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EUR/USD And GBP/USD Trade Lower In Thin Trading

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Market conditions on Monday were quiet with U.S. markets being closed for President’s Day holiday.

EUR/USD: The euro dropped to a low of 1.2369 in thin trading. We currently see the possibility of further losses towards 1.2345, provided that the euro remains below 1.24. A break above 1.2415 could, however, spur some bullish momentum towards 1.2435 and 1.2460.

The German ZEW Survey Expectations are scheduled for release at 10:00 UTC but this report is not expected to have a major impact on the euro’s price action.

GBP/USD: The pound sterling traded with a downward tilt Monday but bearish momentum came to a halt slightly below 1.3960. As long as the pound remains unable to stabilize above the 1.40-level, we prepare for further losses towards 1.3920 and 1.3895. If sterling bulls are able to push the pair above 1.4020 we could possibly see a run for 1.4050 and 1.4070.

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USD Weakness Sends EUR And GBP Soaring

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While the House passed its version of tax bill Thursday, the U.S. dollar was little impressed and plunged during the Asian session amid low trading volumes.

The EUR/USD traded higher in the early European trading hours and we now focus on the 1.1850-barrier, which could prove crucial in terms of further bullish momentum. If the euro is able to stabilize above 1.1850, the next target is 1.1905. Sellers should, however, wait for a break below 1.1720 in order to sell euros towards 1.1670 and 1.1580.

Most attention will be paid to a speech of ECB President Mario Draghi today at 8:30 UTC, which could affect the euro’s price action.

The British pound soared on new Brexit optimism. After the U.K. has shown a “willingness to conclude a positive outcome” according to German MEP Manfred Weber, the EU is growing more confident that the current Brexit impasse will be broken and that exit talks will progress. While there might be some room for further gains in the GBP/USD, we bear in mind that as long the pair remains range-bound between 1.3340 and 1.30 there is no directional bias.

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EUR/USD And GBP/USD (Still) Favor Downtrend

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The pound fell after yesterday’s Bank of England testimony from Governor Mark Carney was less hawkish than hoped. While Carney sticks with his view that policy adjustments would likely be made in the coming months he said the central bank is making contingency plans for a “hard” Brexit. Despite the U.K. inflation print of 3 percent that is likely to force the BoE to hike rates in the near-term the pound is very sensitive to Brexit headlines. In the absence of progress, the pound remains vulnerable to losses but if negotiations between the UK and EU are proceeding constructively, the pound could gain some ground.

The U.K. Labor Market Report is scheduled for release at 8:30 UTC and could have an impact on the pound’s price action.

The euro depreciated against the U.S. dollar but found some halt at 1.1735.

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is scheduled to speak at 8:10 UTC at the “Structural Reforms in the Euro Area” conference in Frankfurt. If he touches on monetary policy the euro could respond with volatile swings.

As for the greenback, there are no major driving forces at the moment. The priced-in probability of a Federal Reserve December rate hike increased to 80.2 percent while the focus will be on President Donald Trump’s choice for the next Fed chair, which will be unveiled before November 3. If Yellen stays in her post, it could be dollar-positive. If, however, Powell takes over the office from Yellen the dollar could fall since he favors gradual rate hikes.

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British Pound Takes Breather On Carney Comments

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Monday has been a quite challenging trading day for traders of the EUR/USD and GBP/USD. While the British pound declined against the U.S. dollar after Bank of England Governor Carney’s comments were interpreted as more dovish following last week’s MPC statement, we have shot all our powder and finally missed out on the profitable bearish movement in the GBP/USD.

Carney reinforced the BoE’s view that the rate hike cycle in the U.K. will be “limited and gradual” and acknowledged that there was still clear concern over the health of the economy amid Brexit. His comments weakened the pound in the short term. GBP/USD traded consolidated and fell towards 1.3460. We now see a lower support at 1.34/1.3380 and if the pound drops below that level we may see a correction towards 1.33. On the topside, the 1.3620-level remains unbroken and sterling bulls may focus on a bullish break of that resistance level in order to buy pounds towards 1.38.

The euro traded sideways between 1.1970 and 1.1915. We now focus on price breakouts either above 1.1990 or below 1.1935. The German and Eurozone ZEW Survey are both scheduled for release at 9:00 UTC today and may have a slight impact on the euro.

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Profitable Trading Week: Secure Your Profits And Lean Back

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Things turned out differently than many market participants had hoped. Almost everyone was expecting a very dovish tone from European Central Bank President Draghi but what we got, was a neutral Draghi who talked up the EU economy, saying officials will reassess stimulus in autumn. His remarks that the economy is finally enjoying a robust recovery outweighed concerns about the rise in the common currency. The market fully ignored Draghi’s assertion of the need for continued accommodation and pushed the euro to its strongest level in 23 months.

Investors will have to get used to the prospects of less ECB stimulus even though no decision has been made on timing or form of any tapering yet. Draghi only signaled the ECB would discuss its bond purchase program in the autumn.

The euro rallied to a fresh high of 1.1658 and many analysts already expect the euro rising toward higher targets at 1.17 and even 1.20. Time will tell.

The cable tumbled back below the 1.30 level as initial Brexit talks did not produce a breakthrough on any of the key issues between the UK and EU. Our short entry at 1.3015 has proved highly profitable and gave us a nice profit while using it twice.

For our part, since we have gained a good profit this week we will not reinvest our weekly profits and will thus do a trading break today. Have a good weekend!

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All Eyes On U.S. CPI Data

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The FX market on Thursday can be described as rather muted. As expected, GBP/USD traded higher but the bullish momentum was limited to a high of 1.2955. The cable now needs to overcome the 1.30-barrier in order to encourage sterling bulls for a test of 1.3020/45 . EUR/USD traders however, sold euros below 1.1420 but yesterday’s downward movement was limited to a low of 1.1370. A break below 1.1380 has thus failed to ignite bearish momentum toward 1.13.

Today might be more interesting for traders as U.S. Consumer Inflation due at 12:30 UTC will be closely scrutinized. Yellen believes that the current downtrend in inflation will be temporary and if she is right and we see upbeat inflation figures, the greenback will rise. However, there is a risk that inflation could slow again in June and this would increase the pressure on the U.S. dollar. If the forecast is correct and inflation slowed to 1.7 percent, it is the fourth consecutive month of deceleration and the weakest reading since November 2016.

Let’s be surprised while we prepare for higher volatility around the release of CPI data.

We wish you good trades and a beautiful weekend.

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Forex Market Is Fairly Quiet In The Absence Of Market Movers

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While concerns over French elections have disappeared after the market-favorable Macron victory, the euro’s response was anything but enthusiastic. Rather, the single currency favored lower price targets near 1.0915 after having rejected the 1.10-resistance. Euro traders should now pay attention to the 1.0890-support level which may prove to be the new lower bound of the euro’s current upward trend channel. If the 1.0890-support gives way to bearish pressure, the focus shifts to a break of 1.0850 and further 1.0820. On the topside we will pay attention to a potential re-test of 1.10 which could result in a sustained bullish breakout. In the absence of catalyst to spur further momentum we expect the EUR/USD to trade between 1.10 and 1.0895.

The GBP/USD did not move much and traded within a narrow 55-pips trading range. Ahead of the BoE’s quarterly inflation report on Thursday sterling traders may refrain from taking any risks, which is why we anticipate sideways movements between 1.30 and 1.2860. In short-term time frames we expect a next support at around 1.29, whereas a lower resistance could be at 1.2975.

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Can The Euro Hold Onto Its High Price Level?

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The euro broke above Monday’s spike high at 1.0923 but gains were capped at 1.0950, at least for the time being. The question now is whether there is still room for further gains. Looking at the 4-hour and daily chart we see that the EUR/USD is in overbought territory, a situation that increases the likelihood of upcoming corrections. We see a next hurdle at around 1.0970 followed by a stronger resistance at 1.10. As long as the euro remains firmly below 1.10 we prepare for corrective movements towards 1.09, 1.0840 and possibly even 1.0750.

The British pound rose towards the upper bound of its recent sideways trading range but still refrained from an upside break above 1.2850. As noted in previous analysis, sterling bulls better wait for a significant break above 1.2860 in order to buy pounds towards 1.30. A break below 1.2730 however, could send the pound tumbling towards 1.2650.

There are no major economic reports scheduled for release today, so the price action could hinge on U.S. President Trump’s tax-reform speech. Trump is expected to unveil a tax plan that includes a cut of the corporate rate to 15 percent from 35 percent. If he delivers we could see some renewed strength in the U.S. dollar.

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Market Returned To Risk-Off Mode

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Risk appetite among market participants has subsided following the risk-on rally in the wake of French elections. While we had hoped for some further momentum in the markets, traders were disappointed by the poor market situation and consequently none of our daily signal entries was triggered. We may see some increase in volatility as soon as tomorrow as investors are turning their attention to U.S. President Trump who will unveil his tax plan on Wednesday. According to a White House official, he will call for cutting taxes for individuals and lowering the corporate rate to 15 percent. Trump’s announcement could strengthen the U.S. dollar.

The euro traded sideways within a tight trading range between 1.0880 and 1.0835. We are now looking for small breakouts either above 1.0880 or below 1.0845. However, with market participants pulling back on EUR/USD positioning we have no other choice than waiting for the market sentiment to improve.

The British pound refrained from showing any larger price fluctuations and remained steady above 1.2770, at least for the time being. A current support level is seen at 1.2745 whereas a short-term resistance remains intact at 1.2830/40.

U.S. Consumer Confidence is scheduled for release at 14:00 UTC and is the only noteworthy report today.

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Euro Steady Ahead Of French Elections – The Calm Before The Storm?

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Both euro and British pound ended yesterday’s trading day virtually unchanged against the U.S. dollar after the euro had risen to a high of 1.0777 whereas the cable had rejected the 1.2850-resistance. The limited upward movement was due to a slight increase in the dollar after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spread optimism that the Trump administration is close to bringing forward major tax reform. He said the White House will unveil a tax plan “very soon”.

Meanwhile, the euro held steady above 1.07 after a police officer was killed in Paris just days before France’s presidential election starts. The incident could have an impact on the outcome of the first round of the election on Sunday since the Islamic State is claiming responsibility for the attack.

Polling is suggesting it will be a close call between independent Emmanuel Macron and the National Front’s Marine Le Pen. The two leading candidates will run off in a winner-takes-all contest on May 7.

EUR/USD- The calm before the storm?

The euro performed quite resiliently ahead of the most tightly contested elections in France.

On a technical basis, we will focus on a current trading range between 1.0740 and 1.0680. A renewed break above 1.0740 may boost bullish momentum until a fresh high at 1.08. We would speak of a bullish breakout in case the euro climbs above 1.0820. A higher target could be at 1.0950. However, below 1.0680/70 we could see the euro tumbling towards 1.0640 and 1.06. A break below 1.0590 could reinvigorate fresh bearish momentum.

The British pound was unable to take the hurdle at 1.2850 and dropped back below 1.28. As long as the GBP/USD remains trading between 1.2860 and 1.2770 we do not pay much attention to the cable’s price action. A break below 1.2770 would shift the focus to lower targets near 1.27 and 1.26 whereas it would need a sustained break above 1.2860 to spark bullish momentum towards 1.2950.

The U.K. Retail Sales report is scheduled for release at 8:30 UTC and will draw traders’ attention.

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