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The Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment could mark optimism for the Euro and other stories

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  • GBP – The Unemployment rate in historic lows.
  • AUD – Waiting for the minutes of the last meeting of the Reserve Bank Board.
  • EUR – The Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment could mark optimism for the Euro. 

GBP – The Unemployment rate in historic lows.

On Wednesday 21th, the unemployment rate will be released. The analyst survey consensus does not foresee changes in respect to the last month’s data of 4.3 percent, the lowest in four decades. On the same day, the Bank of England (BoE) will release its Annual Inflation Report to the Treasury Select Committee. The BoE’s Governor, Mark Carney will speak in the British Parliament on the Annual Inflation Report to the Select Committee of the Treasury.

The pound reached a new low below 1.3978 and as long as it does not exceed 1.434, there is a high probability that it will fall back to new lows with a maximum target of 1.3448, which would coincide with the long-term bullish guidance.

GBP-USD 4-hour chart (click on the image to enlarge)

 

AUD – Waiting for the minutes of the last meeting of the Reserve Bank Board.

On Tuesday 20th, in the overnight session, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will publish the minutes of the last monetary policy meeting, where the members of the Reserve Bank Board decided to keep the interest rate unchanged at 1.50%. Although members observe the growth of employment, and the unemployment rate has remained at a minimum, they conclude that inflation is still below the target goal of the RBA.

The AUDUSD pair could be developing a corrective structure in the form of A-B-C, which could lead to 0.765, once it reaches this area, it could again be a new connector of a higher degree leading to new highs.

AUD-USD 4-hour chart ( click on the image to enlarge)

 

EUR – The German ZEW Economic Sentiment could mark optimism for the Euro.

In January, the German Economic Sentiment Index ZEW reached its highest point in 8 months, marking 20.4 points, increasing the expectation in the economic environment for the first half of the year. For this month, the analysts’ consensus expects it to fall to 16 points. However, considering the last GDP (YoY) in Germany reached 2.3%, and in the Eurozone which reached 2.70% (YoY), we expect the ZEW index to continue at the same level as that registered in January.

The single currency could mark a new maximum that could reach 1.2646, thus completing a sequence of five movements. After this, we could expect a corrective move for the Euro. However, we should expect all pairs against the Euro to be “aligned” before starting a more profound corrective process for the euro.

EUR-USD 4-hour chart ( click on the image to enlarge)

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