EUR/USD Current Price: 1.0674
- Hawkish comments from Fed and ECB officials weigh on the market mood.
- Major pairs hold within familiar levels as investors await first-tier data.
- EUR/USD trades in a tight range below 1.0700, bulls retain control.
Financial markets kickstarted the week in slow motion, with EUR/USD stuck to a tight 30 pips range so far on Monday. The US Dollar is generally softer across the FX board, although the absence of relevant news keeps major pairs within familiar levels. Furthermore, the USD trades not far from the highs set last week. Hawkish Federal Reserve (Fed) officials’ remarks last week helped the USD as investors are not as certain the central bank is done with monetary tightening.
After two consecutive pauses in rate hikes, the Fed has been working on convincing market participants that the time for rate cuts is not as close as they wish. Furthermore, policymakers insist on keeping the door open for additional tightening while adding the “higher for longer” mantra. Still, speculative interest prefers to believe the tightening cycle is over while trying to anticipate the beginning of a fresh rate-cut cycle.
The same happens with the European Central Bank (ECB). Vice-President Luis de Guindos noted they expect a temporary rebound in inflation in the coming months as the base effects from the sharp increase in energy and food prices in autumn 2022 drop out of the year on year calculation. e also repeated policymakers are determined to ensure that inflation returns to our 2% medium-term target in a timely manner. Finally, he added that European policymakers would not prejudge further rate movements. Latvian policymaker Martins Kazaks, in a different event, said it is too soon to say they have reached a terminal rate, adding that next rate moves will not be automatized.
Without data to care for, financial markets are moving on sentiment. The Greenback is finding some strength early in the American session, as stocks trade with a sour tone. Things will become a bit more interesting on Tuesday, as the United States (US) will release the October Consumer Price Index (CPI) on Tuesday, with financial markets anticipating the index at 3.3% YoY, decreasing from the previous 3.7%. Ahead of the announcement, the Euro Zone will publish the second estimate of the Q3 Gross Domestic Product (GDP), expected to be confirmed at -0.1% QoQ.
EUR/USD short-term technical outlook
From a technical point of view, EUR/USD holds on the winning side, according to the daily chart. The pair develops well above a bullish 20 Simple Moving Average (SMA), currently providing dynamic support at around 1.0625. The 100 and 200 SMAs offer modest downward slopes, converging around the 1.0800 price zone. Finally, the Momentum indicator aims north, firmly bouncing from its midline, while the Relative Strength Index (RSI) indicator consolidates around 54.
The 4-hour chart offers a neutral stance. The EUR/USD pair trades below a directionless 20 SMA, but the 100 SMA keeps heading north below the current level, suggesting limited selling interest. Meanwhile, technical indicators lack directional strength within neutral levels, reflecting the absence of clear directional interest.
Support levels: 1.0655 1.0620 1.0590
Resistance levels: 1.0710 1.0760 1.0800
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