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Monday, 01 November 2010 07:15

UFXBank Forex Outlook: Euro Trying to Break Above 1.40 Level

Written by UFXBank Research Team
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USD Dollar (USD) – The Dollar traded mixed with the majors currencies today. The GDP came out as expected at 2.00% and the Chicago PMI came out at 60.60, better than the expected 57.50. The Stock Markets in the U.S. closed mixed with the Dow Jones rising 0.04% and the NASDAQ unchanged. Crude Oil fell against the dollar and closed below $82 a barrel. Gold (XAU) advanced by $19.87 and closed at $1362 an ounce as investors chose to turn back to a safe haven, gold. Today, the price index is expected unchanged at 0.10% and the ISM Manufacturing Index is expected at 53.60 vs. 54.40 previously.

Euro (EUR) – The dollar fell for a third day against the euro in Forex trading on speculation that the Federal Reserve will take more credit-easing measures amid signs of a stagnant recovery in the world’s largest economy. The Dollar did, however, strengthen to 1.3900 with the opening of the Asian market at 08:03 Tokyo time. Holding above the support level of 1.3930 keeps the momentum positive for the pair. Overall, EUR/USD traded with a low of 1.3957 and with a high of 1.3983. Today, no economic data is expected.

EUR/USD – Last: 1.3993

Resistance

1.4036

1.4077


Support

1.3934

1.3798

British Pound (GBP) – The Pound closed at almost the same rate as it had opened (last Friday). However, during the night it fell below the support level of 1.6000 and returned to trade around 1.6050 levels. Holding the rate above 1.6050 will keep the momentum bullish for the pound. The net lending to individuals came out 0.40B, worse than the expected 0.90B. Overall, GBP/USD traded with a low of 1.6022 and with a high of 1.6060. Today, the Manufacturing PMI is expected at 53.00 vs. 53.40 previously.

GBP/USD - Last: 1.6055

Resistance

1.6070


Support

1.5996

1.5750

1.5660

Japanese Yen (JPY) – The Japanese Yen weakened versus the Dollar with the opening of the market in Asia, earlier today. The Yen declined 0.8 percent reaching 81.40 per Dollar. Trading above 80.50 will keep the momentum bullish for the Dollar. Overall, USD/JPY traded with a low of 80.23 and with a high of 81.43. No economic data is expected today.

USD/JPY-Last: 80.52 

Resistance

80.86

81.08

81.44

Support

80.23



Canadian dollar (CAD) Canada’s dollar gained for a second consecutive month after the   Federal Reserve said that it  will spur global growth. The GDP came out at 0.30%, as expected.  Overall, USD/CAD traded with a low of 1.0180 and with a high of 1.0197. Today, no economic data is expected.

USD/CAD - Last: 1.0166

Resistance

1.0204

1.0243

1.0299

Support

1.0156


 

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