|Day's range||112.4 - 112.731|
|52-week range||104.6670 - 114.7250|
Investing.com - The dollar eased from one-and-a-half week highs against a currency basket on Thursday, but remained supported as the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s September meeting indicated that it plans to push ahead with rate hikes in the coming months.
FOMC Minutes from yesterday helped the USD to climb higher. That also negatively influenced stocks and commodities. The current price movements are in line with what we were writing about two days ago in the analysis about the USDJPY and DAX. Let’s start with the USDJPY first. The bounce from the long-term up trendline is ON and yesterday, the price managed to break the 50% Fibo, which gives us a buy signal. Today, we are testing that area as a support and we can see a bounce, which gives us a bullish confirmation.
Investing.com - The Chinese yuan slipped against the dollar on Thursday as the U.S. held off from labeling China as a currency manipulator.
The US dollar has bounced recently from the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level, and we are now hovering just above the ¥112 level. At this point, it looks as if we could rally from here but we also get the FOMC Meeting Minutes late on Wednesday that could influence where we go next.
The British pound pulled back during the trading session on Wednesday, reentering the gap that had formed at the beginning of the week. It does look as if the buyers are trying to come back though, and I think that the ¥146.50 level should of course be interesting as well.
It’s all eyes on the Pound, with Brexit news and UK retail sales figures to provide direction through the day. Any progress on Brexit to be the key driver.
Investing.com - The dollar rose against its rivals Wednesday, shrugging off soft housing market data ahead of the release of the Federal Reserve's September minutes.
Investing.com - The U.S. dollar rose on Wednesday as traders waited for the latest meeting minutes from the Federal Reserve, while sterling was pushed lower over Brexit worries.The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of other currencies, rose 0.34% to 95.10 as of 11:07 AM ET (15:07 GMT).The meeting minutes from the Fed are released at 2:00 PM ET (18:00 GMT). The central bank took a more hawkish tone at its September meeting when it raised interest rates and dropped the word “accommodative” from its policy stance. ...
Investing.com - The dollar edged higher against a currency basket on Wednesday, as market sentiment was boosted by strong earnings reports, dampening demand for safe haven assets.
The market could witness significant buying interest around the 1.31 and 1.30 level, all which are strong support points. The 0.71 and 0.70 levels underneath are the strong support points and the market is likely to hold on the levels. The pair retraced from the 61.8% of the Fibonacci level at 111.50 level, an area which has been important in the past.
Demand for risk, economic reports and the Fed minutes should dictate the direction of the USD/JPY on Wednesday.
The US dollar rallied during the day on Tuesday, reaching towards the recent consolidation area. The pair of course is very sensitive to stock markets overall and the risk appetite in general, so I think that we should pay attention to the S&P 500 as a result.
The British pound took off to the upside during the Tuesday session against the Japanese yen as more of a “risk on” flavor came back into the marketplace. However, as the Americans have stepped on board, it looks as if we may be a little overstretched as we are running into some recent selling pressure around the ¥148 level.
Adding to the dollar’s weakness was the consolidation of Treasury yields. After yields surged to multi-year highs last week, the rise in yields has subsided, reducing demand for the dollar. Gold improved on Tuesday, but the market posted an inside move, which typically indicates investor indecision and impending volatility. Traders said the gains were related to short-covering. New longs appeared to be scarce since the rally in the equity markets forced them to re-evaluate their reasons for being long. U.S. West Texas Intermediate and international-benchmark Brent crude oil futures settled higher on Tuesday after the American Petroleum Institute reported a surprise crude oil draw.
Investing.com - The dollar was off its lows against its rivals Tuesday on upbeat U.S. labor market data and a weaker yen, amid waning safe-haven demand as Wall Street rallied.
Investing.com - The U.S. dollar was under pressure on Tuesday as sterling stayed near the session high.The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of other currencies, was down 0.09% to 94.68 as of 11:23 AM ET (15:23 GMT).The greenback remained under pressure despite upbeat jobs data showing the U.S. economy has continued to strengthen, increasing the chances of a Federal Reserve rate hike in December.U.S. job openings rose to 7.14 million in August, according to the Labor Department’s monthly JOLTs report. ...
Even after recovering from 1.1430-25 support-zone, the EURUSD has to surpass 100-day SMA level of 1.1630 in order to justify its strength in targeting the seven-month long descending resistance-line, around 1.1730. Should prices rally beyond 1.1730 on a daily closing basis, the 1.1810 & 1.1850 are likely intermediate halts that can be availed prior to aiming the 1.1920 level, comprising 200-day SMA. In case the pair witness downside pressure, the 1.1520, the 1.1500 and the 1.1430 may entertain short-term sellers before again highlighting the importance of 1.1430-25 area. ...
Investing.com - The dollar rebounded from one-month lows against the yen on Tuesday as a selloff in global equities markets eased, while the New Zealand dollar pushed higher after upbeat inflation data overnight.
The USD/JPY has formed a possible bearish continuation pattern if it closes below the W L3 support at 111.63. However, a correction is still possible.
Last week, DAX broke the long-term neckline of the major head and shoulders pattern. This week starts with a pull-back, which is nothing surprising as this is a typical price action movement. Any bearish price action there will give us a legitimate signal to go short.
The initially gapped lower during the Monday’s session in a bit of risk-off move, but then started to rally higher as American came on board. The 1.16 level is continuing to offer a bit of resistance to the pair and if it breaks higher then it next major stop for the market will be at 1.17 level. The market is still in the consolidation phase and 1.15 level underneath will be the strong support point for the pair. Buying on dips will be the right strategy for this market. …Read MoreGBP/USD
Based on the current price at 111.990, the direction of the USD/JPY the rest of the session is likely to be determined by trader reaction to the short-term Fibonacci level at 111.984.
The US dollar broke down below the ¥112 level during the early hours of Monday but has found a little bit of support near the ¥111.50 level, an area of previous resistance. At this point, it looks as if we are trying to form some type of bottoming pattern, but I think you should be very cautious if you are looking to go long.
The British pound gapped lower to kick off the week, breaking below the ¥147 level. However, we have started to recover so at this point we are deciding whether we are going to return to the consolidation area that we had been in, or are we going to break down?
A Commerce Department report on Monday showed that U.S. retail sales barely rose in September as a rebound in motor vehicle purchases was offset by the biggest drop in spending at restaurants and bars in nearly two years.