascent in December 2016.

Last week’s plunge of more than 200 pips was our answer.

As expected, the 1.2090 level attracted buyers on Friday. I’ve removed the 1.2160 level from my chart as I didn’t see much from buyers on the way down, although I’ll still keep it in mind as we move forward.

Given Friday’s bounce, we could see buyers take the reins this week. A retest of the 1.2240 area could establish a second opportunity to get short for a move back to 1.2090 and perhaps even 1.1930.

I’m also keeping an eye on what could be a descending channel forming from the February 16 high and the February 9 and March 1 lows. Depending on how things progress, I may discuss this pattern in greater detail over the coming sessions.

EURUSD daily time frame

Following the bearish outside week that I mentioned in the last forecast, GBPUSD sellers drove prices lower last week by more than 200 pips.

You may recall from the April 22 post that we were focusing on 1.40 (support at the time) and the 1.3915 level. Notice how the pair spent the majority of last week bouncing between these two areas.

The April 23 close meant that 1.40 would begin to attract sellers. Sure enough, both Wednesday and Thursday reached a high of 1.3997 before selling off.

Friday’s sub 1.40 close suggests the area will attract sellers if tested as new resistance. Key support for the week comes in at 1.3760 with a close below that exposing the 1.3600 handle.

GBPUSD horizontal levels on the daily chart

The AUDUSD has taken a beating over the last couple of weeks. Just when it looked as though buyers were gaining some traction above 0.7750, sellers were there to cap any advance.

You may recall the trend line that extends from the 2016 low. I mentioned it way back on January 31 as the pair was approaching key resistance. You can see that commentary here.

From where I’m sitting, the AUDUSD broke that 2016 support level on April 23. The sub 0.7630 close made sure of that.

Sellers also managed to crack the 0.7640 horizontal level. You can see from the chart below how this area has served as a pivot since October of last year.

This breakdown leaves us watching for a retest of the 0.7630/50 area as new resistance. The next key support doesn’t come in until the 0.7500 handle which leaves us with plenty of room to work with.

Only a daily close (New York 5 pm EST) back above the 0.7650 area would negate the bearish outlook.

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AUDUSD trend line on the daily chart

The NZDUSD is coming off a 340 pip slide that started April 13. In similar fashion to that of the EURUSD, GBPUSD and especially the AUDUSD, the New Zealand dollar has felt the effects of a strengthening USD.

As for the NZDUSD, the eight-day losing streak broke a significant support level. The 0.7180 handle served as the lower boundary of a 260 pip range that began in February.

However, the April 23 close brought an end to the sideways movement. It also exposed the next key support at 0.7050/60, which is an area I’ve had my eye on for quite some time.

Although you could try to buy the pair down here, I think the safer and more favorable play is to sell a retest of the 0.7180 area as new resistance. Whether or not buyers can manage a retest of this area is unclear, but that’s how I’m going to approach this.

Not only is 0.7180 a well-defined horizontal level, but it’s also very near the 38.2% Fibonacci level when measuring from the April 13 high to today’s low. This makes the area a bit more appealing to those interested in shorting the NZDUSD.

As you’d imagine, key support comes in at 0.7050/60. It’s going to take a daily close (using a New York close chart) below that to open the door to the next support at 0.6960.

NZDUSD horizontal levels

The GBPJPY has been on my list for some time. In fact, ever since the pair broke below trend line support on February 7 I’ve been eyeing another opportunity to get short.

While I don’t believe the broader opportunity has materialized just yet, Friday’s selloff was impressive. It also cleared the short-term trend line I mentioned last weekend.

The “broader” opportunity I speak of consists of a close below the ascending channel support illustrated below. Only then can we say that the GBPJPY is on a crash course for much lower levels. For a better view of that channel, see this post.

For now, though, a retest of the 150.70 area should attract a few sellers. However, I’m not entirely convinced of the significance of this level just yet.

In my opinion, the GBPJPY (and other yen pairs) are gearing up for what could be a substantial move south. Whether it occurs next month or six months from now is unclear.

That said, channel support near 147.00 is a vital clue. If the GBPJPY moves to retest this area again over the coming weeks, it would suggest an imminent breakdown.

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Important: I use New York close charts so that each 24-hour period closes at 5 pm EST.

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GBPJPY levels on the daily chart

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      1. Hello Justin,weldone for the great work here.Kindly add me to the daily price action whatsapp group,my phone number is +2348134731520.Thank you in advance.

    1. Don’t you worry…. If you see the GBPJPY analysis… Know that they go hand in hand most of the time… But not always depending on both economies of the US and Japanese.

      Know also that the Japanese Yen strengthens when the price of oil goes down or when the Canadian Dollar falls in strength.

      1. pls man help me ive lost 500usd trying to trade en that is my last money iam left with 50usd can u pls send me one pair ican trade on on monday pls

  1. Thanks so much Justine. For the first time in 10 years I’m up 12%. I am finally learning to trade. Thanks once again.

  2. Great analysis, I must thk u for last week analysis on eurusd, which got me some beautiful pips. Ur weekly commentary is one that should not be ignored by any serious trader.

  3. Thanks for the analyses Justin, can’t thank you enough cos my mastery of price action has improved highly since I started following your updates. God bless you.

  4. Hello Justin, can you explain the sentence to the GBPJPY couple “should attract a few sellers”? Is it that buyers create some kind of trap for the seller to buy as cheaply as possible? Thank you for your analysis. Rene.

    1. Just that 150.70 has been a pivot for the last few weeks. Friday closed below it, so it may serve as resistance moving forward.

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  5. Hi Justin.
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  6. Wonderful analysis. But I’m seeing a perfect descending Channel on AU. Price seem to be respecting the support, especially on H4, and if USD weakens as indicated by EU, AU would be a great pair to buy.

    I wish we can post charts in this commentary.

    1. We could see an AUDUSD bounce as indicated by the chart I posted, just remember that a long would be against the short-term trend.

      That’s what the forums in the member’s area are for. 🙂

  7. Thank Mr Justin for your weekly analysis its really helpful in grateful for what you do although im not one of your students but fact remains im a good trader now because I have collected all the necessary information from your website not its all in my head and I. Good because of your helpful information you have shared for free. Im proud of u

  8. thank you very much Bennett for such useful analysis. how do you manage to draw or formulate red support resistance and support levels in your chats? please help

  9. considering the number of high pips likely to the support , how do you work your stop loss ?
    do you make use of position sizing ?
    simple but great analysis

  10. Thanks Justin. I am enjoying trading the dailies. I very much like the big picture analysis as my starting point.

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