JasperForex
Long

AUDUSD: A Bullish Bat Feeding of Fundamentals

FX:AUDUSD   Australian Dollar/U.S. Dollar
I remain fundamentally bearish on this pair, given the rate divergence with the FED (RBA cut its rate recently while FED is expected to hike it around the summer). Add to that the positive US jobs report last Friday and falling Chinese imports that are weighing on AUD and we should be seeing sustained selling pressure on this pair. In the trade idea linked under “Related Ideas”, you will find a former trade candidate on an ascending triangle (charted again for reference) that has played out profitably.

That break out play led to a new low once it dropped 82 pips after the breakout, followed by a rise and a new nosedive that started 9 hours ago on the back of new disappointing data out of China. We now have the contour of a bullish Bat on the hourly, with the above mentioned low (printed after the break out play of the ascending triangle) as the B point and the printed high after the surprise rise that followed as the C point. Price has traveled 40% from C towards the potential reversal zone and is edging towards the B point.

When defining the PRZ for a Bat pattern , we look at the projection of three harmonic levels. I: the 886 retracement of XA, II: an extended AB = CD pattern (in this case 1272 AB = CD) and III: a BC             expansion (in this case 2000 BC             ). This defines a clear zone, about 25 pips wide, represented by the orange lines in the chart. There is nothing imminent about this trade, but it’s an interesting trade candidate to keep an eye on.

Should the price drop enough to eventually test the PRZ, stabilise and reverse convincingly, I would enter long in spite of the bearish trend . I am simply playing a pattern recognition probability game and harmonics are a high probability reason to enter a trade. We have some US data coming out later which might give an impulse to this pair. SL goes 10 pips behind the next support level. TP1 = 382 retracement of AD and TP2 = 618 retracement of AD.

There are 140 pips to be made (if this pair follows the script) and the trade has a reward – risk ratio of 3.5!

UPDATE1: PA has passed the B point and is edging lower, towards the PRZ.

UPDATE2: PA tested all levels of the PRZ, stopped and reversed convincingly. After a strong rally TP1 has been reached for 77 pips. I moved SL to break even and am now in a risk free trade, hunting for TP2.

UPDATE3: TP2 has been hit for 128 pips.
You don´t need to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows - B. Dylan
Update: PA has passed the B point and is edging lower, towards the PRZ.
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WealthThroughFx
2 years ago
hi jasper, sorry I am new. So does it mean now is the time to go long ?
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JasperForex MOD WealthThroughFx
2 years ago
Apologies, I missed this question. I told you today in the chatroom when I went long. Hope you made some pips as well!
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UPDATE: PA tested all levels of the PRZ, stopped and reversed convincingly. After a strong rally TP1 has been reached for 77 pips. I moved SL to break even and am now in a risk free trade, hunting for TP2.
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Zaloopa
2 years ago
Great Trading Views from you Jasper! Please keep up the good work :-)
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JasperForex MOD Zaloopa
2 years ago
Kind words, thank you.
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UPDATE3: TP2 has been hit for 128 pips.
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