• The shared currency begins the week on the wrong foot, down some 0.28%.
  • The Ukraine-Russia conflict escalates amid the lack of talks at the Foreign Ministry level.
  • EUR/USD Price Forecast: Remains downward pressured, and a daily close below 1.0806 would exacerbate a move towards 1.0636.

The EUR/USD extends its losses in the North American session following the Easter Friday holiday, down some 0.33%, trading below the March 7 cycle low at 1.0806, opening the door for further losses amidst a risk-off market mood. At the time of writing, the EUR/USD is trading at 1.0775.

Geopolitics and ECB-Fed divergence a headwind for the EUR/USD

Geopolitics and Fed speaking continue spooking investors. Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy said that talks with Russia are at a “dead end” and emphasized that Ukraine will not trade its territory and people. He added that if Russian forces continued and destroyed the remaining troops in Mariupol, it would “put an end” to talks. The Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleva said that there had not been any recent contact at the Foreign ministry level in recent weeks.

Aside from this, the ECB last week’s decision of keeping rates unchanged and failing to deliver a “hawkish hold” highly expected by investors weighed on the shared currency, which finally broke below the 1.0806 mark, reaching a YTD low at 1.0757. Contrarily, Short Term-Interest Rates (STIRs), show that the odds of a 50 bps rate hike by the Fed lie in a 98% chance, further confirmed by Fed speakers late in the last week.

On April 14, the New York Fed President John C. Williams (voter, neutral) noted that a 50 bps rate increase is a reasonable option, but the pace of rate hikes will depend on the economy’s path. Williams added that the Fed needs to move “expeditiously” to normal policy levels, and a more neutral.

An absent EU and US economic docket would leave traders leaning on Fed speaking, with St. Louis Fed President James Bullard crossing wires near the end of the New York session.

Also read: EUR/USD trades flat near 1.0800 in quiet start to week, though bearish themes remain in focus

EUR/USD Price Forecast: Technical outlook

The technical perspective of the EUR/USD remains unchanged, tilted to the downside, though downward pressured, once it cleared the March 7 cycle low at 1.0806. The daily moving averages (DMAs) are still above the spot price, with the 50-DMA at 1.1522 about to cross under the 200-DMA, which would form a death cross, indicating further selling pressure.

That said, the EUR/USD first support would be the YTD low at 1.0757. A decisive break would expose April 2020 swing low at 1.0727, followed by March 2020 cycle low at 1.0636.

EUR/USD

Overview
Today last price 1.0775
Today Daily Change -0.0031
Today Daily Change % -0.29
Today daily open 1.0808
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 1.0956
Daily SMA50 1.1092
Daily SMA100 1.1204
Daily SMA200 1.1436
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 1.0831
Previous Daily Low 1.0797
Previous Weekly High 1.0933
Previous Weekly Low 1.0758
Previous Monthly High 1.1233
Previous Monthly Low 1.0806
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1.081
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1.0818
Daily Pivot Point S1 1.0794
Daily Pivot Point S2 1.0779
Daily Pivot Point S3 1.076
Daily Pivot Point R1 1.0827
Daily Pivot Point R2 1.0846
Daily Pivot Point R3 1.0861

 

 

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