Earlier today, the U.S. Dollar Index extended losses against the basket of the major currencies as yesterday’s Fed statement didn’t give clear signal on the timing of its next rate hike. How did this drop affect the technical picture of euro/U.S. dollar (EUR/USD) currency pair, USD/CAD and AUD/USD? Let's take a look.
Quoting our previous alert:
(...) EUR/USD reached the yellow resistance zone, approaching the 50% Fibonacci retracement. What’s next? Taking into account the fact that the proximity to this resistance area was enough to trigger a pullback in the previous week, it seems that we’ll see a similar price action and a verification of a breakout above the lower border of the blue rising trend channel in the very near future.
Looking at the daily chart, we see that the situation developed in tune with the above scenario and EUR/USD verified the earlier breakout above the lower border of the blue rising trend channel. What does it mean for the exchange rate? We believe that the best answer to this question will be the quote from our yesterday’s commentary:
(…) we should keep in mind that as long as there is no drop below this support another upswing and a test of the upper border of the yellow resistance zone is likely – especially when we factor in the fact that the buy signals generated by the weekly and daily indicators are still in play.
Very short-term outlook: mixed with bullish bias
Short-term outlook: mixed
MT outlook: mixed
LT outlook: mixed
Trading position (short-term; our opinion): No positions are justified from the risk/reward perspective. We will keep you informed should anything change, or should we see a confirmation/invalidation of the above.