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Previous: EUR/USD Finds Support at 1.3150; Short-term Correction Sees Resistance at 1.3310 (10/4)



Correction Rally: The EUR/USD is in a correction rally after Bernanke's speech Tuesday kept the possibility of QE3 open. The market pushed the EUR/USD above resistance at 1.3310, and is now testing the 1.3370-1.3380 resistance area. Note that the market is flattening but is not reverting back to the bearish scenario because it continues to make higher highs and higher lows.

Triangle/Double Top: We can look at the price action entering the Wednesday US session as a diagonal triangle. Note that a diagonal triangle can be a wave C of a corrective structure, so it can be an early signal that the correction is rally is taking its last stride. A break below 1.3280 will clearly break below the triangle, and to some, it could be a double top. This action is not necessarily a sign of bearish continuation, but it would establish a top to this week's sideways action under 1.3280. A break back below 1.3225 then might give the market more impetus to continue to bearish scenario. Then if the market closes the week below 1.3145, we open up 1.3046, 61.8% retracement of the rally from June 2010 (1.1876) to May 2011 (1.4939).

Continuing Correction: The market might extend the current correction ahead of the European Central Bank meeting on Thursday. The resistance at 1.3380 to the 1.34 psychological pivot is very important. A break above this targets the 1.35-1.3520 pivot. Then, the ability to close above this pivot, seen as last week's range's central pivot, would suggest a more significant correction, opening up toward 1.37. If that breaks, the next pivot is 1.3790, essentially reverting back to the 200 period simple moving average seen int he 4H chart.


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Fan Yang CMT
Chief Technical Strategist