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UFXBank Forex Outlook: Euro Gets Crushed as USD Strengthens

Written by UFXBank Research Team
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USD Dollar (USD) – The Dollar gained versus the major currencies on a choppy and volatile session as Banks were closed in observance of holiday and illiquidity characterized the markets. The Stock Markets in U.S closed negative with Dow Jones lose -0.65% and the NASDAQ falling by -0.90%. Crude Oil touched its highest level at 88.59 but reversed at the Asian session and back to trade near the 86.5$ a barrel. Gold (XAU) also reversed and fell below the 1400 approaching to test the 1380$ an ounce. Today, The Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index is expected at 69 vs. 67.7 previously.

Euro (EUR) – The Euro was crushed for another day of Forex trading versus the dollar approaching the 1.36 area continuing its sixth day of decline on concern that some European countries will have difficulty paying their debt hence investors demand more safety currency. Trading below the 1.38 resistance level holds the pair under pressure for farther decline. Overall, EUR/USD traded with a low of 1.3601 and with a high of 1.3820. Today, The German GDP is expected at 0.8% vs. 2.2% previously. The GDP is expected at 0.5% vs. 1% previously. The Industrial Production is expected at 0.5% vs. 1.1% previously.

EUR/USD – Last:  1.3613

Resistance

1.3670

1.3735

1.3830

Support

1.3600


British Pound (GBP) – The Pound traded almost unchanged versus the dollar in a tight range still holding firmly although dollar gained against most of the currencies. The Nationwide Consumer Confidence came out 52 worse than expected 55. Breaking the 1.61 support area might push the pair lower to 1.6 zones. Overall, GBP/USD traded with a low of 1.6079 and with a high of 1.6177. No major economic data is expected today.

GBP/USD - Last: 1.6085

Resistance

1.6180

1.6260


Support

1.6020

1.5965


Japanese Yen (JPY) – The Dollar traded in a tight range against the Yen still holding firmly above the 82 levels. Breaching the 82.8 resistance level might push the pair to higher levels. Overall, USD/JPY traded with a low of 82.03 and with a high of 82.59. No economic data is expected today.

USD/JPY-Last: 82.35

Resistance

82.80

Support

82.00

81.55

81.0

Canadian dollar (CAD) – The U.S. Dollar gained against Canada's dollar as risk aversion ruled the markets today on a choppy and volatile session as Banks were closed in observance of holiday and illiquidity characterized the markets. The momentum remains positive for the pair as long as it trades above the parity. Overall, USD/CAD traded with a low of 0.9976 and with a high of 1.0077. No economic data is expected today.

USD/CAD - Last: 1.0080

Resistance

1.0095

1.0155


Support

1.0045

0.9980