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FX Thoughts for the day - Evening - 29-Sep-2008 -1208 GMTEURO, JAP YEN and EURO-YEN
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Our comments on Dollar-Swiss, Sterling Pound and Australian Dollar are given below
USD-CHF @ 1.1034/38... Tested 1.1088
R: 1.1090-1100 / 1.1150 / 1.12 / 1.1265
S: 1.1035 / 1.1000 / 1.0950-35 / 1.0900
Over the weekend, the $700-bln bailout has been approved, after further discussion and with no better plan to execute, and is to be executed in three parts.
A sharp dollar rise has been seen since then. To add fuel to the fire, few European banks are reported to be on the verge of going bust and have received support from the respective governments in order to survive the crisis. Bradford & Bingley Plc, Fortis, and Hypo Real Estate Holding AG have received aids from the European governments as tremors from the U.S. credit crisis are felt over the world.
Over the day Swissy has seen a sharp rise, as high as 1.1088, where it faces some Resistance. The day ahead might not see a huge move further higher from here on. On the downside the pair has a steady Support at 1.1035 which if continues to hold, might lead to a rise in the pair during the US session to test Resistance at 1.1088 again.
A break below the 1.1035 Support would bring the more important Support at 1.10 into the picture.
GBP-USD @ 1.8028/32... Could slip towards 1.78 this week
R: 1.8050 / 1.8100 / 1.8150 / 1.8175
S: 1.8000 / 1.7965-50 / 1.7900 / 1.7875-50
First day of the week has seen a 486-pip dip in the pair in the day. If this was not enough, the US session sees the Core PCE and Personal Income data releases, which could attract further volatility.
The pair has seen a small bounce to trade above 1.80. The week ahead could see the pair remain pressured lower towards 1.78, unless a rise past 1.82 is seen. To see the chart click on: http://www.kshitij.com/graphgallery/gbpcandle.shtml
AUD-USD @ 0.8143/46... Could slip towards
R: 0.8165 / 0.8185-90 / 0.8230 / 0.8280
S: 0.8120-00 / 0.8075 / 0.8050-35 / 0.8000
Aussie has also slipped lower this morning, after the dollar pulled off a remarkable recovery.
The day saw the pair weakening from 0.8353 to the current level, which is close to the dayâ€™s low. From here there not much Support for the pair. 0.8132, the Max low for the day, could provide some today. Overall the pair could weaken further from here, and slip towards 0.80, the bigger and more important Support.
To see the chart click on: http://kshitij.com/graphgallery/audcandle.shtml
The day ahead could see some more volatility if the US Personal Income and Core PCE Price index is released. To follow the economic data click on: http://www.kshitij.com/fundamentals/funcharts/usperinc.shtml
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