- USD/CHF holds to its gains above the 50 and 100-DMA.
- The USD/CHF daily chart illustrates the pair as neutral biased.
- In the 4-hour chart, unsuccessfully tests of the 20-EMA on the downside keep the USD/CHF tilted upwards.
USD/CHF advances during the North American session, up by 0.31%, bolstered by a strong US dollar, despite a release of mixed US economic data ahead of the so-awaited Jerome Powell speech at Jackson Hole. At the time of writing, the USD/CHF is trading at 0.9662, above its 50 and 100-day EMAs.
USD/CHF Price Analysis: Technical outlook
The daily chart illustrates price action in the last couple of days as range-bound, about to form a “bearish-harami” candle pattern, which would pose downward pressure on the major. Nevertheless, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) at 58.65 exerts upward pressure on the pair, meaning that the best way to trade the USD/CHF from a daily chart perspective is to expect a break of the previous high/low and wait for a re-test of the breakout.
The 4-hour chart paints a different picture. The USD/CHF has been advancing steadily since August 11, until Tuesday, when the USD/CHF printed a negative day. Nevertheless, it’s worth noting that the day’s low pierced the 20-EMA of the 4-hour chart, stalling the major’s dive before consolidating for a re-test. Today, the USD/CHF re-tested the previously-mentioned moving average, and for the second consecutive time, USD/CHF buyers lifted prices to current price levels.
However, with the Relative Strength Index (RSI) at 61.73, aiming downwards could keep the USD/CHF risks skewed to the downside. But if the USD/CHF breaks above the August 23 high at 0.9692, that will expose the 0.9700 figure, followed by the R2 daily pivot at 0.9730.
USD/CHF Key Technical Levels
|Today last price||0.9662|
|Today Daily Change||0.0024|
|Today Daily Change %||0.25|
|Today daily open||0.9638|
|Previous Daily High||0.9692|
|Previous Daily Low||0.9603|
|Previous Weekly High||0.9598|
|Previous Weekly Low||0.9409|
|Previous Monthly High||0.9886|
|Previous Monthly Low||0.9502|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||0.9637|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||0.9658|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||0.9597|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||0.9555|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||0.9507|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||0.9686|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||0.9734|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||0.9775|
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