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Wie geht es nach der jüngsten Runde der Dollarstärke weiter?

Der am Freitag veröffentlichte NFP-Bericht zeigt, dass sich der US-Arbeitsmarkt in guter Verfassung befindet: Im Januar wurden 353.000 neue Stellen geschaffen, während die Erwartungen bei nur 180.000 lagen. Nach diesen guten Arbeitsmarktzahlen schraubten Händler die Erwartungen an eine Zinssenkung der Federal Reserve zurück, während eine Zinssenkung im März derzeit vom Tisch ist.

Der US-Dollar legte als Reaktion auf den NFP-Bericht vom Freitag stark zu und bescherte Short-Händlern sowohl im EUR/USD als auch im GBP/USD gute Gewinne.

Im Vergleich zur letzten Woche ist der Wirtschaftskalender in dieser Woche, was potenziell marktbewegende Daten und Risikoereignisse angeht, dünn gesät. Händler sollten sich daher auf schwankende Kurse und kleinere Gewinne einstellen.

Der EUR/USD ist unter 1,0790 und weiter in Richtung 1,0760 gerutscht, aber wir gehen davon aus, dass eine kurzfristige Unterstützung bei etwa 1,0750 zu erwarten ist, weshalb die Bullen einen Test des Bereichs um 1,0860 anstreben könnten. Ein Unterschreiten von 1,0740 könnte hingegen zu einem Ausverkauf in Richtung 1,0660 führen.

Der GBP/USD bewegt sich weiterhin innerhalb der Seitwärtsspanne zwischen 1,28 und 1,26. Auf der Suche nach Short-Einstiegen warten wir auf Kursdurchbrüche unter 1,2590 mit einem tieferen Ziel bei etwa 1,2560 und weiter auf einen Rückgang unter 1,2540 mit einem nächsten Ziel bei 1,25. Auf der Oberseite wird derzeit ein Widerstand bei 1,2750 gesehen.

 

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After Fed Focus Shifts To Friday’s NFP Data

Large swings were absent yesterday when the Federal Reserve failed to send a dovish signal, signaling only that it is not yet ready to ease its policy stance imminently. Thus, a rate cut in March is still possible but the likelihood of this early cut appears to be slim at the moment.

Expectations in terms of rate cuts could however change as soon as tomorrow, when the U.S. Nonfarm payrolls report is scheduled to be released. If job growth surprises to the downside, a March rate cut could be back on the table, which would weaken the U.S. dollar. Conversely, if NFP numbers are stronger-than-forecast, the greenback will rise on an unwinding of dovish bets.

Let’s wait and see.

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All Eyes On The Fed

Very little movement was seen in both pairs EUR/USD and GBP/USD in the beginning of the week and before the FOMC meeting. In the euro we currently focus on a trading range between 1.08 and 1.06 while in the cable it will be interesting whether the pound also drops below 1.2330 and further towards 1.23. On the upside, resistance is seen at around 1.2550.

Today is Federal Reserve decision day and it is widely expected that the central bank will pause rate hikes. Instead, the focus will be on fresh economic projections and the dot plot forecast and whether another 2023 hike is in the cards. Traders expect that the Fed’s tightening campaign has ended. Thus, the U.S. dollar will rise if there are signals for further tightening, triggering a hawkish repricing of rate expectations.

The Fed decision and release of economic projections is scheduled for 18:00 UTC followed by the press conference 30 minutes later.

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EUR/USD

Long @ 1.0715

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GBP/USD

Long @ 1.2435

Short @ 1.2330

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Long @ 15740

Short @ 15640

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Euro: The Longest Losing Streak Since 1997

The euro confirmed a 9th consecutive weekly loss, the longest losing streak since 1997.

The common currency dropped like a stone towards 1.0630 after the European Central Bank raised interest rates last Thursday but there were signs that rates had peaked. Recession risk and worsening sentiment indicators in Germany fuel arguments against further hikes.

Looking at the weekly chart we see, that despite the euro’s steep fall, it remains still above the crucial support area around 1.05. Given the recent bearish strength we could imagine that the pair tests the 1.06-level before a pullback towards 1.08 is in the cards. However, the U.S. dollar will play a major role this week, so traders will likely wait for the Fed decision before deciding which way to go.

EUR/USD

This week is again loaded with event risk, including multiple central bank decisions. We will focus on the Federal Reserve rate decision Wednesday and while the Fed is widely expected to leave rates unchanged this month, traders access the prospects of a further hike by the end of this year.

The Bank of England is expected to deliver a 25bp rate hike on Thursday. In case of a dovish hike or more precisely, if the BoE give a hint that rates are near their peak, the pound sterling will fall.

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EUR/USD And GBP/USD: Further Losses Ahead?

Welcome to a new trading week.

Last week ended with a trend reversal in many currency pairs as market participants rushed to reprice the U.S. dollar’s low price level following the big nonfarm payrolls number. The NFP report last Friday came in as a big surprise with 517k new jobs last month. This rosy labor market data forced the market to curb its push against the Federal Reserve’s credibility, pushing the greenback higher.

The dust settled after last week’s high impact data releases and given the quiet economic outlook this week, we may see some follow through of the fresh trends.

EUR/USD – Entering the support area

After the euro has tested the upper ascending trendline at 1.1030, euro bulls were not able to hold that high level and fell victim to a fresh round of dollar strength. It will now be interesting whether the support area between 1.08 and 1.07 holds. From here we may see another bullish attempt to push to the euro back towards 1.09. However, given the reversal’s strength we prepare for further losses and keep tabs on a potential break below 1.07.

GBP/USD – Double-top pattern following the price cap at 1.2450?

For the double-top pattern to be played out we would need to see a significant break below 1.1840 and further 1.1750. A lower target could then be at around 1.15.

 

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All Eyes On The Fed

Today, the Federal Reserve’s first policy announcement of 2023 is due (19:00 UTC).

The markets are confident that the Fed will slow the pace of tightening from a 50bp increase to a 25bp rate hike. Given the market’s certitude, there is room for disappointment and thus for volatility in case of a repricing. The focus will also be on the duration of the rate hike regime. The market expects only one more rate hike in March, which would lift the terminal rate to a range of 4.75-5.00 percent. The Fed itself, however, projected a terminal rate range of 5.00-5.25 percent. Volatility lies thus within this disagreement.

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Price Action Leaves Much To Be Desired

This was definitely not the volatility what would be expected from the last large risk event of the year. The price action in the U.S. dollar was noticeably more constrained and there was no traction following the event.

Overall, yesterday’s outcome was in-line with expectations, even though Fed chair Jerome Powell warned the Fed is not close to ending its anti-inflation campaign of rate hikes while saying “we still have some ways o go”. In terms of terminal rates, policymakers projected rates would end next year at 5.1 percent before being cut to 4.1 percent in 2024 (see dot plot). Even though these are higher levels than previously indicated, the market didn’t see reason for a repricing.

The focus now shifts to the Bank of England and European Central bank decisions.

Both central banks are expected to announce a 50bp rate hike today. The BoE is expected to have further to run before hitting its own terminal in 2023 compared to its US counterpart while as for the ECB, there seems more potential for further tightening into 2023. with recession risks remarkably high for Europe and the rest of the world combatting inflation more aggressively, the Eurozone’s policy authority may find it reasonable to tapering its efforts with a lower terminal rate.

EUR/USD: The euro finds itself within the resistance zone between 1.06 and 1.08. The technical outlook has not noticeably changed which is why we still focus on price breakouts either above 1.08 or below 1.0350.

GBP/USD: The cable’s recent upward channel is still intact, showing a price range between 1.25 and 1.2150.

Given the December liquidity drain around the holiday, we do not expect to see larger movements after traction was all but absent even yesterday.

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Dovish Tilt

The U.S. dollar sold-off after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell signaled the central bank will slow the pace of interest rate increases this month. Following four straight 75bp rate hikes, the Fed is expected to raise rates by 50bp when they meet December 13-14.

Even if Powell reiterated that rates will be going higher, the slowdown in the Fed’s rate hike path was interpreted as a dovish tilt by markets.

Regarding rate hikes, “we think that slowing down at this point is a good way to balance the risks” to the economy from inflation and slower growth, Powell said. As for the high inflation Powell added that “despite the tighter policy and slower growth over the past year, we have not seen clear progress on slowing inflation.”

Today, traders will pay attention to the PCE index due for release at 13:30 UTC.

From a technical view it seems as if there is room for another upward movement in both EUR/USD and GBP/USD.

EUR/USD: Higher targets are seen at 1.05 and 1.0580 while 1.03 could act as a support.

GBP/USD: Above 1.19, we favor the uptrend with a next target at 1.2250.

Our trading ideas for today 1/12/22:

EUR/USD

Long @ 1.0475

Short @ 1.0440*

GBP/USD

Long @ 1.2125

Short @ 1.2085*

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Long @ 14580

Short @ 14470

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Here Is When The Fed Could Signal Tapering – But Not Today

The FX market appeared to be taking a breather at the beginning of the week with market participants cautious ahead of today’s Federal Reserve policy decision. Consequently, there was nothing to gain for FX traders but this could possibly change today with traders bracing for higher volatility around the Fed’s statement.

The Federal Reserve is expected to announce it will begin trimming its monthly asset purchases before the end of the year but it will leave asset purchases untouched for several more months.

Nonetheless, the most likely scenario is that today’s FOMC decision will be an uneventful one since Fed President Jerome Powell is unlikely to hint at the timeline for tapering at this meeting, given that U.S. economic data has only just begun to pick up momentum and the U.S. Treasury market has calmed. But as the economic recovery continues, the Fed could soon send a signal.

In the unlikely event of a hawkish signal during Powell’s press conference or if he provides any clues about the tapering timeline, we will get a strong market reaction with the U.S. dollar rising. However, the Fed is not expected to follow the Bank of Canada that surprised the market with a hawkish tilt last week.

As for the tapering, most economists expect a taper to happen in the first quarter of next year with the Fed starting to signal tapering from the July semi-annual testimony.

EUR/USD: The pair remained in a tight trading range, increasing the chances for price breakouts to either side. For bullish momentum to accelerate we need to see a renewed break above 1.2115 or on the downside, a test of the current support zones at 1.20 or 1.19. If the pair remains however unable to overcome the 1.2110-barrier, chances are in favor of the bears with the focus being on the 1.1950-1.19-support zone.

GBP/USD: The cable failed to gather momentum and remained in a narrow sideways trading range between 1.3930 and 1.3850. If the pair falls below 1.3850, we will focus on a lower target at 1.38. A break below 1.3770 could even open the door to a deeper correction towards 1.3670. Sterling bulls on the other side, will have to wait for a significant break above 1.3930 and further 1.3960 in order to expect a higher target at 1.4070.

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Will The Fed Signal Faster Rate Hikes?

The U.S. dollar was mostly stronger versus other peers ahead of the Federal Reserve policy statement. The global recovery gains traction and investors eager to see whether the Fed will come up with a new guidance on interest rates and upbeat economic projections. Fed Chair Jerome Powell has promised to maintain an accommodative monetary policy but the central bank’s quarterly economic forecasts today will show how many of the Fed members share his commitment. Alongside their expected policy path, the Fed will also release its first dot-plot of the year, offering their point of view on expected interest rates in the future.

The main focus will be on any unexpected findings on the dot-plot such as one rate hike in 2023. If the Fed signals that rates could rise earlier than previously forecasts, the U.S. dollar will rally. If there is however no change of the Fed’s guidance on interest rates or asset purchases, the dollar could give up some of its recent gains.

Last but not least we will have the Fed’s press conference where Powell may push back against the rise in yields and may also downplays the significance of the dot-plot projections.

Regardless of the outcome, traders will brace for higher volatility and larger market moves and we hope that this risk-event will not be as disappointing for traders as the latest ECB decision where the market’s reaction was muted.

The FOMC statement is scheduled for 18:00 UTC, followed by the Fed’s press conference 30 minutes later.

EUR/USD: We focus on a price range between 1.2050 and 1.18. Above 1.2060, a higher target is seen at 1.2180. Below 1.1750 the euro may extend its slide towards a lower target at 1.16.

GBP/USD: The cable traded recently sideways between 1.40 and 1.38. A renewed break above 1.4010 could push the pair higher towards 1.42 and 1.4340. On the bottom side, we will pay attention to a breakout below 1.3770 that could lead to further losses towards 1.36 and 1.35.

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