The euro ended the day virtually unchanged against the U.S. dollar after it fell to a low of 1.0620. German inflation came in slightly below forecast, easing pressure on the European Central Bank to unwind its stimulus program. The greenback is however in a state of limbo as Donald Trump’s order on immigration overshadowed his promises to pursue pro-growth policies. Instead, the focus has been recently on trade and immigration. The dollar however, outperformed the pound sterling which fell towards 1.2465, providing a good profit for short traders. As the 1.2470/60-level is considered a major support we shall wait for prices below that support zone in order to sell sterling towards 1.2420. Around 1.2420 we may see some pullback before a potential break below 1.24 could send the pound towards 1.2250. A current resistance is however seen at 1.26.
EUR/USD Head-Shoulders pattern could still be in play. Based on that pattern we expect a current resistance to be at around 1.0750. Thus, it could be rewarding to buy euros following a sustained break above 1.0750 while on the downside, the 1.0580-level remains in focus. It should be noted, that this pattern becomes void as soon as the euro breaks above 1.0770. Below 1.0580 we expect bearish momentum to accelerate.
EUR/USD 4-Hour Chart
Euro traders will watch the Eurozone Consumer Price report scheduled for release at 10:00 UTC, which could have an impact on the euro, provided that it exceeds expectations. Before that report, the German Unemployment report due at 8:55 UTC and ECB president Mario Draghi’s speech at 8:00 may have a minor impact on the EUR/USD.
From the U.S. we only have Consumer Confidence scheduled for release at 15:00 UTC. Moreover, any action or word from Mr. Trump will dominate the markets.
Here are our daily signal alerts:
EUR/USD Long at 1.0720 SL 25 TP 20, 40 Short at 1.0680 SL 25 TP 20, 50 GBP/USD Long at 1.2530 SL 25 TP 25, 60 Short at 1.2479 SL 25 TP 30-40
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