EURUSD: Elliott Wave and Technical Analysis | Charts – December 12th, 2018

Last Elliott wave analysis of this pair (December 5th, 2018) expected some upwards movement but price has again mostly moved sideways.

Summary: Upwards movement for another two or so months to 1.2046 – 1.20761 is expected.

Changes to this analysis are in bold.

ELLIOTT WAVE ANALYSIS

MONTHLY CHART

EURUSD Monthly 2018
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The (0) is from where the wave count begins.

A large zigzag can be seen complete at the low in March 2015. This is labelled Super Cycle wave (w).

A low now below this point indicates that the larger structure downwards is incomplete. The Elliott wave structure that fits best here is a double zigzag.

The first zigzag in the double is complete; it is labelled Super Cycle wave (w). The double is now joined by a complete three in the opposite direction, an expanded flat labelled Super Cycle wave (x). Because Super Cycle wave (x) ends just short of the cyan bear market trend line, it looks like it is over there.

Super Cycle wave (y) is most likely now to unfold as a zigzag.

While double zigzags and double combinations are labelled the same, W-X-Y, they are very different structures.

Double zigzags, like single zigzags, normally have a strong counter trend slope. To achieve this their X waves are usually brief and shallow. The second zigzag in the double usually moves reasonably beyond the end of the first zigzag, so that the whole structure has a strong slope.

Double combinations are sideways movements. To achieve a sideways look their X waves are usually deep and can also often be time consuming. The second structure in the double usually ends about the same level as the first, so that the whole structure takes up time and moves price sideways.

Here, Super Cycle wave (x) is relatively shallow. This indicates a double zigzag is most likely unfolding lower.

The bear market trend line may be expected to continue to provide resistance while the bear market for EURUSD remains intact.

The strongest piece of technical analysis on this chart is the cyan trend line. The fact that it was tested and recently held in February 2018 indicates this line has strength. Any strong bounces within the ongoing bear market may be expected to find strong resistance at this trend line.

WEEKLY CHART

EURUSD Weekly 2018
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Primary wave 1 subdivides as an impulse.

Primary wave 2 may be unfolding as an expanded flat correction. Within primary wave 2, intermediate wave (A) subdivides as a double zigzag and intermediate wave (B) subdivides as a single zigzag. Intermediate wave (C) should subdivide as a five wave structure.

The most common Fibonacci ratio is used to calculate a target at intermediate degree for intermediate wave (C) to end. This is very close to the 0.618 Fibonacci ratio of primary wave 1.

If primary wave 2 moves above the target or is long lasting enough, it should find strong resistance at the cyan trend line that is copied over from the monthly chart.

DAILY CHART

EURUSD Daily 2018
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This daily chart focusses on the structure of primary wave 2.

Intermediate wave (C) must subdivide as a five wave structure. Within intermediate wave (C), minor wave 1 may be complete.

Minor wave 2 may be a complete zigzag. If it continues further, minor wave 2 may not move beyond the start of minor wave 1 below 1.12168.

Minor wave 3 may only subdivide as an impulse. Within minor wave 3, minute wave i and ii may be complete. Minute wave ii may be complete as an expanded flat. A third wave at two degrees is expected; the third wave should see an increase in momentum

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

EURUSD Daily 2018
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Currently, price is within a smaller consolidation with resistance about 1.146 and support about 1.128. It is an upwards day during this smaller consolidation that has strongest volume suggesting an upwards breakout may be more likely than downwards.

For the very short term, expect a little more downward movement to support.

VOLUME ANALYSIS

EURUSD Daily 2018
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Sideways movement since the last low on the 12th November has the strongest volume for an upwards day on the 15th of November. This suggests an upwards breakout is more likely.

On Balance Volume is constrained. Watch it closely as it may give a signal in the next few days.

Published @ 01:05 a.m. EST.


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