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No Hope For Dollar Bulls?

Dear Traders,

We welcome you to a new trading week. Last week ended with a spike high of 1.1212 in the EUR/USD while continuing U.S. dollar weakness remains the dominant market theme. The greenback still struggles to gain ground as political instability fears weigh on the Federal Reserve’s rate hike outlook. Investors fear that political chaos in the Trump administration may derail Trump’s plans for expansionary fiscal policy and thus deter the Fed from raising interest rates.

However, not all hope is lost for dollar bulls and if political uncertainties are abating, shifting the focus back to the administration’s fiscal program, the U.S. dollar could be poised for recovery. In the meantime we will mainly pay attention to the technical outlook in both major currency pairs.

The economic calendar this week is rather light in terms of market moving data. From the U.S., the most interesting pieces of data will be Friday’s GDP figures and Durable Goods Orders following Wednesday’s FOMC meeting minutes. Upbeat minutes may revive the dollar trade with market participants pricing in a more than 80 percent chance that the Fed will raise rates again in June.

The EUR/USD knew only one direction: upwards. From a technical perspective we now expect a next hurdle to come in around 1.13. Below 1.1070, however, the euro may drops towards a test of the 1.10-support.

The cable remained sideways whilst being accompanied by a slight upward tilt. We now expect the GBP/USD to trade between 1.3060 and 1.29.  A break above 1.3070 may send the pound towards 1.32.

Sterling traders should pay attention to any changes in the U.K. GDP figures, scheduled for release on Thursday.

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Small Profits Amidst Quiet Trading Environment

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We welcome you to the last trading days before our summer holiday break. While Friday’s strong payrolls report spurred many investors to hope for a Federal Reserve rate increase by the end of this year, the gains in the U.S. dollar were limited due to the lack of momentum during the traditional quiet summer month of August. As a result of these weak market conditions and low volumes, traders must be satisfied with smaller profits.

The greenback advanced against its major peers on the back of greater U.S. jobs growth, but it seemed as if the euro and British pound were looking for a support, rather than paving the way for further dollar gains. The euro tested the 1.1050-level which proved to withstand the downward pressure for the time being. Given that crucial support level short-traders should better wait for prices below 1.1040 in order to sell the euro towards 1.0970 and 1.09. The British pound rebounded after testing the 1.3020-level, which led support to the pound. As long as sterling remains above 1.30 there is no reason to focus on lower price targets. With no market moving data on the calendar until the final day of the week we expect the price action in both major currency pairs to be limited to narrow trading ranges.

It might be a quiet week as the only interesting pieces of economic data will be released on Friday with the German and Eurozone GDP reports, followed by U.S. Retail Sales and Michigan Confidence.

We wish you a good start to the new week and recommend trading by a low-risk management as the current market conditions are less profitable.

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Rate-Rise Expectations Unchanged After Disappointing Payrolls

Dear Traders,

Market participants were left relatively unimpressed by Friday’s weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs report, which showed the smallest jobs gain in seven months. Although earnings growth came in with an uptick it was not enough to change investors’ expectations of gradual monetary policy tightening. The market’s rate-rise expectations therefore remained unchanged and traders see an even chance of a Fed rate hike this year and only an eight perecent probability of a June hike.

As expected, the euro’s price action remained confined within a narrow trading range between 1.1480 and 1.1380 on the back of an unspectacular payrolls report. The British pound finally decided to drift lower after touching a high of 1.4546 on Friday. We still expect GBP/USD to test the 1.4330/15-level, before we may see a pullback towards 1.4550. A short-term resistance is seen at 1.4465, whereas sterling must now break below 1.44 in order to revive fresh bearish momentum.

This week’s calendar is relatively light in terms of market moving data. Only towards the end of the week we have major important reports scheduled for release. The most important event for sterling traders will be the Quarterly Inflation Report, scheduled for release on Thursday. The Bank of England will publish new forecasts in its inflation report, alongside its interest-rate decision. BoE governor Mark Carney is set to give a press conference on the economic outlook following the release of the inflation report.

The most important piece of economic data from the Eurozone will be GDP reports scheduled for release on Friday. From the U.S., Advance Retail Sales, also due on Friday will be important to watch.

We wish you a good start to the new week and many profitable trades.

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Fed To Pave The Way For Renewed Dollar Strength?

Dear Traders,

We welcome you to a new trading week which promises to be an interesting one with the Federal Reserve meeting and plenty of economic news scheduled for release throughout the entire week. While the economic calendar includes plenty of important news, such as first-quarter GDP numbers from the U.S., U.K. and the Eurozone, the main focus will be on the FOMC statement and the Fed’s plan to raise interest rates twice this year. The Fed is not expected to change monetary policy this month but market participants are eager to learn whether policy makers changed their outlook for rate increases in 2016 or maintain their hawkish policy stance.

Accordingly, the U.S. dollar will be back in focus this week and should determine the direction in both EUR/USD and GBP/USD. Apart from the FOMC meeting, traders will be watching Gross Domestic Product reports and German Unemployment numbers, scheduled for release on Thursday and Friday. The euro dropped as low as 1.1220 on Friday, confirming our presumption of renewed bearish momentum although euro bears have been fooled by the final upswing towards 1.14 before a reversal occurred. The euro would now need to break below 1.1190 in order to revive fresh bearish momentum towards 1.1150 and 1.1080. We expect the 1.1150 and 1.1080/70-levels to lend a crucial support to the EUR/USD before the focus shifts to a break of 1.1050 and 1.10. On the upside, possible resistance levels are currently seen at 1.13, 1.1335 and 1.1360.

GBP/USD

The most important piece of U.K. data will be GDP numbers due for release on Wednesday. Taking a look at the daily chart we see sterling trading within an uptrend channel approaching important resistance levels. The next crucial resistance level is at 1.45, from where sterling will have the opportunity to start a decline. If the pair is able to break above 1.4515, next resistances are seen at 1.4560 and 1.46. As we generally maintain a bearish stance in this pair, we are looking for resistance levels which could cap on gains in the British pound. A current support-zone is seen at 1.43 – 1.4285.

Chart_GBP_USD_Daily_snapshot25.4.16

This week starts off with the German IFO Index, due at 8:00 UTC today, a report which could have a short-term effect on the euro. Furthermore U.S. New Home Sales are scheduled for release at 14:00 UTC.

We wish everyone many profitable trades and a nice week.

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Quiet Trading

Dear Traders,

These are the very last days of the year and many institutional investors have already closed their books. Despite some important economic reports scheduled for release within the next 3 days, this shortened trading week is expected to be very quiet.

The most important reports coming from the U.S. will be Q3 Gross Domestic Product figures, Existing Home Sales due for release on Tuesday and Personal Income scheduled for release alongside Durable Goods Orders on Wednesday. Most of these reports are expected to show softer numbers, which may lead to a minor weakness in the U.S. dollar’s uptrend. However, going into 2016, monetary policy remains the dominant theme. With the Federal Reserve remaining on track for tighter monetary policy while other central banks are tending towards an accommodative policy stance, the dollar should receive attraction throughout 2016.

Sterling traders should keep an eye on the U.K. GDP numbers, due for release on Wednesday. If data will be in line with expectations, the impact on the currency pair will be limited.

Let’s have a look at the technical side:

EUR/USD

As previously noted, the 1.08-level remains important to pay close attention to. Prices formatted a head-shoulders pattern, predicting upcoming bearish momentum once the 1.08-mark is significantly breached to the downside. Lower targets could be at 1.0708 and 1.0640. We see an important support area at 1.0550. Below 1.0520, the currency pair could free-fall towards 1.0465 and 1.04. However, current resistances could be at 1.0930 and 1.10. With sustained prices above 1.10 we consider the head-shoulders pattern as void.

Chart_EUR_USD_4Hours_snapshot21.12.15

GBP/USD

Sterling is currently trading around the support line of its downward channel. A break below 1.4850 could reinvigorate fresh bearish potential, whereas a break above 1.4965 may drive the pair towards 1.50 and 1.5050.

Chart_GBP_USD_Daily_snapshot21.12.15

We wish traders profitable trades just before the Christmas holidays and recommend not to invest too much during these days and take profits at smaller targets.

Please note that we will take a Christmas break from December 23 until January 1. During this period we will not provide our signal service. We will be back on January 4.

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