EUR/USD continues to rise in the wide channel, but the same resistance is holding it down. Will it break uptrend support or surge upwards? Here’s a quick update on technicals, fundamentals and community trends.
- Asian session: traded in a narrow range between 1.3660 to 1.37..
- Current range – 1.3576 to 1.37.
- Further levels in both directions: Below 1.3576, 1.3440, 1.3334, 1.3267, 1.3180, 1.3080, 1.2970, 1.2920, 1.28, 1.2722, 1.2587.
- Above 1.37, 1.3786, 1.3950, 1.4030 and 1.4220.
- Uptrend support is getting closer, 1.3630 at the time of writing, and can cushion a fall.
- 1.37 proves to be strong resistance – very stubborn in recent days.
- 1.3440 is the key downside level – it has stopped the Euro so many times in the past.
Euro/Dollar between two lines – click on the graph to enlarge.
EUR/USD Fundamentals –
- 7:00 German Import Prices. Exp. +1.3%. Actual 2.3%. A reminder of inflation.
- 15:00 US New Home Sales. Exp. 302K.
- 19:15 US rate decision. No change expected, but currencies will rock.
* All times are GMT. For more events later in the week, see the EUR/USD forecast.
- Focus is on Ben Bernanke. No change is expected regarding the interest rate. Any changes in the statement will shake the markets. See FOMC preview for details.
- Spain’s program to shore up the troubled savings banks (cajas) is doubted by some analysts – this looks like the situation in Ireland one year ago. Spanish yields are 5.40%- significantly higher.
- British contraction in Q4 weighs on the Euro.
- There are some concerns if the Irish parliament will indeed ratify the finance bill. This is essential for the EU / IMF bailout program.
- Inflation is becoming problematic for Europe. This comes as employment is still high. Double trouble for Europe. Trichet showed concerns about inflation and boosted the Euro.
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