The euro/dollar ended up closing down yesterday. The euro lost 160 points after the Fed published its press release. The Federal Reserve decided to leave the interest rate unchanged in a 0.0%-0.25% range. In the text announcement, a phrase about the effect of global problems on US inflation was removed.
The next FOMC meeting is set for 15-16th December, 2015. Following this meeting, an announcement will be made, in addition to economic forecasts and a press conference held by Janet Yellen.
Main news of the day:
- 09:00 EET, UK housing index from Nationwide;
- 10:55, German labour market data;
- 12:00 EET, European economic sentiment and consumer confidence indices;
- 13:00 EET, UK retail sales from the Confederation of British Industrialists;
- 14:30 EET, US initial unemployment benefit applications and GDP for Q3;
- 15:00 EET, German CPI;
- 16:00 EET, US incomplete housing sales;
- 16:10 EET, FOMC member Lockhart to speak.
There’s a decent whack of news out today. The key event of the day for all currencies is the US’ Q3 GDP report. The 1.0807-1.0838 target zone from previous trading ideas for the EUR/USD is still in force. Since the euro flew off the chart in the evening, I expect a correction after the minimum is updated. The EURUSD’s fall is set to continue on Friday.
- Intraday target maximum: 1.0945, minimum: 1.0880, close: 1.0920;
- Intraday volatility for last 10 weeks: 119 points (4 figures).
The euro/dollar rate has rebounded from the D4. The euro is currently being quoted around 1.0896. On my forecast I’ve gone for a renewal of the minimum so that bull divergence will form between the AO indicator and the price. After which, we could well see a correction to 1.0945. Could the euro rebound immediately? It could, but if US GDP data is higher than expected, the euro will fall and the forecast will be no longer valid.