IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this paper

When Support/Resistance Levels are Broken, Can Profits be Made? Evidence from the Foreign Exchange Market

Listed author(s):
  • Riccardo Curcio
  • Charles Goodhart


Registered author(s):

    (The associated paper is significantly revised and new authors have contributed to it) We investigate on three exchange rate series the profitability of signals generated by the breaking of support and resistance identified and supplied by Chartists. Such profitability is assessed, and then compared to ones obtained with other technical rules. We confirm previous findings that trading range breaks do generate profitable signals, even after the inclusion of transaction costs, and we show that signals generated using Chartists inputs are more frequent and profitable. Supports and resistances may work by warning traders against holding currencies subject to adverse trends.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Paper provided by Financial Markets Group in its series FMG Discussion Papers with number dp142.

    in new window

    Date of creation: Jul 1992
    Handle: RePEc:fmg:fmgdps:dp142
    Contact details of provider: Web page:

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:fmg:fmgdps:dp142. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (The FMG Administration)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.