The foreign exchange market is where currencies are traded. When investors trade foreign exchange (forex or FX for short) they’re buying and selling currencies over the foreign exchange market.
The forex market is the largest and most traded financial market in the world. The forex market has grown to a daily trade volume of over $5 trillion a day which is over 200 times bigger than the New York Stock Exchange.
I try to stick to the major currencies and the minor currencies. The majors are the currencies of the major global economies – the US, Japan, UK, Euro Zone, Canada, Australia, Switzerland and New Zealand and stay away from the exotic currencies because they are a lot less liquid and prone to “slippage” and it also means they have wider spreads than the majors and the crosses. However, I at least pay attention to them…at least from a distance.
The Thailand currency is call the Baht. And as strong as the US dollar has been against all the major currencies this year, I was shock to read that the Baht has been outperforming the US dollar this year (+5%) and year over year (+8).
But this isn’t necessary good for the Thailand as their exports have become more expensive and so will ultimately hurt their economy. This is why Trump has been fighting with China for the last 1.5 years. Our trade balance with China is so lopsided as a result of China continuing to depreciate their currency whenever it suits their best interests.
Anyway, back to the Baht, is there any hope for the country of Thailand in regards to a cheaper Baht, lets go to the charts to find out?
Monthly Chart (Curve Time Frame) – monthly supply is at 35.750 and monthly demand is at 29.000.
Weekly Chart (Trend Time Frame) – the trend is down.
Daily Chart (Entry Time Frame) – the chart suggests to short price on a pull back to the daily supply at 31.350 with a target just above the top the of the monthly zone.
This post is my personal opinion. I’m not a financial advisor, this isn’t financial advise. Do your own research before making investment decisions.