The Analytical Overview of the Main Currency Pairs on 2017.08.09

The EUR/USD currency pair

Technical indicators of the currency pair:
  • Prev Open: 1.17931
  • Open: 1.17480
  • % chg. over the last day: -0.36
  • Day's range: 1.17185 – 1.17634
  • 52 wk range: 1.0339 – 1.1909

Yesterday, sales were prevailed on EUR/USD. Support for the US currency was provided by positive data on the number of open vacancies in the labor market in the United States. The currency found support at the level of 1.17200. The mark of 1.17750 is already a "mirror" resistance. At the moment, the technical pattern is ambiguous. The EUR/USD currency pair is in a sideways trend. Positions need to be opened from key levels.

At 15:30 (GMT+3:00) statistics on the labor market in the US will be released.

EUR/USD

Indicators do not send accurate signals. The price is below 50 MA and 200 MA, which indicates the power of the sellers.

The MACD histogram is in the negative zone, but above the signal line, which gives a weak signal to sell EUR/USD.

Stochastic Oscillator has fixed in the neutral zone, the %K line is above the %D line, which signals an increase in EUR/USD.

Trading recommendations
  • Support levels: 1.17200
  • Resistance levels: 1.17750, 1.18200

If the price fixes below the local support of 1.17200, the EUR/USD correction may continue. The movement is tending potentially to 1.17000-1.16750

Alternative option. If the price overcomes the "mirror" resistance of 1.17750, you need to look for entry points to the market to open long positions. The target movement level is 1.18200.

The GBP/USD currency pair

Technical indicators of the currency pair:
  • Prev Open: 1.30300
  • Open: 1.29868
  • % chg. over the last day: -0.38
  • Day's range: 1.29677 – 1.30280
  • 52 wk range: 1.1450 – 1.3447

Yesterday, the bearish sentiment prevailed on GBP/USD. The pound weakened against the US dollar by more than 50 points. The currency formed a local support of 1.29600. At the moment, the technical pattern is ambiguous. The price is testing the "mirror" resistance of 1.30250. In the near future, we do not exclude the correction. The GBP/USD currency pair formed a rather strong reversal formation – price and MACD histogram divergence.

The news background on the UK economy is calm today.

GBP/USD

The signals of the indicators are ambiguous. The price is near 50 MA, which is quite strong dynamic resistance.

The MACD histogram has started to rise and fixed above the signal line, which indicates a correction of the GBP/USD quotes.

Stochastic Oscillator is in the neutral zone, the %K line crossed the %D line. There are no signals yet.

Trading recommendations
  • Support levels: 1.29600
  • Resistance levels: 1.30250, 1.30750

If the price fixes above the mark of 1.30250, a correction may develop on the GBP/USD currency pair. The movement is tending potentially to 1.30750.

An alternative may be a downward trend on GBP/USD. The immediate goal for profit-taking is 1.29600.

The USD/CAD currency pair

Technical indicators of the currency pair:
  • Prev Open: 1.26720
  • Open: 1.26650
  • % chg. over the last day: +0.23
  • Day's range: 1.26612 – 1.26989
  • 52 wk range: 1.2414 – 1.3795

At the moment, the USD/CAD currency pair is consolidating in a rather narrow range. The market is waiting for additional drivers. Local support and resistance levels are 1.26600 and 1.27000, respectively. We recommend you to open positions from these marks.

News background on Canada's economy:
  • – the volume of new houses construction – 15:15 (GMT+3:00);
  • – building permits – 15:30 (GMT+3:00).
USD/CAD

The price is above 50 MA and 200 MA, which indicates the power of buyers.

The MACD histogram is in the positive zone and above the signal line, which indicates the bullish sentiment on USD/CAD.

Stochastic Oscillator is in the neutral zone, the %K line is below the %D line, which gives a signal to sell USD/CAD.

Trading recommendations
  • Support levels: 1.26600, 1.26200, 1.25600
  • Resistance levels: 1.27000

If the price fixes above the round level of 1.27000, the USD/CAD correction may continue. The target movement level is 1.27500.

Alternative option. If the price fixes below the local support of 1.26600, it is necessary to consider selling USD/CAD. The movement is tending potentially to 1.26200-1.26000.

The USD/JPY currency pair

Technical indicators of the currency pair:
  • Prev Open: 110.709
  • Open: 110.321
  • % chg. over the last day: -0.59
  • Day's range: 109.652 – 110.078
  • 52 wk range: 99.53 – 118.67

At the moment, the demand for safe assets has grown significantly. This is due to the tension on the Korean peninsula. During the Asian trading session, the "safe haven" currency added more than 60 points. The key trading range is 109.700-110.100. We recommend you to pay attention to the yield of US government bonds.

There are no important economic reports from Japan today.

USD/JPY

The price has fixed below 50 MA and 200 MA, which signals the power of the sellers.

The MACD histogram is in the negative zone and below the signal line, which indicates a further drop in the USD/JPY quotes.

Stochastic Oscillator is in the neutral zone, the %K line crossed the %D line. There are no signals yet.

Trading recommendations
  • Support levels: 109.700
  • Resistance levels: 110.100, 110.600

If the price fixes below the local support of 109.700, the downward trend on USD/JPY may continue. The movement is tending potentially to the round level of 109.000.

Alternative option. If the USD/JPY quotes overcome the mark of 110.100, we recommend considering buying. The target movement level is 110.500-110.600.

by JustForex, 2017.08.09

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