The Analytical Overview of the Main Currency Pairs on 2021.12.30

The EUR/USD currency pair

Technical indicators of the currency pair:
  • Prev Open: 1.1308
  • Prev Close: 1.1343
  • % chg. over the last day: +0.31%

Investors have now returned to riskier assets amid declining concerns over the Omicron strain, which has led to a small sell-off in the dollar index and a rise in the European currency (inverse correlation). The decrease in the growth rate of the money supply in the Eurozone is also a positive factor for the strengthening of the Euro.

Trading recommendations
  • Support levels: 1.1293, 1.1230, 1.1168
  • Resistance levels: 1.1342, 1.1360, 1.1436, 1.1535, 1.1613, 1.1667, 1.1717

From a technical point of view, the EUR/USD on the hour timeframe is still bearish. Yesterday, the buyers tried to break out through the priority change level, but the sellers protected their positions. The price is back in the corridor again, but the buyers' pressure remains high. The MACD indicator is positive. It is better to consider sell deals from the 1.1342 resistance level. Buy trades can be considered on the lower timeframes from the support level of 1.1293, but only with additional confirmation.

Alternative scenario: if the price breaks out through the 1.1360 resistance level and fixes above, the mid-term uptrend will likely resume.

EUR/USD
News feed for 2021.12.30:
  • – US Initial Jobless Claims (w/w) at 15:30 (GMT+2);
  • – US Chicago PMI (m/m) at 16:45 (GMT+2).

The GBP/USD currency pair

Technical indicators of the currency pair:
  • Prev Open: 1.3429
  • Prev Close: 1.3486
  • % chg. over the last day: +0.42%

Great Britain reports a record 183,037 cases of COVID in a 24-hour period. But despite the increase in cases, hospitalizations are not increasing as rapidly; the health care system is coping. The UK has no plans to impose additional restrictions ahead of the holidays, and the Central Bank of England policy is now aimed at strengthening the pound sterling.

Trading recommendations
  • Support levels: 1.3443, 1.3362, 1.3301, 1.3277, 1.3220
  • Resistance levels: 1.3507, 1.3575, 1.3685

On the hourly timeframe, the GBP/USD trend is still bullish. But the MACD indicator is showing divergence on several timeframes; a technical correction may occur soon. Under such market conditions, traders should consider buy positions from the 1.3443 support level but only with additional confirmation in the form of a buyers' initiative. Sell trades can be considered from the resistance level of 1.3507, but it is also better to wait for the sellers' initiative.

Alternative scenario: if the price breaks down through the 1.3362 support level and consolidates below, the bearish scenario will likely resume.

GBP/USD
There is no news feed for today.

The USD/JPY currency pair

Technical indicators of the currency pair:
  • Prev Open: 114.74
  • Prev Close: 114.96
  • % chg. over the last day: +0.19%

In terms of monetary policy analysis, Japan's central bank is now actively stimulating the economy, while the US Federal Reserve is reducing its stimulus program. This central bank policy will contribute to a decline in the yen and a strengthening of the dollar index. Yesterday, USD/JPY reached a one-month high and was close to a four-and-a-half-year high.

Trading recommendations
  • Support levels: 114.50, 114.16, 113.76, 113.32, 112.62, 112.30
  • Resistance levels: 115.15, 115.50

The global trend on the USD/JPY currency pair is bullish. The MACD indicator is signaling a divergence at several timeframes, which means that a slight correction should be expected. Buy positions should be considered from the 114.50 support level, but with additional confirmation in the form of a buyers' initiative. For sell positions, it is necessary to analyze the price reaction to the resistance level of 115.15. If there is a sellers' initiative here, it is possible to look for sales on lower timeframes but with short targets.

Alternative scenario: if the price fixes below 114.16, the uptrend will likely be broken.

USD/JPY
There is no news feed for today.

The USD/CAD currency pair

Technical indicators of the currency pair:
  • Prev Open: 1.2815
  • Prev Close: 1.2788
  • % chg. over the last day: -0.21%

The Canadian dollar is a commodity currency, so it correlates strongly with oil prices and the dollar index. Crude oil inventories showed another sharp decline yesterday. In the medium term, oil prices will rise slightly, while the dollar index will also strengthen. As a result, both the Canadian dollar and the dollar index will have fundamental support, so the USD/CAD currency pair should not expect medium-term trends and trade only on the lower timeframes.

Trading recommendations
  • Support levels: 1.2783, 1.2721, 1.2677, 1.2638
  • Resistance levels: 1.2903, 1.2951

From a technical point of view, the USD/CAD currency pair trend is bullish. Buyers again were able to defend the priority change level, the price failed to consolidate below, forming a false breakdown zone. The MACD indicator is signaling a buy divergence. Under such market conditions, it is better to look for buy deals on the lower timeframes with the target of 1.2903. Sell deals should be considered from the resistance level of 1.2903 or after breakdown and fixation below the priority change level.

Alternative scenario: if the price breaks down through the 1.2783 support level and fixes below, the downtrend will likely resume.

USD/CAD
There is no news feed for today.

by Justforex, 2021.12.30

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