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Can U.K. Inflation Numbers Finally Lift The Pound?

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The biggest story in the market was the sharp drop of the British pound as sellers have shown-up in the GBP/USD following hawkish comments from Fed Chair Jerome Powell. With the U.S. economy remaining in good shape despite recent worries about trade tensions, the FOMC believes that “the best way forward is to keep gradually raising the federal funds rate.” The U.S. dollar received a boost from that upbeat outlook with traders bracing for further tightening from the Fed. The market is now pricing in a 90 percent chance of a next rate hike in September and a 64 percent chance of a hike in December.

With the dollar regaining strength both euro and British pound came under increased selling pressure. The GBP/USD dropped more than 140 pips from our short entry level while the EUR/USD slid back towards 1.1650.

Today is day 2 of Powell’s testimony and traders may be looking for further gains in the dollar. We also have the U.K. June inflation numbers scheduled for release at 8:30 UTC. This will be the final piece of CPI data ahead of the BoE August rate decision so watch out for volatile movements in the GBP/USD around that important release.

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Focus On U.S. CPI

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Technically speaking, we got what we were looking for: A breakout of the cable’s consolidated price range. The GBP/USD broke below 1.3230 after the pair failed to overcome the 1.3285-barrier. The downward movement was mainly due to a strengthening U.S. dollar.

Also, the EUR/USD fell victim to a new round of dollar strength and declined below 1.17. We see a current support at 1.1650 which could stop sellers from entering into new short positions, at least for now. A short-term resistance is, however seen at 1.1740, from where sellers could take the opportunity to sell euros at higher levels.

Today we have the U.S. Consumer Price Index scheduled for release at 12:30 UTC. The headline CPI is due in at 2.9 percent from 2.8 percent which could help boosting the dollar rally. However, a miss could have a bigger impact on the dollar rather than an outcome in line with expectations.

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U.S. Dollar Strengthened Against Euro And Pound – Now What?

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The euro came down from its most recent high at 1.1720 while Tuesday’s decline in the EUR/USD was mainly due to a strengthening U.S. dollar. We now turn our focus to a day trading range between 1.1685-1.1630 and keep tabs on price breakouts either above or below that range in order to evaluate profitable trading chances in the near-term. If the euro is able to overcome the 1.1715-hurdle again, we expect accelerated bullish momentum towards 1.1820. As for the bears, the 1.1510/00-level remains of crucial importance in terms of a profitable breakout level.

The only piece of economic data today will be U.S. Durable Goods Orders at 12:30 UTC.

The British pound depreciated against the greenback and tested the 1.32-support level. As long as 1.32 holds we turn our focus to a break above the 1.33-handle. Below 1.3190 however, the pound may suffer further losses towards 1.3150 and 1.3070.

Bank of England governor Mark Carney is scheduled to speak about the Financial Stability Report today at 8:30 UTC although he is not expected to drift too far from the subject. Thus, the impact on the pound could be less significant.

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FOMC To Provide An Excuse For Profit-Taking On Dollar Long Positions?

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The U.S. dollar showed no signs of weakness and extended its gains versus other major peers Tuesday. Thus, short traders in the EUR/USD and GBP/USD were once again able to book a good profit.

Having just warned in our analysis from Monday that signs could point to a bearish breakout, that break below crucial key levels in both of our major currency pairs came faster than we had expected. Despite the oversold situation in many major pairs and the need for consolidation, the U.S. dollar continued its bullish bias for the 9th trading day pushing its counterparts even lower. While the greenback’s linear rise is surprising, many traders wonder how long this dollar move will last. However, we continue to warn traders of profit-taking and potential pullbacks.

The market focus will now turn to the Federal Reserve meeting and FOMC rate decision today at 18:00 UTC.  The expectation for any change in monetary policy is very low at this meeting with no updated forecasts and no press conference from Fed Chairman Powell. However, the meeting should be a runway for another rate hike in June and if Fed policy makers don’t commit to rate increase next month the dollar will quickly fall as market participants are positioned for hawkishness from the Fed.

Investors will closely watch for whether the Fed makes more explicit its intention to raise rates three more times this year, for a total of four hikes in 2018.

In a nutshell, while the policy statement is expected to tilt to the hawkish side, there is a risk of disappointment. Dollar bulls may thus take the opportunity to take profit on dollar long positions.

Before coming to the FOMC decision, we will watch the ADP Employment Change at 12:15 UTC.

EUR/USD

The euro fluctuates around the 1.20-level while still being in oversold territory. We now expect the pair to trade between 1.2050 on the upper side and 1.1950 on the lower side.

GBP/USD

Given the strong bear candles in the daily chart we expect the risk to remain tilted to the downside with a lower target being at 1.3530/1.35. However, the cable is deeply oversold, which is why we prepare for pullbacks towards 1.37 and 1.3730.

 

 

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USD Rally Appears Overstretched

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The U.S. dollar resumed its advance on Monday but we are continuing to be on the lookout for reversals since the dollar’s rally could be somewhat overstretched in many major currency pairs.

The euro extended its slide to a low of 1.2184 but the breakout below 1.22 appears unsustainable, at least as long as the euro remains above 1.22. We now keep tabs on the 1.2240/50-level which could act as a short-term resistance in the EUR/USD. A higher resistance is seen at 1.2330. On the bottom side, we expect a lower support around the 1.2160/55-level that could limit losses. We bear in mind that the pair is in oversold territory which is why traders should prepare for pullbacks.

Short traders of the GBP/USD have been able to gain a good profit in recent days. Commentary made by BoE Governor Carney has sent the pound into a tailspin as he prompted speculation that a rate hike in May is not sure. Consequently, rate hike odds have dropped from 85 percent to below 50 percent following Carney’s remarks.

The GBP/USD traded with a heavy bearish bias and dropped towards 1.39. Given the oversold situation, we still expect some pullback sending the pound back towards a test of 1.4015 and 1.4050. A lower support is, however, seen at around 1.3875.

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British Pound Falls On Brexit Concerns

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The U.S. dollar ended the month of February higher against other major currencies such as the euro and pound sterling.

Recently, however, it was not only the dollar’s strength that drove major pairs lower. The British pound came under increased selling-pressure as U.K.’s Prime Minister Theresa May rejected a proposed Brexit draft from the EU. The document contained details about the U.K.’s exit from the EU bloc. May is due to deliver a speech tomorrow so the price action in the pound could be volatile or even messy ahead of that speech.

Today, traders will be watching the PCE Core (13:30 UTC), the Fed’s favorite inflation indicator and the Manufacturing ISM report (15:00 UTC). Furthermore, we have a second appearance from Fed Chairman Powell before the Senate Banking Committee today at 15:00 UTC, but the market could remain largely unaffected by today’s testimony.

EUR/USD: The euro dropped below 1.22 but still holds above 1.2165 which means that it finds itself within a crucial support zone. We have the Italian election on Sunday, so investors may take profits ahead of the weekend which could lead to further losses in this pair. As mentioned in previous analysis, the next crucial price level will be 1.2160 and for euro bears it would need a sustained break below that level in order to anticipate further downward momentum. A current resistance area is seen between 1.2250 and 1.23.

GBP/USD: The pound declined on Brexit concerns and we now expect a next lower target to be at 1.36. However, traders should be careful trading the pound as the price action in the pound could become messy ahead of May’s Brexit speech tomorrow. We now expect prices to accelerate between 1.40 and 1.36.

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Will The Dollar’s Strength Continue?

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The U.S. dollar received a boost from hawkish comments from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell who conducted his first congressional testimony on Tuesday. The Fed Chair noted that his outlook for the economy has strengthened along with his confidence on inflation getting stronger. Stronger economic growth may prompt policy makers to rethink their plan for three interest rate increases in 2018. These optimistic comments probably led to the market to believe that a fourth rate hike might be in the cards, even though Powell did not mention a number for hikes.

EUR/USD

The EUR/USD was hit hard by Powell’s testimony, falling below 1.2275 and heading towards its important support around 1.22. Whether we will see a sustained break below 1.2160 will now hinge on the appetite for dollars and today’s Eurozone data.

The German Labor Market Numbers are scheduled for release at 8:55 UTC followed by the Eurozone Consumer Price Report at 10:00 UTC. If the CPI report comes in weaker than expected, the euro could further fall.

Technically, bears lie in wait for a sustained break below 1.2160 so that the double-top pattern will be played out. Nevertheless, however tempting that bearish pattern might be, traders should also have a look at the oversold situation in the EUR/USD chart, which could become an obstacle for euro bears.

GBP/USD

Compared to the EUR/USD, losses were limited in this pair. The pound found some support around 1.3850 and it seems as if sterling is still struggling to determine a direction in the near-term. Thus, with the cable still trading within a narrow price range, we see a higher likelihood of potential price breakouts now.

If the price breaks out of the symmetrical triangle, we expect larger movements and even more profitable trading opportunities.

From the U.S., we have the GDP report scheduled for release at 13:30 UTC today.

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GBP/USD: Short Traders Benefit From Bearish Tilt

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It has been a relatively quiet start to an eventful trading week with the U.S. dollar slightly strengthening against the pound and the euro ahead of the FOMC meeting. The British pound tumbled towards 1.3330 as Brexit optimism fades. While short traders of the GBP/USD were able to book some profit yesterday, the EUR/USD traded little changed and none of our daily signal entries was triggered.

Today’s focus will shift to the U.K. Consumer Price Report due at 9:30 UTC. If inflation comes in higher than forecast, the pound could find its way back towards 1.3430 and 1.3490. As long as the 1.33-support remains intact, we could see some bullish pullback. If 1.33 breaks we expect further losses towards 1.3220.

From the Eurozone, we have the German ZEW Survey scheduled for release at 10:00 UTC.

The EUR/USD is currently tilted to the downside and if the currency pair is unable to break the 1.18- threshold significantly, we expect the euro to test the 1.17-level.

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Euro And Pound Sell-Off, Focus Now On U.S. GDP Data

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The EUR/USD sold off on the back of a dovish ECB announcement on the one side and a strengthening U.S. dollar on the other side. European Central Bank policy makers agreed to cut monthly bond purchases in half to EUR30 billion in January but extend the bond buys at this pace until September 2018. While this outcome was exactly what the market has anticipated, Draghi said there won’t be a “sudden end to the buying” and the shift shouldn’t even be called tapering. What weakens the euro was the fact that a “large majority” of ECB policy makers favored keeping the bond buying program open-ended so they can adjust it at any time in case inflation stays sluggish. With regard to future interest rate hikes, Draghi said that rates will remain “at the present levels for an extended period of time, and well past the horizon of our net asset purchases”.

In short, the ECB’s decision can be described as slightly more dovish than euro bulls may have hoped for.

As regards the U.S. dollar, prospects for the U.S. tax reform spurred the dollar rally. The U.S. House passed a budget resolution unlocking a process to cut taxes by the end of the year. The greenback experienced broad-based gains versus other major currencies but the focus now shifts to the third-quarter GDP reading, scheduled for release today at 12:30 UTC. Even though economists are looking for slower growth of 2.6 percent, dollar bulls may take this opportunity to jump back in on pullbacks. Traders should prepare for heightened volatility around the GDP release.

EUR/USD: The euro cleared its crucial support at 1.17 and even 1.1650. After breaking below theses support levels, the case has built up for the bears and we now expect the euro to tumble towards 1.1550 but maybe not straight-lined. Former support levels could now turn into resistances with pullbacks may be limited until 1.17/1.1730.

GBP/USD

Only yesterday we have talked about the pound’s bullish break above 1.3230 which seemed to indicate further gains towards 1.33 but the opposite happened: The pound fell in tandem with the euro and headed for another test of 1.3110. If the 1.31-support breaks the previous bull breakout above 1.3230 turns out be a fake-out. In case the cable falls below 1.3085 we anticipate further losses towards 1.3030 and 1.2950.

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U.S. Dollar Strengthens, Trump Tax Plan Back In Focus

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The U.S. dollar strengthened against its major counterparts as comments from Federal Reserve Chair Yellen and President Trump bode well for some renewed upward momentum in the greenback. Yellen boosted expectations for a rate hike in December, saying the Fed “should be wary of moving too gradually” in its rate hike cycle. The Fed does not want to surprise markets when raising rates earlier than expected and while the probability of what the market is currently pricing in is still a little bit too low, Yellen seeks to prepare markets for another rate increase this year.

Moreover, the greenback received some boost from Trump’s comments on the long-awaited tax plan. Recent comments included lowering the corporate tax rate to 20 percent from 35 percent while the individual tax rate should be lowered to 35 percent. However, full details of the tax plan have yet to be revealed. Trump is expected to announce his tax overhaul plan today during a speech in Indiana.

Furthermore, U.S. Durable Goods Orders are scheduled for release at 12:30 UTC but this report is not expected to have a major impact on the USD.

From a fundamental perspective, the dollar trade might be preferable now but traders should also pay attention to the technical picture in order to confirm the current forecast.

EUR/USD

The euro dropped below an important support area at 1.1830-1.18. As long as the pair remains well below 1.1830, we expect further losses towards 1.1730 and possibly even 1.1680. For the euro to regain some strength it would need a renewed break above 1.1865 and further 1.19. A resistance is seen at around 1.1970.

The British pound was able to hold above 1.34. If GBP/USD breaks below 1.3380 we anticipate further losses. A current resistance is however seen at 1.3550.

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