Forex Market Analysis

Daily FX Brief, October 15 – Major Trade Setups – Investors Back from Holiday! 

The U.S. dollar stabilized on Monday, with the ICE Dollar Index edging up 0.1% on the day to 98.46.

The euro slipped 0.1% to $1.1027, halting a three-day rally. Official data showed that the eurozone industrial production grew 0.4% on month in August (+0.3% expected). Later today, the ZEW German Current Situation Index for October will be reported (-23.6 expected, -19.9 in September).


The British Pound retreated 0.3% to $1.2609, following a surge of more than 3.0% in the prior two sessions. Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne told reporters that he does not think it would be possible for the European Union and the U.K. to agree on the terms of a Brexit deal in time for the summit of leaders starting Thursday. Meanwhile, U.K.’s jobless rate for the three-month to August will be released later today (steady at 3.8% expected).

Economic Events to Watch Today

Let’s took at these fundamentals.



XAU/USD– Daily Analysis

The safe-haven metal prices rose but still below the key level of $1500 due to fresh uncertainty between the United States and China trade talks. The U.S. gold futures for December delivery inched up 0.2% to $1,499.02 during the Asian session before taking a bearish turn ahead of the European session.

The gold prices recovered as China now wants to do more trade discussions before signing the critical phase one trade deal. The Chinese attitude appeared to contradict the U.S. President’s contention on Friday that both nations were very close to making a deal.

Besides, China wants Trump to finish the scheduled tariff hike in December. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced CNBC in an interview that he anticipates that both nations couldn’t reach on the deal due to the December hike.

Daily Support and Resistance

S3 1430.45

S2 1459.63

S1 1474.37

Pivot Point 1488.82

R1 1503.56

R2 1518

R3 1547.19

XAU/USD– Trading Tips

Gold has also exhibited choppy trading in a narrow range of 1,497 – 1,489. A bullish breakout of 1,496 can extend buying until 1,502 level whereas, the bearish breakout of 1,489 level is likely to continue selling until 1,481 level and 1,474. Today 1,494 is a crucial level to focus, as gold can stay bearish below this and bullish above this level.


EUR/USD – Daily Analysis

The EUR/USD currency pair found on the Doji candlestick pattern which indicates traders’ indecision. The EUR/USD currency pair hit a high and low of 1.1043 and 1.1013, and the trading area remained the same as it was on Friday. The EUR/USD continues to maintain a sideways range of 1.1063 and 1.1001. 

At the German Zew Survey front, Economic Sentiment (Oct), which is scheduled to release at 09:00 GMT, is anticipated to print at -27.3 against-22.5 in September. Whereas, the current is expected to come in at -26, marking a deterioration from September’s -19.9 reading. 

Upbeat expectations may get a strong buying trend in the shared currency. However, a bullish daily close could remain elusive If the markets turn risk-averse due to the negative China producer price index data, which was released in the Asian trading hours.

Daily Support and Resistance


S3 1.091

S2 1.0972

S1 1.1005

Pivot Point 1.1034

R1 1.1067

R2 1.1096

R3 1.1158

EUR/USD – Trading Tips

The EUR/USD currency pair trading sideways in tight trading limits of 1.1043 and 1.1001. A close above 1.1043 would suggest a resumption of the rally from fresh lows around 1.0879. Conversely, a close below Monday’s low of 1.1043 would mean an end of the recovery rally.

An upward channel of the EUR/USD is still intact, and the major currency pair continues to trade within this range of 1.1043 and 1.1001. Consider taking buying positions over 1.100 level to target 1.1050 and 1.1070. On the flip side, bearish bias can be seen under 1.1000 until 1.0976 and 1.0856. 


GBP/USD – Daily Analysis

The GBP/USD currency pair got to the highest level since January 2018. The investors are expecting Brexit breakthrough and continuing bets to position for a rally in Pound.

As of writing, the GBP/USD currency pair is currently trading at 1.2618, found on the highest track on the day. 

One-month risk reversals (GBP1MRR), a gauge of calls to puts on the GBP, increased above zero on Friday and currently stands at 0.25, the highest level in 21 months.

The possibilities of Britain securing an orderly departure from the Europan Union have lost during this week due to the comments by the Finlands Prime Minister that time has finished.

However, the GBP currency could continue its bullish momentum as there are some renewed sentiments regarding anther Brexit summit, most probably at the end of this month.

Additionally, the British Pound may get buyings if the United Average Earnings (Aug) releases against past expectations. The data is scheduled to release at 08:30 GMT.

On the negative note, if the data release against the expectation and if any negative news comes concerning Brexit, then the GBP/USD currency pair could hit the bearish track sharply. 

Daily Support and Resistance


S3 1.199

S2 1.2289

S1 1.2469

Pivot Point 1.2588

R1 1.2768

R2 1.2887

R3 1.3185

GBP/USD – Trading Tips

Technically, the GBP/USD continues to trade bullish in the wake of a stronger Sterling. The pair has completed 38.2% Fibonacci level at 1.2592 and now holding above this level, looking for a solid fundamental reason to determine the next movement.  

On the upper side, the GBP/USD is likely to face strong double top resistance around 1.2700. Breakout 1.2700 can trigger further buying until 1.12759. Let’s keep an eye on 1.2588 now to take quick trade opportunities.

All the best!  


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