The dollar index closed Monday practically unchanged to that of Friday. What the Fed members had to say didn’t have much effect on movements across key pairs. Trading volume remained low since US and Canadian markets were closed due to it being Columbus day and Thanksgiving.
The euro/dollar was trading around 1.1369 and dropped to the LB at 1.1343 in Asia.
Main news of the day:
- At 11:30 EET, German inflation figures for September will be out;
- At 11:30 EET the UK CPI, RPI and PMI for September will be out;
- At 12:00 EET, Germany’s ZEW index for business mood in October will be out.
Today’s intraday attention for traders will be focussed on the publication of inflation figures for Germany and the UK, in addition to the ZEW index. These indicators don’t have much effect on the market, so traders could just ignore them. I’m inclined to believe that Tuesday’s technical factors will be more important than its fundamental ones.
- Intraday target maximum: 1.1405, minimum: 1.1343 (current Asian), close: 1.1370 or around 1.1340;
- Intraday volatility for last 10 weeks: 121 points (4 figures).
The euro/dollar returned to the LB in Asia. The price rebounded and is trading around 1.1359 against a 1.1343 session minimum. It’s probable that we’ll see a depart to 1.1311, but I’ll take a chance in saying that we’ll see a growth of the euro to 1.1405. After the renewal of the maximum, I’ll be waiting for a return to 1.1370. If the forecast comes off, we could well be looking at having two new targets for 1.1340 and 1.1290 for Wednesday.
The eurobulls have shifted the maximum to 1.1396 in the thin market. I think that the buyers won’t be calmed down whilst the 1.1459-1.1471 zones haven’t been reached. For this there are price levels after a break in the trend line (measured using the Demark indicator). To cancel the bullish signal and chase the buyers from the market, a close of the day at 1.1271 or below is needed. Now to the Weekly.
The euro is shifting upwards to the upper limit of the 1.1086-1.1459 channel. We just need to wait for a depart or a break.