• EUR/USD sellers attack intraday low, stays mildly offered inside monthly triangle.
  • Yields benefit from market anxiety ahead of the key central bank meeting, Omicron updates.
  • US consumer-centric figures triggered market consolidation the previous day.
  • ECB may vouch for APP requirements but the Fed’s verdict on tapering is more important to watch.

EUR/USD drops back to 1.1300, following the previous day’s corrective pullback heading into Monday’s European session. In doing so, the major currency pair drops 0.20% intraday while staying inside a short-term bearish chart formation at the latest.

The indecision over the next moves of the European Central Bank (ECB) and the US Federal Reserve (Fed) seems to restrict the EUR/USD prices of late. While the Market News Internation (MNI) cited sources to confirm further easy money policies at the ECB, Reuters’ poll eyes a reduction in the bond purchase from April. Adding to the confusion was ANZ report saying, “The ECB is expected to boost its monthly APP purchases as part of the transition from PEPP from next April onwards. It is expected that the ECB’s inflation forecast will show inflation below target in 2023, justifying guidance that rates won’t rise next year.”

On the other hand, the Fed hawks were recently poked by the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) data that matched 6.8% market forecasts to refresh the 39-year high. Also testing the Fed policymakers were stable inflation expectations revealed via the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index, to 70.4 for December.

Above all, fears emanating from the South African covid variant, dubbed as Omicron, join financial market woes from China to put a floor under the US dollar and Treasury yields.

That said, the US 10-year Treasury bond coupons print mild gains of around 1.49% whereas the S&P 500 Futures rise 0.36% by the press time.

Given the anxiety ahead of the crucial events, coupled with a light calendar for Monday, the EUR/USD prices are likely to remain pressured amid firmer yields.

Technical analysis

A one-month-old ascending triangle bearish formation restricts short-term EUR/USD moves, between 1.1245 and 1.1380, with bullish MACD signals and a steady RSI line favoring the bulls.

Additional important levels

Today last price 1.1293
Today Daily Change -0.0024
Today Daily Change % -0.21%
Today daily open 1.1317
Daily SMA20 1.1297
Daily SMA50 1.1468
Daily SMA100 1.1619
Daily SMA200 1.1798
Previous Daily High 1.1324
Previous Daily Low 1.1265
Previous Weekly High 1.1355
Previous Weekly Low 1.1228
Previous Monthly High 1.1616
Previous Monthly Low 1.1186
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1.1302
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1.1288
Daily Pivot Point S1 1.128
Daily Pivot Point S2 1.1243
Daily Pivot Point S3 1.1221
Daily Pivot Point R1 1.1339
Daily Pivot Point R2 1.1361
Daily Pivot Point R3 1.1398



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