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Technical Targets for AUD/USD by United Overseas Bank (based on the article)

AUD/USD: intra-day bullish ranging near bearish reversal

H4 price is located near and above 200 period SMA (200 SMA) for the bullish ranging near bearish reversal. The price is on ranging within the following key s/r levels:

  • 7-day high at 0.7504 located above 100 SMA/200 SMA reversal levels in the primary bullish area of the chart, and
  • 7-day low at 0.7330 located near 200 SMA in the beginning of the bearish area.


United Overseas Bank is considering AUD/USD price to be on ranging market condition:

"While shorter-term downward momentum has improved somewhat, it is premature to expect a sustained down-move in AUD. The neutral phase that started 2 days ago is still clearly intact and we continue to expect AUD to trade within a broad 0.7260/0.7460 range for now."

  • If the price will break 0.7504 resistance level on close H4 bar so the primary bullish trend will be continuing.
  • If the price will break 0.7330 support level on close bar so the reversal of the intra-day price movement to the primary bearish market condition will be started.
  • If not so the price will be ranging within the levels.
Tech Targets: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, AUD/USD, NZD/USD, USD/JPY - UOB
Tech Targets: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, AUD/USD, NZD/USD, USD/JPY - UOB
  • www.efxnews.com
EUR/USD: Bearish: Next key level at 1.1140/45. [No change in view]. Momentum indicators continue to deteriorate and the prospect for the current bearish phase to extend lower to the next key level at 1.1140/45 is not high. Unless there is a clear break below 1.1180 within these couple of days, a move back above 1.1295 is enough to indicate that...
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GBP/USD Intra-Day Fundamentals: U.K. Jobless Claims and 34 pips price movement

2016-06-15 08:30 GMT | [GBP - Claimant Count Change]

if actual < forecast (or previous one) = good for currency (for GBP in our case)

[GBP - Claimant Count Change] = Change in the number of people claiming unemployment-related benefits during the previous month.

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  • "The unemployment rate was 5.0%, the lowest since August to October 2005. The unemployment rate is the proportion of the labour force (those in work plus those unemployed) that were unemployed."
  • "Average weekly earnings for employees in Great Britain in nominal terms (that is, not adjusted for price inflation) increased by 2.0% including bonuses and by 2.3% excluding bonuses compared with a year earlier."

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GBP/USD M5: 34 pips price movement by U.K. Jobless Claims news event


Sergey Golubev
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Pay Attention to These Words and Dots: Fed Decision (based on the article)

Labor Market vs. Growth

"...labor market conditions have improved further even as growth in economic activity appears to have slowed." -- April 27 FOMC statement

The Dots

"The Fed’s so-called “dot plot,” released alongside the statement with quarterly economic forecasts, shows the pace of interest-rate increases that central bank officials expect will be warranted. In March, the median projection fell to two quarter-point hikes this year, versus a prior expectation for four."


Brexit Outlook

"The Committee continues to closely monitor inflation indicators and global economic and financial developments." -- April 27 statement

Inflation Expectations
"Market-based measures of inflation compensation remain low; survey-based measures of longer-term inflation expectations are little changed, on balance, in recent months." -- April 27 statement

Actual Inflation
"Inflation is expected to remain low in the near term, in part because of earlier declines in energy prices, but to rise to 2 percent over the medium term as the transitory effects of declines in energy and import prices dissipate and the labor market strengthens further." -- April 27 statement

Pay Attention to These Words and Dots: Fed Decision-Day Guide
Pay Attention to These Words and Dots: Fed Decision-Day Guide
  • 2016.06.15
  • Jeanna Smialek
  • www.bloomberg.com
Chair Janet Yellen’s Federal Reserve wraps up a two-day meeting on Wednesday in Washington. Officials are expected to debate whether the economy can handle another interest-rate increase after they hiked in December for the first time in almost a decade. The Federal Open Market Committee’s deliberations come as the central bank receives...
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USD/CAD Intra-Day Fundamentals: Canada's Manufacturing Shipments and 18 pips range price movement

2016-06-15 12:30 GMT | [CAD - Manufacturing Sales]

if actual > forecast (or previous one) = good for currency (for CAD in our case)

[CAD - Manufacturing Sales] = Change in the total value of sales made by manufacturers.

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USD/CAD M5: 18 pips range price movement by Canada's Manufacturing Shipments news event


The Daily — Monthly Survey of Manufacturing, April 2016
  • 2016.06.15
  • www.statcan.gc.ca
Non-durable goods industries include food, beverage and tobacco products, textile mills, textile product mills, clothing, leather and allied products, paper, printing and related support activities, petroleum and coal products, chemicals, and plastics and rubber products. Durable goods industries include wood products, non-metallic mineral...
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Trading News Events: Federal Open Market Committee Interest Rate Decision (adapted from the article)


  • "Even though the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is widely anticipated to preserve its current policy in June, the updated economic projections coming out of the central bank may drag on the greenback and spark a near-term rebound in EUR/USD should Chair Janet and Co. curb their outlook for growth and inflation."
  • "As expected, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) once again voted 9 to 1 to retain the current policy in April, with Kansas City Fed President Esther George dissenting against the majority for a 25bp rate-hike. The FOMC continued to promote a wait-and-see approach as ‘market-based measures of inflation compensation remain low; survey-based measures of longer-term inflation expectations are little changed, on balance, in recent months,’ and the central bank may look to buy more time as they wait for a ‘further improvement in labor market conditions and a return to 2 percent inflation.’ More of the same from the FOMC sparked a choppy market reaction, with EUR/USD pulling back from the 1.1350 zone to end the day at 1.1319."

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EURUSD D1: secondary correction to the possible ranging bearish reversal. The daily price is located above 200 SMA for the bullish market condition: the price is breaking 100 SMA together with 61.8% Fibo support level at 1.1203 to below to be reversed from the primary bullish to the ranging market condition. The bearish reversal level is 1.1070 located near 200 SMA so if the price breaks this level to below - the bearish reversal will be started. Alternative, if the price breaks 1.1415 resistance to above so the bullish trend will be resumed.


Anyway, the RSI indicator is estimating the secondary correction to be continuing for the price to the ranging zone.

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U.S. Commercial Crude Oil Inventories news event:  intra-day ranging bullish within 100 SMA/200 SMA reversal area

2016-06-15 14:30 GMT | [USD - Crude Oil Inventories]

[USD - Crude Oil Inventories] = Change in the number of barrels of crude oil held in inventory by commercial firms during the past week.

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"U.S. commercial crude oil inventories (excluding those in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve) decreased by 0.9 million barrels from the previous week."

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Crude Oil M5: ranging bullish. The price broke 100 SMA/200 SMA area to above to be reversed to the primary bullish market condition. The price was bounced from Fibo resistance at 49.64 for the ranging to eb started within the following support/resistance levels:

  • Fibo resistance level at 49.64 located above 100 SMA/200 SMA reversal on the primary bullish area of the chart, and
  • 50.0% Fibo support level at 49.14 located near 200 SMA on the border between the primary bullish and the primary bearish trend.


Crude Oil H4: ranging within narrow 100 SMA/200 SMA levels. The price is located within 100 SMA/200 SMA area and near above 200 SMA for the ranging bullish market condition.

If the price breaks Tuesday high at 50.02 to above so the bullish trend for intra-day price movement will be resumed.
If the price breaks 48.80 support level to below so the reversal of the price movement to the primary bearish condition will be started.
If not so the price will be moved within the channel for ranging.



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EUR/USD Intra-Day Fundamentals: Federal Funds Rate and 33 pips range price movement

2016-06-15 18:00 GMT | [USD - Federal Funds Rate]

if actual > forecast (or previous one) = good for currency (for USD in our case)

[USD - Federal Funds Rate] = Interest rate at which depository institutions lend balances held at the Federal Reserve to other depository institutions overnight.

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"Against this backdrop, the Committee decided to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 1/4 to 1/2 percent. The stance of monetary policy remains accommodative, thereby supporting further improvement in labor market conditions and a return to 2 percent inflation."

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EUR/USD M5: 33 pips range price movement by Federal Funds Rate news event


FRB: Press Release--Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement--June 15, 2016
  • www.federalreserve.gov
Release Date: June 15, 2016 For release at 2:00 p.m. EDT Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in April indicates that the pace of improvement in the labor market has slowed while growth in economic activity appears to have picked up. Although the unemployment rate has declined, job gains have diminished. Growth in...
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AUD/USD Intra-Day Fundamentals: Australian Employment Change and 57 pips range price movement

2016-06-16 01:30 GMT | [AUD - Employment Change]

if actual > forecast (or previous one) = good for currency (for AUD in our case)

[AUD - Employment Change] = Change in the number of employed people during the previous month.

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  • Employment increased 17,900 to 11,930,700. Full-time employment remained steady at 8,156,500 and part-time employment increased 17,900 to 3,774,200.
  • Unemployment increased 1,600 to 726,400. The number of unemployed persons looking for full-time work decreased 6,200 to 509,200 and the number of unemployed persons only looking for part-time work increased 7,800 to 217,200.
  • Unemployment rate remained steady at 5.7%.
  • Participation rate remained steady at 64.8%.
  • Monthly hours worked in all jobs increased 27.7 million hours to 1,643.1 million hours.

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AUD/USD M5: 57 pips range price movement by Australian Employment Change news event


6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, May 2016
  • www.abs.gov.au
MAY KEY FIGURES MAY KEY POINTS TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE) Employment increased 3,700 to 11,919,400. Unemployment decreased 2,200 to 724,300. Unemployment rate remained steady at 5.7%. Participation rate decreased by 0.1 pts to 64.8%. Monthly hours worked in all jobs decreased 2.3 million hours to 1,632.1 million hours. SEASONALLY...
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Traders are left to wonder how many times the Fed may hike rates in 2016, if at all (adapted from the article)

  • "On Wednesday afternoon, the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee said it would keep short term interest rates at 0.25%-to-0.50% as it continues to monitor the U.S. labor market, inflation indicators, and global economic developments. During a question and answer session, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said Britain’s upcoming vote on whether to stay in the European Union factored into the FOMC’s decision to stay on hold." "It is certainly one of the uncertainties we discussed," Yellen said.
  • Brexit is a "decision that could have consequences for economic and financial conditions in global financial markets," she added said, while noting a decision to leave the E.U. could have consequences for the United States "that would be a factor in deciding on the appropriate path of policy."
  • "The pace of improvement in the labor market has slowed while growth in economic activity appears to have picked up,” the FOMC said, in a statement released at the end of it two-day June meeting. “The stance of monetary policy remains accommodative, thereby supporting further improvement in labor market conditions and a return to 2 percent inflation," it added.
  • "The FOMC expects only “gradual” increases in the federal funds rate and it continued to note that the actual path of rate increases will remain data dependent."

From the technical points of view - the EUR/USD H4 price was bounced from 1.1189 bearish support level by 100 SMA level breaking to above: the price is testing Tuesday's high at 1.1297 to be reversed to the bullish market condition.


If the price breaks 1.1297 resistance on close H4 bar so the reversal of the intra-day price movement from the bearish to the primary bullish market condition will be started.
if the price breaks 1.1189 support to below so the primary bearish trend will be resumed.
If not so the price will be ranging within 100 SMA/200 SMA ranging reversal area for direction.



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Trading News Events: U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) (adapted from the article)

"The U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased an annualized 1.1% in April following the 0.9% expansion the month prior, while the core rate of inflation narrowed to 2.1% from 2.2% during the same period. A deeper look at the report showed transportation costs climbing another 0.7% on the back of higher energy prices, which was accompanied by a 0.2% rise in food costs, while prices for apparel slipped 0.3% in April. The U.S. dollar struggled to hold its ground following the slowdown in core inflation, with EUR/USD bouncing back from the 1.1300 handle to end the day at 1.1309."

What’s Expected:



EUR/USD H4: bearish ranging near bullish reversal. The H4 price is located inside Ichimoku cloud for the ranging market condition waiting for the direction of the trend to be established. Ascending triangle pattern was formed by the price to be crossed to above for the possible bullish reversal, and Absolute Strength indicator together with Trend Strength indicator are estimating the possible bullish trend to be started in the near future.



If H4 price breaks 1.1298 resistance level to above so the reversal of the price movement from the ranging bearish to the primary bullish market condition will be started: the price will cross uppper Senkou Span line to below.
If H4 price breaks 1.1188 support level to below so the primary bearish trend will be resumed.
If not so the price will be on bearish ranging condition.
EUR/USD Risks Near-Term Pullback on Higher U.S. Core Inflation
EUR/USD Risks Near-Term Pullback on Higher U.S. Core Inflation
  • DailyFX
  • www.dailyfx.com
Even though the U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) is expected to hold steady at an annualized 1.1% in May, an uptick in the core rate of inflation may prop up the greenback and spark a near-term pullback in EUR/USD as it puts greater pressure on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) to further normalize monetary policy sooner rather than...