EUR value, information and evaluation:
- EUR/USD continues to tumble, with no signal but of a rally or perhaps a near-term bounce.
- The pair has dropped already beneath the help line of a downward-sloping channel in place since late Might this yr to its lowest degree since July 2020 and there may be now little help between right here and 1.1170.
- From a elementary perspective, the Euro is affected by a continued insistence by the European Central Financial institution that a lot greater Eurozone rates of interest aren’t wanted.
EUR/USD weak point to persist
The tumble in EUR/USD that has taken it from a excessive of 1.2266 on Might 25 to solely simply above 1.13 now exhibits no signal of ending anytime quickly. Certainly, the worth has now damaged beneath the help line connecting the decrease lows of a downward-sloping channel in place since that Might date and this implies it may drop a lot additional, maybe to the lows round 1.1170 reached in June final yr.
As at all times, a near-term bounce can’t be dominated out however a sustained rally appears to be like impossible though the 14-day relative power index, or RSI, that may seen on the backside of the chart beneath is now beneath the 30 degree that implies the pair has been oversold.
EUR/USD Value Chart, Each day Timeframe (Might 24 – November 17, 2021)
Supply: IG (You possibly can click on on it for a bigger picture)
ECB pushes again in opposition to charge rises
From a elementary perspective, the important thing downside for Euro bulls is that ECB President Christine Lagarde continues to be arguing that tightening financial coverage now to rein in Eurozone inflation would throttle the Eurozone’s financial restoration – and that economists and the markets are nonetheless too hawkish.
Even after the Covid-19 pandemic ends “It will nonetheless be vital that financial coverage – together with the suitable calibration of asset purchases – supports the restoration all through the Euro space and the sustainable return of inflation to our goal of two%,” she mentioned earlier this week.
This contrasts with market hypothesis that the Federal Reserve will speed up the tapering of US financial measures to spice up financial progress as US inflation stays stubbornly excessive, and that the Financial institution of England will elevate UK rates of interest on December 16, additionally to counter sturdy inflationary pressures.
Sentiment knowledge bearish
Turning to the positioning of retail merchants, IG shopper sentiment knowledge additionally argue for a nonetheless weaker Euro. The numbers present 71.59% of EUR/USD merchants are net-long, with the ratio of merchants lengthy to brief at 2.52 to 1. The variety of merchants net-long is 3.32% decrease than yesterday however 23.26% greater than final week, whereas the variety of merchants net-short is 10.31% decrease than yesterday and 32.38% decrease than final week.
Right here at DailyFX, we usually take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the actual fact merchants are net-long suggests EUR/USD costs might proceed to fall.Merchants are additional net-long than yesterday and final week, and the mix of present sentiment and up to date modifications provides us a stronger EUR/USD-bearish contrarian buying and selling bias.
— Written by Martin Essex, Analyst
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