- ECB cuts interest rates by 10 bps and announces a new QE program.
- The EUR weakens across the board in reaction to dovish ECB decision.
- Investors now look forward to Draghi's post-meeting press conference.
The EUR/USD pair faded the post-ECB bullish spike to and quickly retreated around 100-pips in the last hour, refreshing session lows and sliding farther below the key 1.10 psychological mark.
The shared currency picked up some upside momentum and fizzled out rather quickly after the European Central Bank, as was widely expected, lowered interest rates further into the negative territory by 10 bps to -0.50% at the conclusion of its September policy meeting.
The move was largely priced in the market and hence, prompted some intraday short-covering move. The ECB reintroduced QE program, €20 billion per month from 1 November, and reiterated to buy bonds as long as needed. The announcement was perceived as a more dovish tilt and eventually exerted some fresh downward pressure on the pair.
It will now be interesting to see if the pair is able to attract any buying interest at lower levels or the latest leg of a sudden drop marks the resumption of the prior depreciating move as the focus now shifts to the post-meeting press conference, where comments by the ECB President Mario Draghi should infuse a fresh bout of volatility around the EUR crosses.
Technical levels to watch
|Today last price||1.0966|
|Today Daily Change||-0.0048|
|Today Daily Change %||-0.44|
|Today daily open||1.1014|
|Previous Daily High||1.1056|
|Previous Daily Low||1.0985|
|Previous Weekly High||1.1085|
|Previous Weekly Low||1.0926|
|Previous Monthly High||1.1251|
|Previous Monthly Low||1.0962|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||1.1012|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||1.1029|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||1.0981|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||1.0948|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||1.091|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||1.1051|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||1.1089|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1.1122|
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