I started this thread after several requests for market analyses. These analyses are applicable to day trading and very short-term swing trading.
These are my personal views of what I think has high probability of unfolding. I am not a licensed trading professional. None of the information that I provide is trading signals or recommendations for trading.
Basics of the analysis
I review every timeframe from largest to smallest, applying principles of Intrinsic Market Timing to discover
- the main direction
- the timeframe that is in control
- the most likely timeframe(s) to see action
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With that all out of the way...
Direction bias: down
Big direction is down. With that said MN1, being a quite large timeframe, is in a rally, resulting in W1 in an up move.
The current phase of this rally is overdue to end and prices drop.
At the moment, H1 is critical in deciding if the rally is ending or will continue at least one more cycle. H1 has spiked above the prior swing high, but has not shown commitment by buyers to continue further up.
Direction bias: down
Big direction is down.
D1 has made a slide sideways that appears to be the buyers' idea of a rally.
H4 will likely go up a bit more, but unless there is strong commitment by buyers, this is going up just to find a level that is good for selling.
Note that I see both of these pairs with down bias, yet CAD is base currency in one and counter currency in the other. This typically produces a set of pairs traveling in opposite directions. Just for fun, you might check a currency correlation indicator and see if you can determine what would cause both pairs to have the same direction bias on high timeframes.