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Thanksgiving Holiday – Forex Market At A Standstill

Posted Friday, November 24, 2017 by
Arslan Butt • 2 min read

Happy Friday, fellas. We made it through another remarkable week full of green pips. However, as expected, yesterday's trading sessions remained quite. Most US traders are off to celebrate Thanksgiving. So, what should we expect from today's market? Let's find out below…?

 

Top Economic Events Today

Eurozone – EUR

German Ifo Business Climate – At 9:00 (GMT), the Ifo Institute for Economic Research will be releasing the German's Business Climate figures. This is a survey of about 7K businesses which asks respondents to rate the relative level of current business conditions and their expectations for the next 6 months.

For all the newbies out there, this is a leading indicator of economic health. Businesses react quickly to market conditions. Any changes in their sentiment can be an early signal of future economic activity such as spending, hiring, and investment. Regardless, these figures are not expected to show major divergence from last month's figure.

 

Top Trade Setups Today

EUR/USD – Double Top & Reversal Pattern

The EUR/USD has steadily reached a highly crucial trading level of $1.1860. On the 4 – hour chart, we can see the pair is testing $1.1860 resistance in order to make it a double top level.

EURUSD - 4 - Hour Chart - Double TopEUR/USD – 4 – Hour Chart – Double Top

At the same time, the Doji candles, just below $1.1860, are signifying the potential of reversal. I'm looking to stay in sell below this level but the market is too slow to yield us profits today. We need to be patient until Monday when the market action is expected to return. 

 

EUR/USD – Key Trading Levels

Support     Resistance

1.1822    1.1865

1.1796    1.1882

1.1779    1.1908

Key Trading Level:    1.1839

 

EUR/USD Trading Plan

I'm sticking with the plan of staying in sell below $1.1860 with a stop above $1.1890 and take profit at $1.1790 & $1.1735.

 

USD/JPY – Let's Catch Retracement

The weakness in the dollar initiated a sharp selling in the USD/JPY, thanks to FOMC meeting minutes. Now it's our time to cash in the opportunity.

USDJPY - 4- Hour Chart - Fibonacci RetracementUSD/JPY – 4- Hour Chart – Fibonacci Retracement

Looking at the 4 – hour chart of USD/JPY, the RSI and Stochastics are holding in an oversold zone. The 50 – periods EMA has is far away from the CMP, which signals that bulls may enter the market to buy a cheaper currency pair.

Applying a Fibonacci, the pair is likely to retrace back up to $111.450 & $111.700. Breakage above this level will lead it towards $111.950.

 

USD/JPY – Key Trading Levels

Support     Resistance

111.06    111.37

110.9    111.52

110.75    111.68

Key Trading Level:    111.21

 

USD/JPY Trading Plan

The idea is to enter a buying position above $111.250 with a stop above $110.950 and take profit of $111.650. Good luck and have a lovely weekend!

 
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About the author

Arslan Butt // Index & Commodity Analyst
Arslan Butt is our Lead Commodities and Indices Analyst. Arslan is a professional market analyst and day trader. He holds an MBA in Behavioral Finance and is working towards his Ph.D. Before joining FX Leaders Arslan served as a senior analyst in a major brokerage firm. Arslan is also an experienced instructor and public speaker.
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