EUR/USD began the week lower, with a Sunday gap, and makes its way to lower ground. A bailout for Portugal is the main issue. Where will it stop? Here’s a quick update on technicals, fundamentals and community trends.
- Asian session: Ranged between 1.2870 to 1.2920 – around the previous close
- Current Range between 1.28 to 1.2970
- Further levels in both directions: Below 1.28, 1.2722, 1.2587. Above 1.2970, 1.3080, 1.3180, 1.3267, 1.3334, 1.3440, 1.3576, 1.37, 1.3786, 1.3950 and 1.4030.
- 1.2970 was the lowest level in 4 months, and and now serves as resistance.
- Significant support is only at 1.2722.
Euro/Dollar trending down- click to enlarge graph
EUR/USD Fundamentals –
- 7:45 French Industrial Production. Exp. +1.1%.
- 12:00 ECB President Jean Claude Trichet talks.
* All times are GMT.
For more events later in the week, see the EUR/USD forecast.
- A bailout for Portugal is now on the agenda – Germany and France push the small nation to take a bailout
- US Non-Farm Payrolls disappointed on Friday, but it didn’t cheer the Euro.
- Inflation is becoming problematic for Europe. This comes as employment is still high. Double trouble for Europe. Trichet isn’t likely to raise the rate later in the week.
- A consultation paper about defaulting of banks stirs the markets. Greece is denying talks about default, but the European Commission is pushing through with it. Irish Banks also endangered.
Currensee Community: 62% are long , 38% are short, more than yesterday. These are 1279 open positions in real accounts trading this pair at the moment.
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