• Currency snapshot (major pairs)

    Source: FxWire Pro - Commentary / 21 Aug 2018 12:53:24   America/New_York

    Dollar index trading at 95.53 (-0.21%)

    Strength meter (today so far) – Euro +0.37%, Franc +0.32%, Yen -0.50%, GBP +0.44%

    Strength meter (since last week) – Euro +0.87%, Franc +0.79%, Yen -0.03%, GBP +0.98%

    EUR/USD –

    Trading at 1.153

    Trend meter –

    • Long term – Buy, Medium term – Buy, Short term – Sell

    Support          

    • Long term – 1.10, Medium term – 1.12, Short term – 1.12

    Resistance –

    • Long term – 1.22, Medium term – 1.18, Short term – 1.15

    Economic release today –

    • NIL.  

          Commentary –

    • The euro is trying to grind higher after a big selloff last week as President Trump verbally attacks Fed’s rate hikes. Active Call - Sell Euro at 1.218 with 1.17 as target; target revised lower to 1.095

    GBP/USD –

    Trading at 1.286

    Trend meter –

    • Long term – Sell, Medium term – Sell, Short term – Sell

    Support –

    • Long term – 1.10, Medium term – 1.17, Short term – 1.25

    Resistance –

    • Long term – 1.35 Medium term – 1.32, Short term – 1.305

    Economic release today –

    • Public sector net borrowing at -£2.87 billion.
    • CBI industrial trend survey index at 7 in August.

    Commentary –

    • The pound is the best performer of the week so far. Active call-  short term sell at 1.413 targeting 1.375 (target reached); extended to 1.354 (target reached); extended to 1.25

    USD/JPY –           

    Trading at 110.5

    Trend meter -

    • Long term – Sell, Medium term – sell, Short term – Range/Buy

    Support –

    • Long term – 104.2, Medium term – 106.2, Short term – 109.2

    Resistance –

    • Long term – 114, Medium term – 111, Short term – 111

    Economic release today –

    • NIL

    Commentary –

    • The yen remains trapped in bull/bear fight amid risk aversion and strong dollar. Down this week as equities rise.

    USD/CHF –

    Trading at 0.987

    Trend meter –

    • Long term – Buy, Medium term – Range/sell, Short term – Range/Buy

    Support –

    • Long term – 0.90, Medium term – 0.92, Short term – 0.95

    Resistance –

    • Long term – 1.03, Medium term – 1.00, Short term – 1.00

    Economic release today –

    • Trade balance in July came at 2.255 billion.

    Commentary –

    • Franc is slightly better performer than the euro today.

     

     

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