USD/CHF Weekly Outlook

USD/CHF tried to break 0.9989 resistance last week but failed and reversed. Initial bias is neutral this week first. The development suggests that price action from 0.9787 is a corrective pattern. That is, the fall from 1.0056, which itself is a correction too, isn’t completed. On the downside, break of 0.9855 will turn bias to the downside for 0.9787 and below. Nonetheless, we’d expect strong support from 0.9722/4 cluster support (38.2% retracement of 0.9186 to 1.0056 at 0.9724, 100% projection of 1.0056 to 0.9787 from 0.9991 at 0.9722) to bring rebound. On the upside, firm break of 0.9991 will target a test on 1.0056 high.

In the bigger picture, rise from 0.9186 is seen as a leg inside the long term range pattern. For now, further rise is expected as long as 38.2% retracement of 0.9186 to 1.0056 at 0.9724 holds. Above 1.0056 will target 1.0342 (2016 high). In that case, we’d be cautious on strong resistance from 1.0342 to limit upside. However, sustained break of 0.9724 will dampen this bullish view and would at least bring deeper fall to 61.8% retracement at 0.9518.

In the long term picture, price actions from 0.7065 (2011 low) are not clearly impulsive yet. Thus, we’ll treat it as developing into a corrective pattern, at least, until a firm break of 1.0342 resistance.