FxWirePro: EUR/GBP bounces off channel base, euro shrugs off drop in Sentix Investor Confidence amid upbeat EZ retail sales
FxWirePro: Currency Weekly Outlook
US Dollar index was trading extremely weak and lost more than 100 pips in the previous week on easing US-China trade tension and Brexit optimism. EU and UK have agreed for a new deal on Friday but UK MPs deeply divided over Brexit and voted in favor to withhold approval of deal (322 in favor and 306 against). The index hits a low of 97.14 and is currently trading around 97.35.
On the data front, US retail sales and Philly fed manufacturing index came much weaker than expected. The retails sales declined -0.3% much worse than the forecast of 0.1%, Philly index was 5.6 vs estimate 7.3.
Canadian CPI y/y came steadily at 1.9% compared to a estimate of 1.8%, which has further reduced the chance of a rate cut by BOC.
The yellow metals are consolidating after a dip till $1476 and markets eyes Brexit, US-China trade talks for further direction. Any break below $1458 confirms bearish continuation.
US 10-year yield is trading slightly higher and any break above 1.907% will take it further up till 2%. The spread between yield has widened to 16 bps.
Major trend reversal level- 1.1285
Near term support- 1.1130/1.060
Near term resistance – 1.1178/1.1245
Major trend reversal level- 109.05
Near term support- 107.80/106.40
Near term resistance – 109.05/110
Major trend reversal level- 1.0030
Near term support- 0.9900/0.97700
Near term resistance – 1.0030/10060
Major trend reversal level- 1.310
Near term support- 1.310/1.3020
Near term resistance – 1.3180/1.3235
Major trend reversal level- $1460
Near term support- $1480/$1460
Near term resistance – $1525/$1555
Major trend reversal level- $57.05
Near term support- $50/$46
Near term resistance – $55.55/$57.05
Major Economic events for the week
Canadian retail sales- Tuesday (12:30 GMT)
EUROZONE Flash manufacturing PMI - Thursday (8:00 GMT)
ECB monetary policy - Thursday (11:45 GMT)
US Core Durable goods orders -Thursday (12:30 PM GMT)