On Wednesday the 25th of October, trading on the euro/dollar pair closed up. Buyers were unfazed by positive US data and the drop on the euro/pound cross. When the euro started correcting against the British pound and US 10Y bond yields started to drop, growth on our pair gathered pace. This surge petered out at around 1.1818.
Demand for the single currency was consistent throughout the day as investors await a decision from the European regulator on tapering its asset purchasing stimulus program.
- Durable goods orders (Sep): 2.2% (forecast: 1.1%, previous: 1.7%).
- New home sales (Sep): 667,000 (forecast: 555,000, previous: 561,000).
Day’s news (GMT 3):
- 09:00 Germany: Gfk consumer confidence (Nov);
- 10:45 Australia: RBA assist governor Debelle’s speech;
- 11:00 Eurozone: M3 money supply (Sep), private loans (Sep);
- 13:00 UK: CBI distributed trades survey (Oct);
- 14:45 Eurozone: ECB interest rate decision;
- 15:30 Eurozone: ECB monetary policy statement and press conference;
- 15:30 USA: goods trade balance (Sep), initial jobless claims (20th Oct);
- 17:00 USA: pending home sales (Sep);
- 17:30 USA: FOMC member Kashari’s speech.
Fig 1. EURUSD rate on the hourly. Source: TradingView
My predictions for yesterday failed to manifest. Drops on the euro/pound cross, as well as on pairs involving the loonie and Aussie dollar, failed to push the euro down against the US dollar. Traders bought up euros before the ECB meeting, expecting that the QE program would be reversed. They’re expecting the regulator to announce a reduction in their asset purchasing program from 60 to 40 billion EUR a month.
In Asia, the dollar is falling across the board. The euro is moving upwards within the local A-A channel along its northern border. At the time of writing, the euro is trading at 1.1837. There’s a resistance running through 1.1840. If today’s session closes with the price above 1.1840, we can forget about a head and shoulders model forming on the daily timeframe.
I don’t make predictions for the euro/dollar pair on days when ECB head Mario Draghi has a press conference. I have no idea where the euro will end up in relation to the dollar when the session closes. Because of this, there’s nothing new on today’s hourly chart. There are support levels at 1.1806 and 1.1779.