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GDMFX
Number of messages : 212
Date of Entry : 2015-08-25

Re: Technical News | Gdmfx Brokerage | Daily

on Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:50 pm
FOREX NEWS: UPTRENDS STILL IN PLACE BUT OVERBOUGHT LEVELS CALL FOR PULLBACKS


EUR/USD


Forex News: Most of yesterday’s trading session was slow and ranging, as it was somewhat anticipated; the European Consumer Price Index matched analysts’ predictions, so the impact was muted and volatility remained low at the time of release.



Technical Outlook

The pair came in close vicinity of 1.1713 and found new buyers there, so yesterday’s strongest move was bullish. In the first part of today’s session we expect to see an encounter with the resistance 1.1775 but if this level cannot be broken decisively, the sellers will probably take over and take the pair into 1.1713 and possibly into the 50 period Exponential Moving Average over the next days. Keep in mind that the pair is overbought on a Daily and even a Weekly chart and this suggests that a stronger pullback will soon follow.

Fundamental Outlook

The Euro has a non-eventful day ahead and on the US Dollar side, the U.S. Manufacturing PMI will be the main event. This is a survey of purchasing managers from the Manufacturing sector that tries to gauge their opinions regarding business conditions and overall economic situation in the said sector. The time of release is 2:00 pm GMT, the forecast is 56.4 and a higher than anticipated number shows optimism, usually strengthening the US Dollar.


GBP/USD

The pair didn’t reach 1.3160 resistance yesterday and instead returned lower to test support where it bounced slightly higher. Overall the session was slow and without a clear bias.



Technical Outlook

We will probably see more of this ranging movement until 1.3100 or 1.3160 is broken decisively. For the moment we expect to see an encounter with 1.3160, considering the nice bounce at 1.3100 support, which indicates bullish pressure. If that level is broken, the next barrier is located at 1.3200 (psychological resistance), followed by 1.3250 (technical resistance).

Fundamental Outlook

The Pound will also be affected by manufacturing data today, in the form of the British Manufacturing PMI. Similar to the U.S. indicator with the same name, this one can strengthen the currency if the actual number comes above forecast, which for today is 54.4.
GDMFX
Number of messages : 212
Date of Entry : 2015-08-25

Re: Technical News | Gdmfx Brokerage | Daily

on Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:09 pm
FOREX NEWS: ADP NON-FARM EMPLOYMENT CHANGE – A FIRST LOOK AT U.S. JOBS SITUATION


EUR/USD


Forex News: US Dollar weakness continued and the pair broke decisively above 1.1775, reaching highs last seen in 2015. The US Manufacturing PMI came very close to expectations, thus the impact was low.



Technical Outlook

The recent push above 1.1775 opens the door for a move into 1.1875, which is a level that last acted as support in 2010, when it rejected a strong drop. However, the level was reached more recently, in 2015 but the pair just moved through it without any type of bounce. If this level is reached today, we expect to see rejection there, mostly because the pair is overextended and the Relative Strength Index will probably become overbought by then. Retracements are very possible even before the pair reaches 1.1875.

Fundamental Outlook

Today at 12:15 pm GMT we take a first look at U.S. jobs situation with the release of the ADP Non-Farm Employment Change, which is a report that tracks changes in the total number of employed people, excluding the Government and the farming industry. The forecast is 187K and usually a higher number strengthens the US Dollar but the impact is lower than the Government issued NFP which comes out Friday.


GBP/USD

British Manufacturing PMI fuelled the Pound and took the pair close to the resistance around 1.3250, giving us another session controlled by the bulls.



Technical Outlook

Although the pair is in an uptrend, the resistance at 1.3250 is likely to trigger a pullback lower. The relative Strength Index has been long overbought and is constantly showing bearish divergence (price is making higher highs while the oscillator is making lower highs or double tops). If the pair retraces lower, it may find support around 1.3160 but a lot of today’s movement will depend on the economic data.

Fundamental Outlook

The British Construction PMI will be released today at 8:30 am GMT, showing the opinions of purchasing managers about business and economic conditions in the Construction sector. This is a leading indicator of economic health, but its impact is high only if the actual number differs strongly from expectations. Today’s forecast is 54.2 and a higher number is usually beneficial for the Pound. The pair will also be directly affected by the ADP Non-Farm Employment Change.
GDMFX
Number of messages : 212
Date of Entry : 2015-08-25

Re: Technical News | Gdmfx Brokerage | Daily

on Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:24 pm
FOREX NEWS: ALL EYES ON THE POUND: BOE INFLATION REPORT, INTEREST RATE AND GOVERNOR CARNEY’S PRESS CONFERENCE


EUR/USD


Forex News: The pair climbed after the worse than expected ADP Non-Farm Employment Change and spiked very close to 1.1875. However, most of the Dollar losses were erased soon after and now it seems like bullish pressure is fading.



Technical Outlook

Over the last couple of days, price action slowed down considerably and long wicks started to appear. This is a sign that the uptrend is wavering and that the pair is likely to move lower for the end of the week. The main levels to watch are 1.1875 as resistance and 1.1775 as support, followed by the 50 period Exponential Moving Average. Given the latest price action, we expect to see a touch of support but keep in mind that the main trend is bullish.

Fundamental Outlook

The Euro has a light day ahead and for the US Dollar the only notable release is the Non-Manufacturing PMI (also called the Services PMI), scheduled at 2:00 pm GMT. The expected number is 56.9 and usually higher numbers strengthen the USD but the impact is medium, not high.


GBP/USD

The pair had similar behaviour to the EUR/USD, first climbing very close to resistance and then erasing most of the losses. Overall yesterday’s session was choppy and without clear direction.



Technical Outlook

The Pound bulls have tried twice to take the pair above the resistance at 1.3250 but the result wasn’t positive. Now the candles have long wicks, showing rejection and the Relative Strength Index is bouncing at its 70 level, suggesting an overbought condition. Today’s direction will depend mostly on the fundamental side but strictly from a technical standpoint, we expect bearish pullbacks.

Fundamental Outlook

At 11:00 am GMT the Bank of England will release their Inflation Report, will announce the Interest Rate (no change expected) and will release the Monetary Policy Summary. Half an hour later, BOE Governor Mark Carney will hold a press conference discussing the Inflation Report. This cluster of events will most likely trigger increased volatility, so caution is recommended until things calm down and a clear direction emerges.
GDMFX
Number of messages : 212
Date of Entry : 2015-08-25

Re: Technical News | Gdmfx Brokerage | Daily

on Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:41 pm
FOREX NEWS: BIG MOVEMENT FOR THE END OF THE WEEK: NON-FARM PAYROLLS TAKE CENTER STAGE


EUR/USD


Forex News: Yesterday’s trading session was rather choppy and price retraced after a spike above 1.1875 resistance. The U.S. Non-Manufacturing PMI showed a disappointing figure and this further weakened the US Dollar, bringing the pair close to resistance.



Technical Outlook

Currently the pair is testing 1.1875 resistance for the second time is a short while, with the Relative Strength Index showing an overbought condition. A deeper pullback is long overdue and the uptrend is overextended so we may see a move into 1.1775 and possibly into the 50 period Exponential Moving Average if 1.1885 barrier is not broken decisively. However, the main catalyst for today’s price action will be the U.S. jobs data and before the release we may experience choppy movement.

Fundamental Outlook

All eyes will be on the US Dollar today for the release of the U.S. Non-Farm Employment Change (also known as the Non-Farm Payrolls). This report is widely regarded as the most important jobs data for the United States and its release triggers strong movement almost all the time. More employed people means that consumer spending is likely to increase in the near future and this in turn strengthens the US Dollar. The time of release is 12:30 pm GMT and the expected change is 181K (previous 222K).


GBP/USD

The Bank of England kept the rate unchanged as expected but lowered inflation expectations and Governor Mark Carney was dovish during the press conference that followed. These were the main reasons why the pair posted a strongly bearish session yesterday.



Technical Outlook

The pair dropped into the 50 period Exponential Moving Average but the current candle shows a long wick in its lower part, suggesting rejection. If price remains below the 50 EMA and below 1.3160, we can expect a touch of 1.3100, but the technical aspect will be secondary to the U.S. employment data released today.

Fundamental Outlook

There are no major events on the Pound’s calendar for today, so the pair’s direction will be mainly influenced by the U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls and to a lesser extent, by the technical aspect.
GDMFX
Number of messages : 212
Date of Entry : 2015-08-25

Re: Technical News | Gdmfx Brokerage | Daily

on Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:03 pm
FOREX NEWS: BEARISH MOMENTUM ON THE RISE, US DOLLAR BOOSTED BY THE NON-FARM PAYROLLS


EUR/USD


Forex News: Friday’s highlight was without a doubt the release of the U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls report, which posted a number of 209K new jobs, better than the anticipated 182K. This gave a breath of fresh air to the US Dollar and created a strongly bearish session.



Technical Outlook

After failing to break 1.1875 several times, the pair dropped below the 50 period Exponential Moving Average on the back of positive U.S. employment data. This is a much needed pullback as the Relative Strength Index was overbought on a Daily chart and is still overbought on a Weekly chart, so we expect the current downside momentum to extend throughout today’s session and the pair to remain below the 50 EMA.

Fundamental Outlook

The Sentix Investor Confidence is today’s only notable release, albeit it’s a low impact indicator. This is a survey of about 2,800 investors, which tries to gauge the respondents’ opinion regarding a 6-month outlook for the Eurozone economy. Usually, a higher than anticipated number suggests optimism and strengthens the Euro, but as mentioned before, the impact is limited. The time of release is 8:30 am GMT and the expected number is 27.8.


GBP/USD

Friday the pair continued the momentum started a day before and dropped about 130 pips on the back of US Dollar strength generated by the positive NFP reading.



Technical Outlook

The latest impulse is definitely bearish but price has reached support at 1.3030 and the Relative Strength Index has descended into its 30 level, which suggests that the pair is becoming oversold. A more important level is located at 1.3000, where we expect to see some sort of bounce higher; a break of this level will open the door for 1.2930 but we don’t expect that mark to be reached today. To the upside, the first barrier is located at 1.3100.

Fundamental Outlook

The United Kingdom didn’t schedule important economic releases for today, so the technical aspect will be the deciding factor for the pair’s direction.
GDMFX
Number of messages : 212
Date of Entry : 2015-08-25

Re: Technical News | Gdmfx Brokerage | Daily

on Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:08 pm
FOREX NEWS: SUPPORT THREATENED AS THE US DOLLAR GAINS SOME TRACTION


EUR/USD


Forex News: Yesterday price action slowed down but overall the pair had a slightly bullish bias, climbing above 1.1775 resistance. The economic scene was calm, without a major impact on direction.



Technical Outlook

Today we expect to see a continuation of the bearish momentum started Friday by the better than expected Non-Farm Payrolls report and we consider yesterday’s price action just a normal retracement after a strong move. If the pair descends below 1.1775, the first target will become 1.1713 – 1.1700 but it must be noted that an uptrend is still in place, so if 1.1775 rejects price, we may see a move closer to 1.1875.

Fundamental Outlook

The day ahead is light in terms of economic releases, with the only notable indicator being the U.S. JOLTS Job Openings, scheduled at 2:00 pm GMT. As the name suggests, this report shows the number of open jobs, excluding the farming sector but its impact is usually low-to-medium; however, a higher number shows increased economic activity and strengthens the US Dollar. Today’s forecast is 5.66 Million, very similar to the previous 5.67 Million.


GBP/USD

After a small bounce, the pair moved lower and approached the psychological level at 1.3000. The trading session was slower but it looks like the US Dollar is winning the short term battle.



Technical Outlook

For today we expect to see a touch of the key support located at 1.3000 but after that, the chances of a move up will increase because the Relative Strength Index is approaching its 30 level for the second time in a very short while. A break of 1.3000 would mean a great victory for the bears but even if it happens today, the extent of the move down should be limited and followed by a retracement that will clear the oversold condition of the RSI.

Fundamental Outlook

We don’t have any important economic indicators on the Pound’s calendar, so the pair’s direction will be mainly decided by the technical aspect and the U.S. data.
GDMFX
Number of messages : 212
Date of Entry : 2015-08-25

Re: Technical News | Gdmfx Brokerage | Daily

on Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:56 pm
FOREX NEWS: PAIRS ROLLING DOWNHILL, US DOLLAR BACK IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT


EUR/USD


Forex News: Price action was very slow until the release of the U.S. JOLTS Job Openings that posted a number of 6.16 Million, better than the anticipated 5.74 Million. This brought a wave of positive momentum to the US Dollar and the pair descended below support.



Technical Outlook

The pair has breached the support at 1.1775 on the back of positive U.S. economic data and it appears like the US Dollar is gaining momentum. If the bears can keep price below the 50 period Exponential Moving Average and below 1.1775, we expect to see a move into 1.1713 and possibly 1.1700. Our bias is bearish but we acknowledge the fact that an uptrend is still in place and this means that a bounce at the next support is very possible.

Fundamental Outlook

We have yet another slow economic day ahead, with the only notable indicator being the U.S. Preliminary Unit Labor Costs, scheduled for release at 12:30 pm GMT. The indicator shows the annualized change in the price paid by businesses for labor, excluding the farming sector. It has inflationary implications and usually a higher than expected value can strengthen the US Dollar but the impact is limited, especially if the actual number comes close or matches analysts’ forecast, which for today is a change of 1.1%.


GBP/USD

Bearish momentum continued throughout yesterday’s trading session, mostly fuelled by better than expected U.S. economic data. The key psychological level at 1.3000 was broken decisively and this is likely to trigger additional downside movement.



Technical Outlook

The pair is under heavy selling pressure and the break of the support at 1.3000 suggests that we will soon see a touch of 1.2930. However, it must be noted that the Relative Strength Index is entering oversold for the third time in a short period and this is an early warning that a bounce higher will soon follow. A good place for this bounce is 1.2930 but if price turns up before that, we expect 1.3000 to provide resistance.

Fundamental Outlook

The United Kingdom didn’t schedule any economic releases for today, thus price direction will be decided by the technical aspect and the U.S. Labor Costs mentioned earlier.
GDMFX
Number of messages : 212
Date of Entry : 2015-08-25

Re: Technical News | Gdmfx Brokerage | Daily

on Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:15 pm
FOREX NEWS: POLITICAL TENSIONS ON THE RISE. IRREGULAR PRICE ACTION EXPECTED


EUR/USD


Forex News: The pair had a mixed trading session yesterday, fist descending below the 1.1700 mark and then climbing above the level. Political tensions between the United States and North Korea contributed to the choppy movement.



Technical Outlook

As long as the pair is trading below the 50 period Exponential Moving Average and below the resistance at 1.1775, our short-to-medium term bias is bearish, anticipating another move below 1.1713 – 1.1700. Over the last months the US Dollar lost the battle with the Euro, so it’s clear that underlying bullish pressure still exists and now the latest candles show rejection, thus increasing the chances of a move up. We recommend caution because the US Dollar may be affected by surprise comments coming from American and/or North Korean politicians.

Fundamental Outlook

At 12:30 pm GMT the United States Producer Price Index comes out, showing changes in the price that producers charge for their goods. It is considered a high-impact indicator, with inflationary implications because eventually a higher producer price translates into a higher consumer price. The expected change is 0.1% and usually a higher than anticipated value strengthens the greenback.


GBP/USD

The US Dollar gave back some of the gains yesterday, mostly due to disappointing economic data, but the pair found resistance at 1.3000 and bounced lower later in the afternoon.



Technical Outlook

The oversold condition of the Relative Strength Index was an early warning that a retracement will follow and this happened yesterday. The move up found good resistance at 1.3000 where it bounced lower, so we can expect this level to play an important role for future price action. Today’s direction will be mostly decided by the fundamental side but our bias is bearish as long as price stays below 1.3000. Keep in mind that the US Dollar may be affected by the political environment and by tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.

Fundamental Outlook

The Pound had a slow economic week so far and we can say that today is the busiest day of the week, with the British Manufacturing Production released at 8:30 am GMT. The indicator measures the change in the total value of goods produced by the manufacturing sector and usually has a high impact on the currency, with better than expected numbers strengthening it. Today’s forecast is a change of 0.0%, while the previous was -0.2%.
GDMFX
Number of messages : 212
Date of Entry : 2015-08-25

Re: Technical News | Gdmfx Brokerage | Daily

on Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:22 pm
FOREX NEWS: U.S. CONSUMER PRICE INDEX: THE WEEK’S FINAL MARKET MOVER


EUR/USD


Forex News: Yesterday’s session was characterized by bounces at support and resistance, without a clear bias. The U.S. Producer Price Index missed expectations and this weakened the US Dollar in the afternoon.



Technical Outlook

It looks like the zone between 1.1700 and 1.1713 acts as good support because lately we’ve seen two failed attempts to move bellow it. Also, the pair found solid resistance at 1.1775 and the Moving Average, so the bias is neutral until a clear break of either support or resistance. The U.S. inflation data will play an important role for today’s direction.

Fundamental Outlook

A very important economic indicator is released today at 12:30 pm GMT: the U.S. Consumer Price Index, which is one of the main gauges of inflation and measures changes in the price that consumers pay for the goods and services they purchase.

Today’s forecast is a change of 0.2% compared to the previous 0.0% and usually a higher change strengthens the US Dollar. Keep an eye on the CORE version of the CPI (excludes food and energy from calculation), released at the same time and expected to show a change of 0.2% from the previous 0.1%.


GBP/USD

An initial drop was reversed yesterday by the worse than anticipated American PPI and afterwards, volatility dimmed and price remained close to 1.3000. Neither side was in clear control but now it seems like the pair has found good support at 1.2950.



Technical Outlook

During the last few days the pair has bounced twice at 1.2950 and the Relative Strength Index is hovering near the oversold level. These are signs that the bearish momentum is fading and that the buyers are likely to step in sooner rather than later. If 1.3000 can be clearly broken, we expect a move into the 50 period Exponential Moving Average but a lot will depend on the value posted by the U.S. Consumer Price Index.

Fundamental Outlook

The Pound has a lacklustre fundamental environment today, without major economic releases, thus the U.S. CPI and the technical aspect will decide the pair’s direction.
GDMFX
Number of messages : 212
Points : 1034
Date of Entry : 2015-08-25
Year : 27

Re: Technical News | Gdmfx Brokerage | Daily

on Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:51 am
FOREX NEWS: SELLING PRESSURE INCREASES, US DOLLAR REMAINS IN THE LIMELIGHT


EUR/USD


Forex News: The Dollar bulls stepped in early in yesterday’s trading session and managed to break 1.1700 once again, taking the pair close to 1.1650 support. Later the Euro erased some of the losses and the pair climbed above the previously broken level.



Technical Outlook

After the failed attempt to break 1.1775 and the 50 period Exponential Moving Average, the pair dropped through 1.1713 - 1.1700 and came close to 1.1650 support. This shows increased bearish pressure but the quick return above the zone creates a mixed picture, where control doesn’t clearly belong to either side. However, our view remains mostly bearish as long as the pair is trading below the 50 EMA and we anticipate a move into 1.1650.

Fundamental Outlook

The day’s only notable release is the Preliminary version of the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment. This is a survey that tries to gauge the opinions of consumers regarding current and future economic conditions; higher numbers usually strengthen the US Dollar because if consumers are confident in economic conditions, they are likely to spend more and this further boosts the economy. The time of release is 2:00 pm GMT, the expected number is 94.0 and the impact is typically medium.


GBP/USD

The British Retail Sales exceeded expectations and this created temporary Pound strength, taking the pair into 1.2900 but the move was quickly reversed and 1.2850 support was touched again.



Technical Outlook

Overall yesterday’s trading session was characterized by bounces at support and resistance. Now price is touching resistance for a second time in a very short period and if this move doesn’t translate into a bullish break, we will probably see a move below the support at 1.2850 and a touch of 1.2815. On the other hand, a move above 1.2900 will probably take the pair close to the 50 EMA but as long as price is trading between support and resistance, the pair is in a range from a short term perspective.

Fundamental Outlook

The Pound has a light day ahead, without any important releases, thus the pair’s direction will be decided by the technical aspect and the U.S. survey mentioned earlier.
GDMFX
Number of messages : 212
Points : 1034
Date of Entry : 2015-08-25
Year : 27

Re: Technical News | Gdmfx Brokerage | Daily

on Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:35 pm
FOREX NEWS: MARKETS IN RANGE-MODE. BREAKOUTS NEEDED TO CONFIRM NEXT DIRECTION


EUR/USD


Forex News: Friday’s price action was choppy, with a slightly bullish bias; resistance was touched but the pair lacked the determination to break it. The U.S. Consumer Sentiment survey came out better than anticipated but this only created a brief US Dollar reaction.



Technical Outlook

Price is drifting between support and resistance without conviction and without a clear bias. The 50 period Exponential Moving Average is mostly flat (very slightly angled downwards), thus confirming that the market lacks proper direction. Today we expect mostly a ranging session, but the US Dollar looks weak, affected also by political unrest in the U.S., so a break of 1.1775 may trigger additional upside but to a limited extent. To the downside, 1.1713 – 1.1700 remains a strong support zone, which we don’t expect to be broken today. 

Fundamental Outlook

The Dollar and Euro both have a lacklustre economic calendar for today, so the technical aspect will be the deciding factor for the pair’s direction.


GBP/USD

The pair showed some big swings Friday, breaking resistance first, then support, only to finish the week in the middle of the horizontal channel. The U.S. Consumer survey had a positive impact on the greenback but the effect was soon nullified.



Technical Outlook

Price is trapped inside the horizontal channel created by 1.2900 resistance and 1.2850 support. Until we see a clear and strong breakout, the pair will probably show back and forth movement, inside the range. Both oscillators are lacking momentum, thus they are not showing a clear signal, but the 50 EMA is angled down and this tilts the balance slightly towards the bears.

Fundamental Outlook

The United Kingdom hasn’t scheduled any economic data release for today and this fact will probably contribute to a slow trading session.
GDMFX
Number of messages : 212
Points : 1034
Date of Entry : 2015-08-25
Year : 27

Re: Technical News | Gdmfx Brokerage | Daily

on Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:50 pm
FOREX NEWS: BREAKOUTS UNDERWAY, BULLS PUSH HIGHER


EUR/USD


Forex News: The Euro spiked higher yesterday afternoon and the pair moved above the 50 period Exponential Moving Average and broke the resistance at 1.1775. The move was mostly technical because no major economic data was released.



Technical Outlook

The move above 1.1775 resistance marks the end of the consolidation phase that the pair was in and makes the short term outlook bullish. If the pair remains above 1.1775, we expect to see a move that will have 1.1840 as target but it is very likely to see a re-test from above of the recently broken level (price returns to touch the level and then bounces higher). The two oscillators show good upwards momentum, thus increasing the probability of a climb to 1.1840.

Fundamental Outlook

The German ZEW Economic Sentiment is scheduled at 9:00 am GMT and will be today’s highlight for the Euro. This survey shows the opinions of about 275 German professional investors and analysts regarding their 6-month outlook for the economy and acts as a leading indicator of optimism. Today’s forecast is 15.3, a drop from the previous 17.5.


GBP/USD

Yesterday’s session was mostly bullish and the pair climbed after another perfect touch of 1.2850 support. At the time of writing the horizontal channel created by 1.2850 and 1.2900 is broken so the pair seems to be out of the ranging phase.



Technical Outlook

Price is rapidly approaching the 50 period Exponential Moving Average, which is an important hurdle and if it can be surpassed, we will most likely see an extended move to the upside. Immediate resistance will be represented by 1.2930, followed by 1.2950 but if price bounces at the 50 EMA is, we will probably see a return inside the horizontal channel and more ranging movement will follow.

Fundamental Outlook

At 8:30 am GMT the British Public Sector Net Borrowing is released, showing the difference between spending and income for the government and public corporations. A positive number indicates deficit and a higher number means a bigger deficit, so lower numbers usually strengthen the Pound. Today’s forecast is 0.4 Billion, lower than the previous 6.3 Billion.
GDMFX
Number of messages : 212
Points : 1034
Date of Entry : 2015-08-25
Year : 27

Re: Technical News | Gdmfx Brokerage | Daily

on Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:25 pm
FOREX NEWS: MIXED TRADING SIGNALS AHEAD OF JACKSON HOLE ECONOMIC SYMPOSIUM


EUR/USD


Forex News: European Manufacturing data was mostly positive yesterday and this fact combined with a slightly hawkish Draghi speech, took the pair above resistance once again, creating a bullish session.



Technical Outlook

Lately all moves are reversed and all gains or losses erased. This suggests indecision and shows that the pair is in range mode, so until either side commits to a strong move, we can expect more of this bouncing movement. The most recent momentum is bullish after the failed break of the 50 period Exponential Moving Average so we will likely see a touch of the resistance at 1.1840.

Fundamental Outlook

Today is day one of the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium, so volatility is likely to be affected. This meeting takes place annually and is attended by finance ministers, central bankers and other financial personalities from across the globe. The actual impact depends on the speeches of the attendants and today no major speeches are scheduled.


GBP/USD

Yesterday the control belonged to the bears who managed to take the pair below 1.2815 but movement was slower, partly due to the lack of economic data releases.



Technical Outlook

The pair is trading below 1.2815 and seems headed towards 1.2770, which is an important support level. Once price reaches this barrier, we expect to see a retracement higher, mostly due to the oversold condition of the Relative Strength Index but also because key levels are rarely broken in the first try. Overall our bias is bearish but bullish pressure will increase at support.

Fundamental Outlook

At 8:30 am GMT the Second Estimate GDP is released, showing changes in the value of all goods and services produced by the British economy. It acts as the primary gauge of economic performance and higher numbers usually strengthen the Pound. Today’s forecasted change is 0.3%, same as previous.
GDMFX
Number of messages : 212
Points : 1034
Date of Entry : 2015-08-25
Year : 27

Re: Technical News | Gdmfx Brokerage | Daily

on Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:59 pm
FOREX NEWS: ENDING THE WEEK IN FULL FORCE: ECB’S DRAGHI AND FED’S YELLEN BOTH SPEAK AT THE JACKSON HOLE SYMPOSIUM


EUR/USD


Forex News: For most of yesterday’s trading session the pair was confined in a tight range after failing to break the previous top. The economic scene was calm and the Jackson Hole Symposium did not trigger notable movement.



Technical Outlook

The pair is ranging without direction or conviction from either side and we expect this movement to continue until economic data will be released and the two heads of central banks will speak. The levels to watch are 1.1775 as support and 1.1820 – 1.1840 as resistance. The 50 period Exponential Moving Average is another location where we can see an important bounce or break but until something notable happens, the bias is neutral.

Fundamental Outlook

The first release of the day is the German IFO Business Climate, scheduled at 8:00 am GMT. This is a survey with a very large sample size of about 7,000 businesses that are asked to give their assessment on current and future business conditions. The survey acts as a leading indicator of optimism and higher numbers than the anticipated 115.5 usually strengthen the Euro.

At 12:30 pm GMT the U.S. Durable Goods Orders come out, showing changes in the value of orders for goods with a live expectancy of more than 3 years. A higher than anticipated number shows increased economic activity and usually strengthens the US Dollar. Today’s forecast is -6.0%, which is a hefty decrease from the previous 6.4%.

Fed Chair Yellen will speak at the Jackson Hole Symposium today at 4:00 pm GMT and ECB President Mario Draghi will speak later at 7:00 pm GMT. These speeches can potentially move the respective currencies strongly, so caution is recommended.


GBP/USD

The British Gross Domestic Product matched the market consensus, to the impact of the release was limited. However, most of yesterday’s session was bullish, following a bounce at 1.2770 support.



Technical Outlook

The Relative Strength Index was oversold, warning that a bullish retracement will soon follow and this happened yesterday, after a near touch of 1.2770. For today we expect to see another move lower and if this move doesn’t break 1.2770, we will probably see a period of bullish movement, with 1.2850 as target.

Fundamental Outlook

The Pound will not be affected today by major economic releases so the pair’s direction will be decided by the technical aspect and the U.S. events mentioned above.
GDMFX
Number of messages : 212
Points : 1034
Date of Entry : 2015-08-25
Year : 27

Re: Technical News | Gdmfx Brokerage | Daily

on Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:59 pm
FOREX NEWS: NO ECONOMIC CATALYSTS FOR TODAY. CAN BULLS MAINTAIN THEIR ADVANTAGE?


EUR/USD


Forex News: Friday’s price action revolved around the speeches of Draghi and Yellen, which triggered strong bullish moves. Yellen’s speech didn’t contain any hints about future monetary policy and was described as “boring” by some market analysts.



Technical Outlook

The latest move was generated by the speeches of the two heads of central banks but from a technical standpoint, we can clearly see a bounce at 1.1775 support and at the 50 period Exponential Moving Average.

Two resistance levels (1.1840 and 1.1875) are broken now and the long term uptrend is renewed, facts that make us anticipate another push north in the near future. However, it’s very possible to see ranging movement today or possibly a pullback based on the overbought condition of the Relative Strength Index.

Fundamental Outlook

There are no major economic indicators on today’s calendar, so the pair’s direction will be mainly decided by the technical aspect.


GBP/USD

Yellen’s speech delivered Friday weakened the US Dollar across the board and the Pound bulls capitalized, taking the pair above the 50 period Exponential Moving Average.



Technical Outlook

The pair has created a bottom near 1.2770 support and now, bullish pressure generated by Yellen’s speech, has taken price above the 50 EMA. The current move is likely to extend into 1.2900, where we expect to see some type of retracement lower. Probably by that time the Relative Strength Index will become overbought, thus increasing the chances of a move lower. To the downside, 1.2850 is the first potential barrier and place where we may see bounces if the pair drops.

Fundamental Outlook

British banks will be closed today, celebrating Summer Bank Holiday and no economic data will be announced. This will most likely affect volatility, possibly triggering a slow or choppy trading session.
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on Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:50 pm
FOREX NEWS: PAIRS CLIMB TIMIDLY AHEAD OF CB CONSUMER CONFIDENCE SURVEY


EUR/USD


Forex News: Yesterday’s trading session was slow but slightly bearish after a bounce at 1.1960, which is now short term resistance. No major economic data was released and this contributed to the relatively low volatility.



Technical Outlook

The Relative Strength Index and Stochastic are both in overbought territory, warning that a move lower may soon follow. That being said, the pair is still showing upside momentum and yesterday’s ranging movement should be considered normal after a strong climb, not a sign of weakness. For today we anticipate another encounter with 1.1960 and if that barrier is broken, price will probably climb into 1.2000 where we expect a pullback.

Fundamental Outlook

Today we have another fairly slow economic day, with the CB Consumer Confidence being the only notable release. This is a survey with a large sample size of about 5,000 households, which tries to gauge respondents’ opinion regarding the overall economic situation in the United States. A higher than expected number shows optimism and usually strengthens the US Dollar but the survey is not known to be a major market mover. The scheduled time is 2:00 pm GMT and the anticipated value is 120.3.


GBP/USD

The week opened with a bullish gap that was already closed during yesterday’s trading session and now price is trading close to the highs but below 1.2930 resistance.



Technical Outlook

The bulls kept price above the 50 period Exponential Moving Average yesterday and this may suggest that the upside move will continue into 1.2950 area in the near future. The Relative Strength Index and Stochastic are approaching overbought so we will likely see a pullback after a touch of 1.2950. To the downside, 1.2900 is the first support, followed by the 50 period EMA. 

Fundamental Outlook

The Pound will not be influenced by economic data today, so the main price driver will be the technical aspect and the U.S. survey.
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on Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:10 pm
FOREX NEWS: GEOPOLITICAL TENSIONS RISE, TRADERS TURN TO U.S. EMPLOYMENT DATA AND GDP FOR NEXT DIRECTION


EUR/USD


Forex News: The Euro pushed higher yesterday and moved the pair to a high of 1.2070 before retreating into 1.2000 area. The growing political tension generated by North Korea’s missile launch over Japan’s airspace contributed to the volatile movement.



Technical Outlook

Although some of the gains were erased in the latter part of yesterday’s trading session, the pair holds firm above 1.2000 psychological level and the general outlook remains bullish. It is possible to see the pair continue lower into 1.1960 area (RSI is overbought and coming down) but the extent of the move should be limited. To the upside the first resistance is 1.2040 (July 2012 low), followed by yesterday’s high at 1.2070.

Fundamental Outlook

The German Preliminary Consumer Price Index will be released today at 12:00 pm GMT, with an anticipated change of 0.1%. This is the main gauge of inflation and considering that the German economy is one of the more important in the EU, we expect quite a hefty impact on the Euro (higher than anticipated numbers usually strengthen the currency).

On the US Dollar side we have the ADP Non-Farm Employment Change (forecast 186K), scheduled at 12:15 pm GMT and the Preliminary Gross Domestic Product (forecast 2.7%) that will be released 15 minutes later, at 12:30 pm GMT. The former indicator shows changes in the total number of employed people excluding Government and the farming sector, while the latter is the main gauge of an economy’s performance. Higher numbers for any or both of these indicators usually strengthen the US Dollar, thus taking the pair lower.


GBP/USD

The US Dollar was surrounded yesterday by unrest coming from geopolitical tensions and the pair continued its ascent, breaking 1.2950 resistance; however, most of the Pound gains were erased later in the day.



Technical Outlook

Price is now moving south after a break of 1.2950 resistance that failed to reach 1.3000 psychological level and the Relative Strength Index is moving lower after visiting overbought territory. These are bearish signs that show that we might see a drop into 1.2900 and possibly into the 50 period Exponential Moving Average but as long as price doesn’t break these two support levels, the picture remains bullish for a move into 1.3000.

Fundamental Outlook

The British Net Lending to Individuals will be released today at 8:30 am GMT and expected to show a value of 5.3 Billion. The indicator shows changes in the value of credit issued to individuals and usually has a low-to-medium impact on the Pound, with higher numbers strengthening it.
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on Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:20 am
FOREX NEWS: US DOLLAR BOOSTED BY STRONG EMPLOYMENT AND GDP DATA. PAIRS HEADED FOR SUPPORT?


EUR/USD


Forex News: The US Dollar got a breath of fresh air from better than expected ADP Non-Farm Employment Change (actual 237K vs 185K forecast) and Gross Domestic Product (actual 3.0% vs 2.7% forecast). As a result the pair had a bearish session and dropped through 1.1960.



Technical Outlook

The drop below 1.1960 opened the door for a touch of the confluence zone created by the 50 period Exponential Moving Average and the support at 1.1875. It’s very possible to see a bounce higher if the pair reaches that zone but the oscillators are showing strong downside momentum without being oversold and the US Dollar benefited from positive economic data, so a break of the zone is not out of the question. The overall environment is still bullish but for the time being the bears seem in control.

Fundamental Outlook

Today at 9:00 am GMT we take another look at European inflation with the release of the Eurozone Consumer Price Index (anticipated change 1.4%) and later in the day the US Dollar will be affected by the Chicago PMI. This is a survey that acts as a leading indicator of economic health, derived from the opinions of purchasing managers from the Chicago area and higher numbers usually strengthen the greenback but to a limited extent. The time of release is 1:45 pm GMT and the expected value is 58.7.


GBP/USD

Positive economic data coming from the U.S. strengthened the US Dollar initially but most of the gains were erased later in the day and several candles with long wicks appeared.



Technical Outlook

The long wicks shown by the last few candles are a clear sign of rejection and the signal is even stronger because it happened right on the 50 period Exponential Moving Average. This suggests that today we will see a bounce from the 50 period EMA and a potential move into the previous top at 1.2980. A drop through the Moving Average would invalidate this scenario, making 1.2850 the next target.

Fundamental Outlook

The United Kingdom didn’t schedule any economic data releases for today, so the pair’s direction will be decided by the U.S. data and the technical aspect.
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on Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:03 am
FOREX NEWS: NON-FARM PAYROLLS TO ‘MAKE OR BREAK’ THE US DOLLAR RECOVERY


EUR/USD


Forex News: The US Dollar continued to take the pair lower yesterday, breaking the 50 period Exponential Moving Average and briefly moving below the 1.1840 mark. The Euro recovered later in the session and some of the losses were erased.



Technical Outlook

The pair is bouncing at 1.1840 resistance but it is still trading below the 50 Exponential Moving Average, so at the time of writing the bias is still negative. We expect to see a break of 1.1840 support and possibly a move into 1.1775 during today’s session if the 50 EMA holds and remains resistance. A big role will be played by the U.S. employment data so the technical side will be secondary.

Fundamental Outlook

The most anticipated report of the week comes out today at 12:30 pm GMT: the U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls. The indicator tracks changes in the total number of employed people in the U.S., excluding the farming sector and is widely regarded as the most important jobs data. The forecast is 180K (previous 209K) and under normal circumstances, higher numbers strengthen the US Dollar. Volatility is almost always high at release time, so caution is recommended.


GBP/USD

After failing to break 1.2930 resistance, the pair dropped hard and reached the key support and target at 1.2850. Now some rejection is present but the short term bias is still bearish.



Technical Outlook

The pair is facing a very important hurdle at 1.2850 and it already bounced higher yesterday, showing that the market is still respecting this level. Upside movement should be contained by the 50 period Exponential Moving Average and 1.2900 resistance, while to the downside, 1.2770 is the first target if 1.2850 is broken. As stated before, the US Dollar will be heavily influenced by the NFP numbers so the technical aspect will be secondary.

Fundamental Outlook

At 8:30 am GMT the British Manufacturing PMI comes out, showing the opinions of purchasing managers regarding business conditions in the manufacturing sector. It’s a leading indicator of optimism, with a medium impact on the Pound and with higher numbers strengthening it. The forecast is 55.0, very similar to the previous 55.1.
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on Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:08 am
FOREX NEWS: U.S. BANKS CLOSED DUE TO LABOR DAY, POUND SHAKY AHEAD OF BRITISH CONSTRUCTION DATA


EUR/USD


Forex News: The Non-Farm Payrolls disappointed Friday by showing a change of only 156K compared to the market consensus 180K. This initially weakened the US Dollar and sent the pair soaring above 1.1960 but the US Dollar made a quick comeback and erased the losses.



Technical Outlook

Friday we saw that the US Dollar is able to take the pair lower even after suffering from worse than expected employment data. The pair is now trading below the 50 period Exponential Moving Average and below 1.1875, making the short term bias bearish and indicating that 1.1840 will be reached probably in the first part of today’s trading session. Overall we expect a rather slow session, with limited movement due to the lack of economic data.

Fundamental Outlook

U.S. banks will be closed today in observance of Labor Day and this means that volatility will probably be affected, especially in the second part of the day. On the Euro side there are no important releases either, so the technical aspect will decide market behavior.


GBP/USD

The Pound capitalized on the worse than expected NFP numbers and as a result, Friday’s session was bullish, with the pair moving into 1.3000 region before retreating lower.



Technical Outlook

The pair is currently showing rejection after moving into 1.2980 – 1.3000 resistance and is testing 1.2950, which is now support. Our outlook is bearish, anticipating a move into the 50 period Exponential Moving Average but direction will also be affected by the British economic data that comes out. If the pair bounces at 1.2950 and moves higher, we don’t expect a break of 1.3000.

Fundamental Outlook

At 8:30 am GMT the British Construction PMI comes out, showing the opinions of purchasing managers about business conditions and the overall health of the construction sector. The expected value is 52.1 and usually a higher number strengthens the Pound but the impact is not always high.
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on Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:27 pm
FOREX NEWS: VOLATILITY PICKS UP, DIRECTION STILL UNCLEAR


EUR/USD


Forex News: Yesterday’s trading session was pretty slow, mostly due to the lack of economic data and the fact that the United States celebrated Labor Day. The bias was lightly bullish but the pair remained in a 50 pip range for most of the day.



Technical Outlook

Volatility is likely to pick up today but for the time being the pair lacks a clear direction and both oscillators are somewhere in the middle of their respective range, showing a lack of momentum. Price is trading above the 50 period Exponential Moving Average and above the bullish trend line seen on the chart above. As long as these forms of support hold, our bias is slightly bullish but a break of the confluence zone created by the trend line, the 50 EMA and the support at 1.1875 will probably trigger a stronger move south.

Fundamental Outlook

At 2:00 pm GMT the U.S. Factory Orders will be released, showing changes in the total value of orders placed with manufacturers. The expected value is -3.3% (previous 3.0%) and usually a higher number strengthens the USD but the impact is low-to-medium. Several FOMC members will deliver speeches during the day but the impact cannot be accurately anticipated.


GBP/USD

Similar to the EUR/USD, the Cable had a slow and ranging day. The British Construction PMI showed a lower than expected value and this briefly weakened the Pound but the losses were soon erased. 



Technical Outlook

Yesterday’s trading session doesn’t offer many clues about future movement but as long as the pair is trading above the 50 period Exponential Moving Average, our bias is bullish. During the latest period the pair made a higher high and a higher low, which is a characteristic of an uptrend but as seen from latest price action, momentum is lacking in the short term. It’s very possible to see a touch of the 50 EMA and the way price behaves there will offer more clues about future direction.

Fundamental Outlook

The British Services PMI will be released today at 8:30 am GMT, showing the opinions of purchasing managers from the services sector about business conditions in said sector. It acts as a leading indicator of economic health and optimism, with higher numbers strengthening the Pound to a limited extent. The forecast for today’s release is 53.5.
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on Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:11 pm
FOREX NEWS: THE UPSIDE PREVAILS, US DOLLAR ON THE ROPES AGAIN


EUR/USD


Forex News: Price action remained relatively tame during the first part of yesterday’s trading session and the pair stayed above the bullish trend line. The U.S. Factory Orders matched analysts’ consensus of -3.3% and gave some fuel to US Dollar sellers, thus pushing the pair higher.



Technical Outlook

Early during yesterday’s trading session the pair approached the bullish trend line but it bounced higher in the second part of the day, showing that the next medium term direction will likely be bullish. For today we expect to see an encounter with the resistance at 1.1960 and possibly with the psychological level at 1.2000. As an alternate scenario, a break of the bullish trend line will probably add more sellers, making 1.1875 and 1.1840 the next destinations.

Fundamental Outlook

At 2:00 pm GMT the ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI (also called Services PMI) will be released, showing the opinions of about 400 purchasing managers from the services sector regarding overall business conditions in the sector. The forecast is 55.5 and usually a higher number strengthens the US Dollar to a limited extent.


GBP/USD

Yesterday after a bounce at the 50 period Exponential Moving Average the pair started to move north, fuelled by newfound Pound strength. The U.S. Factory Orders posted a lower value than previous and this pushed the pair even higher.



Technical Outlook

The pair bounced at the 50 period Exponential Moving Average, broke the psychological resistance at 1.3000 and created a new higher high. All these are bullish signs that make us anticipate a move into 1.3100 in the near future. The first hurdle in front of rising prices is 1.3030 where we are likely to see a small bounce lower. As long as the pair stays above 1.3000, our bias is bullish.

Fundamental Outlook

The Pound will not be affected today by economic data so the pair’s direction will be mainly decided by the technical aspect.
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on Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:23 pm
FOREX NEWS: ECB IN THE SPOTLIGHT AGAIN, DRAGHI STEALS THE SHOW


EUR/USD


Forex News: The pair remained above the bullish trend line but movement remained relatively slow and resistance wasn’t threatened. The U.S. Services PMI came slightly below expectations but the impact was mild.



Technical Outlook

As long as the bullish trend line seen on the chart remains intact and the pair is trading above the Moving Average, our outlook remains bullish, anticipating a move towards 1.1960 – 1.2000. A break of the 50 EMA will make 1.1875 the first destination but today we expect direction to be decided by the ECB rate announcement and Draghi’s press conference. Until then, we will likely see ranging price action.

Fundamental Outlook

Today the spotlight will be on the European Central Bank for the release of the interest rate, scheduled at 11:45 am GMT. There’s no expected change from the current 0.00% but the announcement often creates irregular movement even if no change occurs.

At 12:30 pm GMT, ECB President Mario Draghi will hold his usual press conference, discussing the reasons that determined the rate decision and possibly offering hints about future changes. If such clues will emerge, the Euro is likely to move strongly but the direction will be determined by what the President will say.


GBP/USD

The pair paused at 1.3030 for a short while and then surpassed this resistance, showing bullish momentum. The worse than expected U.S. Services PMI weakened the greenback and helped the climb.



Technical Outlook

The pair remained above the psychological level at 1.3000 and even surpassed 1.3030, thus making us anticipate a move into 1.3100. However, it must be noted that the Relative Strength Index is entering overbought territory and this is an early warning that the pair will soon retrace lower. As long price remains above 1.3000, the overall bias remains bullish.

Fundamental Outlook

The Pound has another lacklustre economic day ahead, without any data coming out. This generally means that direction will be decided by the technical aspect, given that no data comes out for the Dollar either.
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on Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:50 pm
FOREX NEWS: ECB ECONOMIC EXPECTATIONS INCREASE, THE EURO RIDES THE TIDE


EUR/USD


Forex News: The ECB didn’t alter the rates but the Euro strengthened during Mario Draghi’s press conference and the pair approached the previous high. The ECB revised lower their inflation expectations but the forecast for economic expansion has increased to 2.2% from 1.9%.



Technical Outlook

The pair pushed above 1.2040 and approached the previous high at 1.2070 but the Euro gave back some of the gains and price returned below 1.2040. Although the pair retraced lower, our outlook remains bullish, anticipating another move above 1.2040 and a test of 1.2070. It must be noted that the Relative Strength Index is very close to overbought and this fact combined with the resistance at 1.2070 may trigger a move down if the pair climbs into that zone or even before.

Fundamental Outlook

Today we have a slow day for both currencies, without any notable economic data releases. Price direction will depend mainly on the technical aspect but we will probably see more of the effects of Draghi’s comments from yesterday’s press conference.


GBP/USD

The Pound continued to push higher yesterday and the pair reached our projected target at 1.3100. The rally in the EUR/USD played an important role, dragging the US Dollar lower and allowing the Cable to rise.



Technical Outlook

Price is likely to breach 1.3100 but we expect to see a retracement lower soon after. The Relative Strength Index is overbought again, as well as the Stochastic and the pair is facing resistance, so the possibility of a pullback shouldn’t be ruled out even if currently the pair is showing strong upside momentum.

Fundamental Outlook

The British Manufacturing Production numbers will be released today at 8:30 am GMT, showing changes in the total value of goods produced by manufacturers. The forecast is a change of 0.3% compared with last month’s 0.0% and higher numbers show increased economic activity, strengthening the Pound.
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on Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:53 pm
FOREX NEWS: WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN. PULLBACKS EXPECTED


EUR/USD


Forex News: Friday the pair retraced lower after hitting a high at 1.2092 but most of the drop was due to profit taking by the buyers, not necessarily seller strength. The economic scene was calm and did not have an impact on price direction.



Technical Outlook

Although the pair breached 1.2070, this resistance is still holding and price is showing signs of rejection. Today we don’t expect to see substantial advances made by either side, but as long as price remains below 1.2040, our bias is slightly bearish; keep in mind that the pair is in an uptrend and this means that all moves down should be considered retracements, not reversals. Price will probably be capped today by 1.2070 to the upside and 1.2000 to the downside.

Fundamental Outlook

Neither one of the currencies will be affected by economic data today so the direction will be decided by the technical side.


GBP/USD

The Pound was boosted Friday by the better than expected numbers for the British Manufacturing Production (forecast 0.3%, actual 0.5%) and the pair took off, moving past the 1.3200 mark and reaching a high at 1.3223.



Technical Outlook

The buyers are clearly in control and will probably take the pair into 1.3250 resistance in the near future. However, at the moment price is overextended and the Relative Strength Index is deep in overbought territory, so we expect to see a pullback or at least a consolidation period with price moving in a tight range. If said pullback occurs today, the first support will be represented by 1.3160 but given the lack of economic data, we will probably see a slow session today.

Fundamental Outlook

Similar to the other two currencies, the Pound will not be affected by economic releases and the technical aspect will prevail.
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on Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:09 pm
FOREX NEWS: POUND LOSES GROUND, BRITISH CPI EYED FOR NEXT MOVE


EUR/USD


Forex News: The US Dollar showed signs of recovery yesterday, a fact that generated a bearish session, with the pair moving back below the psychological level at 1.2000. The economic scene was calm, without notable events.



Technical Outlook

After the failed break of 1.2070, the pair started to roll downhill and the break of 1.2000 shows that the US Dollar is gaining some momentum. The target for today will be the confluence zone created by 1.1960, the 50 period Exponential Moving Average and the bullish trend line seen on the chart. If the sellers manage to take the pair below this zone, we expect to see more downside movement, possibly into 1.1900 – 1.1875 area but this will probably take more than a day to achieve.

A bounce at the confluence zone mentioned earlier and a break above 1.2000 would show that the retracement is over and would make 1.2070 the next target.

Fundamental Outlook

The only notable release of the day is the U.S. JOLTS Job Openings, scheduled at 2:00 pm GMT. As the name suggests, the indicator shows how many jobs are available (excluding the farming sector) and usually strengthens the US Dollar if it posts a higher than expected number but the impact is often mild. Today’s forecast is 5.96 Million, lower than the previous 6.16 Million.


GBP/USD

The Pound re-tested the highs reached last week but bounced lower yesterday, showing that the pair is in need of a pullback or a period of consolidation. Overall the session was choppy, without substantial advances.



Technical Outlook

Price action has established short term resistance at 1.3220 – 1.3225 and as mentioned before, the pair is overextended because it has travelled a long distance in a short period of time. The Relative Strength Index was also overbought and is now moving below the 70 level, indicating that we will see at least a touch of 1.3160. To the upside 1.3220 is the closest resistance, followed by 1.3250.

Fundamental Outlook

British inflation data will be released today at 8:30 am GMT in the form of the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The expected change is 2.8%, compared to the previous 2.6% and usually a higher number generates Pound strength; this is a high-impact indicator, thus caution is recommended.
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on Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:45 pm
FOREX NEWS: MIXED SIGNALS AHEAD OF U.S. PPI AND BRITISH UNEMPLOYMENT DATA


EUR/USD


Forex News: Yesterday the pair dipped below the bullish trend line but later in the day almost all the US Dollar gains were erased and price climbed back into the previous support.



Technical Outlook

The confluence zone created by 1.1960, the 50 period Exponential Moving Average and the bullish trend line appeared broken yesterday but the pair soon returned to the initial point of the break. This could either mean that we are dealing with a fake break, or a re-test of the recent break, followed by a bounce lower. If the former is true, we expect a climb above 1.2000 and if the latter is true, we will probably see an extended period of downside movement. 

Fundamental Outlook

Action remains relatively slow for U.S. economic data releases and the only notable indicator is the Producer Price Index (PPI), which shows changes in the price that producers charge for their goods. Most of the times a higher producer price means that consumer price will increase, so the indicator has inflationary implications and higher numbers usually strengthen the US Dollar. The time of release is 12:30 pm GMT and the expected change is 0.3% (previous -0.1%).


GBP/USD

Yesterday the Pound got another boost from surprisingly better than expected inflation data and shot through the key resistance at 1.3250, renewing the uptrend.



Technical Outlook

The pair touched the support at 1.3160 as expected and then climbed strongly on the back of economic data, breaking 1.3220 and the more important resistance at 1.3250. This puts control back in the hands of the bears and suggests that more upside will follow. However, it must be noted that the Relative Strength Index is overbought and this is an early warning of a retracement, so price is likely to return to 1.3250 for a re-test. To the upside, the next major hurdle is 1.3450.

Fundamental Outlook

The main event for the Pound today will be the release of the Claimant Count Change, scheduled at 8:30 am GMT. The report shows changes in the number of people who asked for unemployment related benefits and has a medium-to-high impact on the Pound. Today’s forecast is 5.3K (previous -4.2K) and higher numbers show that unemployment levels are rising and this usually weakens the currency.
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on Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:58 pm
FOREX NEWS: KEY INFLATION DATA MAY ADD STRENGTH TO A RECOVERING US DOLLAR


EUR/USD


Forex News: Most of yesterday’s trading session was slow but in the afternoon the US Dollar found new supporters and a heavy wave of bears stepped into the market, taking the pair close to 1.1900. Most of the move was generated by an announcement that a U.S. tax plan may be released on the 25th of September.



Technical Outlook

The pair has broken the important confluence zone created by 1.1960, the 50 period Exponential Moving Average and the bullish trend line. This is a major victory for the bears and suggests that more downside action will follow, with 1.1875 as target. In the meantime, 1.1900 remains a strong barrier that may trigger bounces to the upside; also keep in mind that U.S. inflation data released today will play an important role for price direction. 

Fundamental Outlook

The U.S. Consumer Price Index will be today’s highlight, showing changes in the price that consumers pay for the goods and services they purchase. This is considered the main gauge of inflation and has a high impact on the US Dollar, with higher numbers strengthening it. The expected change is 0.3% and the time of release is 12:30 pm GMT. At the same time the Core version of the CPI (excludes food and energy from calculation) comes out and is expected to show a change of 0.2%.


GBP/USD

After reaching a high at 1.3330 the pair dropped sharply and moved below 1.3250 on the back of newfound US Dollar strength. The British economic data released yesterday did not have a huge impact on price action.



Technical Outlook

Price was signalling for a relatively long while that a move lower was in the making and now the pair is facing heavy selling pressure which makes us anticipate a move below 1.3220 and close to 1.3160. If price dips that low, the 50 EMA will climb and will create a confluence zone together with the mentioned support, thus increasing the probability of a bounce higher from there. Until a lower high or a lower low is created, the uptrend is still in place.

Fundamental Outlook

The Bank of England will announce the interest rate today at 11:00 am GMT and will release a Monetary Policy Summary at the same time, which contains details of the economic reasons that determined the rate vote. Although no rate change is expected (currently 0.25%), the event is likely to cause volatility increase, especially if the Monetary Policy Summary offers hints about a near-future rate hike.
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on Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:45 pm
FOREX NEWS: POUND SOARS ON BOE TAPERING COMMENTS, US DOLLAR LOOKS TO RETAIL SALES FOR NEXT MOVE


EUR/USD


Forex News: Inflation in the United States improved, as shown by the CPI released yesterday (forecast 0.3%, actual 0.4%) but the US Dollar soon gave up all gains as the pair bounced at 1.1840 support.



Technical Outlook

The last four hour candle has a very long lower wick, suggesting that the bears have run out of steam and that the pair is headed north. If price moves above 1.1900, which is now resistance, we expect to see a climb into the 50 period Exponential Moving Average but otherwise the pair is most likely headed towards 1.1840 for another attempt to break it. The U.S. economic data released today will probably have a big role to play for price direction.

Fundamental Outlook

The main event today will be the release of the U.S. Retail Sales, scheduled at 12:30 pm GMT and expected to show a reading of 0.1%, which is a drop from the previous 0.6%. The indicator shows changes in the total value of sales made through retail outlets and usually has a high impact on the US Dollar, with higher numbers strengthening it.


GBP/USD

The Bank of England (BoE) kept the rate unchanged at 0.25% but announced that stimulus tapering is likely to begin during the “coming months”. This was a strong bullish signal that took the Pound more than 200 pips higher.



Technical Outlook

The massive climb seen yesterday is likely to bring in additional buyers, taking the pair into 1.3450 resistance but if this comes true, it will probably happen next week. For today, we expect a pullback that will re-test the previous resistance at 1.1330 but in case the market overreacted to yesterday’s BoE news, then we will probably see a deeper move south. The RSI is showing bearish divergence again and is approaching overbought, thus increasing the probability of a drop.

Fundamental Outlook

The United Kingdom didn’t schedule important economic data releases for today, so price direction will be decided by the U.S. Retail Sales and the technical aspect.
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on Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:11 pm
FOREX NEWS: POUND SKYROCKETS. WHAT WILL BE THE DOLLAR’S RESPONSE?


EUR/USD


Forex News: Friday was a bullish day for the pair and the US Dollar took a hit from disappointing U.S. Retail Sales (expected change 0.1%, actual change -0.2%). The pair moved above the 50 EMA but failed to close the week above 1.1960 resistance.



Technical Outlook

The latest move up lacks momentum and price action is showing rejection after breaching through 1.1960 resistance. The long wicks of the last few candles are a sign that price is about to bounce and move lower, towards 1.1900 but if the bears fail to take the pair below the 50 EMA, we will probably see a move above 1.1960 and closer to 1.2000. We don’t expect substantial movement today, due to the lack of major economic releases.

Fundamental Outlook

The European Final Consumer Price Index is today’s only notable release, scheduled at 9:00 am GMT and expected to show a change of 1.5%. This is the main gauge of inflation in the Eurozone but the impact of the Final version is rather dim because the Flash Estimate version and German inflation numbers were already released. Nonetheless, higher numbers usually strengthen the Euro.


GBP/USD

The Pound soared Friday after a member of BoE’s Monetary Policy Committee stated that we are approaching a rate hike. This added more fuel to the Pound rally, taking the pair to the highest level since the Brexit referendum.



Technical Outlook

The pair reached a high at 1.3616 and had its best week in a long time but moves like the one seen Friday are usually followed by a pullback or at least a period of consolidation. The Relative Strength Index is deep in overbought territory, thus adding to the probability of a move lower but we don’t expect price to retrace too low because the bulls are clearly in control. The first potential support is located at 1.3450 but it’s unlikely that the pair will reach it today.

Fundamental Outlook


The Pound will not be affected today by economic data releases, thus price direction will be determined by the technical aspect.
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Re: Technical News | Gdmfx Brokerage | Daily

on Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:56 pm
FOREX NEWS: CONSOLIDATION PHASE STILL UNDERWAY. BREAKOUTS WILL SOON FOLLOW


EUR/USD


Forex News: The pair remained in a relatively tight range for the most part of yesterday’s trading session and this can be attributed to the lack of major news releases. The European Final CPI came out with the expected value, so the impact was low.



Technical Outlook

The bulls are still struggling to break 1.1960 resistance but the bears cannot keep the pair below the 50 period Exponential Moving Average so we can say that control doesn’t belong to either side. The next direction will depend on the economic data released today but as long as price is hovering between 1.1960 and the 50 period EMA, our outlook is mostly neutral, expecting a strong break of one of these technical hurdles.

Fundamental Outlook

The German ZEW Economic Sentiment is today’s highlight for the Euro. This is a survey of about 300 German professional analysts and investors regarding a 6-month outlook for the German economy. Its impact has diminished lately, but higher numbers usually strengthen the Euro. The release is scheduled at 9:00 am GMT and the expected reading is 12.3 (previous 10.0).

On the US Dollar side the most notable event is the release of the Building Permits, scheduled at 12:30 pm GMT and expected to show a number of 1.22 Million new permits. Higher numbers show increased activity in the construction sector and usually strengthen the US Dollar but the impact is often mild.


GBP/USD

The pair retraced lower yesterday, as it was expected after the strong climb seen Friday but the overall picture remains strongly bullish.



Technical Outlook

The pullback seen yesterday didn’t bring the Relative Strength Index below its overbought level, so we may very well see more downside movement or consolidation. To the upside the first barrier remains the high at 1.3616, while 1.3450 is the first potential support but this is still a distant target for one day unless surprising developments take place. Of course, the pair is in a strong uptrend so we will probably see upside movement once the retracement is over.

Fundamental Outlook

The economic calendar lacks any major releases for the Pound today, so the pair’s direction will be mainly dictated by the technical aspect and the U.S. data.
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Re: Technical News | Gdmfx Brokerage | Daily

on Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:26 pm
FOREX NEWS: FED IN THE LIMELIGHT: POTENTIAL BALANCE SHEET REDUCTION ON THE HORIZON


EUR/USD


Forex News: Yesterday’s price action was mostly bullish, due in part to a better than expected German ZEW Economic Sentiment survey (forecast 12.3, actual 17.0). The key resistance at 1.2000 was touched but it pushed price lower almost immediately.



Technical Outlook

Although the pair moved higher yesterday, the trading range was lower than 50 pips at the time of writing, so momentum is clearly lacking. This is likely to change today with the FOMC Rate Meeting but until then we will probably see choppy movement, capped by the resistance at 1.2000 and the 50 period Exponential Moving Average. If a breakout happens before the FOMC events, it may trigger additional movement but to a limited extent. 

Fundamental Outlook

The main event today is without a doubt the FOMC Meeting scheduled at 6:00 pm GMT. They will release a set of Economic Projections for the next two years, as well as the Rate Statement that contains the outcome of their vote on the interest rate (no change expected) and insights into the reasons that determined the vote.

The Fed is expected to start shrinking their balance sheet and if they announce it today, we will surely see very strong US Dollar movement. Also, at 6:30 pm GMT, Fed Chair Janet Yellen will hold a press conference discussing the rate decision among other things. Audience questions are expected and volatility is likely to surge.


GBP/USD

The pair continued lower yesterday and approached the support at 1.3450, without threatening a break. The picture remains bullish and this behaviour can be considered a normal retracement, not a reversal.



Technical Outlook

Today we may see a drop into 1.3450 support as the Relative Strength Index is descending below its 70 level after spending a long period in overbought territory. To the upside the first resistance is located at 1.3616 but today we have important economic releases for both currencies, so the technical aspect will be overshadowed by the fundamentals.

Fundamental Outlook

The British Retail Sales are today’s main event for the Pound. The release is scheduled at 8:30 am GMT and the expected value is 0.2% (previous 0.3%); the report tracks changes in the total value of sales made through retail stores and has a high impact on the currency. Higher numbers show increased economic activity and usually strengthen the Pound.
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Re: Technical News | Gdmfx Brokerage | Daily

on Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:40 pm
FOREX NEWS: THE US DOLLAR IS BACK! BEARISH PRESSURE MOUNTS


EUR/USD


Forex News: As expected the Fed kept the rate unchanged (<1.25%) and announced that they will begin balance sheet reduction in October, which was perceived as hawkish by market participants. As a result, the pair tumbled through several support levels, on the back of US Dollar momentum.



Technical Outlook

Newfound US Dollar strength took the pair below 1.1900 after a near touch of 1.2040 earlier in the session and the momentum is likely to extend throughout today’s session, so we expect at least a touch of the support located at 1.1840. However, it must be noted that sharp moves tend to retrace a little after the initial momentum wanes, so we may see a move up that will find resistance around 1.1900. Despite the recent move, the pair is not in a downtrend so we cannot rule out a stronger move to the upside.

Fundamental Outlook

ECB President Mario Draghi will deliver opening remarks at the European Systemic Risk Board annual conference, in Frankfurt. The impact if the speech is uncertain and will depend on Draghi’s attitude but caution is recommended whenever heads of central banks speak publicly. The event is scheduled at 1:30 pm GMT.

The most notable event for the US Dollar will be the release of the U.S. Unemployment Claims, scheduled at 12:30 pm GMT. The indicator shows how many persons have asked for unemployment related benefits but it’s a weekly release and this means that it has a rather low impact. However, higher numbers than the expected 302K usually weaken the US Dollar.


GBP/USD

The Pound benefited from much better than anticipated Retail Sales numbers early in yesterday’s session and the pair jumped higher. However, US Dollar strength generated by the Fed meeting erased al gains and took the pair into support.



Technical Outlook

After a short lived break of 1.3616 resistance, the pair dropped to touch 1.3450 but at least at the time of writing, the level was not breached. If a break occurs, the drop will probably extend into the 50 period Exponential Moving Average but once that mark is hit, we expect to see moves north, based on the fact that the pair is still in a strong uptrend. On the other hand, a break of the 50 EMA would show increased bearish pressure and would weaken the uptrend.

Fundamental Outlook

The economic calendar for the Pound is blank today, so price direction will be determined by the technical aspect but also by the effects of yesterday’s events.
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Re: Technical News | Gdmfx Brokerage | Daily

on Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:36 pm
FOREX NEWS: FINISHING THE WEEK WITH SPEECHES FROM ECB PRESIDENT DRAGHI AND BRITISH PRIME MINISTER MAY


EUR/USD


Forex News: The momentum created by the Fed Meeting slowed down yesterday and the pair moved above the psychological level at 1.1900. The session was bullish but bearish pressure is still high.



Technical Outlook

After the failed break of 1.1875, the pair climbed above 1.1900 and seems headed for the 50 period Exponential Moving Average. However, it must be noted that the last bullish candles are showing long wicks and price lacks upside momentum, so we may very well see a drop even before the 50 EMA is reached. The bias remains bearish but the pair is not in a downtrend.

Fundamental Outlook

At 8:00 am GMT the European Manufacturing and Services PMIs are released, showing the opinions of purchasing managers regarding economic and business conditions in their respective sectors. The indicators have a low to medium impact on the Euro, with higher numbers strengthening the single currency. The forecast for the Manufacturing PMI is 57.2 and for the Services PMI is 54.7.

At the same time (8:00 am GMT), ECB President Mario Draghi will deliver a speech at the Trinity College, in Dublin. The impact will depend on the matters discussed but caution is recommended whenever heads of central banks speak publicly.


GBP/USD

Yesterday’s trading session was slow, with price consolidating above 1.3450 support. The economic calendar didn’t hold any important events and this contributed to the slow movement of price.



Technical Outlook

The overall trend is clearly bullish but the latest momentum is bearish and now the pair is consolidating (moving in a range) in close vicinity of 1.3450 support. We already saw a failed attempt to break the level so if it won’t broken on a second attempt, the pair will probably be headed higher or it will remain in a range. If 1.3450 is broken, the 50 period EMA will become the first target.

Fundamental Outlook

British Prime Minister Theresa May will speak today in Florence on the post-Brexit relationship between Britain and the European Union. The exact time of the speech is not known at the time of writing, so we recommend keeping an eye on our Economic Calendar for updates.
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