After this recent rally in Yen I’ve been asked for an update of Yen Futures and the ETF FXY.
Yen appears to be accelerating lower after the minimal retrace made when I last updated this chart a few weeks ago. I’m assuming this is the early stages of (iii) of [v] or [c] down. Minor support being tested now at 0.008994 though I don’t think it will be very firm. Prefer lower targets at 0.008789 or 0.008643 before a more substantial bounce.
In addition to the GPP and Yen ETF updates in the last Week Ahead post, I have been asked to update the futures as well.
There are already preliminary signs of a breakout
Many traders will be caught on the wrong footing
Cable has been climbing since early September which was consistent with my prior count of a wave (iv) bounce but in October that count started to have problems with overlap. I think the follow EW count looks better and is at an interesting point. Here I am treating the low this year as a (b) wave and expecting a (c) wave advance for wave [iv]. You can plainly see a five wave move up from the low has taken place and now against resistance at 1.3231. At a minimum, bulls should manage, bears can begin to take a position though lower risk, but worse trade location, if they wait for a drop under 1.3028.
GBP has been on plan rising into wave (iv) targets this week. The futures have a little more room to develop if needed but the FXB chart is pretty close to the limit for a wave (iv). I have also added an alternate on the FXB chart where the drop from the wave [iv] high in 2018 is an ending diagonal where the recent low is wave (i) and is in either (ii) or ‘a of (ii)’ now.
Sterling is dropping from a typical wave (iv) resistance but I doubt wave (iv) is complete as fours are often the most complex patterns. It is conceivable that it runs sideways for months. An alternate would be this is a fourth of lower degree, ‘iv’, and the next low ‘v of (iii)’.
The expected reversal may have begun