• EUR/USD grinds higher towards the four-month-old resistance line, keeping the first weekly gain in four.
  • US dollar remains pressured amid market’s indecision, downbeat US data.
  • Geopolitical and recession woes challenge the upside momentum ahead of the key data, central bankers’ speeches.

EUR/USD extends the weekly recovery towards 1.0600, picking up bids to 1.0570 during Monday’s initial Asian session. In doing so, the major currency pair cheers US dollar pullback, as well as sluggish market sentiment, ahead of the key data/events.

US Dollar Index (DXY) posted the first weekly loss in four by the end of Friday’s trading, down 0.10% around 104.00 by the press time. The greenback gauge’s latest weakness could be linked to the downbeat inflation expectations and softer US data, as well as fears of the US GDP weakness.

That said, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva crossed wires during the weekend while saying, “Further negative shocks would inevitably make US economic situation ‘more difficult’.” It’s worth noting that the IMF revised down US 2022 GDP forecasts to 2.9% versus the 3.7% predicted earlier.

On Friday, the US New Home Sales for May, by 10.7% versus April’s revised figures of -12.0%, joined the record low print of the final reading of the University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment Index for June, to 50.0 from 50.2 initial estimates, also drowned the US dollar. Elsewhere, a sharp drop in the German IFO Business Climate Index, to 92.3 in June versus last month's 93.0 and the consensus estimates of 92.9, join comments from the European Central Bank (ECB) official to weigh on the EUR/USD prices. ECB Vice President Luis de Guindos said on Friday that it was possible to see negative growth in the euro area in 2023, as reported by Reuters.

Reuters came out with the news suggesting that the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) calls for interest rates to be raised "quickly and decisively" to prevent the surge in inflation from turning into something even more problematic. The news also challenges the EUR/USD buyers of late.

Against this backdrop, S&P 500 Futures fail to track Wall Street’s gains, down 0.40% intraday at the latest, whereas the US 10-year Treasury yields dribble around 3.13% after posting the first weekly loss in four.

Moving on, the Eurozone calendar appears to be light ahead of ECB President Christine Lagarde’s speech. However, the US Durable Goods Orders for May, expected 0.1% versus 0.5% prior, as well as the Pending Home Sales, expected -2.0% versus -3.9% prior, will be important for daily directions. Above all, Wednesday’s debate of the US and the UK and the European central bankers at the ECB Forum on Central Banking will be important to watch.

Technical analysis

A convergence of the 21-DMA and the 50-DMA, around 1.0600 by the press time, restricts the short-term recovery of the EUR/USD pair ahead of a downward sloping resistance line from February 10, near 1.0635.

Meanwhile, the 10-DMA and a one-week-old support line limit the bear’s entry around 1.0520.

Additional important levels

Today last price 1.0566
Today Daily Change 0.0011
Today Daily Change % 0.10%
Today daily open 1.0555
Daily SMA20 1.0594
Daily SMA50 1.0604
Daily SMA100 1.0848
Daily SMA200 1.1138
Previous Daily High 1.0571
Previous Daily Low 1.0512
Previous Weekly High 1.0606
Previous Weekly Low 1.0469
Previous Monthly High 1.0787
Previous Monthly Low 1.035
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1.0549
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1.0535
Daily Pivot Point S1 1.0521
Daily Pivot Point S2 1.0487
Daily Pivot Point S3 1.0462
Daily Pivot Point R1 1.058
Daily Pivot Point R2 1.0605
Daily Pivot Point R3 1.0639



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