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Daily F.X. Analysis, November 26 – Top Trade Setups In Forex – Thanksgiving Day! 

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The economic calendar is a bit muted amid the Thanksgiving holiday. Most Forex brokers remain open for every holiday except Christmas and New Year’s Day. Stock markets and banks have slightly different holiday schedules. In addition to this, the eyes will remain on ECB Monetary Policy Meeting Accounts during the European session. It’s a detailed record of the ECB Governing Board’s most recent meeting, providing in-depth insights into the economic conditions that influenced their decision on where to set interest rates. 

Economic Events to Watch Today  

  


EUR/USD – Daily Analysis

The EUR/USD pair closed at 1.19136 after placing a high of 1.18959 and a low of 1.18334. EUR/USD pair extended its upward momentum on Wednesday amid the broad-based U.S. dollar weakness and the rising optimism around the market. 

The risk sentiment was triggered by the latest vaccine development that suggested a quick economic recovery and pushed riskier assets like EUR/USD pair on the higher levels. The currency pair EUR/USD rose and placed fresh highs on Wednesday after reaching its highest level since mid-August.

The U.S. dollar was weak on Wednesday after the release of mixed and depressing data from the U.S. The Unemployment claims rose unexpectedly and weighed on the U.S. dollar, and supported the upward momentum in EUR/USD pair.

On the data front, there was no data from the Europe side on Wednesday, while from the U.S., at 18:30 GMT, the Prelim Gross Domestic Product for the third quarter came in line with the anticipations of 33.1%. The Unemployment Claims from last week rose to 778K against the projected 732K and weighed on the U.S. dollar. The Core Durable Goods Orders for October rose to 1.3% against the estimated 0.5% and supported the U.S. dollar. The Durable Goods Orders also rose to 1.3% from the projected 1.0% and helped the U.S. dollar. The Goods Trade Balance from the U.S. for October came in as forecasted -80.3B. The Prelim Wholesale Inventories for October rose to 0.9% against the estimated 0.4% and weighed on the U.S. dollar that added strength to EUR/USD pair.

At 18:36 GMT, the Prelim GDP Price Index for the third quarter also remained as expected at 3.6%. At 20:00 GMT, the Revised UoM Consumer Sentiment for November also came in line with the projections of 76.9. The Core PCE Price Index for October remained flat with the predictions of 0.0%. The New Home Sales for October surged to 999K against the anticipated 972K and supported the U.S. dollar. The Personal Income declined to -0.7% from the projected 0.0% and weighed on the U.S. dollar added in the gains of EUR/USD pair. The Personal Spending raised to 0.5% from the forecasted 0.4% and supported the U.S. dollar. The Revised UoM Inflation Expectations also came in line as expected at 2.8%.

On Wednesday, the European Central Bank released its review on the economy’s financial stability. The central bank warned that European banks would not see profits return to the pre-pandemic level before 2022. According to ECB, the Eurozone leaders have struggled to make sizeable profits over the last decade after the 2008 global financial crisis with more robust regulatory scrutiny and low-interest rates. While the recent coronavirus crisis has worsened bottom lines further, and that will continue to affect the financial sector in the coming months.

In simple words, the banks’ profitability will remain weak, which could hurt their ability to lend money to businesses and individuals that would also reflect the economy’s weak health. These comments from ECB failed to break the upward momentum of the EUR/USD pair on Wednesday.

Daily Technical Levels

Support   Resistance

1.1888     1.1936

1.1861     1.1957

1.1841     1.1984

Pivot point: 1.1909

EUR/USD– Trading Tip

The EUR/USD is trading with a bullish bias at the 1.1936 level, holding below an immediate resistance level of 1.1979. On the higher side, the EUR/USD pair may find resistance at 1.1979, and a bullish breakout of 1.199 level can extend the upward trend until 1.1942. On the 2 hour timeframe, the EUR/USD pair has violated the symmetric triangle pattern that was extending resistance at the 1.19052 level, and now this level is working as a support. Let’s consider taking a buying trade over the 1.1905 level, and above this, the next target stays at 1.1997.


GBP/USD – Daily Analysis

The GBP/USD pair closed at 1.33864 after a high of 1.33935 and a low of 1.33037. GBP/USD pair extended its gains for the 4th consecutive session on Wednesday amid the U.S. dollar weakness and the rising global market confidence due to vaccine progress. Meanwhile, the currency pair GBP/USD also remained under pressure on Wednesday after the Brexit uncertainty returned to the market.

The GBP/USD pair has been trading with an upside bias since the start of this week due to rising optimism in the market regarding the latest vaccine developments. Pfizer and BioNtech first reported its vaccine’s efficacy rate, followed by Moderna and AstraZeneca within two weeks. The back to back vaccine progress and the fact that Pfizer and BioNtech have already filed for emergency use authorization of their vaccine and others being in line for it has further supported the market’s risk sentiment.

The risk perceived GBP/USD pair gained traction and saw a jump in demand on expectations that the U.K. and the E.U. were getting closer to reaching a deal on Brexit. However, on Wednesday, the lack of recent progress raised uncertainty in the market and weighed on British Pound.

The French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian recently commented that British proposals in the latest negotiations were insufficient. He also accused the U.K. of slowing talks over secondary subjects and playing with the calendar. He urged that securing a deal over fisheries will not be the adjustment variable in the talks.

Meanwhile, a BBC reporter Katya Adler also tweeted that E.U. sources have said that there were doubts about the E.U. Brexit negotiator Michelle Barnier going to London to negotiate once he leaves quarantine on Friday and that the talks were not going well. These updates were also confirmed by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, who said on Wednesday morning that she could not say if there will be a deal and the next few days would be decisive.

All this Brexit news dented the expectations that the two sides will eventually reach a deal on key sticking points. However, market participants decided not to react to such news for Wednesday and continued following the market’s optimism.

On the data front, at 18:30 GMT, the Prelim Gross Domestic Product for the third quarter remained flat with the expectations of 33.1%. The Unemployment Claims from last week surged to 778K against the anticipated 732K and weighed on the U.S. dollar. 

The Core Durable Goods Orders for October raised to 1.3% against the forecasted 0.5% and supported the U.S. dollar. The Durable Goods Orders increased to 1.3% from the estimated 1.0% and helped the U.S. dollar. The Goods Trade Balance from the U.S. for October remained flat at -80.3B. The Prelim Wholesale Inventories for October raised to 0.9% against the projected 0.4% and weighed on the U.S. dollar that added strength to GBP/USD pair.

At 18:36 GMT, the Prelim GDP Price Index for the third quarter also came in line with the projections of 3.6%. At 20:00 GMT, the Revised UoM Consumer Sentiment for November also remained flat at 76.9. The Core PCE Price Index for October stayed the same at 0.0%. The New Home Sales for October raised to 999K against the estimated 972K and supported the U.S. dollar. The Personal Income fell to -0.7% from the forecasted 0.0% and weighed on the U.S. dollar added in the GBP/USD pair’s gains. The Personal Spending rose to 0.5% from the projected 0.4% and supported the U.S. dollar. Revised UoM Inflation Expectations also remained flat at 2.8%.

Daily Technical Levels

Support   Resistance

1.3325     1.3416

1.3269     1.3451

1.3235     1.3507

Pivot Point: 1.3360

GBP/USD– Trading Tip

The GBP/USD is trading bullish around 1.3396 level, facing resistance at 1.3400 level. The resistance level is extended by the double top pattern at 1.3400 level, and a bullish crossover of 1.3400 level is likely to open further room for buying until 1.3446 level. On the 4 hour timeframe, the GBP/USD pair has formed a bullish channel that supports the pair at the 1.333 area. The RSI and MACD are suggesting a buying trend in sterling. However, I will prefer to open a buying trade over the 1.3396 area today. 


USD/JPY – Daily Analysis

The USD/JPY pair closed at 104.456 after a high of 104.596 and a low of 104.253. The USD/JPY pair stayed relatively low, around 104.5 level for the majority of the day, and remained more down during the American trading hours due to mixed macroeconomic data releases from the U.S.

The U.S. Dollar Index (DXY) edged lower in the late American session, remained at the 91.97 level, and kept the U.S. dollar depressed. On the data front, at 18:30 GMT, the Prelim Gross Domestic Product for the third quarter remained flat at 33.1%. The Unemployment Claims from last week rose to 778K against the expected 732K and weighed on the U.S. dollar. The Core Durable Goods Orders for October rose to 1.3% against the expected 0.5% and supported the U.S. dollar. The Durable Goods Orders surged to 1.3% from the anticipated 1.0% and helped the U.S. dollar. 

The Goods Trade Balance from the U.S. for October remained flat with the expectations of -80.3B. The Prelim Wholesale Inventories for October rose to 0.9% against the estimated 0.4% and weighed on the U.S. dollar.

At 18:36 GMT, the Prelim GDP Price Index for the third quarter remained flat at 3.6%. At 20:00 GMT, the Revised UoM Consumer Sentiment for November stayed at 76.9. The Core PCE Price Index for October came in line with the expectations of 0.0%. The New Home Sales for October surged to 999K against the projected 972K and supported the U.S. dollar. The Personal Income dropped to -0.7% from the expected 0.0% and weighed on the U.S. dollar. The Personal Spending surged to 0.5% from the forecasted 0.4% and supported the U.S. dollar. The Revised UoM Inflation Expectations also came in line with the anticipations of 2.8%.

The rising unemployment claims and declined personal income weighed on the local currency while the durable goods orders and new home sales, along with the personal spending, supported the U.S. dollar on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, from the Japanese side, the year’s SPPI declined to -0.6% from the forecasted -0.5% and weighed on the Japanese Yen. At 09:59 GMT, the BoJ Core CPI for the year raised to 0.0% from the forecasted -0.1% and supported the Japanese Yen that added weight on the USD/JPY pair on Wednesday.

The currency pair USD/JPY remained bullish throughout the day despite the U.S.’s mixed economic data on the back of rising optimism in the market. The global market sentiment remained confident due to the rising number of vaccine candidates reporting progress. The race to file for emergency use authorization of vaccine started with Pfizer and BioNtech has extended to AstraZeneca and Moderna that has helped raised hopes for a pre-pandemic economic environment and supported the risk sentiment.

The rising risk sentiment added weight on the safe-Haven Japanese Yen and supported the USD/JPY pair’s upward momentum on Wednesday. Another factor involved in the USD/JPY pair’s upward movement was the beginning of the transition of the presidency of President-elect Joe Biden.

Daily Technical Levels

Support   Resistance

104.27     104.63

104.09     104.79

103.92     104.98

Pivot point: 104.44

USD/JPY – Trading Tips

The USD/JPY continues to trade in a fresh choppy range of 104.700 – 104.056 level. On the higher side, a bullish breakout of 104.700 resistance can extend the buying trend until the next resistance area of 104.700 and 105.063 level. On the lower side, the support continues to hold around 104.056 and 103.667 level. The MACD suggests an overbought situation of the USD/JPY pair; thus, we should look for selling trade below 104.598 and buying above the same. Good luck! 

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