Here we go again, my friends. It’s time to look critically into the future of what trading opportunities September might have in store for us. As always, it is essential to note that the views expressed here are mine and should not be considered financial advice without proper examination.
AUD/CHF suffered losses
2019-12-04 • Updated
SELL 0.6730; TP 0.6700; SL 0.6740
The attempt of AUD/CHF to overcome 0.6800 so far hasn’t been successful. The pair formed a “spinning top” candlestick on the D1 on Tuesday. During the Asian session on Wednesday, it has gone down to test 0.6736 (the 100-day MA; 38.2% Fibonacci of the August-November advance) as Australia released weaker-than-expected GDP growth and the overall market sentiment worsened. The slide below 0.6730 will confirm the formation of an "ascending wedge" to the downside and may be a cue for selling with a target in the 0.6695 area.
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