USD/CHF Mid-Day Outlook

Daily Pivots: (S1) 0.9896; (P) 0.9929; (R1) 0.9953; More…

USD/CHF continues to stay in sideway trading inside 0.9855/9991. Intraday bias remains neutral for the moment. On the downside, break of 0.9855 will extend the corrective pattern from 1.0056 with another fall to 0.9787 and below. Nonetheless, we’d expect strong support from 38.2% retracement of 0.9186 to 1.0056 at 0.9724 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.