MARKET UPDATES :
- Forex – Aussie up ahead of cash rate review, AIG construction index down
- Forex – EUR/USD ticks up, as Yellen holds her cards close to the vest
- Forex – Dollar index flat on Fed’s Yellen remarks
EUR/USD inched up, as the dollar recovered from a mid-day swoon after Janet Yellen kept investors on their heels regarding the possibility of a summer interest rate hike with relatively neutral comments on the Federal Reserve’s long-term path on Monday afternoon. The currency pair traded in a tight range between 1.1326 and 1.1393, before settling at 1.1357, up 0.0008 or 0.05% on the session. The euro extended gains from last Friday when it surged nearly 2% against the dollar following the release of the weakest U.S. monthly jobs data in nearly six years. With the slight gains, the euro remained near three-week highs against its American counterpart.EUR/USD likely gained support at 1.1055, the low from March 15 and was met with resistance at 1.1616, the high from May 3.
GBP/USD is currently trading with bearish bias. Earlier today, the pair gapped down and opened below a significant support level 1.4468, headed short and even broke below the next support level 1.4406. We expect the just broken support level 1.4395 to act as a resistance to any upward rally, thus, as long as the level 1.4395 holds true as a strong Resistance level, we expect an acceleration to the lower-side but should not close below 1.4304. However, in case the price close above 1.44061, then we expect a momentum to the upper side and may close above 1.4480. This pair should be traded alongside EUR/GBP, and GBP/JPY. These pairs have a strong positive correlation of up to +0.95 and will have a similar price action during this intraday.
- BUY GBP/USD AROUND 1.4365-1.4367 TGT 1.4387 1.4417 SL 1.4335
- SELL GBP/USD BELOW 1.4352 TGT 1.4332 1.4302 SL 1.4382