This week I will begin with my monthly and weekly Forex forecast of the currency pairs worth watching.FreepikThe first part of my forecast is based upon my research of the past 20 years of Forex prices, which show that the following methodologies have all produced profitable results:

  • Trading the two currencies that are trending the most strongly over the past 6 months.
  • Trading against very strong weekly counter-trend movements by currency pairs made during the previous week.
  • Carry Trade: Buying currencies with high interest rates and selling currencies with low interest rates.
  • Let us look at the relevant data of currency price changes and interest rates to date, which we compiled using a trade-weighted index of the major global currencies: Monthly Forecast December 2023For the month of November, I made no forecast, as the US Dollar was making a deep counter-trend retracement.For the month of December, I again make no forecast, as although the US Dollar is making long-term lows, the move was over-extended at the start of the month so was liable to retrace. However, I would be reluctant to enter any new trades in favor of the US Dollar in December. Weekly Forecast December 3, 2023Last week, I made no weekly forecast, as there were no unusually strong counter-trend price movements.This week, although there was a strong counter trend move in the EUR/JPY currency cross, I doubt there will be a bullish bounce, so I again make no forecast.Directional volatility in the Forex market increased last week with 41% of the most important currency pairs fluctuating over the week by more than 1%. Volatility is likely to decline over the coming week, as there are few high-impact data releases scheduled.Last week was dominated by relative strength in the Japanese Yen, and relative weakness in the Euro.You can trade my forecasts in a real or demo Forex brokerage account. Key Support/Resistance Levels for Popular PairsI teach that trades should be entered and exited at or very close to key support and resistance levels. There are certain key support and resistance levels that can be monitored on the more popular currency pairs this week.Let us see how trading one of these key pairs last week off key support and resistance levels could have worked out: USD/CADI had expected the level at $1.3655 might act as resistance in the USD/CAD currency pair last week, as it had acted previously as both support and resistance. Note how these “role reversal” levels can work well. The H1 price chart below shows how the price rejected this level during last Monday’s Asian session with a small bearish pin bar, marked by the down arrow in the price chart below signaling the timing of this bearish rejection. This trade has been extremely profitable so far, giving a maximum reward to risk ratio of more than 15 to 1 based upon the size of the entry candlestick. More By This Author:AUD/USD Forex Signal: Aussie Has More Upside Ahead of US PCE ReportGBP/USD Forex Signal: Sterling Uptrend Has Room To RunBTC/USD Forex Signal: Briefly Reaches 18-Month High Price

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