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The Euro (EUR) trades without a clear direction against the US Dollar (USD), motivating EUR/USD to gyrate around the 1.0470 region early in the European morning on Wednesday.
On the USD-side of the equation, the Greenback clings to the 107.00 region following Tuesday’s new 2023 tops in the 107.30-107.35 band when tracked by the USD Index (DXY), always sustained by the so-far unabated march north in US yields across the curve.
A look at the monetary policy front notes that the Federal Reserve (Fed) is expected to raise interest rates by 25 basis points (bps) before the end of the year, according to investors. Simultaneously, market talks about a potential stop in policy changes at the European Central Bank (ECB) continue, despite inflation levels above the bank’s objective and mounting fears about a future recession or possibly stagflation in the area.
In the domestic calendar, final Services PMIs are due, along with a speech by ECB President Christine Lagarde.
In the US data space, the usual weekly Mortgage Applications by MBA are due in the first turn, seconded by the ADP Employment Change, final readings of the Services PMI, Factory Orders, and the always-relevant ISM Services PMI.
EUR/USD now looks consolidative near the area of recent yearly lows in the sub-1.0500 region.
On the downside, the loss of the 2023 low of 1.0448 (October 3) should prompt EUR/USD to meet the next support at the round level of 1.0300 prior to minor support at the weekly lows of 1.0290 (November 30 2022) and 1.0222 (November 21 2022).
In case of occasional bullish attempts, the pair should encounter the next up-barrier at 1.0617 (September 29) prior to the weekly high of 1.0767 (September 12), before reaching the crucial 200-day SMA at 1.0825. If the pair breaks beyond this level, it may set up a challenge of the weekly top at 1.0945 (August 30) and the psychological barrier of 1.1000. The surpass of the latter might prompt the pair to test the August peak of 1.1064 (August 10) ahead of the weekly high of 1.1149 (July 27) and the 2023 top of 1.1275. (July 18).
However, it is critical to remember that as long as the EUR/USD remains below the 200-day SMA, the possibility of more negative pressure exists.