Technical Analysis – EURCHF’s steady decline seems to have one thing in focus: the gap of April 2017
Posted on August 12, 2019 at 12:51 pm GMT
Anthony Charalambous, XM Investment Research Desk
EURCHF bears continued registering lower lows over the last three-months, through levels not seen for around two-years. The move down fell 31 pips shy of the June 2017 low of 1.0831. The pair corrected slightly, and the bears are now having another go at a push lower.
The ADX is showing a very strong downwards trend in place, whereas the RSI has re-entered the oversold area, marginally pointing down and further indicating strength in the push southwards. The simple moving averages (SMAs) view also concurs, as they are widening and falling suggesting that the negative direction may be here to stay for a while.
Heading lower, the bears would need to exceed the recently formed low of 1.0862 before driving past the 1.0831 level, which would make it a twenty-five-month low. If the selling interest remains, price may approach and fill the gap created back in April of 2017, and only a stronger effort by the bears could see the 1.0630 – 1.0620 level unfold.
To the upside, if the 1.0862 low manages to hold, price may move to test the resistance of 1.0962 where the 14-day SMA also lies. Before encountering the 1.1055 resistance, the 1.1007 level would need to give in, which is the 23.6% Fibo retracement level of the down leg from 1.1475 to 1.0862. Climbing higher than 1.1168, which is the 50.0% Fibo could bring neutrality back to the short-term.
Summarizing, the long- and short-term bearish bias prevails, but a close above the 1.1263 resistance and the 200-day SMA would turn the medium-term back to neutral.