EUR/USD Technical Analysis: Eyeing Support Below 1.10 (based on dailyfx article)
The Euro put in a bearish Evening Star candlestick pattern, hinting a move lower against the US Dollar
may be in the cards. A daily close below the 14.6% Fibonacci expansion
at 1.0982 exposes the 23.6% level at 1.0793. Alternatively, a push above
the 38.2% Fib retracement at 1.1271 opens the door for a challenge of
the 50% threshold at 1.1519.
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EURUSD M5: 89 pips price movement by USD - Non-Farm Employment Change news event
if actual > forecast (or previous data) = good for currency (for USD in our case)
[USD - ADP Non-Farm Employment Change] = Estimated change in the number of employed people during the previous month, excluding the farming industry and government. Job creation is an important leading indicator of consumer spending, which accounts for a majority of overall economic activity.
"Private-sector employment increased by 169,000 from March to April, on a seasonally adjusted basis."
Forex technical analysis: USDJPY corrects back to 200 hour MA (based on forexlive article)
Like the EURUSD, the USDJPY is back up testing the 200 hour MA at 119.46
(green line in the chart below). The 50% of the move up from April 30
is at 119.49. This was support earlier today. What was support
becomes resistance. So I would expect traders to lean against the MA on
the first look. A move above could take some of the selling fear out of
the market. Look for traders to shift allegiance on a move above
EURUSD rotates toward broken trend line (based on forexlive article)
The EURUSD has rotated lower after the surge higher. The pair is down
testing the broken trend line on the 4- hour chart. That level comes in
A move back below is needed to show the sellers are taking back some
control. Risk defining level for dip buyers (stop below 1.1317 (50% of
the last trend leg higher).
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Goldman Sachs - FX markets appear to 'throwing a tantrum' (based on forexlive article)
In a research note to clients, Goldman Sachs say data will improve and the USD selloff will reverse:
"After the perfect storm in March -- a dovish Fed
and weak payrolls -- price action around last week's GDP disappointment
was a howl of disapproval, something akin to the 'The Scream' by Edvard
Munch. Foreign-exchange markets appear to be throwing a 'tantrum.'"
USD/JPY Awaiting the US NFP Report to Break Out (based on forexminute article)
The USD/JPY continues to trade within a consolidation range that began
at the end of March, roughly between 120.84 and 118.50. Last week, a
bullish attempt failed to reach the 120.84 high, and USD/JPY retreated
back to the middle of this range ahead of tomorrow’s (Friday’s) US NFP
The 4H chart shows a very tentative market that is now hugging the
central pivot of the above-mentioned consolidation range. This is where
the market is “comfortable” given the current fundamentals.
Specifically, the general expectation of the FOMC, is that it will raise
rates around September, a delay from the plan earlier in the year to
raise rates by June.
The FOMC wants to see more improvement in the labor market before
raising rates. The last 2 weeks of jobless claims data have been
pointing in the right direction, but the US NFP is the most important
indicator of job growth. Earlier this week, we saw disappointing ADP NFP
jobs report, which some see as a predictor of the NFP, albeit not a
very reliable one. Still, the market is holding off USD-strength because
it has some doubts whether the NFP will meet forecast of a 227K print
after a soft 162K reading for March.
We should monitor USD/JPY’s reaction after the jobs report. A break
above 120.81 would likely put the high on the year around 122 in sight. A
break below 118.50 will likely keep USD/JPY in the multi-month
consolidation seen in the daily chart.
EUR/USD falls slightly as U.S. jobs, UK election remain in focus (based on nasdaq article)
EUR/USD fell modestly on Thursday ahead of a
critical U.S. jobs report, as worries related to cascading global
bond prices somewhat eased.
The euro fell 0.0084 or 0.74% to 1.1266 against the dollar in
U.S. afternoon trading, slightly above session-lows of 1.1238.
EUR/USD reached a high of 1.1392 in the European morning session on
a day of choppy trading.
Although the euro has fallen against the dollar in four of the
last six sessions, it is still up more than 3.5% on its American
counterpart over the last two weeks. On Wednesday, EUR/USD moved
above 1.13 for the first time since late-February.
Goldman Sachs sees upside risks in nonfarm payrolls despite soft ADP (based on forexlive article)
Goldman Sachs sees nonfarm payrolls matching the 230K consensus
estimate, despite just 169K jobs in Wednesday's ADP employment report.
labor market indicators were mixed in April, the employment components
of service sector surveys were strong and better weather conditions
should provide a boost. In addition, we see some upside risk to our
forecast from a calendar effect," they wrote.
The market is likely
priced below the 230K consensus, somewhere closer to 200K, so a
stronger reading would give the US dollar a lift.