Taking a look at US dollar and the Swiss franc and looking on a year to date basis we can see a pattern starting to form, which if confirmed opens up significant downside for this pair.
Not only do we have a naked trading pattern forming but we have technicals backing up the trade with multiple indicators pointing to a turn lower being on the imminent timeline. Firstly on the chart we have the left hand shoulder formed around mid February where the pair reached just short of 1. 01 before pulling back to mid 0.99. This area formed a low before the pair reached a year to date high in low 1.01's before again turning lower towards 0.99 and bottoming out in early April. The final part of this pattern formation is the right shoulder which the market is currently peaking at around 1.0080.
Why do we think this will be the peak of the right hand shoulder and allow the market to retreat to 0.99? We can look to traditional technical indicators such as , , stochastics or . The first three all showing the pair are overbought and suggesting a correction lower is on the cards whilst on the pair is significantly above the cloud and likely to retreat back towards top of the cloud around 1.0030 very near term.
As always this is not a trade recommendation and simply technical observation.
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Traded with tight stop to avoid any spike but looking like we should of had the stop loss another +5pips higher.