USD/ZAR Down 23 Pips Over Past Hour; in a Downtrend Over Past 30 Days

Hourly Update

(Last Updated November 23, 2022 2:18 GMT)

At the time of this writing, USDZAR’s rate is down -23 pips (-0.01%) from the hour prior. This is a reversal of the price action on the previous hour, in which price moved up. As for the trend on the hourly timeframe, we see the clearest trend on the 20 hour timeframe. Price action traders may also wish to note that we see a pin bar candlestick pattern on USDZAR. Given that we see downtrend on the 20 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 entered today at 17.2239, down 1014 pips (0.59%) from yesterday. Compared to its peers in the Forex, USDZAR gave its buyers a return that ranked 32nd in terms of percentage change since yesterday. Below is a price chart of USDZAR.

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USDZAR Technical Analysis

Notably, USDZAR is now close to its 100 day moving averages, which may act as price barrier for the asset. 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 1481.2 pips away. It should be noted, though, the 50 day simple moving average turned downwards, which may be a bearish sign. Trend traders will want to observe that the strongest trend appears on the 30 day horizon; over that time period, price has been moving down. Interestingly, a trend in the other direction exists on the 90 day timeframe, where price is headed up. For additional context, note that price has gone down 16 out of the past 30 days.

The View From Around the Web

Not much commentary on USDZAR that we’re finding noteworthy here; as such, there’s not much we can say about sentiment. Here’s a piece we found on tradingview.com; below is a short snippet from it to give you a taste.

USDZAR broke out and rested my up trend, we looking for selling opportunies