Euro extends sideways mode as traders remain cautious on possible changes in CB’s stance
The Euro remains in directionless mode for the third consecutive day after pullback from new multi-week high (1.2266) reached minimum correction level at 1.2133 (Fibo 23.6% of 1.1704/1.2266) but was strongly rejected here.
Near-term action is so far failing to benefit from bullish signal on Friday’s hammer candle, with narrow range today being caused by holiday-thinned volumes, as the US and UK are closed.
Markets are cautious on hints that the European Central Bank and the US Federal Reserve are on course to start changing their firm dovish stance, while the inflation is also closely monitored, as the most recent strong rise is still seen by officials as a transitory process, while some analysts suggest that consumer prices have gained traction and are going to continue rising that may prompt the central banks to start tightening earlier.
Daily studies are overall positive and expected to remain biased higher while the price action remains above bull trendline off 1.1704, however the structure would stay fragile while broken 10DMA (1.2203) caps.
Stronger negative signal could be expected on clear break of 1.2133 pivot that would risk acceleration towards next key levels at 1.2051/38 (50% of 1.1704/1.2266 / 100DMA).
Tomorrow’s daily cloud twist (1.1973) would be magnetic, with minimum impact seen on limiting recovery.
Caution on sustained break above 1.22 resistance zone that would neutralize downside threats and generate stronger signal of an end of corrective phase.
Res: 1.2203; 1.2215; 1.2234; 1.2266
Sup: 1.2183; 1.2150; 1.2133; 1.2102