USD/ZAR Down 112 Pips Over Past Hour, Came Into Today Down For the 2nd Straight Day; in a Downtrend Over Past 30 Days

Hourly Update

(Last Updated November 24, 2022 1:38 GMT)

At the moment, USDZAR’s rate is down -112 pips (-0.07%) from the hour prior. This move is a reversal from the hour prior, which saw price move up. If you’re a trend trader, consider that the strongest clear trend on the hourly chart exists on the 100 hour timeframe. Price action traders may also wish to note that we see a doji candlestick pattern on USDZAR. Given that we see downtrend on the 20 and 10 hourly candle timeframe, and that such candlestick patterns often denote reversals, this may be worth noting. The moving averages on the hourly timeframe suggest a choppiness in price, as the are all in a mixed alignment — meaning the trend across timeframes is inconsistent, indicating a potential opportunity for rangebound traders.

USDZAR End of Day Recap

Updated 00:30 GMT (04:30 EST)

USDZAR is down 2188 pips (1.27%) since the day prior (opening today near 17.0051), marking the 2nd straight day a decline has happened. Compared to its peers in the Forex, USDZAR gave its buyers a return that ranked 35th in terms of percentage change since the day prior. Let’s take a look at price chart of USDZAR.

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USDZAR Technical Analysis

The first thing we should note is that the current price of USDZAR is sitting close to its 100 day moving averages; moving average crosses often indicate a change in momentum, so this may be worth keeping an eye on. As for the alignment of the moving averages, well, it’s a bit mixed up; the 20, 50, 100, and 200 do not progress from largest to smallest, or vice versa. The closest is the 100 day average, which is 3689.8 pips away. The clearest trend exists on the 30 day timeframe, which shows price moving down over that time. It should be noted, though, that a trend in the opposite direction, going up, exists on the 90 day timeframe. For additional context, note that price has gone down 7 out of the past 10 days.

The View From Around the Web

Not much in terms quality buy/sell signals we’re seeing for USDZAR; just 0 sell signals and 1 buy signals. Bulls may note that this suggests a buy/sell ratio that is infinite. But, let’s not get carried away with that idea just yet. 🙂 Here’s a piece we found on tradingview.com; below is a short snippet from it to give you a taste.

dxy hinting to a bullish market …….sliighty hinting on a productive year ahead