USDZAR Up 570 Pips On Hourly Chart, in a Downtrend Over Past 14 Days; Price Base in Formation Over Past 30 Days

Hourly Update

(Last Updated October 13, 2020 2:16 GMT)

At the time of this writing, USDZAR’s rate is up 570 pips (0.35%) from the hour prior. This move is a reversal from the hour prior, which saw price move down. If you’re a trend trader, consider that the strongest clear trend on the hourly chart exists on the 100 hour timeframe. Regarding moving averages, it should first be noted that price has crossed the 20 hour moving average, resulting in them so that price is now turning above it. The moving averages on the hourly timeframe suggest a choppiness in price, as the 20, 50, 100 and 200 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, which opened today priced near 16.500001, is up 726 pips 0.44% since yesterday, marking a reversal from the day prior — and the end of a 3 day negative run. Out of the 40 instruments in the Forex asset class, USDZAR ended up ranking 4th for the day in terms of price change. Let’s take a look at price chart of USDZAR.

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USDZAR Technical Analysis

Coming into today USDZAR is now close to its 20, 50 and 200 day averages, located at 16.6496, 16.9011 and 16.7775 respectively, and thus may be at a key juncture along those timeframes. 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 20 day average, which is 1495.6 pips away. Trend traders will want to observe that the strongest trend appears on the 14 day horizon; over that time period, price has been moving down. Price action traders in particular will want to note that the 30 day period appears to show price forming a base; this could indicate that a support/resistance level is developing. For additional context, note that price has gone down 9 out of the past 14 days. Also, candlestick traders! Note we see pin bar pattern appearing here as well.