Daily Chart Art – August 30, 2013

USD/JPY: 4-hour

USD/JPY Chart

Don’t look now but USD/JPY is trading closer and closer to its falling trend line. And get this, Stochastic is indicating overbought conditions! If you take a close look, you’ll see that this indicator did a pretty good job of predicting tops in the past, so it may just be a matter of time before price turns south again. If the trend line holds, I’d expect the pair to revisit its former low at around 97.00. On the other hand, a upside breakout could push price back to 100.00.

USD/CHF: 1-hour

USD/CHF Chart

If you’re not into trends, then maybe this range on USD/CHF is something you’ll like! Price has been contained within a 200-pip range for a little over a month now, but it looks like things could get interesting really soon as the pair is about to approach the top of the horizontal channel. A major bounce-or-break opportunity could arise as price tests resistance at around .9375, so make sure you keep your eyes on this pair.

USD/CAD: Weekly

USD/CAD Chart

USD/CAD is less than 100 pips away from the 1.0600 major psychological handle. This level has been holding off buyers since 2010, so there’s a good chance it could act as a major turning point again. But keep in mind that just because it held before doesn’t necessarily mean it will hold again. There’s no such thing as a sure thing in forex, so always practice smart risk management!

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

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