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Euro/Dollar: Expected Fall to 1.0737 by Day’s End

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Yesterday’s Trading:

On Thursday, trading of the euro/dollar closed up. Sharp fluctuations on the euro were caused by ECB president Draghi’s speech and by speeches from US Fed representatives. Draghi promised to reassess QE in December and the Fed speakers came out with conflicting words: they don’t know exactly when the US interest rate will be increased. Yellen kept her lips tight with regards to US monetary policy.

The number of US initial unemployment benefit applications for the week ending 7/11 stood at 276,000 (forecasted: 276k, previous: 276k).

Main news of the day (EET):

  • 09:00, German Q3 preliminary GDP;
  • 11:00, ECB representatives Nowotny and Constancio to speak;
  • 12:00, Eurozone trade balance for September and Eurozone Q3 preliminary GDP;
  • 14:15, ECB representative Mercsh to speak;
  • 15:30, US retail sales and PMI for October;
  • 17:00, US November Reuters/Michigan Consumer confidence index;
  • 20:00, Baker Hughes data on operational drilling rigs.

Market Expectations:

The euro/dollar closed the day having lifted to 1.0829. The price pattern from 1.0707 has a complex formation, so we really need to have a look at previous situations on the pair. If we do this, the patterns which we find with a 250 bar window indicate that the euro will continue to fall, but there is a possibility that there will be a rebound to 1.0850. We need to keep an eye on German and Eurozone GDP data; it could increase market volatility.

Technical Analysis:

  • Intraday target maximum: 1.0850, minimum: 1.0737, close: 1.0765;
  • Intraday volatility for last 10 weeks: 119 points (4 figures).

The euro/dollar is down from a maximum of 1.0829 to 1.0784. The 1.0673 and 1.0690 bases can be considered as a double bottom. As I see it, the price should go higher to 1.0890. However, I have limited the rise to only 1.0850 and then a fall to 1.0737. If the GDP data comes out worse than expected, the euro could head straight down. The fundamental data is more important than the technical signals.

EUR/USD Hourly Graph

Daily

The hammer target worked. Now we need to wait for the stochastic to turn around downwards in order to short the euro. Especially since the trend line has been broken and the euro could lift higher than 1.0877 (23.6% from 1.1494 to 1.0673). Now to the Weekly.

EUR/USD Daily Graph

Weekly

The sellers need to be active this Friday. If the weekly candle closes higher than 1.0790, the oscillator stochastic will form a buy signal for the euro.

Whilst the price is below 1.0840 and the CCI is below -100, I expect to see a fall of the euro to 1.0520 (14/04/15 minimum).

EUR/USD Weekly Graph

13 November, 09:25 (GMT+3)
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