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Can you believe we’re down to the last forex trading days of the year? Here are possible chart setups and catalysts on the major dollar pairs!

Weekly Inflection Points to Watch

EUR/USD

GBP/USD

USD/JPY

USD/CHF

Open Price 1.0440 1.2482 117.95 1.0267
Last Week’s High 1.0671 1.2728 118.67 1.0345
Last Week’s Low 1.0366 1.2376 114.74 1.0084
Top Weekly ATR 1.0538 1.2639 119.36 1.0349
Bottom Weekly ATR 1.0342 1.2326 116.53 1.0186

1-Hour Charts of the Majors

Purple Line: weekly open prices
Blue Line: weekly highs and lows
Red Line: top and bottom weekly ATRs
Blue MA: 100 SMA
Red MA: 200 SMA

EUR/USD 1-hour Forex Chart
EUR/USD 1-hour Forex Chart
GBP/USD 1-hour Forex Chart
GBP/USD 1-hour Forex Chart
USD/JPY 1-hour Forex Chart
USD/JPY 1-hour Forex Chart
USD/CHF 1-hour Forex Chart
USD/CHF 1-hour Forex Chart

3 Potential Catalysts:

1. BOJ statement – In a few hours the BOJ will publish its last monetary policy decision for the year. Coincidentally, it would also be the first one since Trump won the Presidential elections in November. While market players aren’t expecting fireworks from the central bank, some believe that the BOJ will adjust its tone to reflect the yen’s sharp deterioration for the past couple of weeks. Any sign of Kuroda and his team

2. U.S. economic reports – Aside from Janet Yellen’s speech scheduled in a few hours, we’ll also see the EIA crude oil inventories on Wednesday and Uncle Sam’s core durable goods and final Q3 GDP reading on Thursday. Holiday volatility might be upon us, but keep your eyes out for possible trade opportunities during these events!

3. End-of-month profit-taking – Can you believe we’re down to the last days of the year? Watch out for possible profit-taking, okay? While not a lot of forex traders are expecting yuuuuge reversals from profit-taking, there might be a pair or two that will see some retracements over the next couple of says. Practice constant vigilance especially if you have any open trades!

That’s it for the pre-week trading prep this week! How about you? Are you looking at anything interesting for possible trade opportunities?

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P.S.: Remember to never risk more than 1% of a trading account on any single trade and to adjust position sizes accordingly. Create your own ideas and don’t follow what I do. Better yet, read the Risk Disclosure!

See also:
Here’s my Q3 2016 Trade Review and Reflections
Read the 5 lessons I’ve learned in 2015

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