Daily Form March 24, 2010

Inter-market Technical Analysis using algorithmic pattern detection

WEDNESDAY MARCH 24, 2010       05:37 ET

EUR/USD has broken below $1.34 and as the chart below suggests the range which has been "managed" during the last few months has been violated.
Targets in the mid $1.20’s are now firmly on the agenda in the longer term but beware of some erratic behavior as the EU struggles to keep its cool with all kinds of frenzied initiatives designed to look like it knows what it is doing with respect to deteriorations in the sovereign debt picture for Greece, Portugal etc.

Spot gold is at a critical level on the hourly chart. From reviewing the daily chart there is support between $1085 and 1090 but should that fail then there is quite an abyss below.

The DAX is not celebrating upbeat economic news within the EU this morning but seems to be watching the FX market closely. The irony is that any relief on the Greece crisis will be seen as yet another excuse for equities to rally not only in Germany but elsewhere, including the US.

Some time ago I played with the scenario that USD/JPY could at some stage rally (i.e. indicating yen weakness) and that a decisive break above the 92.50/93.00 level would violate a very long standing descending wedge formation. In trading Wednesday morning the Japanese currency is not benefitting from risk aversion brought on by the plumetting euro which is noteworthy in itself.
Trading during the next few hours on this currency pair will be well worth monitoring since, despite an RSI level approaching 80 on the chart below, there could be a mad scramble to exit the yen if levels near to the 93 level are penetrated.


The patterns identified below should be considered as indicative of eventual price direction in forthcoming trading sessions.
None of these setups should be seen as specifically opportune for the current trading session.
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