INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY BUZZ
- Forex – Dollar broadly weaker on Fed rate hike doubts.
- Forex – GBP/USD slides lower after U.K. data disappoints.
- Forex – Aussie edges lower after GDP data, kiwi hits 16-month high.
EURUSD closed above 1.1200 yesterday with price action now likely to stay flat within 1.1300 – 1.1270 price level into tomorrow’s ECB meeting. In the near term, expect the price to dip towards 1.12 on the minor bearish divergence that is formed on the chart.Resistance at 1.1270 – 1.1280 remains key to the upside, and a break out above this resistance could keep the bullish momentum send EURUSD to test 1.1300 followed by 1.1341.A possible reversal near the resistance level could, however, signal a near-term weakness,which could be confirmed if EURUSD breaks down below 1.1200.
The pound slid lower against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday, after data showing that U.K. manufacturing production fell more than expected in July dampened optimism over the strength of the economy. GBP/USD hit 1.3378 during European morning trade, the session low; the pair subsequently consolidated at 1.3388, shedding 0.36%.Cable was likely to find support at 1.3292, Tuesday’s low and resistance at 1.3446, Tuesday’s high and a one-and-a half month peak.The U.K. Office for National Statistics said that manufacturing production decreased by 0.9% in July, worse than expectations for a decline of 0.4% and following a drop of 0.2% a month earlier that was revised from an initial 0.3% decline.On an annualized basis, manufacturing production rose 0.8% in July, worse than forecasts for a 1.7% increase.However, the report also showed that industrial production inched up by 0.1% in July, better than forecasts for a 0.2% decrease and following the 0.1% gain in the preceding month.
- BUY GBP/USD ABOVE 1.3445 TGT 1.3465 1.3495 SL 1.3415.
- SELL GBP/USD BELOW 1.3355 TGT 1.3335 1.3305 SL 1.3385.