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A Great Chart Setup for Buyers in AUD/USD

Posted Sunday, January 7, 2018 by
Skerdian Meta • 2 min read

Our GBP/USD signal is approaching the take profit target, as the USD finds some bids this morning. The US employment report, which will be the most important data release of the year so far, will be up in just a few hours.

It is likely that forex traders are closing a few of of their sell positions on the USD that had previously been opened. That being said, the USD is climbing higher.

Because our GBP/USD signal is heading for TP (take profit), we had the idea of opening another forex trade elsewhere. The chart setup in AUD/USD seemed the most favourable for buyers, so we made the decision to focus on this pair for now.

So, what’s this bullish chart setup?

The channel is working fine

  1. The ascending channel

As it can be seen on the chart above, this forex pair has formed an upward channel. The tops have been getting higher, and the lows are getting higher as well. The lower trend line has been providing support, and the price is close to that line once again.

  1. The 100 SMA 

The 100 SMA (green) has now caught up with the price, and it is providing support along with the lower trend line of the channel. It is currently standing just a few pips below the trend line.

Stochastic indicator

The stochastic indicator is currently oversold on the hourly chart- that is to say, this pair is oversold and a reverse can be expected.

 

The 20 SMA has provided strong support this week

 

  1. The 20 SMA on the H4 chart

The hourly chart is now becoming bullish, and the 20 SMA (grey) on the H4 chart is the reason that the decision to go long on this pair was made. This moving average has provided solid support throughout the week. As I was looking at it yesterday, with the plan in mind to buy this pair, the price retraced lower. It retraced lower still this morning, and kissed this MA for a moment. However, the 20 SMA provided support once again.

 

  1. Hammer candlestick

The previous H4 candlestick closed as a hammer. A hammer is a reversing signal in forex textbooks. That makes it 5 bullish indicators, apart from the uptrend.

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Skerdian Meta // Lead Analyst
Skerdian Meta Lead Analyst. Skerdian is a professional Forex trader and a market analyst. He has been actively engaged in market analysis for the past 11 years. Before becoming our head analyst, Skerdian served as a trader and market analyst in Saxo Bank's local branch, Aksioner. Skerdian specialized in experimenting with developing models and hands-on trading. Skerdian has a masters degree in finance and investment.
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