DAILY TECHNICAL ANALYSIS FOR JANUARY 18, 2022petar skakalov
Current level – 1.1405
The bears established themselves on the market and, during the last trading session from the previous week, the currency pair underwent a sell-off, which almost completely erased the previously won positions. At the time of writing, the pair is consolidating at around 1.1400. The formation of a range within 1.1360 – 1.1450 is not ruled out due to the lack of significant economic events, except for the announcement of the consumer price index data for the euro area (Thursday; 10:00 GMT), after which the currency pair may head in a more defined direction.
Current level – 114.93
The U.S. dollar continues to appreciate against the Japanese yen and the announcement of the interest rate decision by the central Bank of Japan (today; 02:45 GMT) has certainly helped in that regard. At the time of writing, the currency pair is facing a test of the 115.00 resistance zone. A successful breach of this level could give the bulls the necessary momentum needed for an attack on the next significant level at 115.63. On the other hand, if the bears manage to limit the appreciation below the current resistance, then it is quite possible that we will witness a consolidation below 115.00. A formation of a short-term range between 114.30 – 115.00 is also not excluded.
Current level – 1.3639
The depreciation of the British pound against the U.S. dollar began in the last trading session of the past week and it seems that the bears are rushing for a test of the first important support at around 1.3590. A successful breach of the mentioned zone could deepen the sell-off, while a breach of the support level at around 1.3200 that is coming from the higher time frames could lead to the continuation of the downward trend.
Gold price tests the support base
Gold price faces difficulty to surpass 1825.15 level, to begin negatively now and test the key support line that rises to 1815.00 now, which makes us prefer to stay neutral until the price manages to surpass one of the mentioned levels followed by detecting its next destination clearly.
Note that breaching the resistance will lead the price to resume the bullish wave that targets 1860.00 areas on the near term basis, while breaking the support represents negative factor that will press on the price to test 1797.00 level initially.
The expected trading range for today is between 1800.00 support and 1835.00 resistance.
The expected trend for today: Neutral
Source: Technical analysis