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Trade Opportunity In The USD/CHF

Posted Friday, September 15, 2017 by
Shain Vernier • 1 min read

The market has shown restraint towards safe havens in the midst of more provocation from North Korea. Thus far in the U.S. session, we have seen a sell-off in gold and moderate strength in the U.S. equities indices.

The USD has been getting tossed around a bit across the majors but has hung in there against the Swiss Franc. Let’s take a look at a potential trade idea facing the USD/CHF for the rest of the session.

Technicals

Today has seen a selloff and moderate retracement from the USD/CHF. Geopolitics coupled with this morning’s economic data releases have brought an area of formidable support into play.

USD/CHF DailyUSD/CHF Daily Chart

The technicals seem to be valid facing the USD/CHF on the daily timeframe. Here are a few key levels to be aware of:

  • 13 Day SMA at .9604
  • 38% retracement of current wave .9596

  • 50% retracement of current wave .9562

  • Bollinger Band MP .9598

  • Pending Bollinger Band MP/Daily SMA crossover

We have definitive support between .9604 and .9562. A test and immediate rejection of this area came in earlier, confirming its validity.

The Trade: I am tempted to recommend a position long at market going into the weekend. But, next week is going to be a ferocious news cycle highlighted by the FOMC meeting and North Korea becoming active once again.

So, caution will get the best of valor. Scalping small pips by going long from the Daily SMA at .9604 is a high probability trade location. In the event that we see action pick up and drive price under the SMA, I will be looking to buy near the intraday low and play rotation back into the support zone.

As always, watch the risk and trade for tomorrow!

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About the author

Shain Vernier // US Analyst
Shain Vernier has spent over 7 years in the market as a professional futures, options and forex trader. He holds a B.Sc. in Business Finance from the University of Montana. Shain's career includes stretches with several proprietary trading firms in addition to actively managing his own accounts. Before joining FX Leaders, he worked as a market analyst and financial writer.
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