Technical Analysis – EURJPY consolidates within symmetrical triangle

Posted on February 15, 2019 at 9:15 am GMT

EURJPY is trapped within the 124-126 area as the 50% and the 38.2% Fibonacci levels of the downleg from 133.21 to 118.57 seem to be keeping price movements under control and within the symmetrical triangle which appeared more clearly after the rebound on the 38.2% Fibonacci last week. Momentum indicators suggest a neutral-to-bearish bias for the short term as the red Tenkan-sen line continues to move sideways, while the RSI is marginally below its 50 neutral mark but is heading towards the 42 area, [..]


European Open Preview – Dollar, stocks retreat as data and trade talks disappoint

Posted on February 15, 2019 at 8:46 am GMT

Dollar and equities pull back after US retail sales plummet and trade talks seem likely to disappoint Pound underperforms as PM May loses another Brexit vote Euro/dollar stabilizes somewhat, supported by rate differentials UK retail sales and early US data for February coming up today Dollar drops alongside stocks as retail sales plunge, trade optimism fades The dollar retreated in tandem with US equity markets yesterday, both giving back some of their recent gains, following disappointing US data and signs [..]


European Open Preview – Markets climb on trade euphoria; dollar rally revitalized

Posted on February 14, 2019 at 8:54 am GMT

Stock markets grind higher as trade hopes grow, but caution warranted Dollar bulls back in the driver’s seat as core inflation beats forecasts Aussie and kiwi outperforming on Chinese data; focus on trade talks Trade euphoria keeps markets afloat as talks commence, but mind the risks US stock markets continued their march higher yesterday, and futures suggest they are set to open in the green today as well, buoyed by optimism around trade after the US President indicated the talks [..]


Technical Analysis – EURJPY continues trading in upward sloping range

Posted on February 13, 2019 at 10:07 am GMT

EURJPY is falling today after the strong jump above the 20- and 40-simple moving averages (SMAs) in the 4-hour chart. The pair is struggling within an upward sloping channel since January 15, finding strong resistance obstacle around the 50.0% Fibonacci retracement level of the downleg from 133.10 to 118.57, around 125.85 and the 38.2% Fibonacci of 124.10. The technical indicators are still located in bullish area. However, there are indications that the upside rally is overdone as the RSI is stretching to the [..]


European Open Preview – Kiwi roars back as RBNZ disappoints the bears

Posted on February 13, 2019 at 8:45 am GMT

Kiwi skyrockets after RBNZ refrains from signaling rate cuts, but downside risks linger Trump’s trade comments reinvigorate risk appetite UK and US inflation data highlight the agenda today RBNZ fails to live up to market’s dovish expectations, kiwi explodes up As expected, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) kept its policy unchanged overnight, maintaining a relatively balanced tone overall. It acknowledged that downside risks have increased, particularly on a global level, but retained some optimism on the outlook. Most [..]


European Open Preview – Dollar rips higher; RBNZ meeting in focus

Posted on February 12, 2019 at 8:41 am GMT

Dollar soars as ‘there is no alternative’; Fed’s Powell speaks at 17:45 GMT News US government shutdown may be avoided support risk sentiment RBNZ meets overnight; may strike a cautious tone, but is unlikely to be as dovish as market pricing implies Dollar rips higher, but can the bulls stay in control? The greenback shined for yet another session, continuing its unrelenting rally for an eighth day in a row versus a basket of major currencies, without much in the [..]


European Open Preview – Dollar extends winning streak; franc suffers mini “flash crash”

Posted on February 11, 2019 at 8:47 am GMT

Dollar ticks up, stocks mixed as risk sentiment remains fragile Swiss franc had a mini “flash crash” overnight, amid thin liquidity conditions UK GDP data due today, but focus remains on Thursday’s Brexit vote in Parliament Dollar climbs, stocks steady as sentiment remains wobbly The dollar advanced for a 7th straight session against a basket of currencies on Friday, albeit only modestly, as investors sought the security of the world’s reserve currency amid concerns around the health of the global [..]


European Open Preview – Stocks retreat on trade woes; BoE ‘holds the line’

Posted on February 8, 2019 at 8:43 am GMT

Risk aversion returns as Trump reignites trade fears, says he won’t meet Xi soon Sterling rebounds as BoE sticks to hiking plans, but Brexit uncertainty lingers Euro drifts lower after EU Commission slashes growth forecasts Canadian employment data coming up Stocks take a hit as Trump says he won’t meet Xi soon US equity markets closed well in the red yesterday, with the S&P 500 shedding 0.94%, following headlines that President Trump will not meet President Xi before the March [..]


European Open Preview – No hawkish bits from BoE today; kiwi capitulates

Posted on February 7, 2019 at 8:29 am GMT

BoE may adopt a cautious tone today amid slowing economy, Brexit uncertainty Kiwi dollar collapses after soft jobs data ignite speculation for RBNZ rate cut Greenback capitalizes on weakness in other currencies; stocks stall BoE to strike cautious tone as Brexit uncertainty reigns The spotlight will fall on the Bank of England (BoE) today, which is expected to keep its policy unchanged via a unanimous vote at 12:00 GMT. Updated economic forecasts and a press conference by Governor Carney will [..]


Technical Analysis – EURJPY edges lower in upward sloping channel

Posted on February 6, 2019 at 9:42 am GMT

EURJPY has been retreating significantly over the last few hours, struggling within an upward sloping channel since January 15 finding strong resistance obstacle around the 50.0% Fibonacci retracement level of the downleg from 133.10 to 118.57, around 125.85. According to the technical indicators, in the 4-hour chart, the RSI and the MACD are losing momentum below the neutral threshold of 50 and near the zero line respectively. If the market continues to move even lower, the pair could touch the lower Bollinger band around 124.70. In case [..]

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