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USD Struggles To Open The Forex Trading Week

Posted Monday, October 15, 2018 by
Shain Vernier • 1 min read

The USD is struggling against the majors to open the forex trading week. Losses against the Euro, British pound, and Swiss franc have highlighted the session thus far. Lagging U.S. Retail Sales have proven detrimental to the Greenback. Retail Sales (MoM, Sept.) came in a 0.1%, well beneath expectations of 0.5%. All in all, it has been a rough start for USD backers.

USD/CHF Technicals

Over the weekend, I issued a trade recommendation for the USD/CHF. Based on the technical outlook derived from the weekly chart, bearish price action was expected on the weekly open. This idea proved relevant as the Swiss franc is gaining some traction against the USD.

USD/CHF, Weekly Chart
USD/CHF, Weekly Chart

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Bottom Line: The Swissie is alive and kicking on this Monday session and may prompt another trade entry.

Until elected, I will have buy orders in the queue from .9798. This entry is just above the weekly 38% Current Wave Retracement (.9795) and in the vicinity of the .9800 handle. With an initial stop at .9739, this trade produces 50 pips on a sub-1:1 risk vs reward scenario.

In the event this trade goes live, check the Comments section below for tips on how to manage the position and align risk with reward as the trade unfolds.

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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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