COT-based Markets Weekly Overview for April 18 – 24

COT-based Markets Weekly Overview for April 18 – 24

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We make up a weekly medium-term trade list based on CFTC reports and technical analysis.

The overview provides a description of the technical condition of the market on the most popular financial instruments, as well as information on the large speculators’ actions according to the last COT reports and the previous period.

If you want to use CFTC reports in your trading practice, you should understand that for an objective assessment of the situation it’s not enough to have the data of the last report. The dynamic is more important, in other words, comparing the statistics of large speculators’ actions in the current period with the previous one, so we mention both values.

Key topics

Trade list for the current week

AssetsComments11.
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**E-Mini
S&P500 (ESM22)
The market remains in the bearish trend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback selling opportunity was formed. Short positions will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of April 13 - 14.
**Dollar Index (DXM22)The market remains in the uptrend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback buying opportunity was formed. Long positions will remain relevant until the market is above the nearest support level on the Daily timeframe, the lows of March 29 - April 1.
**EUR (E6H22)EURUSD currency pair remains in the bearish trend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback selling opportunity was formed. Short positions (EURUSD) will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of April 13 - 14.
***CHF (S6M22)The resistance level was broken on the Daily timeframe on Thursday, the trend is bullish now and the impulse wave develops. A pullback buying opportunity will appear after the correction formation on the Daily timeframe. Long positions (USDCHF) will remain relevant until the market is above the nearest support level on the Daily timeframe, the lows of April 11 - 13.
***GBP (B6M22)GBPUSD currency pair remains in the bearish trend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback selling opportunity was formed. Short positions (GBPUSD) will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of March 30 - April 5.
***JPY (J6M22)USDJPY currency pair remains in the uptrend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback buying opportunity was formed. Long positions (USDJPY) will remain relevant until the market is above the nearest support level on the Daily timeframe, the lows of March 30 - April 1.
**WTI (CLK22)The resistance level was broken on the Daily timeframe on Friday, the trend is bullish now and the correction wave develops. A pullback buying opportunity will appear after the correction formation on the Daily timeframe. Long positions will remain relevant until the market is above the nearest support level on the Daily timeframe, the lows of April 6 - 12.
**CAD (D6M22)USDCAD currency pair remains in the uptrend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback buying opportunity was formed. Long positions (USDCAD) will remain relevant until the market is above the nearest support level on the Daily timeframe, the lows of April 4 - 7.
**XAU (GCM22)The market remains in the bullish trend and the correction wave develops. A pullback buying opportunity will appear after the correction completion on the Daily timeframe. Long positions will remain relevant until the market is above the nearest support level on the Daily timeframe, the lows of April 5 - 7.
**XAG (SIK22)The market remains in the bullish trend and the correction wave develops. A pullback buying opportunity will appear after the correction completion on the Daily timeframe. Long positions will remain relevant until the market is above the nearest support level on the Daily timeframe, the lows of April 4 - 7.
**AUD (A6M22)AUDUSD currency pair remains in the bearish trend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback selling opportunity was formed. Short positions (AUDUSD) will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of April 12 - 14.
**NZD (N6H22)NZDUSD currency pair remains in the bearish trend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback selling opportunity was formed. Short positions (NZDUSD) will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of April 12 - 14.
**RUB
(R6M22)
USDRUB currency pair remains in the downtrend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback selling opportunity was formed. Short positions (USDRUB) will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of April 11 - 13.
The notation that determines the quality of possible trades during the new week are profit potential, the risk-reward ratio, the opinion of major market players, other factors:
****Excellent
***Good
**Ordinary
*Uninteresting (sideways trends, etc.)
The notation that determines the change in the opinion of large speculators, the direction of COT net position indicator in the reporting and prior periods are:
large speculators are buying the asset specified in the first column
large speculators are selling the asset specified in the first column
the green color of the arrows means that the Daily trend direction corresponds to the opinion of large speculators
the blue color of the arrows means that the Daily trend direction doesn’t correspond to the opinion of large speculators

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E-Mini S&P500 (ESM22)

The market remains in the bearish trend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback selling opportunity was formed. Short positions will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of April 13 – 14.

COT indicator increases. CFTC reports indicate that large speculators are buying and the professionals’ opinion doesn’t correspond to the market technical picture and it makes sense to reduce the position size when an entry point appears in the trend direction.

COT-based Markets Weekly Overview for April 18 - 24

E-Mini S&P500 (ESM22). Technical analysis and COT net position indicator

Dollar Index (DXY)

The market remains in the uptrend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback buying opportunity was formed. Long positions will remain relevant until the market is above the nearest support level on the Daily timeframe, the lows of March 29 – April 1.

COT indicator reversed. CFTC reports indicate that large speculators are selling the dollar, hedgers are buying and the professionals’ opinion doesn’t correspond to the Daily trend direction and it makes sense to reduce the position size when an entry point appears in the trend direction.

COT-based Markets Weekly Overview for April 18 - 24

Dollar Index (DXY). Technical analysis and COT net position indicator.

Euro (EURUSD)

EURUSD currency pair remains in the bearish trend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback selling opportunity was formed. Short positions (EURUSD) will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of April 13 – 14.

COT indicator increases. Large speculators are buying Euro and the professionals’ opinion doesn’t correspond to the market technical picture and it makes sense to reduce the position size when an entry point appears in the trend direction.

COT-based Markets Weekly Overview for April 18 - 24

EURUSD. Technical analysis and COT net position indicator.

Swiss Franc (USDCHF)

The resistance level was broken on the Daily timeframe on Thursday, the trend is bullish now and the impulse wave develops. A pullback buying opportunity will appear after the correction formation on the Daily timeframe. Long positions (USDCHF) will remain relevant until the market is above the nearest support level on the Daily timeframe, the lows of April 11 – 13.

COT indicator decreases. Large speculators are selling franc and the professionals’ opinion corresponds to the market technical picture.

COT-based Markets Weekly Overview for April 18 - 24

CHFUSD. Technical analysis and COT net position indicator.

British Pound (GBPUSD)

GBPUSD currency pair remains in the bearish trend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback selling opportunity was formed. Short positions (GBPUSD) will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of March 30 – April 5.

COT indicator decreases. CFTC reports indicate that large speculators are selling Pound and the professionals’ opinion corresponds to the Daily trend direction.

COT-based Markets Weekly Overview for April 18 - 24

GBPUSD. Technical analysis and COT net position indicator.

Japanese Yen (USDJPY)

USDJPY currency pair remains in the uptrend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback buying opportunity was formed. Long positions (USDJPY) will remain relevant until the market is above the nearest support level on the Daily timeframe, the lows of March 30 – April 1.

COT indicator decreases. Large speculators are selling Yen and the professionals’ opinion corresponds to the Daily trend direction.

COT-based Markets Weekly Overview for April 18 - 24

JPYUSD. Technical analysis and COT net position indicator.

WTI Crude Oil (CLK22)

The resistance level was broken on the Daily timeframe on Friday, the trend is bullish now and the correction wave develops. A pullback buying opportunity will appear after the correction formation on the Daily timeframe. Long positions will remain relevant until the market is above the nearest support level on the Daily timeframe, the lows of April 6 – 12.

COT net position indicator decreases. Large speculators are selling oil. Professionals’ opinion doesn’t correspond to the Daily trend direction and it makes sense to reduce the position size when an entry point appears in the trend direction.

COT-based Markets Weekly Overview for April 18 - 24

WTI Crude Oil (CLK22). Technical analysis and COT net position indicator.

Canadian Dollar (USDCAD)

USDCAD currency pair remains in the uptrend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback buying opportunity was formed. Long positions (USDCAD) will remain relevant until the market is above the nearest support level on the Daily timeframe, the lows of April 4 – 7.

COT indicator increases. CFTC reports indicate that large speculators are buying the Canadian dollar and hedgers are selling and the professionals’ opinion doesn’t correspond to the market technical picture and it makes sense to reduce the position size when an entry point appears in the trend direction.

COT-based Markets Weekly Overview for April 18 - 24

CADUSD. Technical analysis and COT net position indicator.

Gold (XAUUSD)

The market remains in the bullish trend and the correction wave develops. A pullback buying opportunity will appear after the correction completion on the Daily timeframe. Long positions will remain relevant until the market is above the nearest support level on the Daily timeframe, the lows of April 5 – 7.

COT indicator increased but didn’t reverse. Large speculators are selling gold and the professionals’ opinion doesn’t correspond to the market technical picture and it makes sense to reduce the position size when an entry point appears in the trend direction.

COT-based Markets Weekly Overview for April 18 - 24

Gold (GCM22). Technical analysis and COT net position indicator.

Silver (XAGUSD)

The market remains in the bullish trend and the correction wave develops. A pullback buying opportunity will appear after the correction completion on the Daily timeframe. Long positions will remain relevant until the market is above the nearest support level on the Daily timeframe, the lows of April 4 – 7.

COT indicator decreases. At the same time, CFTC reports indicate that large speculators are selling and hedgers are buying and the professionals’ opinion doesn’t correspond to the market technical picture and it makes sense to reduce the position size when an entry point appears in the trend direction.

COT-based Markets Weekly Overview for April 18 - 24

Silver (SIK22). Technical analysis and COT net position indicator.

Australian Dollar (AUDUSD)

AUDUSD currency pair remains in the bearish trend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback selling opportunity was formed. Short positions (AUDUSD) will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of April 12 – 14.

COT net position indicator increases. Large speculators are buying and hedgers are selling. Professionals’ opinion doesn’t correspond to the Daily trend direction and it makes sense to reduce the position size when an entry point appears in the trend direction.

COT-based Markets Weekly Overview for April 18 - 24

AUDUSD. Technical analysis and COT net position indicator.

New Zealand Dollar (NZDUSD)

NZDUSD currency pair remains in the bearish trend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback selling opportunity was formed. Short positions (NZDUSD) will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of April 12 – 14.

COT indicator reversed. CFTC reports indicate that large speculators are buying and the professionals’ opinion doesn’t correspond to the market technical picture and it makes sense to reduce the position size when an entry point appears in the trend direction.

COT-based Markets Weekly Overview for April 18 - 24

NZDUSD. Technical analysis and COT net position indicator.

Russian Rouble (USDRUB)

USDRUB currency pair remains in the downtrend. The correction came to an end last week and the pullback selling opportunity was formed. Short positions (USDRUB) will remain relevant until the market is below the nearest resistance level on the Daily timeframe, the highs of April 11 – 13.

COT indicator decreases. Large speculators are selling rouble and the professionals’ opinion doesn’t correspond to the Daily trend direction and it makes sense to reduce the position size when an entry point appears in the trend direction.

COT-based Markets Weekly Overview for April 18 - 24

RUBUSD. Technical analysis and COT net position indicator.

Conclusions

In terms of medium-term trading, financial instruments with the correction close to completion on the Daily timeframe and with potentially the most promising risk-reward ratio are Dollar Index, AUDUSD, USDCAD, EURUSD, GBPUSD and NZDUSD.

In the near future, gold and silver can become noteworthy depending on the market correction depth.

Other financial instruments in the trade list may be also interesting, but in these markets pullback signals on the Daily timeframe are likely to occur no earlier than a week.

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