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EUR/USD Squeezed as Euro Recovers, though Can it Become Something More?

Talking Points:

– The Euro continues to gain, assisting to clean divided before waste from a month of May. EUR/USD has acted a bullish dermatitis above a pivotal territory of insurgency and is now anticipating sellers only bashful of a 38.2% Fibonacci retracement of a new down-trend. Next week’s one-two combo of a Fed on Wednesday and a ECB on Thursday demeanour to be of vicious significance to a directional transformation in a pair, as good as USD and Euro-pairs, in general.

– The US Dollar continues to move-lower, giving behind before gains. The large doubt around a US Dollar appears to be either a Fed is looking during 3 or 4 rate hikes in 2018 during their rate preference subsequent week. Markets have continued to design a travel during subsequent week’s rate decision, even around a duration of risk hatred that we saw in a latter-portion of final month. What is some-more debatable, however, is either we see one or dual additional hikes out of a FOMC this year (for a sum of three, or four). This will be oral to around a bank’s dot tract pattern during that subsequent rate decision, set for subsequent Wednesday.

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Euro Recovery, EUR/USD Short-Squeeze Continues to Fresh Two-Week Highs

EUR/USD is stability to redeem waste from a before May down-trend. As we looked during in a Tuesday webinar, EUR/USD had shown 4 uninterrupted days of resistance in a pivotal territory of feeder resistance; and a longer that insurgency hold but bears being means to re-grasp control of a trend, a some-more approaching a short-squeeze unfolding would be. That fist came into play yesterday when prices pennyless above resistance, and now we have price action facing in a second territory that we were looking during yesterday, between 1.1821-1.1855.

EUR/USD Four-Hour Chart: Bullish Move Continues to Deeper Resistance, towards 38.2%

eur/usd eurusd four-hour chart

Chart prepared by James Stanley

At this stage, we could still call this a visual pierce as we haven’t nonetheless seen 38.2% of that before trend erased; and a doorway could sojourn open for short-side strategies. But – given a backdrop with that this pierce has happened, and also taken with a fact that we have what’s looking to turn an increasingly critical ECB rate preference on a calendar for subsequent Thursday, and this thesis could continue to uncover influence; quite if we see a continued downside pierce in a US Dollar (discussed after in this article).

EUR/USD Daily Chart: Deeper Resistance Potential 1.1961-1.2000

eur/usd eurusd daily chart

Chart prepared by James Stanley

The 50% retracement of a new down-trend comes in during 1.1962, and only above that we have a before swing-high around a pivotal psychological turn of 1.2000. This was a subsequent territory of insurgency that we looked during yesterday, and if prices can find a proclivity to mangle back-above this area, afterwards we could pierce brazen with certainty that a bearish trend in May has flipped, and a doorway would sojourn open for a deeper bullish pierce targeting before highs around 1.2500.

EUR/USD Weekly Chart: Non-Completed Morning Star (Bullish Reversal Formation)

eur/usd eurusd weekly draft

Chart prepared by James Stanley

US Dollar Correction Continues

Going along with that pierce of EUR/USD strength we have a deeper sell-off in a US Dollar. As we wrote yesterday, prices were starting to trip to uninformed two-week lows, assisting to retreat what had turn an aggressively bullish up-trend final month. And this comes on a heels of final week’s weekly bar in DXY copy a Doji during resistance, opening a doorway for intensity annulment strategies.

US Dollar Weekly Chart: Non-Completed Evening Star (Bearish Reversal Formation)

us dollar usd weekly chart

Chart prepared by James Stanley

Next week brings a Jun FOMC rate decision, and a travel during that assembly has been prolonged expected. The evidence can even be done that subsequent week’s travel is now priced-in to a Dollar after final month’s bullish run, and a doubt now is either a bank is looking during an additional one or dual hikes in 2018 (for a sum of 3 or 4 hikes this year). This will be delivered around a dot tract matrix, and in a final read, a bank had an expectancy for 3 hikes this year.

That was a bit messy, however, as one of a forecasts within a dot tract pattern had an erroneously low expectation, assisting to expostulate down a normal and giving a coming of a some-more dovish Fed than what had indeed taken place. In a month of May, continued strength in US information nudged-higher those bets for 4 rate hikes. And when this was total with Euro-weakness on a behind of an even some-more dovish ECB after their Apr rate decision, a US Dollar was finally means to mangle out of a 15-month slumber.

But that started to go badly after we saw volatility come into a equation around Italian politics. The suspicion being that a Fed wouldn’t be so assertive as to levy 4 rate hikes in a year in that European domestic play was holding center-stage. But, even as those rate expectations were going-lower, a Dollar continued to benefit on a behind of Euro-selling as driven by that domestic risk. Now that we have EUR/USD recovering, a Dollar his heading-lower and re-tracing a apportionment of that before up-trend, putting a spotlight on subsequent week’s FOMC rate preference as a subsequent vital directional evidence in USD.

US Dollar around ‘DXY’ Four-Hour Chart: Gives Up Support as Sellers Continue to Push

us dollar usd four-hour chart

Chart prepared by James Stanley

GBP/USD: Cable Continues in Bear Flag Formation

Brexit sensitivity has shown a face again in a British Pound, and this comes only forward of a insurgency exam during a vital territory around a 1.3500 level. This area from 1.3478-1.3500 was rather unchanging support on a proceed down, and this turn even has a bit of chronological significance in a pair. Price movement stopped brief of contrast that territory this morning, that is feeder with a 23.6% Fibonacci retracement of a before bearish move.

The bear dwindle arrangement that we looked during on Monday remains, and this helps to keep a doorway open for short-side strategies. This also helps to prominence how GBP/USD might continue to be one of a some-more appealing possibilities for long-USD plays as we proceed subsequent week’s FOMC rate decision.

GBP/USD Four-Hour Chart: Bear Flag Remains

gbp/usd gbpusd 4 hour chart

Chart prepared by James Stanley

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— Written by James Stanley, Strategist for DailyFX.com

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