Forex Market Commentary for July 31, 2007 by Cornelius LucaGFT Daily Forex Market Commentary
The dollar suffered a day of basic consolidation on Monday, slipping versus the European currencies and reversing losses against the yen. The US indices managed to recover as well, but it’s very early to say the correction is over. Expect the dollar to ease further today against the European currencies.
The euro/dollar managed to recover from a new low for its recent decline and the strength of its bounce threatens more gains today. The medium-term decline should persist, but should resume later this week.
Resistance now looms at 1.3732. Strong support follows at 1.3775. There is a pivotal high at 1.3853. Distant resistance is now pegged at 1.3935.
Initial support is at 1.3665. Support follows at 1.3625 from the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement level of the June 13 – July 24 leg of the uptrend and then at 1.3605. Next level is at 1.3555.
Oscillators are mixed.
Dollar/yen recovered from a 3 ½-month low after failing to penetrate the long-term trendline support at 108.00. Expect a further attempt higher today – but not too aggressive.
Above 119.20, resistance is seen at 119.65 from a 50-point pivot that targets 119.15 and 120.15.
Initial support is at 118.75. Strong support is at 118.25 from a 50-point pivot that targets 117.75 and 118.75. Distant support looms at 115.50 from another 50-point pivot, which targets 115.00 and 116.00.
Oscillators are falling.
The sterling/dollar managed to stabilize after collapsing on Friday and probing lower still early Monday. It has already given up 38.2% of the leg of the uptrend between June 8 and July 24. Cable is still above 2.0000, so short positions look good in the medium term, but choppy summer trading should not be forgotten. The initial bias is upward.
The resistance at 2.0205 obviously gave way, and the initial cal is at 2.0300. Resistance will then emerge at 2.0360 and the pound has not peaked. Further resistance is at 2.0430.
Immediate support is at 2.0180. A break below this level would signal a further slide to 2.0135. Distant support is at 2.0040.
Oscillators are declining.
Dollar/Swiss franc extended its silly “pattern” of one day up and one day down for nine days, and Tuesday should be a mildly up day. Sideways trading should prevail overall.
Initial resistance is at 1.2065. Next cap remains at 1.2140. It would take a break above this level to increase the odds that a significant low is in place.
Immediate support is seen at 1.2000. Strong support follows at 1.1962. If this pivotal low gives way, then the downtrend is rejuvenated and dollar/Swiss should challenge 1.1835.
Oscillators are mixed.
NEAR-TERM: Mixed with upside bias