The AUD/USD is trading just beneath the 0.7400 level after dipping into a low of 0.7340 in Wednesday's action, before recovering steeply. Broader markets lost their flavour for the US Dollar heading into the last session of yesterday's trading.
The USD/JPY pair is pressuring daily lows at around 112.70 as the greenback turned negative following softer-than-expected US macroeconomic figures.
Steady UK inflation up 2.4% YoY, reduced chances of an interest rate hike in August sending GBP/USD to 1.3009, its lowest for this year. Bounce limited by Brexit woes.
Poor US housing data put a halt to dollar's rally, EUR/USD about to trim daily losses, yet not out of the woods. Bounce triggered by profit-taking rather than EUR's demand.
Many weeks have come and gone since we saw the latest double-digit percentage rise in Bitcoin. Just one day of rises doesn’t set a trend, but the width of the movement sends a strength signal that was very much needed for the bulls.
NEO, the 12th largest coin, is trading at $38.98 to press time, having gained over 6% on a daily basis amid global recovery on the cryptocurrency market. China's flagship coin has a market value of $2.5B with an average trading daily volume at $137M.
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EOS, the 5th digital coin by market value, gained over 11% on a daily basis, despite the downside correction from early Asian highs registered at $9.30.
EOS has come out of the dip after trading lows around $6.65. The price has been recording higher lows and higher highs from July 15 when it changed hands above $7.0. The resistance at $7.49 restricted movement at first, but the price reacted forming a brief engulfing candle that took the price above $7.6.
The Eurozone inflation is expected to rise 2.0% y/y in June with core inflation increasing 1.0% y/y. The UK inflation is expected to pick up to 2.6% y/y in June while core inflation is expected to rise 2.2% y/y in June.
The US housing market data are set to confirm a rising appetite of Americans to build new houses in the US. The Federal Reserve’s chairman Jerome Powell testifies for the second day in the US Congress on Wednesday with the message out already in the first day of his testimony. The Federal Reserve’s Beige book of the regional economic activity is scheduled for Wednesday.Read Full Report
ECB's Minutes cooled down hopes for a sooner rate hike in the EU
The dollar resumed its advance in a week where the trade war ups and downs, once again led the way. Trade tensions escalated mid-week on the back of headlines indicating that the US was planning to launch a list worth $200B goods, on where to impose a 10% tariffs.
The EUR/USD is trading lower as the US Dollar sweeps the board. While it has some room to recover, the path of least resistance remains to the downside.
The Technical Confluences Indicator shows that the most significant hurdle awaits at the 1.1685 region which is the congestion of the potent Fibonacci 38.2% one-day, the Fibonacci 388.2% one-week, the Bolinger Band one-hour-Middle, and the Simple Moving Average 100-15m. This high level leaves room for recovery, but this recovery will not be too easy.
1.1654 is the convergence of the Simple Moving average 10-1h, the SMA 50-15m, the one-day high and the SMA 5-1h. A minor line is 1.1641 which is the SMA 10-15m and the Fibonacci 38.2% one-month.
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