- EUR/USD retreats from the short-term key hurdle to snap a two-day uptrend.
- Market sentiment remains dicey but yields stay firmer amid fears of recession.
- ECB hawks battle upbeat Fedspeak to defend the recovery despite the energy crisis in the bloc.
- A firmer US inflation gauge may add strength to the pullback moves.
EUR/USD takes offers to renew intraday low around 0.9800 as bulls take a breather after a two-day uptrend around the weekly top. Even so, the major currency pair remains positive on a weekly basis, snapping a two-week downtrend. The quote’s latest weakness could be linked to the cautious sentiment ahead of the key inflation numbers from Eurozone and the US.
Eurozone is up for publishing the preliminary inflation data for September. The CPI and HICP figures become all the more important after Germany refreshed the record high during the previous day and the European Central Bank (ECB) policymakers are ready to inflate the benchmark rates even at the risk of a recession.
Among the key policymakers were Olli Rehn, Mario Centeno, and Pablo Hernandez de Cos, who have recently backed the idea of increasing the benchmark rate by 0.75%. “ECB policymakers voiced more support on Thursday for another big interest rate hike as inflation in the euro zone’s biggest economy hit double digits, blasting past expectations and heralding another record reading for the bloc as a whole,” said Reuters in this regard.
It should be noted that Germany’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose to 10% in September compared to 7.9% in August and the market expectation of 9.4. Additionally, the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) for the nation, the European Central Bank’s (ECB) preferred gauge of inflation, jumped to 10.9% during the stated month compared to 8.8% prior and 10% expected. Furthermore, Eurozone Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) declined to 93.7 in September versus the market expectation of 95 and 97.3 in August. Also, the Consumer Confidence for the said month matched -28.8 forecasts and prior readings.
On the other hand, the US economic calendar has the Fed’s preferred inflation gauge, namely the Core Personal Consumption Expenditure (PCE) Price Index for August, expected at 4.7% YoY versus 4.6% prior.
EUR/USD recently eased from the four-month-old support-turned-resistance, as well as the downward sloping resistance line from September 13, amid impending bull cross on the MACD and steady RSI (14). As a result, the buyers stay hopeful but need validation from 0.9830.
On the contrary, the pair’s pullback moves may initially aim for the 10-DMA support near 0.9795 before targeting the 0.9690-75 support area.
ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT LEVELS
|Today last price||0.9804|
|Today Daily Change||-0.0012|
|Today Daily Change %||-0.12%|
|Today daily open||0.9816|
|Previous Daily High||0.9816|
|Previous Daily Low||0.9636|
|Previous Weekly High||1.0051|
|Previous Weekly Low||0.9668|
|Previous Monthly High||1.0369|
|Previous Monthly Low||0.9901|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||0.9747|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||0.9705|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||0.9696|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||0.9576|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||0.9515|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||0.9876|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||0.9936|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1.0056|