The U.S. Dollar Index regained bullish bias at 102.81, while U.S. stock scored daily downside limits. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard said U.S. jobless rate might soar to 30% in the second quarter, and the Fed can provide more support if necessary. The U.S. official data showed that existing home sales amounted to an annualized rate of 5.77 million units in February, higher than expected.
Later today, eyes will be on the U.K. and U.S. manufacturing figures, which have the potential to price action…
Economic Events to Watch Today
EUR/USD – Daily Analysis
This morning, EUR/USD fell 0.2% to 1.0673, following a 0.4% gain on Friday. Later today, the eurozone’s March Consumer Confidence Index (-14.0 expected) will be released. The EUR/USD pair may cross the strong resistance level if the risk-off market sentiment gets more worsens ahead. Eventually, it will likely fuel deeper losses in the greenback and may increase demand for the common currency.
The EUR/USD currency pair may come under pressure in the coming European session if the Eurozone and German preliminary Manufacturing PMIs for March ignore expectations. The data is expected to surprise on the lower side, in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and may show investors how much economy is affected by the COVID-19 impact.
Looking forward, the traders will keep their eye on the Eurozone and German preliminary Manufacturing PMIs for taking fresh direction, and it will likely leave the impact on the pair movement ahead. As well as, the United States and Federal Reserve incomplete deal-related headlines also will be key to watch.
Daily Support and Resistance
- S1 1.043
- S2 1.0592
- S3 1.0678
Pivot Point 1.0753
- R1 1.0839
- R2 1.0914
- R3 1.1075
EUR/USD– Trading Tips
The EUR/USD traded bearishly as it as violated and closed below horizontal support becomes a resistance level of 1.0990. The EUR/USD is trading around 1.0750, and it’s forming a lower-lows pattern on the 4-hour chart, which mostly drives a continuation of a selling trend.
Right now, the EUR/USD is trading at 1.0720, consolidating in a narrow trading range of 1.0817 – 1.0660. The EUR/USD is facing hurdles around 1.0817, and above this, the pair has the potential to target the next resistance level of 1.0930. While the EUR/USD has odds of staying bearish below 1.0920 to target 1.0805. On the daily chart, a violation of 1.0605 can extend the selling trend until 1.0550.
GBP/USD– Daily Analysis
The GBP/USD retreated 0.7% to 1.1557, after a 1.4% rally in the prior session. The GBP/USD pair slipped due to a stronger dollar after the U.S. official data showed that housing starts posted at an annualized rate of 1.599 million units in February (1.500 million units expected). The U.K.’s emergency coronavirus legislation will also reach the House of Lords for additional discussion before turning into the law some time by the end of the week.
However, the risk-sentiment continues to flash green with the U.S. ten-year treasury yields, S&P 500 Futures, and Asian stocks are all on their ways to recover the latest losses; while the headline Manufacturing and Services PMIs from the U.K. and the U.S. are likely to move into the contraction phase, with readings below 50.00.
Looking forward, the traders will keep their eye on the Flash Manufacturing PMI and FPC Meeting Minutes for taking fresh direction. As well as, the United States and Federal Reserve incomplete deal-related headlines also will be key to watch.
Daily Support and Resistance
- S1 1.105
- S2 1.1318
- S3 1.1456
Pivot Point 1.1586
- R1 1.1724
- R2 1.1853
- R3 1.2121
GBP/USD– Trading Tip
On Tuesday, the GBP/USD continues to consolidate in a broad trading range of 1.1400 – 1.1885 as the trend of the market isn’t clear. On the higher side, the bullish breakout of the 1.1885 level can open the buying trend until the next resistance level of 1.2185 (38.2% Fibo level) and 1.2300 level, which markets 50% retracement while the pair has solid chances of bouncing off over 1.1450 level.
A bearish breakout of 1.1425 level can lead the Cable towards the next support area of 1.1050. The MACD is tossing above and below zero as investors are unable to determine the trend of the market.
USD/JPY – Daily Analysis
At the starting of Tuesday’s Asian session, the USD/JPY currency pair hit the bearish track. They dropped to an intra-day low of 110.10, representing 0.69% losses mainly due to broad-based greenback weakness after rising expectations of further delays in the US COVID-19 bill. The USD/JPY is trading at 110.53 and consolidates in the range between the 110.09 – 111.30. Moreover, the currency pair gave little attention to the preliminary readings of Japan’s Jibun Bank PMIs and continued its declining streak.
At the data front, the preliminary readings of March month Jibun Bank Manufacturing PMI dropped below 47.6 to 44.8 in March. Moreover, the Services index dropped from 46.8 before 32.7, the lowest since September 2007. After the U.S. Senators’ failure to receive the much-awaited coronavirus (COVID-19) package bill, U.S. President, Vice President and Treasury Secretary tried to confirm traders that the stimulus package will be agreed soon. Still, he did not succeed in hiding fears of further delays in the relief package.
However, the report came that the Senate is not expected to vote on the Bill today too, and indicated further delays in President Trump’s ‘major’ response to the coronavirus.
On the positive side, the U.S. inflation expectations recovered slightly from the record low after the latest Federal Reserve statement that there is no limit to their Quantitative Easing program.
Daily Support and Resistance
- S1 105.08
- S2 107.59
- S3 109.24
Pivot Point 110.1
- R1 111.75
- R2 112.61
- R3 115.13
USD/JPY – Trading Tips
The USD/JPY pair has shown a slight bearish movement, falling from 110.65 level to 109.580. On the 4 hour chart, the USD/JPY has formed a bullish channel that is still intact, and it’s pretty much likely to support the USD/JPY prices around 109.650.
A bearish breakout of 109.600 level can lead the USD/JPY prices towards the next support level of 108.350, and around this level, we can expect USD/JPY to bounce off again. Conversely, the pair faces resistance around 111 and 112.190 today. Let’s stay bullish above 109.650 and bearish below the same level today.
All the best for today!