U.S. Dollar Slumped as Fed September Rate Hike Seems Unlikely

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The euro and British pound rebounded strongly against the U.S. dollar after bearish momentum failed to drive both currency pairs significantly lower. Ultimately, short-traders’ efforts did not pay off and we suffered losses with yesterday’s short-entries.

The Federal Reserve is more upbeat about the economic outlook, saying that near-term risks to the U.S. economy have diminished and that job gains were strong, the FOMC statement showed. However, there was no indication of the specific timing of the next potential rate hike and with Esther George being the lone hawk, it has not been enough for the greenback to maintain it strength. Consequently, traders gave up on dollar long positions as they see only little chance of a rate hike in September. The market is now pricing in a 50-50 chance of a rate increase in December.

The euro rose towards 1.1080 on the back of broad based dollar weakness. We now see a next resistance around the 1.11-level which could limit the gains in the EUR/USD. If the euro breaks above 1.1130 it could head for a renewed test of 1.1160. However, if prices fall back below 1.10 we will favor a bearish stance.

The British pound marked a strong support at 1.3060 from where it reversed. Given the recent sideways trend we will now focus on an upper bound at 1.33, whereas the 1.3060-level is seen as the lower bound of the cable’s trading range. Above 1.3350 the sentiment may shift in favor of the bulls but we expect short-term gains to be limited until 1.3410/50.

There are no major economic reports scheduled for release today. The German Unemployment report (due at 7:55 UTC) may have a short-term impact on the euro but the price action will depend on risk appetite.

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Quiet Summer Months

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It was a quiet start to the new week with both major currency pair fluctuating within narrow trading ranges. Generally, the summer months of July and August are traditionally the quietest time of the year in the financial markets. Hence it is not unusual that the market is sluggish. Given these moderate market conditions we advise traders to take profits even at smaller targets as the market may fail to generate major moves and do not invest too much during the summer period.

The euro traded slightly higher against the U.S. dollar after figures showed the German Ifo index fell less than expected in July. However, the euro was not able to break through the 1.10-hurdle and remained in a sideways movement. Once it climbs above 1.10, we expect the 1.1025/30-level to act as a resistance for the currency pair. Today’s price action will hinge on the appetite for dollars as the focus will be on important U.S. data such as Consumer Confidence due for release at 14:00 UTC.

The cable traded sideways between 1.3165 and 1.3080. We will now focus on a break below 1.3070 in order to sell sterling toward lower levels. On the upside gains might be capped at 1.32.

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How To Trade The Current Market? Not At All!

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How one can trade in a market where even central bankers are unable to assess the economic situation and the need for further measures? The answer is simple: It is best to not trade at all. At least, this might be the motto of the financial markets at the moment. Traders who had hoped for some profitable fluctuations following the ECB announcement have been disappointed, once again.

The new trend among policy makers is to just admit that they are uncertain about how the big themes including Brexit and other political turmoil will affect the global economy. European Central Bank president Draghi refrained from providing new insights as the central bank has no clear picture of the impact of Brexit. He admitted on Thursday that nobody can see what the consequences might be as policy makers have not enough data to evaluate the situation right now. The mood therefore remains skeptical. The next ECB meeting is on September 8 and it remains to be seen whether the central bank has a clearer picture until then.

Looking at the technical chart we would actually assume that the euro might be primed for an upside correction but given the uncertain market sentiment all predictions of further movements could be useless. We are therefore not going to refer to the technical picture today, as there is no clear trend within a low volatile market environment.

German and Eurozone PMI reports are scheduled for release at 7:30 and 8:00 UTC but these reports are not expected to have a significant impact on the euro.

The cable’s price development ended in a narrow trading range, formatting a symmetrical triangle in the hourly chart which may predict upcoming price breakouts. With prices above 1.3245 bullish engagements could be rewarding whereas a break below 1.32 could reinvigorate bearish momentum in the short-term. Market participants will focus on the U.K.PMI report due for release at 8:30 UTC.

Although the market doesn’t offer profit opportunities at the moment, we will stay on the ball and try to make the best out of the current market conditions.

Have a nice weekend.

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U.S. Dollar Regains Strength, Pulling Euro And Sterling Down

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The U.S. dollar strengthened against most of its major peers Tuesday as economic data in the U.S. signal expansion. With the latest data showing that the U.S. economy is picking up steam overall, the greenback enjoys stronger demand among investors whereas other currencies are tumbling. This trend could continue as the Federal Reserve is the only central bank which is on track to raise interest rates while other central banks are ready to ease monetary policy to steer economic growth.

On the back of renewed dollar strength the euro was forced to test the 1.10-support, which still remains intact this morning. With no major economic reports scheduled for release today, the dollar might have difficulty pulling the euro below this important support level. In addition, we see a next lower barrier around the 1.0970-level which may lend an additional support to the euro. Today’s price action could thus be oriented towards the upper and lower bound of the current trend channel. Resistances are currently seen at 1.1080 and 1.1130, whereas a crucial support could be at 1.0970.

Chart_EUR_USD_4Hours_snapshot20.7.16

The British pound broke through 1.3120 and slid towards 1.3060. Unfortunately, we had two stop-losses with yesterday’s short-entry before the pound went down, which is why we missed out on the final downward move.We are now looking for a test of 1.30 before we expect major pullbacks to occur. A current resistance is seen at 1.3150 and if sterling is able to climb above that level it could head for a renewed test of 1.32. However, given the recent dollar strength, gains might be limited in the GBP/USD.

Sterling traders should keep an eye on the U.K. labor market report, scheduled for release at 8:30 UTC. The focus will be on Average Earnings and if wages exceed expectations, the pound could be vulnerable to some upswings within its downward trend.

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Bullish Bias On GBP/USD As BoE Policymakers Wait For August

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Investors were caught on the wrong foot as the Bank of England has held interest rates steady at 0.5 percent and thus refrained from prematurely responding to the clouded economic outlook. Market participants priced in more than an 80 percent probability the BoE would lower the rate in July and were therefore disappointed. The pound jumped more than 240 pips from our long-entry in an immediate response to the decision. However the focus now shifts to the BoE’s next monetary policy meeting in August when the central bank will make a full assessment with new forecasts in its inflation report. Until then the performance of the pound will be determined by risk appetite. Nonetheless traders should bear in mind that the pound remains a sell on rallies and it might be worthwhile therefore to sell the pound at crucial resistance levels.

Technical outlook GBP/USD (for subscribers):

The euro rose in tandem with the pound but gains were limited until the upper bound of the euro’s current trading range. Once the common currency is able to break above 1.1170 we could see a test of 1.1215 in a next step. However, the performance of the euro will be determined by risk appetite and U.S. data. The most important piece of U.S. data this week will be Retail Sales scheduled for release at 12:30 UTC alongside the Consumer Price report. Eurozone CPI data (9:00 UTC) is, however, not expected to have a significant impact on the euro as no changes are forecast.

Last but not least, Michigan Confidence is due for release at 14:00 UTC but the focus will be on retails sales and CPI figures.

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How High Can Sterling Go? Watch Out For A Reversal

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The best performer Tuesday was the British pound which rallied above 1.32 and headed for a test of the resistance level at 1.3340. The recent relief rally was due to a lower degree of political uncertainty with Theresa May preparing to take over as the U.K.’s next prime minister. Investors hope that the whole process of Brexit uncertainty could now be shortened and therefore showed greater readiness to take risks. However, we don’t expect the recent uptrend to be sustained as the pound’s next risk event will be Thursday’s monetary policy decision. The Bank of England is expected to take a much more aggressive tone and cut interest rates by the end of summer. Given that dovish tilt it will be difficult for sterling to hold onto its recent gains.

Once sterling is able to climb above 1.3360, it could even head for higher targets around 1.3480. We already achieved a good profit with our long-entry at 1.3065, which is used as a swing trade. Additional swing and long-term entries are only available to subscribers of our signal service. If sterling drops back below 1.32/1.3180 we expect bearish momentum to increase, driving the pound towards 1.29.

The euro’s modest performance continued on Tuesday and it seems as though investors have withdrawn from the EUR/USD, making it an unattractive currency pair to trade. As long as the euro remains within its range between 1.1130 and 1.10, we will have to be patient and wait for price breakouts above or below that zone. Above 1.1130, the euro might be able to climb towards 1.1165 and 1.1185 but for the time being, any upward movement could be limited until these resistance levels. After a break below 1.0970 we expect bearish momentum to increase, driving the pair towards 1.0940 and 1.0830.

There are no major economic reports scheduled for release today. Eurozone Industrial Production figures (9:00 UTC) and the U.S. Import Price Index due at 12:30 UTC could have a minor impact on the currencies.

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Upward Movement To Be On Shaky Foundations?

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While we actually got the breakouts what we have been looking for, the market’s fluctuations proved to be limited to either side Monday. Sterling traders were able to pocket some profits with both long and short-entries whereas euro traders still struggle with the euro’s poor performance. The EUR/USD fluctuated between 1.1075 and 1.1015 and neither our sell attempt nor a later buy order provided a sustained profit. Consequently, euro traders will need some more patience and wait until market conditions improve.

The pound sterling climbed towards 1.31 as the leadership certainty in the U.K. provided some relief for the currency. Theresa May will be appointed as Britain’s next prime minister and even though May will have to resist pressure to rush into the Brexit negotiations, Britain’s second female prime minister is not seen in a hurry to trigger Article 50, the formal start of an EU exit.

In the meantime, it is going to be a big week for Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, who faces the U.K. parliament’s Treasury Select Committee today at 10:00 UTC, ahead of Thursday’s interest rate decision. Economists expect the BoE to cut rates by 25 basis points, which would be the first rate cut since 2009. With this in mind sterling is expected to remain under pressure ahead of Thursday’s monetary policy decision.

Furthermore, two Fed officials are scheduled to speak today around 14:00 UTC, which could influence the dollar’s performance as long as they maintain a hawkish stance.

The euro rose towards 1.11 but the technical picture has not changed significantly. Long-term swing entries are available for subscribers.

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Can U.S. Payrolls Increase Investor’s Appetite For Risk?

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Thursday was again a trading day without any profitable movements in the EUR/USD. Our short-entry has proven unsuccessful as the euro found a short-term support at 1.1050. We now focus on an upside break above 1.1120 for bullish and vice versa, below 1.1025 for bearish engagements. Unlike the euro, the cable fluctuated within larger ranges, marking a current trading range between 1.3050 and 1.2875. As we generally expect further losses in the pound, a break below 1.2875 will be the most closely watched scenario in the near-term.

All eyes will be on today’s U.S. jobs report with market participants wanting to see if the disappointing May Non-Farm Payrolls were an aberration or a signal that the U.S. economy lost momentum. The payrolls report is expected to show a job growth of 180,000 workers, confirming that last month’s drop was a temporary thing. If data disappoints, however, the U.S. dollar could be vulnerable to losses, sending the euro and pound higher in return. In general terms, the dollar’s performance will hinge on investor’s risk appetite.

The June Nonfarm Payrolls report is scheduled for release at 12:30 UTC. On every payrolls day we remind traders that this is a high risk event which should be traded with caution. In phases of extreme high volatility, pending orders can be triggered and stopped out within seconds, which is why we recommend waiting until payroll figures are released before entering the market.

EUR/USD

As long as the euro trades below 1.11, the bias remains slightly bearish. Provided that the short-term downward channel remains intact, we will focus on a break below 1.1050 and 1.1020, which could send the euro towards 1.0970 and 1.0850. The descending triangle becomes void as soon as the euro climbs above 1.11.

Chart_EUR_USD_4Hours_snapshot8.7.16

 

 

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Pound In Free Fall Amidst Uncertainty

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The free fall of the British pound continues with the U.K. economy facing difficult times in the aftermath of Britain’s vote to leave the EU-bloc. The huge sell-off in the pound was the biggest story in the market yesterday and it continued even during the Asian trading session, sending the pound to a record low of 1.2797. The effects of Brexit on the U.K. economy and its confidence are becoming more and more evident. Meanwhile, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney outlined more tools to contain the Brexit fallout, pledging to implement any other measures needed. Carney warned of prospects for “a material slowing of the economy” amid concern over the health of the global economy.Given the high level of uncertainty in the U.K. commercial property market, three of the U.K.’s largest real estate funds have frozen almost 9.1 billion pounds of assets to halt Brexit retreat. All in all, the pound’s future does not look bright and traders should expect further losses given the uncertain environment. Dark clouds are gathering on Britain’s horizon and this is only the beginning.

Given the pound’s sharp depreciation, investors seek for safer assets, flocking into the U.S. dollar. The euro dropped towards 1.1035 as a result of that risk aversion. A next important support is seen around the 1.0990-level. Below 1.0980, we expect the euro to fall towards 1.0940 and 1.0870. On the upper side, the euro rejected the 1.1186-level, from where it went into a tailspin. With the 1.12-resistance being intact for the time being, euro bulls should wait for a break above 1.1215/20 in order to buy euros towards higher targets.

Market participants pushed back their bets for a Federal Reserve rate hike this year, even though the Fed is likely to stay on track to raise interest rates if growth and inflation expectations are met.

The Fed releases minutes from its June 14-15 FOMC meeting, but the FOMC minutes are expected to take a backseat to heightened concerns about global growth and risk aversion.

The ISM Non-Manufacturing Index, scheduled for release at 14:00 UTC will be watched closely whereby a better figure could add further strength to the greenback.

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Upcoming Downward Move On BoE Financial Stability Report?

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Markets were quiet Monday with both major currency pairs fluctuating within narrow ranges. Unfortunately, breakout-traders had more to lose than to gain as both euro and cable trended sideways without showing any sustained price breakout. However, this may change today with Bank of England Governor Carney outlining the central bank’s macroprudential tools to support the economy in a post-Brexit world. After signaling a willingness to cut interest rates in the near-term, the governor is set to present the financial-stability assessment today at 9:30 UTC.

The governor will give a press conference 30 minutes after the publication of the Financial Stability report. The report and Carney’s rhetoric will be main risk events for traders on Tuesday and could significant influence the pound sterling as well as the euro.

Before coming to the BoE report, Eurozone Retail Sales and U.K. PMI numbers are scheduled for release but these reports are not expected to have a significant impact on the currencies. From the U.S., we have second-tier data such as Factory and Durable Goods Orders scheduled for release at 14:00 UTC.

From a technical perspective we are still looking for breakouts above 1.3340 or below 1.3240 in the GBP/USD and respectively, above 1.1170 or below 1.1070 in the EUR/USD.

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