Last week, we looked at the fascinating concept of Ichimoku. We now go up a gear in terms of our analysis. So far, we’ve mostly been looking at tools or analysis directly on price. We’re now going to look at various tools and indicators that are a derivative of the price action. They usually sit under the main price chart. Their role is to help confirm the price action and give the user another objective piece of analysis to aid decision making. Although, a lot of that decision making can become very subjective! I like to break my price confirmation tools down into 5 distinct types of indicators: [Read more…]
The Australian Dollar (-0.53%) has been giving back strength since mid March’17 as commodity prices have disappointed and major business partners like China have shown a lesser appetite for Australian products and resources.
In the longer term momentum looks weak with the possibility of price now it looks to have broken some key Fibonacci / resistance levels possibly targeting another important Fibonacci target at 0.721? Price since Mar 2016 has been playing in a volatile range between 0.77 and 0.72, so a test at those lows may prove significant. If price does find support at those lows then the chances are price will head once more back into this range.
In the shorter term ahead of todays budget, AUD looks to be holding between the S2 and S3 around the 0.73’s (also just above a longer term Fibonacci support line), waiting on its outcome before deciding to take another move.
Ichimoku is a unique trading tool for analysing any asset in any timeframe. To the outside observer, at first glance it looks a complete mess. Untangle it though and you have a straightforward and very powerful all round trading system that can seriously boost your trading results. This blog presents a simple overview of this system, building up the tools of Ichimoku using the S&P 500 Stock Indices as the base example, hopefully giving the reader an initial starting point on their journey into a unique part of Technical Analysis. [Read more…]