Daily Chart Art – April 18, 2012

EUR/USD: 1-hour

EUR/USD: 1-hour Chart

First up is an ascending triangle action on EUR/USD‘s 1-hour chart. The 1.3150 handle is holding strong as a resistance for now, but with the pair also finding support at a rising trend line, it’s only a matter of time before the euro traders choose a side. A stop below the rising trend line would be a good idea if you’re buying the pair at a break above 1.3150. Just keep in mind that ascending triangles could sometimes break to the downside too!

GBP/USD: 4-hour

GBP/USD: 4-hour Chart

If you’re like my man Pipcrawler who can’t get enough of trading Cable, then this setup is for you! The pair seems to be hitting a resistance near the middle of the rising channel, which is also near the 1.5950 handle. Oh and look at that! Stochastic is about to hit the overbought region too! A stop above the 1.6000 major handle would be cool if you’re shorting the pair, but you can always wait for more signals if you want to enter at a better price.

GBP/JPY: Daily

GBP/JPY: Daily Chart

Last up for today is a simple Fib play on GBP/JPY‘s daily chart. The pair bounced from the 38.2% Fib a couple of days ago, and it looks like it’s about to head for its previous highs. Not only that, Stochastic is also about to take off from the oversold territory! Will Guppy head up to make new highs, or will it drop back to test the lower Fib levels?

Before you get carried away with all these chart patterns, remember that technical analysis is only half the story.

To get the complete picture and avoid getting blindsided by economic data, you also have to do your fundamental analysis.

Lucky for us, Pip Diddy fills us in on what we need to know about fundamentals with his Daily Forex Fundamentals.

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