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Daily FX Brief, October 07 – Major Trade Setups – Fed Chair Powell Speak! 

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On Monday, the U.S. dollar continues to trade sideways in the wake of mixed economic figures. The series of soft United States data last week increased uncertainties on the assumption that the United States economy will be more flexible as compared to the other economies and pushed investors to start pricing in another rate cut by the Federal Reserve.

At the Fed front, the dollar may trade slightly bearish over the strong market expectation that the Federal Reserve will deliver the rate cut again at its upcoming policy meeting on 29-30 October to support the economy.

Economic Events to Watch Today

Let’s took at these fundamentals.



EUR/USD – Daily Analysis

The EUR/USD currency pair is flashing green and representing 10% gains on the day while the currency pair is currently trading around 1.0980, and the twenty-one-day moving average is found at 1.0996. The EUR/USD currency pair can hit the bullish level above the critical M.A. hurdle. Hence, there are some chances that the pair will continue its recovery trend if the German Factory Orders blow past expectations.

On the other hand, if the German Factory Orders decline more than expected, the EUR/USD currency pair could hit the bearish level and will come under the selling pressure below 1.0950.

The German factory orders data is scheduled to release at 06:00 GMT, and expectations are high that the German factory data will show the pace of decline in August.

Factory Orders are anticipated to decline by 1.5% month-on-month in August, after July’s 2.7% decline. The annualized number is expected to print at -4.6%.

The headline IHS Markit and BME Germany Manufacturing PMI, a single-figure snapshot of the performance of the manufacturing economy, increased slightly to 43.5 during August, but remains well below 50, indicating contraction for an 8-month in a row.

It should also be noted that the possibilities of a twenty-basis-points rate cut by the Federal Reserve during October 30 have turned back higher to 83%. Therefore, the EUR/USD bearish trend could be limited.


Daily Support and Resistance

S3 1.0895

S2 1.0937

S1 1.0958

Pivot Point 1.0978

R1 1.1

R2 1.102

R3 1.1062

EUR/USD – Trading Tips

On the technical front, the EUR/USD may find support at the crucial trading level of 1.0960 level. The MACD and RSI are holding in the bullish zone, suggesting odds of a bullish reversal. 

A bearish breakout of the 1.0967 level can extend selling until 1.0885. While buying can be seen over 1.0960 until 1.1035 levels. 


USD/JPY – Daily Analysis

USD/JPY currency pair still consolidating in the narrow range, although the pair has managed to hold its neck comfortably above around1-month lows.

After Friday’s price fluctuations, the USD/JPY currency pair started with a bearish break on Monday as the Chinese officials are hesitant to agree to a comprehensive trade deal extended by the United States President Donald Trump. The Japanese Yen’s relative safe-haven status is applying some bearish pressure on the major.

At the Fed front, the strong market expectation that the Federal Reserve will deliver the rate cut again at its upcoming policy meeting on 29-30 October in the wake to support the economy.

The series of soft United States data last week increased uncertainties on the assumption that the United States economy will be more flexible as compared to the other economies and pushed investors to start pricing in another rate cut by the Federal Reserve.

The weaker trend in the United States treasury bond yields was found pushing greenback lower, and at the same time, helped driving a slight bearish movement in the USD/JPY pair today. 


Daily Support and Resistance

S3 105.78

S2 106.33

S1 106.62

Pivot Point 106.88

R1 107.17

R2 107.43

R3 107.98

USD/JPY – Trading Tips

The USD/JPY pair covered the bearish gap that we can see on the 4-hour timeframe. The USD/JPY pair is trading below 50 periods EMA, which is placing a bearish pressure on the EUR/USD at 106.850. 

The MACD was massively bearish, but know it’s trying to exhibit a bullish crossover. Histograms above 0 are signalings chances of a bullish reversal in the USD/JPY. The pair has immediate support at 106.400, along with resistance at 107.450. 


GBP/USD – Daily Analysis

GBP/USD currency pair still consolidating in the narrow range and traded well on the bullish track held over the previous 1-week or so.

All factors failed to give any significant reason for the significant and led trading at the beginning of the recent week. The GBP currency is still flat due to Friday’s report that the European parliament president has denied the United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new Brexit proposal.

However, the bearish range remained warm so far, due to slightly weaker trend surrounding the greenback, pressurized by the strong market expectations that the Federal Reserve will deliver the rate cut again at its upcoming meeting regarding monetary policy, the conference is scheduled to happen on 29-30 October.

On the flip side, the U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson still stands to take Britain out of the European Union on October 31, with deal or without, and caught investors from placing any aggressive bullish risk.

Due to serious of soft United States data, last week increased uncertainties on the assumption that the United States economy will be more flexible as compared to the other economies and pushed investors to start pricing in another rate cut by the Federal Reserve.



Daily Support and Resistance

S3 1.2169

S2 1.2245

S1 1.2291

Pivot Point 1.2322

R1 1.2367

R2 1.2398

R3 1.2474

GBP/USD – Trading Tips

The GBP/USD is trading with a bearish bias, as the 1.2340 level is extending it a substantial resistance today. The 50 EMA is likely to continue support at 1.2275, but the recent bearish engulfing candle may keep the GBP/USD under heavy selling pressure. 

The trading bias remains mostly bearish, and you should consider staying bearish below 1.2275 level today. 

All the best! 

 

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