Posts

U.S. Payrolls To Take Back Seat To Election Uncertainty

Dear Traders,

It is payrolls-day again but this time, U.S. employment data is however not the market’s main concern. Market participants are bracing for election volatility and severe turbulence with only few days to go before the Nov. 8 presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Traders are adjusting dollar positions to avoid risks ahead of the historical U.S. vote. The market became more nervous since Clinton’s lead over Trump has shrunk in the past days while a Trump victory has not yet been priced in. The dollar recently weakened against its counterparts in the light of that increasing uncertainty about the outcome.

Economists are looking for U.S. nonfarm payrolls to climb by 175k last month whereas a healthy report would reinforce the assumption that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month. If the report falls however short of expectations, the greenback could face another round of weakness. The payrolls report is scheduled for release at 12:30 UTC.

Technically, the euro finds itself in a current trading range between 1.1125 and 1.1050. Looking at the daily chart we see that the downward channel is still unbroken, which could predict upcoming bearish momentum in the EUR/USD. As long as the euro remains below 1.1150 we see a higher likelihood for a downward movement.

chart_eur_usd_daily_snapshot4-11-16

However, we do not expect today’s NFP report to change the sentiment in the euro as big market players remain risk-averse ahead of next Tuesday/Wednesday – and that’s what we are doing.

The GBP/USD broke above the falling trend line of its recent downward channel and further gains might be possible but let’s be surprised and prepare for both bullish and bearish scenario. A new support could be at 1.2340 whereas a next major resistance is only seen around 1.2670.

chart_gbp_usd_4hours_snapshot4-11-16

Have a nice weekend!

Daily Forex signals:

Additional daily and long-term entries are available for subscribers.

View our daily signal alerts http://www.maimar.co/category/daily-signals/

Subscribe to our daily signal service http://www.maimar.co/signals/

We wish you good trades and many pips!

Any and all liability of the author is excluded.

Copyright © All Rights Reserved 2016 Maimar-FX.

www.maimar.co

 

 

 

Risk-Off Ahead Of U.S. Payrolls Number

Dear Traders,

There is not much news to report in the Forex market on Wednesday with both of our major currency pairs moving sideways. Despite stronger than-expected U.S. economic data, the dollar ended the day unchanged against the euro and British pound.

The euro continued to trade sideways within a tight price range of merely 50 pips. None of our entries was triggered yesterday and we will have to wait for price breakouts above 1.1270 or vice versa, below 1.1120.

The pound sterling took a breather and traded consolidated. As long as it remains firmly above 1.27 we shift our focus to the 1.2775-resistance which needs to be breached on the upside in order to invigorate bullish momentum. Below 1.2680 however, we expect the pound to extend its losses towards 1.2640.

Today we get Initial and Continuing Jobless Claims at 12:30 UTC ahead of tomorrow’s big payrolls number, but we don’t expect this report to spark any major movement before the highly anticipated U.S. jobs data release.

Daily Forex signals:

Additional daily and long-term entries are available for subscribers.

View our daily signal alerts http://www.maimar.co/category/daily-signals/

Subscribe to our daily signal service http://www.maimar.co/signals/

We wish you good trades and many pips!

Any and all liability of the author is excluded.

Copyright © All Rights Reserved 2016 Maimar-FX.

www.maimar.co

 

 

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.

Daily Forex signals:

View our daily signal alerts http://www.maimar.co/category/daily-signals/

Subscribe to our daily signal service http://www.maimar.co/signals/

We wish you good trades and many pips!

Any and all liability of the author is excluded.

Copyright © All Rights Reserved 2016 Maimar-FX.

www.maimar.co

 

 

 

Payrolls To Be A Glimmer Of Hope For The USD

Dear Traders,

Bulls take control of both major currency pairs, although the British pound struggled with an extension of its recent gains. As noted in previous analysis, we still expect the pound to come under renewed pressure in the near-term and we anticipate a drop towards 1.4280 and 1.42. The technical picture is discussed later on. The euro, however, tested the 1.14-barrier after the 1.13-support has proved to be resilient.

All eyes will be on the U.S. Payroll report scheduled for release at 12:30 GMT today. Nonetheless a strong report probably wouldn’t be a game changer for the Fed’s outlook after Mrs. Yellen sent a clear signal to proceed cautiously. In case of a strong labor market report the highest importance is attached to a much-needed acceleration in wage growth. Average hourly earnings must show an uptick in order to revive any strength in the U.S. dollar. However, if wages fail to show acceleration the greenback could suffer further losses.

Furthermore the most important leading indicator for payrolls – the ISM Manufacturing index – is only due for release after the jobs report (14:00 GMT) but could still affect the price action in the USD.

Let’s have a look at the technical picture:

EUR/USD

It all depends on the demand for USD but given the recent uptrend channel upside movements could be limited until 1.1420. Once the euro breaks above 1.1430 it could head toward the key resistance at 1.15. However if NFP numbers are strong the dollar could strengthen, leading to a correction in the recent uptrend. Current supports are seen at 1.13 and 1.1220, but given the bullish bias euro bulls are likely to buy any pullback.

Chart_EUR_USD_4Hours_snapshot1.4.16

GBP/USD

After peaking at 1.4459 the pound favored the downtrend and is now facing an important support at 1.43. Once this support has been significantly breached to the downside, we expect the pound to drop towards 1.4250 and 1.42. Below 1.4190 it could even decline towards 1.4150 and 1.4060. After the break above 1.44 turned out to be unreliable for sterling bulls, it might be better to wait for prices above 1.4435 and further 1.4465.

 

Chart_GBP_USD_4Hours_snapshot1.4.16

We wish every trader profitable trades.

Have a nice weekend.

Daily Forex signals:

View our daily signal alerts http://www.maimar.co/category/daily-signals/

Subscribe to our daily signal service http://www.maimar.co/signals/

We wish you good trades and many pips!

Any and all liability of the author is excluded.

Copyright © All Rights Reserved 2016 Maimar-FX.

www.maimar.co

 

 

 

British Pound Recovers, Euro Remains Sideways – What’s Next?

Dear Traders,

The stronger-than-expected ADP report failed to have a major impact on the U.S. dollar. The private report showed companies added 214k workers in February, indicating the U.S. labor market remains strong. However, ahead of tomorrow’s highly anticipated payrolls report, traders should not expect too much. It would need an unambiguous strong report with payrolls figures exceeding 200k and average hourly earnings showing an accelerated growth in order to revive the dollar rally. Expectations of imminent rate hikes by the Federal Reserve are being pushed back while market participants are currently seeing a 38 percent chance of an increase in June. Consequently, the dollar rally could be paused until the market will receive fresh hawkish hints from the Fed.

The best performer yesterday was the British pound which experienced a relief rally towards 1.41. But traders should not get fooled by the recent recovery as sterling remains vulnerable to losses in the medium-term. We expect the rebound in the currency pair to be short-lived with gains being capped at 1.41 or 1.4160. If GBP breaks above 1.4160 a bullish extension would be possible until 1.4230. However, the risk is to the downside and traders should focus on a break below 1.39.

The most important data from the U.K. will be Services PMI, scheduled for release at 9:30 GMT and if the report disappoints sterling could start giving up its gains.

GBP/USD

Chart_GBP_USD_4Hours_snapshot3.3.16

 

EUR/USD

The euro continued its sideways move and traded well above 1.08. Whether we will see increased momentum in the near-term will hinge on the performance of the U.S. dollar and thus U.S. data.

We see the currency pair trading within a downward channel. Based on that channel corrections could be currently limited until 1.0940 before shifting the focus to a break of 1.08.

Chart_EUR_USD_4Hours_snapshot3.3.16

The most important piece of economic data before the NFP report will be the ISM Non-Manufacturing index, due for release at 15:00 GMT. Any significant change could affect the USD accordingly. Before coming to the ISM index, we will also keep any eye on U.S. Jobless Claims (13:30 GMT) even if data is not expected to have a significant impact on the greenback.

Daily Forex signals:

View our daily signal alerts http://www.maimar.co/category/daily-signals/

Subscribe to our daily signal service http://www.maimar.co/signals/

We wish you good trades and many pips!

Any and all liability of the author is excluded.

Copyright © All Rights Reserved 2016 Maimar-FX.

www.maimar.co