USD/DKK: Moved Into Neutral Trend

The negative rate policy may continue for a long timeDanish Central Bank Governor Lars Rohde said that the rate growth is possible only in case of noticeable improvement in the country’s economic situation. He also added that he did not consider the rise in property prices by 10% per year to be a “housing bubble”. Will the Danish krone continue weakening against the US dollar?

Denmark has had a negative rate the longest in Europe, since 2012, which currently is minus 0.75%. At the same time, the September inflation was 1.5%. Note that according to the European Union’s Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM2), the rate of the Danish krone should be in the range of 7.46038 krones per euro, plus or minus 2.25%. Currently, it is 7.443. In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Denmark’s GDP grew by 2.71% in annual terms, which has been the usual level in the last few years. The Danish Central Bank expects an economic growth of 2.3% this year and of 1.8% in 2018. Negative rates may continue until 2020. Theoretically, the development of negative trends in the EU may have a more impact on the Danish krone than on the euro. Note that the euro is falling on the background of the events in Spain after the referendum on the Catalonia independence.

USD/DKK Daily Chart

On the daily timeframe, USD/DKK: D1 came out of the falling trend into the neutral one. The price correction upwards is possible in case of maintaining the negative rate in Denmark and the publication of negative economic indicators in the eurozone.

  • The Parabolic indicator gives a bullish signal.
  • The Bollinger bands® are narrowing, which means lower volatility.
  • The RSI indicator is above 50. It has formed a positive pergence.
  • The MACD indicator gives a bullish signal.

The bullish momentum may develop in case USD/DKK exceeds the last fractal high and the upper Bollinger band, as well as the upper boundary of the rising channel at 6.376. This level may serve as an entry point. The initial stop loss may be placed below the 3.5-year low, the lower Bollinger band and Parabolic signal at 6.152. After opening the pending order, we shall move the stop to the next fractal low following the Bollinger and Parabolic signals. Thus, we are changing the potential profit/loss to the breakeven point. More risk-averse traders may switch to the 4-hour chart after the trade and place there a stop loss moving it in the direction of the trade. If the price meets the stop level at 6.152 without reaching the order at 6.376 we recommend cancelling the position: the market sustains internal changes that were not taken into account.

Summary of technical analysisPosition – BuyBuy stop – above 6,376Stop loss – below 6,152

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