USD/ZAR Up 49 Pips in Last Hour, in a Downtrend Over Past 14 Days; Pin Bar Pattern Appearing on Chart

Hourly Update

(Last Updated August 4, 2022 1:39 GMT)

Currently, USDZAR’s rate is up 49 pips (0.03%) 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 50 hour timeframe. 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)

The back and forth price flow continues for USDZAR, which started today off at 16.7732, down 320 pips 0.19% from the day prior. Relative to other instruments in the Forex asset class, USDZAR ranked 28th the day prior in terms of percentage price change. The price chart of USDZAR below illustrates.

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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 20 day moving averages; moving average crosses often indicate a change in momentum, so this may be worth keeping an eye on. The clearest trend exists on the 14 day timeframe, which shows price moving down over that time. Interestingly, a trend in the other direction exists on the 90 and 30 day timeframes, where price is headed up. For additional context, note that price has gone down 7 out of the past 10 days. And for candlestick traders, a special treat: there is a pin bar pattern showing up on the charts as well. Rejoice!