Mixed data of preliminary PMI in the Eurozone.
The Flash Purchase Managers Index (PMI) data in July show signs that this third quarter for the eurozone has begun to lose the buoyant momentum that registered during the first half of the year. Manufacturing PMI modestly reached 55.1 points, slightly higher than the 54.9 points reached in June. In the opposite side, Services PMI index fell to 54.4 points from the 55.2 points reported in June. The slowdown in growth momentum suggests that similar levels could be seen in August.
The main cause of this deceleration could be attributed to the fuels price increase of oil as well as the increase in tariffs on steel and aluminium.
Forex and Indices Technical Analysis
The EURUSD in 30-minutes chart continues consolidating. The price is moving above the weekly pivot suggesting a bullish pressure for the pair. Long positions should be considered if the price breaks above 1.1710, with a potential profit target placed at 1.1775. Short positions should be valued if the pair breaks down 1.1667 with a profit target at 1.1615
The GBPUSD in the 30-minutes chart is consolidating the Friday 20th rally. For long positions, the price must break above 1.3137 with a potential profit target at 1.3208. Short positions should be considered if the price breaks under 1.3085 with a potential target at 1.3022.
The pair USDCHF in the 30-minutes chart is developing a bullish retrace of the previous sell-off. For bullish positions, the next resistance is 0.996; for bearish continuation, the critical support to break down is 0.9922, and the potential profit target is at 0.9887.
The EURCHF cross in the 30-minutes chart is testing resistance with the 200-period moving average which is converging with the first daily resistance. For long positions, we need to see the breakout of the 1.1629 level with a potential target at 1.165 (Weekly Pivot Zone). In the bearish side, the price should break under 1.1603 level, with a potential profit target at 1.1582.
The GBPCHF cross is turning bullish after the 1.3049 level breakout. Long positions have the potential target at 1.3117, coinciding with the third daily resistance. On the short side, the price should break down 1.3001 level, with a potential target at 1.2965 level.
FTSE 100 in the 30-minutes chart shows that the price is moving above 24 and 200 moving average. Also, the British index has bounced from the weekly pivot level, the next resistance es at 7,728. For bullish continuation, the next target is 7,786 pts, which is the convergence between the second weekly resistance level and the third daily resistance.
DAX 30 in the 30 minutes chart shows that the price has surpassed the third daily resistance without to make a reversal move to the daily pivot level, it suggests that the German index should continue with the bullish bias with a target placed at 12,855 pts (previous resistances confluence area.)
Check out Forex and Indices technical analysis for July 16, 2018.