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EURUSD: renewed drop to the D3 line on the cards

On Tuesday the 31st of March, trading on the euro closed slightly down. After dropping to 1.0927, the pair recovered to 1.1039. The bears hit fresh lows following a breakout of the trend line during the Asian session. The rebound occurred on the back of the US Fed’s decision to launch a temporary repurchase agreement facility for foreign central banks.

Day’s news (GMT 3):

  • 10:30 Switzerland: SVME PMI (Mar).
  • 10:50 France: Markit manufacturing PMI (Mar).
  • 10:55 Germany: Markit manufacturing PMI (Mar).
  • 11:00 Eurozone: Markit manufacturing PMI (Mar).
  • 11:30 UK: Markit manufacturing PMI (Mar).
  • 12:00 Eurozone: unemployment rate (Feb).
  • 15:15 US: ADP employment change (Mar).
  • 16:45 US: Markit manufacturing PMI (Mar).
  • 17:00 US: ISM manufacturing PMI (Mar), construction spending (Feb).
  • 17:30 US: EIA crude oil stocks change (27 Mar).

trading on the euro closed slightly down on tuesday

Current situation:

As expected, the pair dropped to the D3 line, subsequently rebounding to the LB balance line. The coronavirus rages on across the world. Meanwhile, the US Fed is taking measures to increase the dollar’s liquidity, which is having a negative effect on the currency itself. Regardless, the situation in Europe isn’t any better, and buying the euro isn’t an enticing prospect either.

Since the rate bounced from the D3 line without any divergence, today we expect the pair to fall from the LB line and revisit yesterday’s low with a new test of the D3 line. The technicals indicate growth, but since the pair is trading beneath the LB line, and there’s no divergence on the AO indicator, it’s reasonable to expect a test of 1.0927. We could be mistaken, but we think it better to be in the bears’ camp for today. Once the pair hits fresh lows, markets will begin preparing for Friday’s NFP report.


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