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USDCHF Analysis | Dovish Federal Reserve outlook pressures USDCHF

BY Janne Muta

|نوفمبر ٣٠, ٢٠٢٣

USDCHF Analysis - The decline in USDCHF over the last four weeks has been driven by easing inflation and increased expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut rates several times next year. The bond market is moving higher, and as the Wall Street Journal notes, the yield on the 10-year Treasury note continued its downward trend for the third straight day.

This is its lowest point since September, representing a sharp drop from about a month ago when the yield on government bonds reached 5%, a peak not seen in 16 years.

Federal Reserve Governor Christopher Waller recently suggested extending the pause in rate increases into early next year, citing a slowdown in the economy and a decline in inflation. This dovish outlook was echoed by Governor Bowman, who emphasized prioritizing economic growth and employment over low inflation.

As of today's data, Fed Funds Futures traders are pricing in two more rate cuts for 2024. The Federal Reserve is expected to cut rates six times in total before the end of next year, starting in May. Currently, futures traders assign a 76% probability that the first 25 basis point rate cut will occur in May 2024.

Summary of This USDCHF Analysis Report:

  • Currently, it is the downside momentum that dominates the weekly chart. Therefore, it might be too early to anticipate a market reversal. However, should there be a contra-trend rally, the key resistance level of 0.8888 might be targeted by traders.
  • The daily chart shows that the market has traded close to a key market structure level (support level) at 0.8700. This level was formed in July, first acting as resistance and then as support, propelling the market to a strong move higher. Today the market has been trading higher, suggesting that some traders view the current levels as deeply oversold.
  • USDCHF trades inside a bearish trend channel, with the nearest key resistance level at 0.8784. This level coincides with the 50-period moving average and the bear channel top, making it a potential target area for intraday traders (long) and a potential entry level for those looking to short the market. The market remains bearish as per indicator-based USDCHF analysis, with the 20-period SMA below the 50-period SMA.

Read the full USDCHF analysis report below.

USDCHF Analysis

USDCHF Analysis, weekly chart

Weekly USDCHF analysis

USDCHF retraced to a technical confluence area around the 50% Fibonacci retracement level before bouncing higher to another confluence area where the 23.6% retracement level and the SMA(50) are closely aligned. The higher swing low at 0.8888 indicates the bulls are willing to step in and buy this market on a pull-back.

The indicator-based USDCHF analysis shows that while the moving averages are still in a bearish order with the SMA(20) below the SMA(50), the fast SMA is moving sideways.

USDCHF Analysis, daily chart

Daily USDCHF analysis

The daily chart shows that the market has traded close to a key market structure level (support level) at 0.8700. This level was formed in July, first acting as resistance and then as support, propelling the market to a strong move higher.

Today the market has been trading higher, suggesting that some traders view the current levels as deeply oversold and therefore today's upward movement could be due to short covering. If there is continued buying, we could see the market trading towards 0.8820. Alternatively, in case there was renewed selling pressure it could push the market down to 0.8700 and then perhaps to 0.8670.

USDCHF Analysis, 2h chart

USDCHF analysis, 2h Chart

USDCHF trades inside a bearish trend channel, with the nearest key resistance level at 0.8784. This level coincides with the 50-period moving average and the bear channel top, making it a potential target area for intraday traders (long) and a potential entry level for those looking to short the market.

The market remains bearish as per indicator-based USDCHF analysis, with the 20-period SMA below the 50-period SMA and both moving averages pointing downwards. Note that the stochastic oscillator is close to the overbought territory, but this indication alone isn't a reason to short the market, not even in downtrends.

It makes sense to combine oscillator indications with actual price action signals, as it is the price that moves the indicators and not the other way around.

USDCHF analysis, client sentiment graph

Client sentiment analysis

TIOmarkets' clients are bullish on USDCHF with 81% of them currently holding long positions in the market, while 19% of them are short the market.

Please remember that the retail trader client sentiment is a contrarian indicator as most of the retail traders are on average betting against the market trends. This is why, experienced traders tend to trade against the retail client sentiment. You can follow the TIOmarkets client sentiment live on our Forex dashboard.

The key risk events impacting this market today

  • USD - Core PCE Price Index m/m
  • USD - Unemployment Claims
  • USD - Chicago PMI
  • USD - Pending Home Sales m/m
  • CHF - GDP
  • USD - ISM Manufacturing PMI
  • USD - ISM Manufacturing Prices
  • USD - Fed Chair Powell Speaks
  • USD - Fed Chair Powell Speaks

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Potential USDCHF Market Moves

Today the market has been trading higher, suggesting that some traders view the current levels as deeply oversold and therefore today's upward movement could be due to short covering. If there is continued buying, we could see the market trading towards 0.8820. Alternatively, in case there was renewed selling pressure it could push the market down to 0.8700 and then perhaps to 0.8670.

How would you trade the USDCHF today?


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Janne MutaChief Market Analyst

Janne Muta holds an M.Sc in finance and has over 20 years experience in analysing and trading the financial markets.

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