On the forex front, the U.S. dollar firmed against its major peers, with the Dollar Index gaining 0.2% on the day to 99.95. The ZEW survey results of April will be released for Germany (current situation at -75.0, expectations at -42.0 expected) and the Eurozone.
The U.K. Office for National Statistics will report a jobless rate for the three months to February (steady at 3.9% expected). While in the U.S., the National Association of Realtors will report March existing home sales (5.30 million units expected).
Economic Events to Watch Today
EUR/USD – Daily Analysis
The EUR/USD fell by nearly 0.1% to trade at 1.0865. While Spain’s central bank announced, the country’s GDP could fall by 6.8% to 12.4% this year. Later in the today, the major focus will stay on the German ZEW Current Situation Index for April will be released (-75.0 estimated).
European stocks were mostly trading higher, with the Stoxx Europe 600 Index surging 0.7%. Both Germany’s DAX and the U.K.’s FTSE 100 added 0.5%, and France’s CAC was up 0.7%, which are somehow supporting the Euro, the single currency.
As of now, the market participants seem very concerned about the negative impact of the oil prices Monday’s declines and keeps their eyes on it. As in result, the U.S. dollar could continue to gain ground during the Europan trading hours ahead while the S&P 500 futures are now reporting a 0.65% drop.
The additional bearish pressure could arise from President Trump’s decision to delay immigration to the U.S. to control the coronavirus outbreak. Let’s brace to trade ZEW survey results of April will be released for Germany (current situation at -75.0, expectations at -42.0 expected) and the Eurozone.
Daily Support and Resistance
- S1 1.0758
- S2 1.0813
- S3 1.084
Pivot Point 1.0869
- R1 1.0896
- R2 1.0924
- R3 1.098
EUR/USD– Trading Tips
Technically, the EUR/USD is trading with a slightly bearish bias at 1.0825, exhibiting a bearish crossover below 50 EMA, which is now extending resistance around 1.0903 level. Continuation of a selling trend below 1.0903 level can extend selling until the next support area of 1.0772, but on the way, the pair may find support around 1.0815 level. The EUR/USD is likely to find support around 1.0772, but below this, the next support prevails around 1.0652 level. The pair may find an immediate resistance level of around 1.09230, where the bullish breakout of this level can extend buying until the next resistance level of 1.1036. Conversely, we should look for selling trades below 1.0870.
GBP/USD– Daily Analysis
The GBP/USD slid 0.5% to 1.2442. Investors will focus on the U.K. jobless rate for the three months to February due later in the day (steady at 3.9% expected). The United Kingdom and European Union Brexit drama keep moving while the latest news recommending to keep a check of Britain’s £39 billion has also been underlined by the cost of dealing with coronavirus, especially the economic £250 billion rescue package announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak to protect jobs and businesses.
At the USD front, investors prefer to choose the U.S. dollar because of its safe-haven-demand in the market due to the fears of economic fallout, which is caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The dollar index, which measures the worth of the greenback against majors, rose 0.20% to levels above 100.00.
Later today, the U.S. dollar could continue to gain ground during the Europan trading hours ahead due to high safe-haven demand in the market in the wake of intensifying coronavirus fears while the S&P 500 futures are now reporting a 0.65% drop.
On the other hand, the reason behind the cable’s pair declines could also be the immediate rise in COVID-19 cases, with the curve still not notably peaking. It indicates that there is still a high chance that lockdowns could last longer than expected, while the Bankruptcy and bad loans will likely boost the risk-off sentiment in the market and provide further support to the U.S. dollar again.
Looking forward, traders are keenly waiting for the key U.K. data which is scheduled to release during this day ahead As well as, the coronavirus related headlines also will be key to watch for taking fresh directions in the U.S. dollar.
Daily Support and Resistance
- S1 1.2298
- S2 1.2374
- S3 1.2407
Pivot Point 1.245
- R1 1.2483
- R2 1.2526
- R3 1.2601
GBP/USD– Trading Tip
Taking a look at the 4-hour timeframe, the GBP/USD is trading at 1.2394 level, violating the support level of 1.2400 level. A bearish breakout of 1.2400 support area is expected to trigger a sell-off until 1.2310. The 50 periods EMA is also keeping the GBP/USD pair under pressure while extending resistance around 1.2430. Thus, the bounce off above this level can lead the GBP/USD pair towards the next resistance level of 1.2657. While bearish breakout of 1.2460 can open up further room for selling until the next support area of 1.2220.
USD/JPY – Daily Analysis
On Tuesday, the USD/JPY is trading with a selling bias around 107.350, due to intensifying coronavirus fears as increased risk sentiment is driving the demand for the safe-haven currency. The slump in the Japanese exports for March keeps Japanese yen down, which also supports the currency pair to stay at the upside.
The U.S. dollar extends taking bids mostly due to its safe-haven demand in the wake of intensified coronavirus fears. Considering the fresh report that the United States death toll surged over 40,000, whereas SkyNews mentions the U.K. has a bit over 16,000 people who died from the virus.
Looking forward, the North Korean leader’s health and oil moves will be key to watch, and coronavirus updates could be the driver seat for taking fresh directions. Alongside, the trader will keep their eyes on the U.S. dollar dynamics.
Daily Support and Resistance
- S1 105.92
- S2 106.84
- S3 107.44
Pivot Point 107.76
- R1 108.36
- R2 108.69
- R3 109.61
USD/JPY – Trading Tips
The USD/JPY is trading slightly bearish at 107.339, having formed a descending triangle pattern on the 4-hour timeframe. The triangle pattern is extending resistance around 107.850 along with resistance around 106.980. As we know, the descending triangle pattern usually breakout on the lower side, and if this happens, the violation of 106.980 level may send the USD/JPY currency pair towards 105.850 level.
All the best for today!