- EZ Economic Sentiment plunges to the lowest level since 2016.
- Pound falls after unemployment rate release.
- Dow continues advancing with all eyes on the 25,000 pts level.
- Expecting the Crude Oil Inventories data release.
- Limited down movement before BoC MP decision.
EZ Economic Sentiment plunges to the lowest level since 2016.
The Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment in March dropped to 1.9, the lowest level since July 2016. The ZEW President Achim Wambach said, “The reason for this downturn in expectations can mainly be found in the international trade conflict with the United States and the current situation in the Syrian war.”
Once the sentiment data was released, the common currency reacted dropping 0.25%. As we have envisioned, the Euro dropped from the blue box.
In the European stocks market, the German index DAX 30 continued its rally closing the session with a gain of 0.99%. The index is moving in an ascending channel; the price could still reach new highs until the 12,702 – 12825 area before starting a potential corrective move.
At the same time, the Dollar Index climbed from 88.94, the 3 weeks lowest level, advancing to its short-term pivot of 89.36. The price still is bouncing from the Potential Reversal Zone (PRZ). Invalidation level is in 88.52 level.
Pound falls after unemployment rate release.
The unemployment rate in March fell 4.2%, the lowest level in more than four decades. The GBPUSD pair plunged 0.31% from the highest level of the year. On the technical side, the pound has made a false breakout reaching 1.4376 and falling sharply below 1.43. We are now expecting a setup as a 1-2-3 pattern before we look to sell the pair.
Dow continues advancing with all eyes on the 25,000 pts level.
In the middle of the big companies earnings release, Dow Jones continued advancing, breaking up our key resistance level of 24,625 closing the session with gains of 0.59%. Our central vision is bullish with the target placed at the 25,407 level.
As result of the market risk on sentiment, the USDJPY has moved above our invalidation level (106.61), bouncing in the Potential Continuation Section (PCS); closing the session at 107.0, maintaining the bullish bias with the target placed at 108.41 level.
Expecting the Crude Oil Inventories data release.
Today, the weekly Crude Oil Inventory data released by the EIA is expected. On the technical side, the price is making a bullish channel in five movements. We estimate that Crude Oil could reach the 67.86 – 68.75 area where sellers could enter in action with their targets placed at 64 $/barrel.
Limited falls before BoC MP decision.
The most expected release for this session is the interest rate decision from the Bank of Canada. The analysts’ consensus expects that the BoC will keep its rate unchanged at 1.25%. Our vision is that the loonie could make a new low to the 1.2499 level, where it could find new buyers with their target at 1.274.