EUR/USD started the year with losing the hot air it enjoyed at the end of 2010, and dropping to a lower range. Volume is still thin, but we already have some fresh indicators. Where will it go? Here’s a quick update on technicals, fundamentals and community trends.
Euro/Dollar now falling to lower range.
- Asian session: Thin volume sent the pair down on a Sunday gap.
- Current Range between 1.3267 to 1.3334.
- Further levels in both directions: Below 1.3267, 1.3180, 1.3080, 1.30, 1.2920, 1.2722, 1.2587. Above 1.3334, 1.3576, 1.37, 1.3786, 1.3950 and 1.4030.
- 1.3080 important support below
- 1.3440 is important resistance above and remains as such after a breakout attempt failed.
EUR/USD Fundamentals –
- 9:00 European Final Manufacturing PMI. Exp. 56.9 points.
- 15:00 US ISM Manufacturing PMI. Exp. 57 points.
- 15:00 US Construction Spending. Exp. +0.2%.
* All times are GMT.
For more events later in the week, see the EUR/USD forecast.
- Thin volume continues to characterize the markets, but this will end during this week, and the real forces will return for a new and wild year.
- Portugal has a bond auction this week – many eyes are on it, and some speculate it will be the last domino.
- Spanish bond yields have stabilized at high levels, around 5.50%. This stability is with us for over a week.
- Europe has a lot of debt to pay back in 2011, probably above 1 trillion euros. This could evolve into a full blown “credit crunch 2” crisis.
- Currensee Community: 50% are long , 50% are short. These are 1209 open positions in real accounts trading this pair at the moment.
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