A strong gain in jobs but rising unemployment rate and unchanged wages in the US led to some selling pressure in USD, but profit-taking ahead of the extended weekend and US holidays was likely the key driver of US weakness on Friday. Look for a short-term correction, but the direction for USD will likely continue to be .
In the euroarea, wories about the new Delta virus variant and softer German PMIs could extend the downtrend in EURUSD . The FOMC Meeting Minutes on Wednesday will be a key event for the future direction of the pair, as markets will scrutinize how Fed hawks and doves are arguing their cases for a potential rate hike in 2022. For now, there is little reason for markets to lower their Fed hiking expectations.
EUR/USD to resume its falls amid covid worries and a rethink about the Fed’s moves
Eurozone Sentix Investor Confidence improves to 29.8 in July, misses estimates
Eurozone June final services PMI 58.3 vs 58.0 prelim
Germany Markit Services PMI came in at 57.5, below expectations (58.1) in June
Germany Markit PMI Composite below expectations (60.4) in June: Actual (60.1)
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Monday at 12:00: USD Bank Holiday
Tuesday at 09:00: EUR ZEW Economic Sentiment (Expected: 79.0, Previous: 81.3)
Tuesday at 09:00: EUR German ZEW Economic Sentiment (Expected: 75.0, Previous: 79.8)
Tuesday at 14:00: USD ISM Services PMI (Expected: 63.9, Previous: 64.0)
2-year yield differentials point at further downside potential in the EURUSD pair.
The net positioning in EUR among leveraged money remains , although this category of traders reduced their bets in the previous week. USD positioning (as measured by the value of total contracts) is less after the Fed adopted their hawkish stance, although the majority of traders are still short on the currency. Watch out for a short-squeeze here. Positioning is for EUR/USD .
The pair broke above a longer-term on the 1-hour chart, although on quite light . The overall trend remains until we see a break above the 1.1974 level, which also acts as a key resistance to the upside.
Other levels to watch:
Major resistance: 1.1974
Minor resistance: 1.1900-10 (61.8% Fib)
Minor support: 1.1852
Major support: 1.1805 (last week’s low)
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