On the news front, the eyes will remain on the U.K. labour market report along with EU ZEW Economic Sentiment and German ZEW Economic Sentiment that are forecasted to report negative figures. Later during the U.S. session, the U.S. Capacity Utilization Rate and Industrial Production m/m are expected to support greenback amid positive forecast.
Economic Events to Watch Today
EUR/USD – Daily Analysis
The EUR/USD closed at 1.18633 after placing a high of 1.18877 and a low of 1.18316. The EUR/USD pair moved in an upward direction on Monday and extended its bullish streak for the 4th consecutive day on the back of a weak U.S. dollar and improved the global equity market along with the positive Eurozone economic data.
The S&P 500 futures were up by 1.2%, and Dow Jones Futures was up by 0.9% whereas the NASDAQ rose by 1.6%. The EUR/USD pair moved higher as the equities were marginally higher in Asia and Europe on the back of positive news from the vaccine side. The vaccine developed by Oxford and AstraZeneca has resumed its phase-3 trials, and this improved the market risk sentiment on the renewed hopes of potential vaccine development.
The same vaccine trials were stopped in the previous week after a participant was reported with an unexplained illness. However, the trials have been started this week again, and the hopes for economic recovery have returned with it that gave a push to EUR/USD prices on the upside.
Other than that, July’s Industrial Production from Eurozone showed an improvement to 4.1% against the forecasted 4.0% and supported the single currency Euro. The strong Euro then added further gains in the EUR/USD pair.
Moreover, the U.S. dollar weakness also played an important role in pushing the pair EUR/USD further on the upside. The U.S. dollar was weak on the board ahead of the upcoming Fed’s September monetary policy meeting this week. The two-day meeting of the FOMC (Federal Reserve Open Market Committee) will start on Tuesday and will be concluded by the comments from Jerome Powell on Wednesday.
The market participants are waiting for the comments from the Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday, and this has increased the selling pressure against the U.S. dollar. The weak U.S. dollar pushed the EUR. The USD pair is higher on Monday.
The U.S. dollar was under more pressure after the House of Representatives returned from summer break, and the hopes for reaching a consensus on the fifth round of stimulus measure increased. These hopes exerted further pressure on the U.S. dollar and added strength to the EUR/USD pair’s upward movement.
However, the gains in EUR/USD pair were capped after the WHO reported a record rise in the daily cases of coronavirus from across the globe. The organization said that 307,930 cases were recorded in a single day. This raised uncertainty around the market related to economic recovery and helped cap further losses in EUR/USD pair on Monday.
Daily Technical Levels
EUR/USD– Trading Tip
The EURUSD pair has violated the double top resistance level of 1.1885 level, and now it’s trading at 1.1895 level. For now, the EUR/USD may find support at 1.1885 level, and above this, a continuation of a bullish trend may lead EUR/USD price until 1.1916 level. Bearish correction can be seen until 1.1885 and 1.1870 before continuation of further buying trend in the EUR/USD.
GBP/USD – Daily Analysis
The GBP/USD closed at 1.28450 after placing a high of 1.2919 and a low of 1.27705. The pair GBP/USD rose in the first trading session on Monday, and after that, it converted its direction in the late trading session and lost some of its daily gains. The rise in prices of the GBP/USD pair on Monday was due to a weak U.S. dollar and improved risk sentiment.
However, the Pound eased from session highs on Monday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson continued to make a case for a controversial bill that threatens to break the terms of the post-Brexit deal with the European Union the following vote later today.
The U.S. dollar came under fresh selling pressure on Monday after the equities rose in Asian and European session due to positive news from the vaccine front. The AstraZeneca and Oxford vaccine resumed its vaccine’s phase-3 trials after they were paused due to an unexplained illness found in one of the shareholders last week.
The resumed trials of the long-awaited vaccine raised hopes for economic recovery and risk sentiment and helped the risk perceived British Pound to gain traction and move the GBP/USD pair on the upside.
However, the GBP/USD pair came under pressure ahead of the parliament vote on the internal market bill when Boris Johnson suggested that the legislation was needed to avoid a situation in which the E.U. counterparts seriously believe that they had the power to break up the U.K.
The expectations are high that the bill will pass the first parliamentary process despite the several party members of the Tory government have refused to back the bill. Furthermore, the upward movement of the Pound was short lives ahead of the Bank of England’s meeting later this week. Market participants have suggested that the central bank would welcome further easing in November and would renew its cautious outlook on the economy.
The hopes for further easing also weighed on GBP/USD pair and capped further gains in the currency pair at the starting day of the week in the absence of any macroeconomic data from both sides.
Daily Technical Levels
GBP/USD– Trading Tip
The GBP/USD traded sharply lower at 1.2843 level, and now it’s forming a Doji candle, which may trigger buying in the GBP/USD pair. On the higher side, the Sterline may soar to target 1.2928 level, and even above this, the next target for Sterling can be 1.3033 level. The MACD and EMA are still supporting a selling bias; therefore, we should be looking to take selling entry below 1.2928 level today.
USD/JPY – Daily Analysis
The USD/JPY currency pair failed to halt its Asian session bearish moves and witnessed some further selling moves near 105.90 level mainly due to the broad-based U.S. dollar weakness, triggered by the doubts over the next round of the U.S. fiscal stimulus measures. Moreover, the upbeat market sentiment, backed by the recently positive coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine news, also weighed on the safe-haven U.S. dollar, which ultimately dragged the currency pair below 106.00 level. However, the risk-on market sentiment also undermined the safe-haven Japanese yen and became the critical factor that helped the USD/JPY currency pair to limits its deeper losses.
On the contrary, the fears of a no-deal Brexit and the Sino-American tussle keep challenging the market risk-on tone, which might suffer the currency pair into deeper losses.
The ongoing impasse over the next round of the U.S. fiscal stimulus or the upbeat market sentiment, not to forget the record single-day increase in COVID-19 cases, these all factors tend to undermine the broad-based U.S. dollar. The U.S. Senate rejected a Republican bill that would have provided around $300 billion in new coronavirus aid. Democrats voted to block the law as they have been pushing for more funding to control the economic downturn that led the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite the lingering doubts over the U.S. economic recovery and the intensifying tension between the world’s two biggest economies, the market players continue to cheer the optimism about the coronavirus treatment. These hopes fueled after the AstraZeneca’s showed readiness to restart the third phase of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine trials.
This, in turn, the broad-based U.S. dollar edged lower on the day as the lack of progress over the U.S. aid package continuously destroying hopes for a quick economic recovery. Meanwhile, the weaker tone surrounding the U.S. Treasury bond yields further weakened the already weaker sentiment surrounding the dollar. At the US-China front, the rising tensions between the United States and China as China’s Commerce Ministry said that it launched an anti-subsidy investigation on certain glycol ethers imports from the U.S., starting September 14.
Besides this, China announced that Beijing had sent a note detailing reciprocal restrictions on the U.S. Embassy and consulates on Friday. These moves came after the U.S. sanctions on Chinese individuals, which fuels worries about worsening US-China relations. These fears keep challenging the market risk-on tone and might suffer the currency pair into deeper losses.
Daily Technical Levels
USD/JPY – Trading Tips
The USD/JPY currency pair has dropped sharply amid increased safe-haven appeal and weakness in the U.S. dollar. The pair fell from 106 to 105.650 level and now it’s facing resistance at 105.795 level. On the lower side, the USD/JPY pair may drop until 105.265. Let’s consider opening a sell trade below 105.750 to target 105.450 and 105.250 level as the MACD and RSI also signalling selling bias. Good luck!