Technical Analysis: Symmetrical Triangle in AUDJPY


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The market seems to be consolidating since the beginning of the week, at least on majority of the instruments we are following. AUD/JPY is among the pairs that are currently in correction mode, forming a symmetrical triangle on the H4 chart. Intraday/scalping setups already paid based on FX Delta, but the purpose of this article will be to determine the longer term view based on technical analysis.

AUD/JPY D1 (Daily) chart – Down trend line, ABCD pattern, Fibonacci Expansion

Performing a top-bottom analysis, starting from the D1 chart, we find a down trend line from the swing highs at 83.90 – December 2018 and 80.70 respectively in the end of April 2019.

The key resistance level in the zone of 76.15 – 75.40 coincides with the down trend line and the place where the price met both of them. The result was almost immediate rejection and sellers took control pushing the price below the 75.40 level.

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As the pair is in a down trend, we should also follow up for corrective patterns. We find bullish ABCD pattern, using the Fibonacci Expansion tool, measuring the two bullish legs starting from the end of August 2019 at 69.90 for point two at 75.50, which is the swing high of the first leg and point three at the beginning of October 2019 at 71.70.

Last but not least is the green up trend line. The pair is currently testing this dynamic support and so far holding above it.


AUD/JPY H4 (4 hours) chart – Symmetrical Triangle, 3 Key Pivot Point Levels

After the strong bearish run from the beginning of the month, starting at 75.60, the pair found support at the up trend line that we mentioned above. Consolidation started and we are currently looking at a symmetrical triangle pattern. Breakout below this triangle pattern will also mean a breakout below the up trend line (blue line), which would be a pretty good confirmation for bearish pressure and potential sell off.

Applying pivot points to the chart we spot three zones where multiple pivot points (from Daily, Weekly and Monthly charts) are concentrated.

The green rectangle marks the zone in the range of 74.30 down to 74.15. Weekly pivot – resistance 1, daily pivot – resistance 1 and 2 form this zone. In fact we can use this zone as invalidation zone for the bearish trade setup.

Below, right in the middle of the symmetrical triangle we find 4 pivots that form the range in between 73.90 down to 73.75, marked with grey rectangle on the screenshot.

At the very bottom, we have another key support from 73.55 down to 73.35, marked in orange.

We should pay close attention to these support and resistance levels when the breakouts appear (breakout in either direction) along with the price action that will form during the breaks.


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7 months ago

Its of much helpful, thanks again