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Forex and Indices – Daily Update 02.08.18

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Fundamental Overview


In today’s session, market sentiment is led by the preference of risk protection assets facing the expectation for the US employment data, which will be announced on the Friday 03rd session. The US Dollar and Japanese Yen, which advanced 0.30% and 0.30% respectively. Within the commodity currencies group, the oceanic currencies are the hardest hit; the New Zealand Dollar is the worst performer which falls 0.49%, followed by the Australian dollar that drops 0.45% in the trading session.

Source: Forex Academy Collection

 

 


Technical Analysis


EURUSD

EURUSD in the 1-hour chart is moving bearish, below the weekly pivot level. For short positions, the price should break under the 1.1657 level with a profit target in the confluence zone between the first weekly support and the Lower HHL at 1.16061 level. For long positions (reversal case), the price should break above the breakdown candle at 1.1691, with a profit target between the confluence zone between the first weekly resistance and the Upper HHL at 1.1729.



GBPUSD

The pair GBPUSD is moving slightly bearish below the weekly pivot consolidating between 1.3090 and 1.3140. A breakdown below 1.309 could drive to the pound to the first weekly support at 1.3050. The bullish case, if the price breaks above 1.3140, the potential target is the first weekly resistance located at 1.3189.




USDCHF

USDCHF in the hourly chart is consolidating as a triangle pattern; this chart pattern suggests more upsides. For long positions, is essential that the price breaks above the weekly pivot level at 0.9937, with a profit target at the third daily resistance at 0.9974. Short positions should be valued if the price breaks under 0.9917, the potential target is the HHL at 0.9880.



EURGBP

The EURGBP cross is running bearish and is consolidating as a flag pattern. For bearish continuation, the price could drop to the confluence zone between the second daily support and the first weekly support at 0.8860. For long positions, the price should break above the weekly pivot level at 0.8897 with a potential move to the HHL at 0.8928.


GBPNZD

The GBPNZD cross is running sideways with a bullish bias in the last sequence which started from the first weekly support at 1.76318. For long positions, the price should break above the first daily resistance with a mid-term target placed on the confluence between the second weekly resistance and the third daily resistance at 1.7864. Short positions should be valued if the price closes below the daily pivot level at 1.77059, and the potential target is at the first weekly support at 1.76318.


DAX 30

DAX 30 is moving slightly neutral in the weekly pivot level at 12,746 pts. For short positions, the price should break below 12,707 with a potential target in the first weekly support at 12,604 pts. Long positions should be regarded if the German index closes above 12,800 pts, with a potential profit target at 12,920 pts.



FTSE 100

The FTSE 100 index shows bearish signals closing below the weekly pivot level at 7,687.9 pts. Continuation of the previous bearish move should be valued if the price breaks under the first weekly pivot at 7,635.2 pts., with a profit target in the confluence zone between the HHL and the third weekly support at 7,521 pts. Long positions could be valued if the price breaks above the weekly pivot level, with a potential target in the first weekly resistance at 7,754 pts. Additionally, note that if the price plunges to the third weekly support, it could be an interesting reversal level.


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