FOREX NEWS: US DOLLAR SHOWS MIXED SIGNALS FOR THE LAST TRADING DAY OF THE WEEK
Forex News: The US Dollar had another strong day against the Euro, fuelled by a better than expected GDP, while the single currency took a blow from thin German inflation data, so the pair moved closer to support.
Price remained below the 50 period Exponential Moving Average and below 1.0775, showing that we may be dealing with a reversal, not a simple retracement. For today we expect an encounter with 1.0710 support but it must be noted that now both the Relative Strength Index and Stochastic have become oversold, signalling that a bounce at support may happen. Also, the pair has been in an uptrend from the beginning of the month and this increases the chance or another move up.
Today at 9:00 am GMT we take a look at European inflation with the release of the Consumer Price Index. Because the German CPI, which accounts for a big part of overall EU inflation, was released yesterday, the impact of today’s announcement may be somewhat muted but either way, numbers above the forecast 1.8% usually generate Euro strength.
The Pound rallied yesterday, taking the pair above the 50 period Exponential Moving Average and above 1.2480 resistance, thus marking the end of the bearish retracement.
The bounce at 1.2385 followed by the bullish break of the 50 EMA shows that the Pound is not ready to give up control just yet and makes 1.2550 the first target for today. It is very possible to see a re-test of 1.2480 from above and if the pair bounces higher from there, it means that the level is now support, a thing that will increase the possibility of a break through 1.2550.
At 8:30 am GMT the Pound will be affected by two important releases: the Final version of the Gross Domestic Product (expected value 0.7%) and the Current Account (expected value -16.3 Billion). The first indicator is the main gauge of economic performance and the second measures the difference between imported and exported goods and services. Higher numbers for one or both indicators usually strengthen the Pound, taking the pair higher.
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