Technical Analysis EURUSD : 2015-01-16

Euro out of corridor

Today at 14:30 CET Core CPI m/m will be released in the United States. The index is published monthly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It measures the change in prices for goods and services, excluding the most volatile components: food and energy. The indicator measures inflation, which in turn affects the US monetary policy and base rates. Members of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) take the inflation outlook into account to restrain its excessive growth pace due to tightening policy. Rate hike leads to an influx of investment funds in the economy. For this reason, CPI release may cause volatility momentum of the US dollar against the most liquid currencies.


Here we consider EUR/USD currency pair on the H4 chart. The Swiss National Bank (SNB) turned down the protection policy of the average exchange rate of two currencies (EUR,CHF) at 1.20 francs per euro. The regulator was forced to take this measure amid long-term euro depreciation. Floating exchange rate made the European currency soar even deeper and triggered a sell-off. We can observe the daily bearish trend, which proceeded after a slight retracement within the channel 1.16132-1.17252. Parabolic historical values are moving along the trend line, confirming its strength. You should also pay attention to the bullish divergence completion on the RSI-Bars oscillator chart and the trend reversal. Dashed line marks the preliminary trend line which will be confirmed only after the support level intersection at 18.4161%. We expect it will accompany the price level crossing at 1.15665, which can be used for placing a pending sell order. Stop Loss can be placed above the last strong support at 1.17252, which now acts as resistance line. After order opening, Stop Loss is to be moved after Parabolic values near the next fractal high. Thus, we are changing the probable profit/loss ratio to the breakeven point.


The volumes of futures and options on euro traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange has increased greatly after yesterday’s news. The number of contracts outperformed the local peak of 400 000 and has continued to grow as the trend is developing. The volume confirms the bearish sentiment and investor fears on the European currency.

Sell stopbelow 1.15665
Stop lossabove 1.17252

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