Forex Market Analysis

Daily FX Brief, November 18 – Major Trade Setups – Risk-on Sentiment In Play

On Monday, the market trades with a risk-on sentiment over the faded safe-haven appeal. Significant forex pairs indicated time on Monday as traders observed to whether Washington and Beijing can promptly approve an agreement to end a trade war that has been a drag on word’s economic growth.

  EUR/USD – Daily Analysis

The EUR/USD currency pair hit the bullish track and currently trading at 1.1061, As of writing, the pair consolidates between the range of 1.1048 – 1.1065 on the day and hit the weekly highs at 1.1065 mainly due to greenback weakness against the bucket of currencies. The buyers join the latest bullish trend, awaiting fresh trading clues and keep their eyes on ECB-speak.


On the EUR-side of the equation, the Eurozone October inflation came in as expected, up by 0.7% YoY and core CPI up by 1.1%, which supported the continuing bullish drive in the common currency.

Looking forward, the buyers target the 100-DMA now located at 1.1093 should the recovery momentum continue. On the other side, the 50-DMA at 1.1042 could defend the downside if the ECB speakers support dovish expectations. However, the United States and China’s trade progress will keep under the spotlight for getting the fresh impulse.


Daily Support and Resistance

S3 1.0957

S2 1.0999

S1 1.1026

Pivot Point 1.1042

R1 1.1069

R2 1.1084

R3 1.1126

EUR/USD– Trading Tips

The EUR/USD proceeds to trade higher, violating the resistance level of 1.1000, which now is working as a support. On the 4 hour timeframe, the EUR/USD has three white soldiers candlestick pattern, which is signaling chances of further buying in the EUR/USD. At the moment, the EUR/USD is holding at the resistance level of 1.1065 as above this; the pair can continue to soar until 1.1080. So consider staying bullish above 1.1065 and bearish below the same level today.

GBP/USD– Daily Analysis

The GBP/USD currency pair consolidates in the range of 12909 – 1.2933, representing 0.20% gains on the day. As of writing, the pair is currently trading at 1.2925 and faced a month old falling trend line resistance due to the increasing expectations of Tory leadership after the December elections. As well as the hardship for the United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson, limit the further pair’s upside.

The market’s trade sentiment still slows with the United States’ ten-year treasury yields taking rounds to 1.82%, whereas most Asian shares are flashing mixed signals.

Looking forward, traders will now keep their eyes on British prime minister Boris Johnson’s speech at Confederation of British Industry’s annual conference for getting a new direction to move ahead. At the economic calendar front, the US NAHB Housing Market Index figures for November, expected to remain at 71, will keep the thin line of statistics. However, trade and political headlines will keep under the spotlight.

Daily Support and Resistance

S3 1.2793

S2 1.2845

S1 1.2874

Pivot Point 1.2897

R1 1.2926

R2 1.2949

R3 1.3001

GBP/USD– Trading Tips

The GBP/USD continues to trend upward to test our previously suggested upper corner of a wide trading range of 1.2970 – 1.2780. 

The MACD and RSI are lingering in overbought territory as their values linger at 0 and 50, respectively. Besides this, the chances of bullish correction are becoming very strong. 

At the time, the GBP/USD trades at 1.2940 level, and it may find support immediate support around 1.2920. I will consider taking buying positions above 1.2920 and bearish positions if this level breaks on the lower side. 

USD/JPY – Daily Analysis

The USD/JPY currency pair consolidates in the narrow range between the 108.75 and 109.00, mainly due to intensifying tensions in Hong Kong and lack of trade war hopes.

So, the risk-off sentiment raises so far, with S&P 500 futures down -0.15%, Treasury yields falling almost 0.50%, whereas the Asian equity markets trade with moderate losses. The Japanese Yen currency still on the supported track and keeping a break above the 109 range.

If talking about the greenback, the U.S. Dollar still on the bearish track due to the losses in the Treasury yields. As in result, this situation sending lower the USD/JPY currency pair. Moreover, the investors are on the waiting mood and await some transparency regarding the United States and China trade deal and FOMC minutes for fresh trading direction, because the United States economic calendar seem light during this week.

As of writing, the U.S. Dollar Index traded 0.1% lower to 97.810. The Federal Reserve will announce the minutes of it’s October meeting on Wednesday, and several Federal Reserve policymakers are scheduled to speak before the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

Daily Support and Resistance

S3 107.96

S2 108.33

S1 108.55

Pivot Point 108.7

R1 108.93

R2 109.08

R3 109.45

USD/JPY – Trading Tips

The USD/JPY is trading at 108.90, crossing over 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level. This level also marks a double bottom resistance level, but that has now been violated and may keep the USD/JPY pair supported today.

The violation of the 108.90 level can extend buying until 109.200. The MACD and RSI are also supporting the bullish trend in the USD/JPY pair. 

All the best!


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