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Daily F.X. Analysis, November 18 – Top Trade Setups In Forex – Series of Inflation Reports Ahead! 

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On the news front, eyes will remain on the low and medium series impacts economic evens from U.K., Eurozone, and Canada. Its the CPI figures which are coming from all three major economies during European and the U.S. sessions. The U.K. and Eurozone Inflation reports are expected to remain neutral, with no major change expected, and these may have a muted impact on the market. However, the Canadian CPI is expected to perform slightly better, surging by 0.2% vs. -0.1% dip during the previous month. It may support Lonnie pairs today.

Economic Events to Watch Today  

 

 


EUR/USD – Daily Analysis

The EUR/USD pair was closed at 1.18605 after placing a high of 1.18935 and a low of 1.18423. The EUR/USD pair continued to move in bullish track for the 4th consecutive day on Tuesday amid the downbeat economic data from the U.S. and broad-based U.S. dollar weakness. The improved risk sentiment in the market continued supporting the EUR/USD pair on Tuesday in the early trading session, which pushed the currency pair towards a fresh weekly high at 1.1894. The risk sentiment was supported by the latest optimism from the vaccine candidates of Pfizer and Moderna. After the latest announcement from Moderna that its vaccine was 94.5% effective in last stage trials, the risk sentiment picked its pace and favored the riskier assets like EUR/USD pair.

However, the currency pair could not remain on the top for long and started losing some of its daily gains on Tuesday amid the risk-off market environment in the second half of the day. The U.S. dollar gained traction in the second half and weighed on the currency pair EUR/USD after the chances for a further stimulus package from Congress declined.

The U.S. Dollar Index was down to an 8-day lowest level of 92.26 in the first half of the day because of the rising number of coronavirus cases and lockdown restrictions in the economy. The increased number of coronavirus cases from the U.S. forced governments to impose restrictive measures to control the spread of the virus, and the chances for quick economic recovery faded that ultimately weighed on the U.S. dollar and helped EUR/USD pair to reach a new weekly high level.

However, the U.S. dollar lost its momentum after the release of its macroeconomic data on Tuesday. At 18:30 GMT, the Core Retail Sales for October dropped to 0.2% from the estimated 0.6% and weighed on the U.S. dollar. In October from the U.S., the Retail Sales also dropped to 0.3% from the expected 0.5% and weighed on the U.S. dollar. The Import Prices in the U.S. for October were declined to -0.1% from the estimated 0.2%and weighed on the U.S. dollar that helped EUR/USD pair to post gains.

At 19:00 GMT, the Capacity Utilization Rate from the U.S. raised to 72.8% against the forecasted 72.3% and supported the U.S. dollar that capped further gains in EUR/USD pair. The Industrial Production remained flat with the anticipations of 1.1% in October. At 20:00 GMT, the Business Inventories for September surged to 0.7% against the projected 0.5% and weighed on the U.S. dollar. The NAHB Housing Market Index from the U.S. surged to 90 from the estimated 85 and supported the U.S. dollar that eventually weighed on the EUR/USD pair and capped further gains.

From the European side, at 14:02 GMT, the Italian Trade Balance raised to 5.85B against the forecasted 4.30B. It supported the single currency Euro that ultimately added gains in the EUR/USD pair.

Furthermore, the European Central Bank President, Christine Lagarde, sounded pessimistic on Tuesday concerning the economic outlook and said that there was very negative news on the second wave of coronavirus in the economy before vaccine news. She expected a massive effect of the second wave of COVID-19 on the European economy into 2021. These comments from Lagarde also kept the pair EUR/USD under pressure on Tuesday.

Daily Technical Levels

Support   Resistance

1.1837      1.1890

1.1814      1.1918

1.1785      1.1942

Pivot Point: 1.1866

EUR/USD– Trading Tip

The EUR/USD is trading with a bullish bias, holding mostly above the upward trendline support level of 1.1850. Closing of candles above the 1.1869 level is likely to drive bullish movement in the EUR/USD pair until the 1.1885 level. The bullish bias remains dominants today as the MACD and 50 periods EMA support a bullish trend. We are already holding a buying trade from yesterday; therefore, you are advised to follow our forex signals page for more updates on the EUR/USD pair. 


GBP/USD – Daily Analysis

The GBP/USD pair was closed at 1.32483 after a high of 1.32724 and a low of 1.31863. The GBP/USD pair raised and continued its bullish track for 3rd consecutive day on Tuesday amid the latest Brexit hopes.

Due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases from across the globe, and the restrictive measures by countries to curb the virus’s spread, the demand for safe-haven currencies increased. In contrast, the riskier currencies like the British Pound remained under pressure.

The Sterling remained supportive in this risk-off mode due to the latest comments from the U.K. chief negotiator, David Frost, that boosted the Brexit deal’s confidence. According to a news report by the U.K. newspaper, The Sun, the previous concerns about the differences in key issues vanished after Britain’s chief negotiator David Frost commented to Boris Johnson that he expects a trade deal signed early next week.

After these comments from David Frost, the GBP/USD pair rallied and started moving upward for the 3rd consecutive day.

Meanwhile, the risk sentiment buoyed by the latest optimism regarding the vaccine development from Moderna also supported the British Pound’s bullish momentum and added further to the gains of the GBP/USD pair on Tuesday. Furthermore, the U.S. dollar weakness also played an important role in pushing the currency pair GBP/USD higher on Tuesday with poor macroeconomic figures. At 18:30 GMT, the Core Retail Sales for October declined to 0.2% from the expected 0.6% and weighed on the U.S. dollar. In October from the U.S., the Retail Sales also fell to 0.3% from the anticipated 0.5% and weighed on the U.S. dollar. The Import Prices in the U.S. for October fell to -0.1% against the projected 0.2%and weighed on the U.S. dollar that added further gains in the GBP/USD pair on Tuesday.

At 19:00 GMT, the Capacity Utilization Rate from the U.S. surged to 72.8% against the anticipated 72.3% and supported the U.S. dollar that capped further gains in GBP/USD pair. The Industrial Production came in line with the projections of 1.1% in October. At 20:00 GMT, the Business Inventories for September increased to 0.7% against the estimated 0.5% and weighed on the U.S. dollar, which added strength to the GBP/USD pair. The NAHB Housing Market Index from the U.S. rose to 90 from the projected 85 and supported the U.S. dollar.

Meanwhile, the governor of Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, said that the development of seemingly effective coronavirus vaccines was a bigger step forward for the economy that could lower uncertainty and get firms to reinvest. He also said that the business investment had been unusually weak since the financial crisis and weighting on productivity. Bailey also said that the changes due to coronavirus would more likely be within the services sector as it can be seen with a focus on digital services over the face to face work taking hold. Moreover, the Bank of England Deputy Governor Dave Ramsden said that positive news about the coronavirus vaccine could help reduce the risks facing Britain’s economy. Still, the central bank was unlikely to revise up its forecasts as a result.

Daily Technical Levels

Support   Resistance

1.3155      1.3236

1.3118      1.3280

1.3073      1.3317

Pivot point: 1.3199

GBP/USD– Trading Tip

The GBP/USD pair is trading bullish at the 1.3279 level, holding over the 1.3227 support level, which is extended by an upward trendline on a 2-hour timeframe. The Cable is likely to face immediate resistance at the 1.3297 area, which will be confirmed if the candle starts closing below this level. However, the bullish breakout of the 1.3297 level can drive further upside movement until the 1.3370 level today. 


USD/JPY – Daily Analysis

The USD/JPY pair was closed at 104.184 after placing a high of 104.598 and a low of 104.069. The pair USD/JPY continued its bearish trend for the 4th consecutive day on Tuesday amid broad-based U.S. dollar weakness and Japanese yen strength due to safe-haven appeal.

On Tuesday, the USD/JPY pair fell below 104.1 level after the safe-haven demand rose due to the increasing number of coronavirus cases and the restrictions from all over the world. Many countries started imposing restrictive measures to control the spread of coronavirus that raised concerns over the global economy’s recovery that lifted the safe-haven appeal. The rising safe-haven demand supported the safe-haven Japanese Yen and weighed on the USD/JPY pair on Tuesday.

The safe-haven demand deteriorated a little after the latest optimism regarding the vaccine development from Moderna that gave an efficacy rate of 94.5%. However, there was still a long way to go before the vaccine can be delivered to everyone. According to Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Richard Clarida, the chances for the U.S. economic recovery have been improved due to candidates’ successful test from both Moderna and Pfizer Inc.

On the U.S. front, the U.S. dollar was weak due to the poor macroeconomic data on Tuesday. At 18:30 GMT, the Core Retail Sales for October fell to 0.2% from the anticipated 0.6% and weighed on the U.S. dollar that added pressure on the USD/JPY pair. In October from the U.S., the Retail Sales also declined to 0.3% from the forecasted 0.5% and weighed on the U.S. dollar that weighed on USD/JPY pair. The Import Prices in the U.S. for October were declined to -0.1% from the estimated 0.2%and weighed on the U.S. dollar added pressure on the USD/JPY pair.

At 19:00 GMT, the Capacity Utilization Rate from the U.S. surged to 72.8% against the estimated 72.3% and supported the U.S. dollar that capped further losses in the USD/JPY pair. The Industrial Production came in line with the anticipations of 1.1% in October. At 20:00 GMT, the Business Inventories for September rose to 0.7% against the projected 0.5% and weighed on the U.S. dollar that added pressure on the USD/JPY pair. The NAHB Housing Market Index from the U.S. surged to 90 from the expected 85 and supported the U.S. dollar that eventually capped further losses in the USD/JPY pair.

Moreover, the Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome Powell, said on Tuesday that as the coronavirus cases were increasing to an alarming rate, it was the time when there was a bigger need for further coronavirus relief from Congress. Powell also noted that the recent announcements from Pfizer and Moderna were certainly good news in the medium term; however, major challenges and uncertainties remain in the near term.

Powell also said that Congress should deliver direct financial support targeted to specific groups instead of using the Federal Reserve’s lending tools. Powell’s comments also weighed on the USD/JPY pair as the need for further support from the Fed and Congress weighed on the U.S. dollar.

Daily Technical Levels

Support   Resistance

103.95      104.51

103.73      104.85

103.39      105.08

Pivot point: 104.29

USD/JPY – Trading Tips

The USD/JPY extends its bearish trend below the 104.430 level, falling from the 104.850 support area. On the lower side, the USD/JPY pair is likely to find support at the 103.800 level, and violation of this level can also extend further selling bias until 103.227. On the higher side, the USD/JPY safe-haven pair may find resistance at 104.400 and may help us capture a selling trades below this level as the MACD and RSI support the selling trend today. Good luck! 

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