Euro-dollar currency pair (EURUSD) is consolidating in triangle

Yesterday we wrote on our website about the triangle formed on the US dollar index – Geometric metamorphosis of the US dollar index (USDX).

The triangle on the pair EURUSD-121218

On the EURUSD currency pair, the figure of technical triangle has also formed.

The triangle is clearly distinguishable on the daily timeframe and this gives additional strength to the technical figure.

This is the third long-term triangle formed in this cycle of the decline of the euro against the US dollar. As you can see on the chart above, the exit from the previous two triangles was very volatile and led to long and directional price movements.



On the 4-hour timeframe, we see that the price has already interacted twice with the boundaries of the technical figure, which suggests that traders attach particular attention to the inclined trend lines that make up the edges of the triangle.

Technical triangle shape on EURUSD-H4-121218

The triangle is built on vertices 1-2-3-4 and the last impulse down 1-2. The day before yesterday, the price tested the upper edge of the triangle and beat it down. Yesterday, the decline in the euro stopped at exactly the lower edge of the triangle and the support zone near the round level 1.13000 (on the chart it is a green zone). Today we are seeing a momentum up.

The upper edge of the triangle passes near the mirror zone of resistance, built around the level on the value 1.14500 (pink zone).



We expect that the exit from the triangle and the price fixing above one of its edges will attract additional traders in the direction of the breakdown, which will increase the volatility and movement strength.

However, this requires a reason. Perhaps tomorrow’s meeting of the ECB and will be a similar incentive. This is a long-awaited meeting in which Mario Draghi is to announce the end of the QE program in the Eurozone. However, the economic data of the Eurozone is far from good, so some experts expect the ECB’s stimulating policy to continue.

Also, do not forget that the trend for the growth of the dollar is still in force, and any consolidation is more likely to end with the continuation of the trend.

At the same time, the figure of triangle often plays the role of a reversal figure. It was from her that the trend for the growth of the euro in the spring of this year reversed – triangle No. 1 on the daily chart above.

In any case, traders need to closely monitor the price interaction with the triangle boundaries, and how to work on forex in triangles you can read in the article “How to trade in triangles on forex”.

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