Reversal set for FX pairs after last week’s selloff?

Mark O'Donnellon 04/10/2022|
2 min read

By the close of last week’s trading session, the top 3 worst performing currency pairs came out to be the USD/PKR (-4.91%), NZD/USD (-2.61%), and USD/SEK (-2.04%).

To help determine the direction that these pairs will take this week, we will use the Hacolt Indicator (Vervoort Heiken-Ashi Longterm Candlestick Oscillator). Will the pairs continue to slide, or are they primed for a rebound in response to the huge selloffs?

The Hacolt Indicator helps to confirm the strength of trends. When the indicator presents green, the market is expected to trend upward, and when it is red, it is expected to trend downwards. It can also be used as a trend switch signal, suggesting a potential turnaround or a pullback on the current trend.

Starting with the USD/PKR, just like the USD/SEK, the Hacolt Indicator shows a green bullish signal. However, strong resistance at 240.00 created a double top formation on the daily timeframe, which resulted in last week’s downward move for the pair. The price may head towards 224.00 and even 217.50 if the Hacolt indicator gives a red bearish signal this week.

 USD/PKR 1D, with Hacolt Indicator

For the NZD/USD, the Hacolt Indicator, on the other hand, shows a red signal which indicates that the pair is still on a downtrend. The trading candle last Friday also ended closing below the 0.5626 support area, which may suggest that the price for this week for the NZD/USD would likely continue going down, potentially targeting the lows from March 2020 at 0.5469.

NZD/USD 1D, with Hacolt Indicator

Lastly, the USD/SEK, and the Hacolt Indicator shows a green signal on the daily timeframe, possibly indicating that the uptrend is still in favor. This indication contrasts with the current downside move in the candles. If the Hacolt Indicator gives a bearish red signal this week, we might see the price retesting the 10.80 price level. A final target might be around the 10.45 support area. Overall, the trend is still bullish though, so look out for support formation in key psychological area around 11.00.

USD/SEK 1D, with Hacolt Indicator