EUR/USD

The U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point for the second time this year on Wednesday in a widely expected move meant to sustain a decade-long economic expansion, but gave mixed signals. Though the U.S. economy continues growing at a “moderate” rate and the labor market “remains strong,” the Fed said in its policy statement that it was cutting rates “in light of the implications of global developments for the economic outlook as well as muted inflation pressures.”

Last U.S. Retail Sales change higher than expected.

Mario Draghi is leaving the European Central Bank with a final stimulus package that has divided colleagues and drawn doubts over its economic effectiveness, putting governments under renewed pressure to step up with fiscal policy. His successor Christine Lagarde will inherit the presidency on Nov. 1 unsure how much more the institution can do to revive growth and inflation.
Last German Manufacturing PMI data lower than expected.

As we wrote previously, eyes on the bouncing back to 1.13 important Supply Area. Bulls first target: 1.137, then consolidation and eyes on 1.149.

Our special Fibo Retracement is confirming the following S/R levels against the Monthly and Weekly Trendlines obtained by connecting the relevant highs and lows back to 2012:

Weekly Trend: Neutral
1st Resistance: 1.1100
2nd Resistance: 1.1268
1st Support: 1.0980
2nd Support: 1.0870

EUR

Recent Facts:

5th of December, Eurozone Services PMI
Better than Expected

14th of December, German Manufacturing PMI
Worse than Expected

17th of December, Eurozone CPI
Lower than Expected

4th of January, German Unemployment + CPI (Preliminary release)
German Unemployment Better than Expected, CPI ticked Lower than Expected

24th of January, German Manufacturing PMI
Worse than expected

21st of February, German Manufacturing PMI
Worse than expected

22nd of February, Eurozone CPI
As Expected

22nd of March, German Manufacturing PMI, Eurozone Manufacturing PMI
Worse than expected

28th of March, Spanish and German CPI data
Lower than expected

29th of March, German Job Market, Eurozone CPI (Preliminary)
Worse than expected

1st of April, German Manufacturing PMI
Worse than expected

1st of April, Eurozone CPI (Preliminary release)
Lower than expected

18th of April, German Manufacturing PMI
Worse than expected

30th of April, German Unemployment Change
Better than expected

3rd of May, Eurozone CPI (Inflation) data
Higher than expected

23rd of May, German Manufacturing PMI
Worse than expected

4th of June, CPI, Preliminary release
Lower than expected

5th of June, Services PMI
Better than expected

21st of June, German Manufacturing PMI
Better than expected

17th of July, CPI
Higher than expected

24th of July, German Manufacturing PMI
Worse than Expected

25th of July, ECB Interest Rate Statement
European Central Bank signaled a future cut in its official interest rates to new record lows

22nd of August, German Manufacturing PMI
Better than Expected

2nd of September, German Manufacturing PMI
Worse than expected

USD

Recent Facts:

See above.

 

GBP/USD

Forex Analysis GBP/USD | September 24/2019 | sgtmarkets.com |

Last UK Retail Sales data came worse than expected.

The U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point for the second time this year on Wednesday in a widely expected move meant to sustain a decade-long economic expansion, but gave mixed signals. Though the U.S. economy continues growing at a “moderate” rate and the labor market “remains strong,” the Fed said in its policy statement that it was cutting rates “in light of the implications of global developments for the economic outlook as well as muted inflation pressures.”

Last UK CPI data ticked lower than expected while UK Job Market showed some resilience. And recent UK GDP and Manufacturing data showed more resilience than expected.

We are Overbought from Neutral. 1.2405 area is at test and we think this is a fake breakout. We expect a consolidation around our first Resistance in area 1.2405 in the next days.

Our special Fibo Retracement is confirming the following S/R levels against the Monthly and Weekly Trendlines obtained by connecting the relevant highs and lows back to 2001:

Weekly Trend: Overbought
1st Resistance: 1.2590
2nd Resistance: 1.2753
1st Support: 1.2214
2nd Support: 1.2060

GBP

Recent Facts:

19th of February, Job Market
Worse than Expected

19th of March, Job Market
Contrasted

20th of March, CPI
Higher than Expected

21st of March, Retail Sales data
Better than Expected

29th of March, GDP
Better than Expected

2nd of April, Construction PMI
Worse than Expected

3rd of April, Services PMI
Worse than Expected

10th of April, GDP and Manufacturing Production
Better than Expected

17th of April, CPI
Lower than Expected

18th of April, Retail Sales
Better than Expected

1st of May, Manufacturing PMI
Worse than Expected

10th of May, Industrial Production and Trade Balance
Better than Expected

22nd of May, CPI
Lower than Expected

24th of May, Retail Sales
Better than Expected

4th of June, Construction PMI
Worse than Expected

10th of June, GDP data
Worse than Expected

2nd of July, Construction PMI
Worse than Expected (Lowest since 2009)

3rd of July, Services PMI
Worse than Expected

10th of July, Manufacturing Production data
Worse than Expected

16th of July, UK Job Market data
Worse than Expected

18th of July, Retail Sales
Better than Expected

5th of August, Services PMI
Better than Expected

9th of August, GDP data + Manufacturing Production
Worse than Expected

2nd of September, Manufacturing PMI
Worse than expected

9th of September, GDP and Manufacturing Production
Better than Expected

10th of September, Job Market
Better than Expected

18th of September, CPI
Lower than expected

19th of September, Retail Sales
Worse than expected

USD

See above.

 

AUD/USD

Forex Analysis AUD/USD | September 24/2019 | sgtmarkets.com |

Eyes to today New Zealand RBNZ Decision on Interest Rates.

The aussie is showing weakness: nowhere near game-changing for the RBA and that set traders off to quickly price in another 25 bps rate cut going into next month’s meeting and Australia unemployment rises.

Official data showed China’s economic growth cooled to 6.2% in the second quarter, the weakest annual pace in at least 27 years, amid trade pressure from the United States. In the first half, the economy grew 6.3 percent compared with a year earlier.

As we wrote previously, we are sit in important Demand Area. We expected a bounce up to 0.687 area and a consolidation phase around that important level. And this is occurring right now.

Our special Fibo Retracements are confirming the following S/R levels against the Monthly and Weekly Trendlines obtained by connecting the relevant highs and lows back to 2012:

Weekly Trend: Neutral
1st Resistance: 0.6802
2nd Resistance: 0.6875
1st Support: 0.6710
2nd Support: 0.6630

AUD

Recent Facts:

6th of June, Australia GDP
Better than Expected

14th of June, Australia Job Market
Worse than Expected

4th of July, Australia Retail Sales
Slightly better than Expected

19th of July, Employment Change
Better than Expected

25th of July, CPI
Lower than Expected

1st of August, AIG Manufacturing Index
Worse than Expected

2nd of August, Retail Sales,
Better than Expected

16th of August, Employment Change
Worse than Expected

30th of August, HIA New Home Sales + Private New Capital Expenditure
Worse than Expected

12th of September, Westpac Consumer Sentiment
Worse than Expected

13th of September, Employment Change
Better than Expected

5th of October, Retail Sales
As Expected

18th of October, Job Market
Worse than Expected

30th of October, Building Approvals
Worse than Expected

31st of October, Australia CPI
Lower than Expected

1st of November, Australia Retail Sales
Worse than Expected

15th of November, Australia Employment Change
Better than Expected

29th of November, Australia New Home Sales + Private New Capital Expenditure
Worse than Expected

5th of December, GDP
Worse than Expected

11th of January, Retail Sales
Better than Expected

24th of January, Employment Change
Better than Expected

30th of January, CPI
Better than Expected

5th of February, Retail Sales
Worse than Expected

21st of February, Job Market
Better than Expected

21st of March, Job Market
Worse than Expected

3rd of March, Retail Sales
Better than Expected

18th of April, Job Market
Better than Expected

24th of April, CPI
Lower than expected

7th of May, Australia Retail Sales
Worse than Expected (weakest quarter in seven years)

13th of May, Home Loans
Worse than Expected

16th of May, Unemployment Rate
Higher than expected

4th of June, Retail Sales and RBA Interest Rate Statement
Retail Sales Worse than Expected, RBA cuts interest Rates as expected at 1.25%

5th of June, GDP
Worse than Expected

13th of June, Employment Change
Better than Expected

3rd of July, Australia Trade Balance and Building Approvals
Better than Expected

4th of July, Australia Retail Sales
Worse than Expected

18th of July, Job Market data
Worse than Expected

31st of July, CPI
Higher than Expected

2nd of August, Retail Sales data
Better than Expected

3rd of September, Retail sales
Worse than Expected

18th of September, job Market
Worse than Expected

USD

Recent Facts:

See above.