EURUSD – The NFP Effect





After the negative numbers on NFP last Friday, EURUSD fired up on massive volume, and is now getting to the point of previous distribution. A lower timeframe will show the recent picture more clearly.





On H4 we see that there is some supply at this price level, but with the massive buying on NFP that took place, I expect major players to be still supporting an up move, until they can sell more of their positions – there is still room on the upside to go.

EURJPY’s Supply/Demand and Trend Reversal Zone

For the past months, Euro/Yen has seen buying between 121.00 – 124.50, shown by the multiple strong signals at this area, and the high volumes at the bottom. It’s a quite loose accumulation pattern, since the market made a lower low at mid April (point 2) than the first bottom at February/2016 (point 1), along with the very significant selling seen on the lower timeframes, on the last rally (point 3). There is also a down trendline nearby, and due to these reasons, I’d be more inclined to trade a break-out of it on a lower timeframe such as H4, where it’ll be easier to manage the trade for a faster exit.


EURJPY Daily Trading Range

4 Hours

In the 4-hours timeframe, in point 1 VSA marked the bar as Major Supply, and as Supply using multi-timeframe analysis (showing as a circle). In this lower timeframe the most recent buying can be more easily seen, starting in point 2, where the arrows are pointing. Those are either high volume bars (red painted bars), which after a strong fall and price congestion, show demand in a more ‘disguised’ way than the VSA signals, and 2 VSA Demand signals. In point 3 there is another Demand signal, which is also a churn.

It’ll be valuable to see if there is a break-out of the trendline for a long trade, and to be alert for supply signals in the zone of previous supply, painted as the red rectangle. At 24/May (Tuesday) German ZEW Economic Sentiment is being announced, which if positive, could provide a price boost towards 124.670.

EURJPY H4 - Demand

Gold, Crude Oil and the Stock Market

These commodities have been among the biggest rises in prices in the past few months, and coupled with the bond market, give an interesting inter-market view on the global financial markets.


Stock Market

The latest rally has been in a great part, lead by gold/oil groups. Interestingly, bonds have been falling for the past month (interest rates rising) after a climax top, which means there is going to be a shift from interest-rates driven stocks to inflation-driven stocks. Tech stocks, the former stock market leaders, are now laggards, with NASDAQ lagging behind S&P and Dow Jones. Financial stocks, which also lead much of the bull market, have also been weak, despite the stimulus from the Fed and ECB. Getting on defensive/commodity stocks, or staying on the sidelines altogether, it’s probably the best course of action to take at the moment.



Trendline break on Gold

After showing persistent demand between the $1050-$1100, and breaking the long-term down trendline, it didn’t stop until major supply hit the market again. It’s good to note that there is an important resistance at $1306, and the supply here might come from the fact that there are major traders taking profits before it gets there.


Trading Range and Trendline in Gold

On the H4, we can see the current action more clearly – a trading range, with a slight uptrend. $1270 has been a key resistance in the last weeks, with significant supply showing every time the prices approach it. Last Wednesday on FOMC’s announcement, the prices got near this price again, and VSA showed another supply signal (purple dot), along with an high volume (red) later, with prices reversing afterwards. The key levels are therefore this resistance, and the up trendline below. In M15 there is a down trendline at $1260 right now, and as the background there is weak, this will be a good timeframe to look for shorts while prices are kept below $1270.


Brent Crude Oil

Brent Crude Oil uptrend didn’t pick up so fast as gold’s in the beginning, but it has been steadier. Looking at H4, it has been showing supply and down reversals at fresh 3 month highs, and it’s getting to the ‘overbought’ part of the trending channel, so I’d prefer to wait for the prices to reverse to the trendline first. If there are low volume down bars or a bullish test in this area, it’d be another long opportunity, because that would show the supply before was overcame.


Trend and Supply Brent Crude Oil

Trend and Supply Brent Crude Oil