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EUR/USD Nov. 8 – Dropping Quickly to pre-QE2 range

EUR/USD opened the week with a significant fall, returning to the frustrating pre-QE2 fall. Does this signal a bigger drop coming?  Here’s a quick update on technicals, fundamentals and community trends.

euro dollar November 8

Euro/Dollar falling

EUR/USD Technicals

  • Asian session:  EUR/USD opened with a push higher to 1.4080 but fell quickly in a very active session.
  • Current Range between 1.3950 to 1.4030.
  • Further levels in both directions: Below, 1.3950, 1.3830, 1.37, and 1.3637.  Above  1.4030, 1.4030, 1.4160, 1.4217, 1.4280, 1.4450 and 1.4580.
  • 1.3950 pivotal point once again.
  • 1.4217 significant resistance above.

EUR/USD Fundamentals

All times are GMT. Most important events emphasized.

  • 7:00 German Trade Balance. Exp. +13.2 billion.
  • 9:30 European Sentix Investor Confidence. Exp. 10.1 points.
  • 11:00 German Industrial Production. Exp. +0.6%.
  • 16:30 US FOMC member James Bullard talks.
  • 20:30 US FOMC member Kevin Warsh talks.

EUR/USD Sentiment

  • QE2 has a stronger effect on commodity currencies than the majors. Profit taking is still in play.
  • Irish debt issues are becoming a problem once again. This could erupt as a full-blown crisis. According to one report, Ireland has only up to December 7th to convince investors about its stability.
  • Non-Farm Payrolls gave a boost to the dollar, and will still have an impact now, at the beginning of the week.
  • Tensions towards the G-20 summit in the upcoming weekend are also on the agenda, but there’s a small chance of any agreement reached.
  • Currensee Community: 53% are long, 47% are short. These are 1097 open positions in real accounts trading this pair at the moment. Is the community seeing the dollar escape the bearish trend with QE2?

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Yohay Elam

Yohay Elam

Yohay Elam: Founder, Writer and Editor I have been into forex trading for over 5 years, and I share the experience that I have and the knowledge that I've accumulated. After taking a short course about forex. Like many forex traders, I've earned a significant share of my knowledge the hard way. Macroeconomics, the impact of news on the ever-moving currency markets and trading psychology have always fascinated me. Before founding Forex Crunch, I've worked as a programmer in various hi-tech companies. I have a B. Sc. in Computer Science from Ben Gurion University. Given this background, forex software has a relatively bigger share in the posts.