The 20 SMA has provided solid resistance

EUR/USD Forms a Bearish Setup on the Daily Chart

Posted Thursday, November 8, 2018 by
Skerdian Meta • 1 min read

Forex traders closed a few trades last week as they adjusted their positions ahead of the US midterm elections. As a result, the US Dollar lost around 150 pips last week. Then we saw another wave of USD selling yesterday after it became apparent that the Democrats had won the US Congress.

The USD had been on an uptrend in the previous several weeks, so this selloff for the elections was a good opportunity for a refreshing of the charts and a decent retrace. Many major pairs retraced and so did EUR/USD, but that retrace seems complete now.

As you can see from the daily EUR/USD chart above, the stochastic indicator is almost overbought and it is now turning down. Besides that, the price has been finding resistance at the 20 SMA (grey) during the last several days. This pair pierced the 20 SMA yesterday as it spiked higher after the elections, but it turned back down, so it remains as a resistance indicator.

In fact, yesterday’s candlestick closed as a doji which is a reversing signal, especially after a retrace during a downtrend. Now, stochastic is nearly overbought and turning down and the 20 SMA is providing resistance, so it seems like EUR/USD is about to resume the downtrend again.

If you are trading this chart setup and trying to sell this pair, make sure to place the stop above 1.15 which was the top yesterday. The first target should be somewhere above 1.13 since that level has formed a solid support for EUR/USD.

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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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