- EUR/USD’s hourly chart is flashing a golden crossover.
- Rising odds of an October Fed rate cut are weighing over the US Dollar.
- The next big move in EUR/USD largely depends on the US Nonfarm Payrolls data, due at 12:30 GMT.
The currency pair is currently trading at 1.0978, representing 0.13% gains on the day, having hit a high of 1.0984 in the Asian trading hours. The pair eked out moderate gains in the previous three trading days.
The 50-hour moving average (MA) has crossed above the 200-hour MA, confirming a golden crossover – a bull market indicator. Hence, the pair looks set to extend the ongoing recovery rally from recent lows near 1.0880.
Fed rate cut odds rise
Traders are currently pricing more than 80% chance of 2019's third 25 basis point rate cut at the Federal Reserve’s Oct. 30 meeting. The probability stood at 64% on Wednesday and 40% on Monday, according to CME’s FedWatch tool.
The rising odds of an October Fed rate cut also support the bullish view put forward by the hourly chart golden crossover.
Focus on the US Payrolls
The data due at 12:30 GMT is expected to show the economy added 145K jobs in September following 130K additions in August. Meanwhile, the Average Hourly Earnings are seen rising 3.2% year-on-year and the Unemployment Rate is forecasted to stay unchanged at 3.7%.
A weak data would bolster the dovish Fed expectations, sending the US Dollar lower across the board.
EUR/USD will likely come under pressure and possibly drop to 1.09 if the data beats estimates by a big margin, forcing markets to price out the prospects of a rate cut on Oct. 30.
Apart from the payrolls, the pair may also take cues from the US Trade Balance. Also, a number of Fed officials, including Chairman Powell, are scheduled to speak during the American trading hours.
The US Dollar will likely pick up a strong bid if Powell downplays the need to cut rates on Oct. 30.
|Today last price||1.0978|
|Today Daily Change||0.0003|
|Today Daily Change %||0.03|
|Today daily open||1.0975|
|Previous Daily High||1.0999|
|Previous Daily Low||1.0941|
|Previous Weekly High||1.1026|
|Previous Weekly Low||1.0905|
|Previous Monthly High||1.111|
|Previous Monthly Low||1.0885|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||1.0977|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||1.0963|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||1.0944|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||1.0913|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||1.0885|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||1.1002|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||1.103|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1.1061|
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