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Quiet Trading Environment Leaves Much To Be Desired

Dear Traders,

There were no profitable movements on Tuesday with many investors being already on vacation shortly before the Christmas break. As recommended, we have adjusted our risk management to the quiet market conditions during the last trading days of 2016 and did not reinvest any major gains.

EUR/USD: The euro dropped below 1.0365 on continued dollar strength but found a new support at 1.0350 as bearish momentum is decreasing. Amidst a quiet market environment we now expect the euro to trade consolidated between 1.0480 on the upside and 1.0350 on the downside. A break above 1.0480 may drive the pair for a test of 1.05 and 1.0530, whereas a break below 1.0340 may lead to further losses toward 1.03.

GBP/USD: The current support at 1.23 remains firmly intact. With no market-moving data on the docket we anticipate the cable’s price action to be limited to a 200-pip range in short-term time frames. Potential upward movements might be limited to the 1.25/1.2550-resistance area while a downswing could be limited to 1.2280.

U.S. Existing Home Sales are scheduled for release at 15:00 UTC but this report is not expected to have a significant impact on the greenback.

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GBP/USD: Still Room For Further Gains?

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We finally saw some corrections in both major currency pairs at the beginning of this holiday-shortened week as investors took profit on long dollar positions. While the euro rose only moderately to 1.0650, the British pound proved to be the best performer and surged to a high of 1.2513. While we believe that the upward movement in the EUR/USD may be limited until 1.0660/90, there could be some room for further gains in the GBP/USD. If the cable is able to break above the 1.2515-level, the focus shifts to the higher target at 1.2550. As stated in previous analysis, a sustained break above 1.2550 could reinvigorate fresh bullish momentum, driving the pair even higher towards 1.2770. Current supports are however seen at 1.2380 and 1.23.

Euro bears should however wait for a renewed break below 1.0570 in order to sell euro towards 1.05.

There are no major economic reports scheduled for release today. The U.S. Existing Home Sales report due at 15:00 UTC is not expected to have a significant impact on the dollar.

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Brexit Debate Enters Hot Phase

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The British pound extended its gains towards 1.48 while the euro went into a tailspin Tuesday. Sterling benefited from reduced chances of a so-called Brexit, even if Thursday’s U.K. referendum is not a foregone conclusion. We expect the pound to be highly volatile on the last day before the vote and we will not elaborate on the technical picture today as anything is possible.

The euro dropped towards 1.1235 after it rejected the 1.1350 level. In short-term timeframes we expect the 1.1310-level to act as a resistance for the euro, whereas a lower bound could be currently found at 1.1222/1.12. Above 1.1360 the euro could climb towards 1.1395 and 1.1435. Below 1.1220 we will favor a bearish stance, targeting lower levels at 1.1185 and 1.1135.

Fed chair Yellen adopted a cautious approach to the outlook and the appropriate pace of interest rate hikes in yesterday’s testimony before lawmakers in Washington. She highlighted concerns about longer-term problems in the U.S. economy, adding to signs that the Fed may go for only one hike this year. Yellen is due to address lawmakers for a second day today at 14:00 UTC, while at the same time U.S. Existing Home Sales are scheduled for release.

The Brexit debate is entering the hot phase and traders should prepare for higher volatility ahead of tomorrow’s vote. Whatever the outcome may be, we wait to be surprised and try to get the best out of the market’s movements.

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Price Action Continues To Be Muted But Watch Out For A GBP/USD-Breakout

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The U.S. dollar failed to trade sustainably higher against the euro and British pound Thursday. While dollar bulls may have hoped for stronger U.S. data to reaffirm the dollar’s strength, expectations have been disappointed – at least yesterday. The Philadelphia Fed index came in softer than expected and thus failed to encourage dollar bulls to push the currency higher. With the Fed’s willingness to raise rates as early as June, the main focus will be on the May Non-Farm Payrolls report due to be released on June 3. The currency market is generally looking to further dollar strength and if incoming U.S. data is surprising on the upside it could be a catalyst for some downside breakouts in both EUR/USD and GBP/USD.

U.S. Existing Home Sales are scheduled for release at 14:00 UTC but this report is unlikely to trigger significant movements.

The British pound initially rose as high as 1.4663 as the price action was boosted by stronger-than-expected U.K. retail sales. However, sterling was unable to hold onto its gains and ended the day unchanged against the greenback. We now see a higher likelihood of an upcoming breakout of the cable’s recent narrow trading range. We will therefore focus on prices above 1.4620 for any bullish and vice versa on prices below 1.4590 for any bearish engagements. Given the recent uptrend channel higher targets could be at 1.4695 whereas a support could be at 1.4490.

Chart_GBP_USD_4Hours_snapshot20.5.16

The price action in the EUR/USD was muted and the currency pair fluctuated within a narrow trading range of 50 pips. Traders should wait for an upside break above 1.1230 or vice versa, a downside break below 1.1180. Above 1.1230, higher targets could be at 1.1260 and 1.1290, whereas below 1.1180, the euro could fall towards 1.1130.

We wish good trades and a wonderful weekend.

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Corrections In The USD Are Likely To Be Short-Lived

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The biggest story yesterday was the euro which rose against the U.S. dollar and traded well above 1.09. The reason for the correction can be attributed to positioning. Hedge funds reduced their dollar long positions on speculations the Federal Reserve will wait until at least April to raise interest rates again. However, we expect the dollar to resume its uptrend within the first months of the new year, but it might be difficult for dollar bulls to extend gains far beyond the 1.05-area in the EUR/USD. For the time being we expect the currency pair to remain range-bound between 1.0950/85 and 1.0810.

The British pound was accompanied by a slight bearish bias but remained firm above the 1.4875-area. In a next step, the pair will need to break the 1.4860-mark to the downside in order to gain further downward momentum. A reason for the GBP’s recent weakness is the Bank of England’s dovish monetary policy outlook. The BoE signaled the need for tighter policy is less immediate. Moreover, the U.K. Referendum on Britain’s European Union membership, which may take place as early as June, is weighing on the pound. The referendum could damp oversees investment into the U.K.. Consequently, the risk is to the downside. GBP may find a next support at around 1.4810/20. Below 1.4780 lower targets will be at 1.47, 1.4640 and 1.4590.

Today’s focus will be on U.S. data such as Personal Consumption, GDP revisions and Existing Home Sales. If data disappoints to the downside, we could see a slump in the USD.

9:30 UK Public Sector Borrowing

13:30 USA GDP & Personal Consumption

15:00 USA Existing Home Sales

(Timezone: GMT)

This is our last trading day of this year. We look forward to a successful year in 2016 and will continue to share many more profitable strategies with our subscribers.

We wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

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