- EUR/USD's daily chart shows signs of indecision in the market place.
- October US Nonfarm Payrolls are expected to fall on General Motors strike.
- A below-forecast US wage growth could yield an inverse head-and-shoulders breakout in EUR/USD.
The EUR/USD market seems to have turned indecisive ahead of the all-important US Nonfarm Payrolls report, which is expected to show the job growth slowed in October.
The common currency on Thursday witnessed two-way business, but ended on a flat note, forming a Doji candle on the daily chart. That candlestick pattern represents indecision in the market place.
Also, the pair has formed an inverse head-and-shoulders pattern on the daily chart with the neckline resistance at 1.1184.
Focus on Payrolls
The data due at 12:30 GMT is expected to show the economy added 84,000 jobs in October, having added 136,000 jobs in September. The unemployment rate is expected to rise by 0.1% to 3.6%.
Average hourly earnings are forecasted to climb 0.3% on the month and 3.0% on the year after no monthly gain in September and a 2.9% annual increase. The labor force participation rate and the average weekly hours are expected to remain at 63.2% and 34.4%, respectively.
Note that, October payrolls are expected to fall on General Motors strike. The decline in the jobs, therefore, will likely be viewed as a temporary development and may not hurt the US Dollar.
The greenback, however, will likely face strong selling pressure, helping EUR/USD scale resistance at 1.1184 in a convincing manner if the wage growth figure prints well below estimates. A big drop in earnings will likely put pressure on the Fed to go for another rate cut in December or January.
A close above 1.1184 would confirm an inverse head-and-shoulders breakdown and open the doors for 1.1489 (target as per the measured move method).
EUR/USD could drop below key support at 1.1131 if the US wage growth numbers blow past expectations. At press time, the pair is trading at 1.1166, representing a 0.11% gain on the day.
|Today last price||1.1166|
|Today Daily Change||0.0012|
|Today Daily Change %||0.11|
|Today daily open||1.1154|
|Previous Daily High||1.1176|
|Previous Daily Low||1.1132|
|Previous Weekly High||1.1063|
|Previous Weekly Low||1.0941|
|Previous Monthly High||1.118|
|Previous Monthly Low||1.0879|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||1.1159|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||1.1148|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||1.1131|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||1.1109|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||1.1087|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||1.1176|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||1.1198|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1.122|
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