Forex Market Analysis

Forex and Indices Daily Update – 16.07.18

Forex Fundamental Analysis

New Zealand CPI (YoY) increase 1.5 per cent in June.

The yearly inflation change in New Zealand increased by 1.5 per cent, below the 1.6 per cent foreseen by analysts and advance from the 1.1 per cent reported in April. Housing and household utilities advanced 3.1 per cent, followed by rentals which were up 2.5. The climb in oil prices, almost 10 per cent, boosted the transport sector to increase the CPI (YoY) 2.0 per cent.



 Technical Market Analysis


In the last session, EURUSD surpassed the Short-term Pivot Level at 1.1690. Now we expect a consolidation structure as a flag pattern before it continues increasing the bullish momentum to the target area at 1.19067. Invalidation level is 1.15080.



The GBPUSD pair is still moving sideways in the 2-hour chart, testing the Short-term Pivot Level at 1.3275. The breakout of this level should activate the bullish continuation with a target placed in the 1.3475 zone. Invalidation level of the new bullish cycle is 1.30494.



The bearish move after the bull trap looks like a first bearish impulse. From now we should expect a retrace in three waves, probably to the 1.0009 area before it continues with another decline. In the long term, the USDCHF is bullish, in consequence, we will maintain neutral for this pair expecting opportunities to go long with the main trend.



The EURNZD cross in the 2-hour chart has broken down the ascending short-term trendline at 1.7248 with a bearish high momentum candle. We expect more drops with a target placed at the psychological level of 1.70. Invalidation level is at 1.73782.



The GBPNZD cross in the 2-hour chart has broken down the ascending trendline as the same way that the EURNZD has. This suggests that we should see more strength in the NZD group against the other currencies. The first target is at 1.92393 from where we could see an exhaustion of the bearish cycle. Invalidation level is at 1.95802.


FTSE 100

The FTSE 100 in the 2-hour chart continues to consolidate, developing a complex corrective structure. In terms of the traditional Technical Analysis, the structure could be a Diamond Pattern, if this is correct, we should see declines to the 7,400 area, if the falls extend, the next bearish target area could be 7,100 pts zone. We prefer to maintain neutral expecting for long positions.


DAX 30

DAX 30 in the 2-hour chart still is moving below the 12,600 pivot level. We can consider two scenarios: the first one is after the 12,600 level breakout to expect more climbs to the area between 12,695 to 12,742. The second one is if the price breaks down, the bearish target could be 12,040 pts. In the same way that in the FTSE, our position changes from bullish to neutral expecting long positions.


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