Missed The Move? Be Prepared For Turnaround Tuesday

 |  Includes: FXA, FXB, FXE, FXY
by: Marc Chandler

There have obviously been a boat load of U.S. dollars bought over the last four sessions. There are some preliminary technical signs that the near-term momentum may have exhausted itself and short-term participants are better advised sell into a bounce rather than rush into it now.

Heavy selling failed to send the euro though the $1.3050 level and a bounce now could carry it up into the $1.3150-60 area. Sterling failed to make a new low in the North American morning and a bounce could see $1.5460-80.

The Australian dollar is perhaps the most interesting. It is recording an outside day, having traded on both sides of Friday's range. The new lows recorded earlier today correspond to a 38.2% retracement of uptrend off the 2008 lows. To solidify the expectation for a near-term bounce, it would be best, from a technical perspective for the Aussie to close the North American session today above Friday's high of roughly $0.9260. A short-term recovery can see $0.9350-$0.9400.

The yen does not fit as nicely into this picture. Today's dollar high near JPY98.70 could be important technically as it is a 50% retracement of the dollar's decline from May 22's multi-year high. Initial support is now seen near JPY96.80.

To be clear, this is not a strategic call, but a tactical warning. Over anything but the shortest of terms, the dollar, we think is still headed higher.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it. I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.