Saturday, March 30, 2019

IMA S.p.A. : high wave pattern.

With regard to the chart of IMA, we can notice a high wave pattern. 
It is a particular candlestick pattern that underlines the market indecision. In this way, after the full year 2018 data release, and after a bullish trend, with the break of the previous congestion area, the bullish trend stopped. The market maker is evaluating the situation.
Indeed, the buyers, at the closing, left (the long upper shadow of the candle changed into a small real body). In the same way, the sellers left, for the reason that the long lower shadow changed into a small real body: there was strong volatility with a rebalancing of the positions sellers-buyers. 
See the following chart and the pattern. 

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The upper and lower shadow represent respectively the resistance and the support area.
The market will make a decision when there will be a break of the support or of the resistance line.
As usual, we need other confirmations. In this sense, it is useful to check the pattern requirements.
In the high wave pattern, there are some conditions : 
  • A small real body ;
  • A long upper shadow ;
  • A long lower shadow ;
  • The length of the upper/lower shadow should be three times the real body.
With regard to the last one, we can observe that :
  •  O (open) - C (close) = small real body = 66.60 - 66.25 = 0.35
  •  H (high) - O (open) = long upper shadow = 68.50 - 66.60 = 1.90
  •  C (close) - L (low) = long lower shadow = 66.25 - 62.80 = 3.45
The pattern requirements are met because :
  • 1.90/0.35 = 5.43
  • 3.45/0.35 = 9.86
Finally, let's look at the market mood and at the next trading sessions, to understand the intentions of the market players. For greater clarity, the following image shows what I explained before.

High wave pattern

Saturday, March 9, 2019

EUR/JPY : test of the supports.

At a glance, with a daily timeframe, we can notice that the cross broke the previous support (see the yellow ellipses). The support is composed of two bottoms. 
The two bottoms represent also a past resistance that was broken by the cross with a bullish candle, on July 2017. The trend is bearish, highlighted by a red candle. There is a rejection from 127.62.
The downtrend is confirmed also by the bearish trendlines (see the second chart). 
However, in the short-term, the is a test of the bullish trendline. 
In this way, it needs other confirmations, to set up a short strategy. Let's look at the next trading sessions. If the bearish trend will be confirmed also in the short-term, the cross could test 122.68, the gap up and then 115,22 (see the trendlines). 

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With a closer look, the situation is the same: the bearish trend, the price levels highlighted by the yellow ellipses, a red candle that brokes the support, a test of the bullish trendline. 
We can notice also the EMA cross (20, 100). The last one represents a sell signal that must be confirmed for the above reasons. 

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To conclude, for a valid short strategy, we need more information provided by the technical indicators. Otherwise,  the last red candle could represent only a volatility exhaust and a rebound of the cross. For this purpose, look at the BB and at the green arrow. The cross is testing the supports in the short-term, even if the trend is bearish in the long-term.

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