The euro/dollar slid to the balance line by at 1.0885 by American opening on Monday. After varying US data came out, the euro strengthened to 1.0912 against the dollar. The PMI and ISM in the manufacturing sector were in different directions. The PMI was down and the ISM was in line with forecasts, but December’s value was reassessed downwards.
The US business activeness index was set at 48.2 against 48.0 (reassessed from 48.2) the previous month (forecasted: 48.1). The US business activeness index from Markit was down from 52.7 to 52.4 (forecasted: 52.7).
Main news of the day (EET):
- 10:55, German unemployment changes and unemployment level for January;
- 11:30, UK business activity index in the construction sector for January;
- 12:00, Eurozone unemployment level and PMI for December. SNB’s chairman Jordan to speak.
Trader attention on Tuesday is on German, UK and Eurozone data. The euro broke from the trend line. It is currently passing through 1.0935. I expect a growth of the rate to here by the close of the European session. On Monday the cross created some interference for the buyers and today it could lend them some support if we see a restoral.
- Intraday target maximum: 1.0940, minimum: 1.0883 (current Asian), close: 1.0912;
- Intraday volatility for last 10 weeks: 102 points (4 figures).
The euro/dollar was trading at 1.0909 at 06:31 EET. Yesterday I wrote that we could see a break in the 1.0980 resistance if the rate reaches 1.0920.
Today the euro/dollar is in the hands of the buyers. The price is bouncing sharply from 90 degrees (Gann level) so it’s worth expecting the pair lifting to 1.0935/40.
The euro weakened yesterday against the pound to 0.7540. I don’t understand why the cross is acting like it is with the prices of oil and stock indices falling. The euro should strengthen faster than the pound against the dollar. As such, the cross should also rise. On Tuesday I reckon we’ll see a rise of the euro to yesterday’s 0.7620 maximum.
The price has bounced from the trend line. With a growth in the rate to 1.0938, we should prepare for a break in 1.0980/85 and a rise in the pair to 1.1025.
Nothing has changed on the weekly: the euro dollar is still trading in a sideways..